The call for personal research funding applications in 2017 is open from 1 April 2017 to 5 May. The applications have to be submitted via Estonian Research Information System ETIS. ETIS will be closed for applications at 17:00 hours Estonian time on 5 May 2017. The initial financing proposals will be made by the end of October.
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 grant for a postdoctoral researcher going abroad.
NB! In 2017, only outgoing postdoctoral grant can be applied for. Incoming postdoctoral grant can be applied for from the Mobilitas Pluss programme.
- 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.
Regulations, guidelines, and other relevant information about the call is available at the Estonian Research Council’s home page.
Head, Department of Research Funding
+372 731 7381