Funding and Research Support

Throughout the years, our research has been consistently supported by several national and international grant agencies, such as the European Research Council (ERC), FP7-Transport (Man4Gen), the Austrian Science Fund (FWF, Projects P29150, P22813, I3381, W1262), the Viennese Science and Technology Fund (CS11-016, CS11-005, VRG13-007), the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, the Austrian National Bank Anniversary Fund (P14350), the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and – last but certainly not least – the University of Vienna (several intramural grants). We are grateful to the funding agencies and, ultimately, the tax payers for their continuing trust in our work. We try to pay back by thriving to make substantial contributions to both science and society.

Currently, our research is supported by two research infrastructure projects (from the Federal Ministry of Research, Science and Economy), paying partially for our own MRI Center (, one stand-alone projects (P29150), one international project ( I3381) and one doctoral college (Cognition and Communication 2 from the Austrian Science Fund FWF (

In addition, we are hosting the Neuropsychopharmacology and Biopsychology Group (NBU) of the late Christoph Eisenegger, which focuses on the neurochemical and psychoneuroendocrinological underpinnings of social behavior.