Information about the call for proposals for Post-Doctoral Fellowships

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

On behalf of the Research Council of Lithuania we would like to inform you about the call for proposals for Post-Doctoral Fellowships. The Research Council of Lithuania, the main RTD project funding body in the country, on April 14th, 2017, launched the first call for proposals for project funding under the measure No 09.3.3-LMT-K-712 “Strengthening the Skills and Capacities of Public Sector Researchers for Engaging in High Level R&D Activities,” activity “Promotion of Post-Doctoral Fellowships” of the Operational Programme for European Union fund investments in 2014–2020.

The purpose of the measure is to support post-doctoral fellowship studies, to enhance the scientific skills of young researchers through practical activities and the exchange of scientific ideas, as well as promoting the setting-up and development of scientific communication and networking.

The budget of the call is up to € 4.35 million.

Eligible applicants are  universities, Lithuanian state research institutes holding the right to carry out doctoral programmes in arts or science, and (or) state research institutes for researcher training alongside universities included in the open vocational information, counselling, and guidance AIKOS system. Postdoctoral research fellows may apply from all over the world and are expected to hold a doctoral degree awarded by a research and study institution, provided no more than five years have lapsed from the doctoral degree award date to the deadline for submission of applications indicated in the call for proposals (the period does not include maternity leave, paternity leave or child raising leave until the child is three years of age); they must be engaged in the research activity provided in the project.

The maximum amount of the project budget is up to € 72,450. The amount of eligible costs is determined for each project individually, and will be reimbursed according to unit costs and flat rates. The maximum funding intensity may exceed up to 100 % of all eligible costs.

The duration of a project shall be 24 months. In the course of the project implementation, the postdoctoral research fellow must be enrolled and attend a fellowship programme at a foreign research and study institution, a research centre, a laboratory, an enterprise, an institution, a library, an archive, an expedition, etc. at least for one month (this may be divided into two parts at least for 15 days).

The call closes at 17:00 (local time) on July 5th, 2017.

The procedure for application submission, information for applicants and call documents can be found at