Personal and postdoctoral research funding

Personal research funding (PUT) means funding or for a high level research and development project of a person or a research group working in a research and development institution.

Personal research funding comprises three categories of grants corresponding to different levels of research career:

  • A postdoctoral research grant is a grant to support launching a research career of persons with a doctoral degree or equivalent qualification at strong research and development institutions or high level research groups. 
  • A start-up research grant is a grant to support the researchers with initial research experience to launch independent research career at an Estonian R&D institution, to set up their research group and to contribute to furthering the next generation (incl doctoral candidates) of researchers.
  • A team grant is a grant to support researchers in continuing their research career at an Estonian R&D institution, ensuring high level research, leading a strong research group and furthering the next generation (incl doctoral candidates) of researchers.

An acknowledgment of the personal research funding:

An acknowledgment of the PUT funding in a publication is mandatory unless limited by the circumstances beyond the grasp of the PI (e.g. reference policy of a journal, etc). Only publications which have an aknowledgment of  PUT financing will be considered in assessing the interim and final reports.

Correct form of acknowledgment of PUT fuding in English:

This work was supported by the Estonian Research Council grant (PUT number).

Correct form of acknowledgment of PUT fuding in Estonian:

Uurimistööd on finantseerinud Eesti Teadusagentuur (PUT number).

Contact:
Siret Rutiku
Head, Department of Research Funding
siret.rutiku@etag.ee
+372 731 7381