Principal Investigator, FWF P24565; Thiotrophic ciliate mutualism between Cand. Thiobios zoothamnicoli and Zoothamnium niveum – cooperation goes empirical, 2012- 2016


CoPrincipal Investigator, FWF P 25646; Transmission, maintenance and cell cycle in the Endoriftia – Riftia symbiosis: Immunodetection of symbiont effector proteins. PI Andrea Nussbaumer, Co PI Monika Bright, 2013-2016


CoPrincipal Investigator, FWF T 801 Firnberg-Programm; Benthic ecosystem functioning across artic shelves, slopes and basins Degen Renate, PI, Co-PI Monika Bright, 2015-2018


CoPrincipal Investigator and group leader, Molecular Ecology and Evolution of Bacterial Symbionts. ITN Symbiomics; 264774, FP7-PEOPLE-2010-INT. Principal Investigator Nicole Dubilier (MPI, Bremen, Germany), 2011-2014


CoPrincipal Investigator, (Ref: CTM2009-10736). Principal Investigator A. Corzo, Microecology and changes in the biogeochemical cycles of carbon and nitrogen of intertidal sediments induced by macroalgae blooms (MICROCHANGE); 2010-2012


Principal Investigator, FWF P20190-B17; Succession of deep sea hydrothermal vent meiofauna after a recent eruption at the 9°50´N region of the East Pacific Rise: including dives with submersible Alvin and rent of research vessel Atlantis 2009, 2006-2012


Principal Investigator, FWF P20282-B17; Evolution of trophosomes in siboglinid symbioses from deep-sea hydrocarbon seeps and whale falls; 2006-2012


CoPrincipal Investigator, “SymbiHot”; Principal Investigator F. Lallier (Roscoff, France) including dives with DVS Nautile; 2010


Principal Investigator, ChEss – scientists exchange and students training award (M. Bright and C.R. Fisher), 2009-2010


CoPrincipal Investigator, Initiativkolleg „Symbiotic Interactions“; Principal Investigators J. Ott, M. Wagner, 2007-2010


Collaboration Partner, The U.S. Department of the Interior, Mineral Management Service; Investigations of the chemosynthetic communities on the lower continental slope of the Gulf of Mexico; Principal Investigator C.R. Fisher, including 2 cruises; 2006-2008


Principal Investigator, FWF P16840-B03; Life cycle and interactions of a thiotrophic symbiosis; 251.357,40 Euro (without overhead);11/2003-6/2007


Principal Investigator, FWF P16774-B03; Community study of hydrothermal vent meiobenthos from 9°50’N East Pacific Rise and adjacent off-axis sediments; including dives with submersible Alvin and rent of research vessel Atlantis in 2006, 388.287,90 Euro (without overhead); 11/2003-12/2007


Collaboration partner VENTSULFURMICDIV, MEIF-CT-2003-502497; Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship (A. Loy, Department Microbial Ecology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Vienna) Biodiversity of microbial communities involved in sulfur cycling at a shallow water hydrothermal vent; 2004-2006


Principal Investigator, Jubiläumsfonds der Stadt Wien, Academy of Science, Austria; Infection and Apoptosis: the onset of symbiosis in deep-sea hydrothermal vent tubeworms; 2004


CoPrincipal Investigator, NOAA NURC grant NA06RU0287, The search for the free-living symbiont of Riftia pachyptila; in cooperation with Prof. Dr. C. Cavanaugh (Harvard University, MA, USA); 2002-2004


Principal Investigator, FWF research project P13762 BIO; Triphasic life cycle in vestimentiferan tubeworms - a new approach in understanding their evolution; 1999-2003


Principal Investigator, CCRE grant for research stay at Carrie Bow Cay, 2003: Life history of the Zoothamnium niveum symbiosis


Subcontractor, EC Grant VENTOX, Deep-sea hydrothermal vents: A natural pollution study; 2000-2002


Principal Investigator, CCRE grant for research stay at Carrie Bow Cay, 2001: Thiotrophic ectosymbioses - the free-living and symbiotic microbial populations of various hosts


Principal Investigator, CCRE grant for research stay at Carrie Bow Cay, 1998: Life and cell cycle studies of an extremely fast growing and short lived ciliate with thiotrophic bacteria


Principal Investigator, Hochschuljubliläumsstiftung der Stadt Wien Quantitative Analyse des Glycogenspeichers im aeroben/anaeroben Stoffwechsel der thiotrophen Symbiose Riftia pachyptila (Vestimentifera); 1998-1999


Principal Investigator, FWF Charlotte-Bühler-Habilitation-Fellowship H0087-BIO Hydrothermal vent and cold seep vestimentiferans and endosymbiotic, thiotrophic bacteria: symbiont transmission, development and transformation of trophosome, and host nutrition; supported by Austrian Science Foundation, 1997-1999


Principal Investigator, FWF Grant for Foreign Countries-Postdoctoral Fellowship Morphological and molecular biological studies on the reproduction biology of a chemoautotrophic symbiosis; Penn State University, USA; supported by "Grant for Foreign Countries", Austria, in cooperation with Prof. Dr. C.R. Fisher (Biology Department, Penn State University, USA), 1996-1996


Principal Investigator, Emil-Boral- Postdoctoral Fellowship Biology of a new symbiosis between marine colonial ciliates and thiotrophic bacteria; Florida keys, USA: supported by “ Emil Boral Stiftung”, Austria, Switzerland, in cooperation with Prof. Dr. S.C. Snedaker (Division of Marine Biology and Fisheries, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, USA),1994-1995


Principal Investigator, FWF Erwin Schrödinger-Postdoctoral Fellowship A new symbiosis of marine, colonial ciliates and thiotrophic bacteria: morphological and ultrastructural studies; University of Tübingen, Germany; supported by Austrian Science Foundation, in cooperation with Prof. Dr. C.F. Bardele (University of Tübingen, Germany), 1993-1994