Michael Strassnig, born 1974 in Wolfsberg, Austria is expert in research funding and science policy. At present he is programme manager at Vienna Science and Technology Fund WWTF and deputy managing director of WWTF GmbH, Austria. Michael holds a doctoral degree from the University of Vienna in the domain of science and technology studies. Until 2012 he was postdoctoral researcher at the University of Vienna. Michael is currently engaged in the management of research funding programmes at WWTF both at an operative and strategic level from programme design, monitoring to evaluation exercises.