Evaluation Committee

The Evaluation Committee of the Estonian Research Council is a high level Expert group composed of eminent researchers from different research fields. It´s main task is to evaluate grant applications submitted to the Estonian Research Council.

The Minister of Education and Research, Ms Mailis Reps, appointed on the 5th of February 2020 for three years the following Evaluation Committee:

  • Andres Koppel, Chairman of the Committee, Director General of  the Estonian Research Council
  • Allen Kaasik, Professor, Senior Researcher, University of Tartu
  • Anne Kahru, Research Professor, National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics
  • Eduard Petlenkov, Professor, Tallinn University of Technology (as substitute member)
  • Ivar Kruusenberg, Senior Researcher, National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics
  • Ivo Leito, Professor, University of Tartu
  • Jarek Kurnitski, Professor, Tallinn University of Technology
  • Liisi Keedus, Professor, Tallinn University
  • Lili Azin Milani, Research Professor, University of Tartu
  • Marika Mänd, Professor, Estonian University of Life Sciences
  • Markus Vetemaa, Senior Researcher, University of Tartu
  • Marten Seppel, Assistant Professor, University of Tartu
  • Peeter Ross, Professor, Tallinn University of Technology
  • Tiina Nõges, Professor, Estonian University of Life Sciences
  • Tiit Tammaru, Professor, University of Tartu
  • Toomas Rõõm, Research Professor, National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics
  • Urmas Varblane, Professor, University of Tartu
  • Vahur Zadin, Senior Researcher, University of Tartu (temporarily suspended)
  • Veiko Lember, Senior Researcher, Tallinn University of Technology
  • Virve Sarapik, Professor, Senior Researcher, Estonian Academy of Arts
  • Ülle Kotta, Research Professor Tallinn University of Technology.

Substitute members of the Evaluation Committee:

  • Andero Uusberg, Senior Researcher, University of Tartu
  • Arvo Viltrop, Professor, Estonian University of Life Sciences
  • Asko Lõhmus, Research Professor, University of Tartu
  • Aveliina Helm, Senior Researcher, University of Tartu
  • Ellu Saar, Professor, Research Professor, Tallinn University
  • Els Heinsalu, Senior Researcher, National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics
  • Eneken Laanes, Assistant Professor, Tallinn University
  • Ester Oras, Senior Researcher, University of Tartu
  • Heli Valtna, Senior Researcher, University of Tartu
  • Katrin Õunap, Professor, University of Tartu
  • Krista Fischer, Professor, University of Tartu
  • Kristin Kuutma, Professor, University of Tartu
  • Kristjan Tabri, Senior Researcher, Tallinna University of Technology
  • Lauri Mälksoo, Professor, University of Tartu
  • Maris Laan, Professor, University of Tartu
  • Riina Aav, Professor, Tallinn University of Technology
  • Tõnis Timmusk, Professor, Tallinn University of Technology
  • Ülo Mander, Professor, University of Tartu.

Declaration of Impartiality and Confidentiality of a Member of the Evaluation Committee of the Estonian Research Council