Post-doctoral Research Aid Programme in Latvia for individual researchers

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Tags: Latvia | postdoc | Long-term

The purpose of the programme “PostDoc Latvia” - to develop the skills of new scientists and to increase the scientific capacity, ensuring the possibilities for new scientists to start a career in scientific institutions and with enterprises, as well as improvement of research competencies, renewal of human resources and increase in the number of qualified specialists.

One grant is up to 133,806 euros and 36 months to perform research in Latvia, including:

  • full time employment contract with salary 2 731 euros per month including all taxes;
  • other research expenses, such as costs of materials, protection of technology rights, external services, data processing, training and networking measures, set at 800 euros per month;
  • administrative costs set at 185,83 euros per month.

What is funded

A Post-doctoral researchers may perform the following activities:

  • Applied and fundamental research
  • Acquisition of intellectual property and technology rights
  • Knowledge and technology transfer
  • Training, international mobility and networking
  • Supervision and reviews of of bachelor's, master's and doctoral thesis
  • Preparation of other research or innovation projects proposals


The maximum duration of the project implementation is 36 months but not longer than November 30, 2023


The target group of the programme is postdoctoral researchers – Latvian or foreign researchers who have acquired doctorate not more than 10 years before the deadline for submitting the research application. Foreign researchers, including from non-EU countries, are encouraged to apply.

A research applicant is a scientific institution or enterprise of the Republic of Latvia, which establishes employment relations with a postdoctoral researcher and ensures access to infrastructure and human resources for implementation of the research necessary within the scope of the research application.

Deadline: 15 July 2019.

More information here.


info_postdoc_latvia2019.pdf (1.09 MB)