Estonian Research Council is a governmental foundation that was established to concentrate the funding of R&D and guarantee the better functioning of financing systems.
We support researchers, award research grants, and facilitate applied research in the fields of smart specialisation.
We represent Estonia at international organisations, coordinate participation in international cooperation programmes and support international cooperation by means of counselling and funding.
We analyse research information and the impact of funding decisions, evaluate the efficiency and impact of grant usage, and the public access to research information.
We manage the Estonian Research Information System (ETIS) that contains information on R&D institutions, researchers, research projects and research outputs.
We help to get young people attracted to science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and raise public awareness about science and its importance to society.