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Open call for Mobilitas Pluss top researcher grant applications – deadline

31. March - 00:00 - 17:00

The Mobilitas Pluss programme offers mobility grants for R&D institutions, companies and higher education institutions to bring talented researchers from abroad to Estonia. The Estonian Research Council (ETAg) offers grants for postdoctoral researchers, researchers who have been abroad for several years and wish to come back to Estonia and for top researchers to come and carry out their research project in Estonia.

Top researcher grant support for top researchers who come from abroad to work in an Estonian R&D institution and to establish here their own research group. Top researchers are expected to produce high-level publications and steer the strategic vision for the future in their sector at the selected R&D institution. Preferably, they will meet the R4 level or, at a minimum, the R3 level requirements specified in the European Framework for Research Careers . The researcher must have been working outside Estonia for the past five years. The grant is subject to an own contribution requirement of 17% by the host institution.

  • The cap on the grant amount is 150 000 €/per year (180 722,89 euros when including the host institutions own contribution).
  • The grant period is 36-60 months.

ETAg is planning to give out approximately 4-7 top researcher grants.

The Mobilitas Pluss Programme is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Estonian government. Total budget of the programme is 35 373 770 euros.


Tiina Loit-Oidsalu
Mobilitas Pluss Consultant
+372 731 7359
Oskar Otsus
Mobilitas Pluss Programme Manager
+372 7 317 350


31. March
00:00 - 17:00