Overview of ongoing third-party funded research projects.
All research projects of the Faculty of Psychology with corresponding project descriptions are also available in the SFU Research Project Database.

Developing training plans and manuals and conduct trainings for professionals and community actors in the field of psychosocial support for Afghan refugees and host communities in Pakistan

Project lead: Ass.-Prof.in Karin Mlodoch
Funding body: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Funding amount: 106.854 €
Project duration: 1st May 2021 – 31st March 2022

Discrimination experiences of queer pregnant women in the health system

Project lead: Ska Salden
Funding body: Heinrich-Boll-Stiftung / Gunda-Werner-Institut
Funding amount: 4.000€
Project duration: 06.2021 – 12.2021

Psychosocial support for young adults with a refugee background and migration biography

Project team: Dr.in Margret Jäger
Funding body: Sozialministerium
Project duration: 01.07.2021 – 30.04.2022

Burdens and helpful aspects for achieving and maintaining quality of life with epidermolysis bullosa

Funding body: DEBRA Austria
Funding amount: 201.990€
Project duration: 1st March, 2021 – 28th February, 2023
Project lead: MMag. DDr. Gudrun Salamon (gudrun.salamon@sfu.ac.at)
Cooperation partners: Dr. Anja Diem and Dr. Rainer Riedl, DEBRA Austria

More information: SFU Research Project Database

Feeling The Past – Experience of Belonging, History and Present in the German Post-Reunification Generation

Funding body: Deutsche Stiftung Friedensforschung
Duration: 15.04.2021 – 15.10.2022
Funding amount: € 91,472.50
Project management: Dr. David Becker
Scientific project collaboration: Leonard Brixel, MA., Dr.in Sara Paloni, Mag.a.phil. Mia Neuhaus, MA.
Project description: Feeling the Past.pdf

Psychosocial Health and Solidarity in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Funding body: Network Science of the AK Vienna
Duration: 12/2020-09/2021
Project management: Dr. Barbara Rothmüller (barbara.rothmueller@sfu.ac.at)
Scientific project assistance: Emelie Rack, BA and Dr. Laura Wiesböck
Project assistance: Sophie König, MA and Mag. Anna Maria Diem
Cooperation: Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan
interim report

Intimacy, Sexuality and Solidarity in the COVID 19 Pandemic

Funding body: Kultur Stadt Wien
Project number: MA7 1029845/2020
Project duration: end of December 2021
Funding amount: € 40 000,-
Project lead: Dr. Barbara Rothmüller (barbara.rothmueller@sfu.ac.at)
interim report

Intersectional experiences of discrimination and violence of women with migration and refugee biographies and their processing possibilities in counselling and psychotherapy

Funding body: Stadt Wien MA7, Wissenschaft und Forschungsförderung
Funding amount: 9,000 Euro
Project duration: 01.03.2020 – 31.12.2022
Project lead: Sabine Tiefenthaler (sabine89@gmx.at)

Understand_ELSED: Public perception of the ethical, legal and socio-economic dimensions of the COVID 19 outbreak

Funding body: Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany
Funding recipient: Institute for Psychological Research at the SFU e.V. (Germany)
Duration: 1st June 2020 – 30th Nov., 2021
Requested amount: EUR 394.269
Project lead: Meike Watzlawik (SFU Berlin, meike.watzlawik@sfu-berlin.de)
Project team: Brady Wagoner (Aalborg University, DK), Eric Jensen (University of Warwick, GB), N.N.

Everyday lifes in Vienna – On living together in the light of political orientations

Funding body: Stadt Wien MA7, Wissenschaft und Forschungsförderung
Duration: 12 months
Requested amount: € 20.037,60
Total cost: € 44.900,33
Planned project duration: 1st March 2020 – 31st Dec. 2021
Project lead: Dr.in Sara Paloni (sara.paloni@sfu.ac.at)
Project description.pdf

Detailed information: SFU Research Project Database | Everyday lifes in Vienna

Theory, Practice and Consequences of Operational Psychology

Funding body: Österreichischer Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung FWF | Austrian Science Fund
Duration: April 2020 – March 2023
Amount: € 302.841,01
Project lead: Ass.-Prof. DDr. Martin Wieser (SFU Berlin, martin.wieser@sfu-berlin.de)

Being Oriented – The Psychology of Karl Bühler

Funding body: Lise Meitner-Programm des Österreichischen Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung FWF | Austrian Science Fund
M 2603-G28
Duration: 1st August 2019 – 31st July 2021
Amount: € 165.260
Lise-Meitner-Stelle: Dr. Janette Friedrich (janette.friedrich@sfu.ac.at)

Abstract Forschungsprojekt – German.pdf

Web: http://karlbuehler.org/

Family Purpose in the 21st Century: Understanding and Fostering Family Purpose for Families with Extraordinary Responsibilities

A 36-month grant that will investigate the social as well as psychological role of family purpose in multigenerational business families in Europe and the USA.

Funding body: John Templeton Foundation, Grant # 61482
Duration: 15th July 2019 – 14th July 2022
Amount: $ 1,567,673
Project lead: Assoc.- Prof. Kendall Bronk, Ph.D.; Assoc.- Prof. Tarek el Sehity, Ph.D. (Tarek.el-Sehity@sfu.ac.at)
Project members: Prof. Anne Colby, Ph.D. 
Project advisors: Prof. William Damon, Ph.D.  Prof. Heinrich Liechtenstein, Ph.D.
Cooperation partners: Claremont Graduate University; Stanford University; IESE Business School

More information: SFU Research Project Database | Family Purpose in the 21st Century
Web: John Templeton Foundation

The psychological is political. A recent history of feminist psychology in Vienna, 1972-2000

Funding body: Österreichischen Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung FWF | Austrian Science Fund
P 30495-G29
Duration: 1st October 2018 – 30th September 2022
Amount: € 305.686,50
Project lead: Ass.-Prof. Dr. Nora Ruck (nora.ruck@sfu.ac.at)
Project members: Vera Luckgei, M.Sc., Mag. Elisabeth Parzer, Max Beck, BSc., Florian Knasmüller, BSc., Barbara Rothmüller, Nina Franke und Emelie Rack 

Detailed information: SFU Research Project Database | The Psychological is political

Instahelp - psychological online counselling

Since November 2015, the team of the clinical psychology department have been operating an online platform for psychological counseling (Instahelp) in cooperation with the Graz-based company Insta Communications GmbH. This cooperation creates paid internship positions as part of the postgraduate specialist training in clinical and health psychology offered at the Faculty of Psychology, and offers new research opportunities in clinical psychology and media. 

Project lead: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Birgit Stetina (birgit.u.stetina@sfu.ac.at)

Enorm in Form

Impact of an interdisciplinary treatment of childhood obesity on inflammatory and immunological processes

The project is scheduled to continue until February 2022.
Projected amount (September 2019 – February 2022): € 54.360
Project lead: Ass.-Prof. Dr. Stefana Holocher-Benetka (s.holocher-benetka@sfu.ac.at)

More information: SFU Research Project Database | Enorm in Form