Sustainable Development Project Funding

Eligible Geographic Areas
All developing countries included in the DAC List of Aid Recipients are eligible. To consult the list please click on the link

Information about the funding opportunity
Supports research projects that serve specific goals of development policy and scientific issues of sustainable development relevant to the respective partner country and/or region.

Description, Remarks/Restrictions
The official nomination of an Austrian project manager as contractor is mandatory.

Funding Web Address

€25.000 Euro maximum


Information on deadlines
Applications can be handed in continuously, there are no deadlines. However, required documents should be sent to the KEF Secretariat at least 8 weeks prior to the next board meeting. Dates of board meetings are published on the KEF website under the heading Deadline at

How to apply
A pre-proposal check has to be agreed upon with the coordinator before handing in a proposal. Eligible proposals will be peer reviewed and then presented to KEF board members during quarterly meetings. For more information please follow link to application guidelines.

Application guidelines path

Eligible research topics
Development policy and sustainable development

Who can apply
Researchers or research groups with proven affiliation to a scientific institution or organization.

Contact details

Contact Address
Mrs. Birgit Habermann
Dr. Ignaz Seipel Platz 2
A-1010 Vienna

+43 (1) 51581 3202

+43 (1) 51581 3203


Donor Organization(s)
  • Commission for Development Studies

  • Instruments