Post-Doc Latvia - Call for applications open




The purpose of the programme "PostDoc Latvia" is to develop the skills of new scientists and to increase the scientific capacity, ensuring the possibilities for new scientists to start a career in scientific institutions and with enterprises, as well as improvement of research competencies, renewal of human resources and increase in the number of qualified specialists.

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DEADLINE is 20 July 2020

Available funding for the 4rd call is 11.4 million, including EUR 5.7 million euro for economic research and EUR 5.7 million euro for non-economic research (1.1 million euro is planned for fundamental research).

One grant is up to 111 505 euros and 30 months to perform research in Latvia, including:

  • full time employment contract with salary 2 731 euros per month including all taxes;

  • other research expenses, such as costs of materials, protection of technology rights, external services, data processing, training and networking measures, set at 800 euros per month;

  • administrative costs set at 185.83 euros per month.

What is funded

A Post-doctoral researcher may perform the following activities:

  • Applied and fundamental research

  • acquisition of intellectual property and technology rights

  • knowledge and technology transfer

  • training, international mobility and networking

  • supervision and reviews of bachelor's, master's and doctoral thesis

  • Preparation of other research or innovation projects proposals

The maximum total eligible funding of a research application shall be 111 505 euros.


The maximum duration of the project implementation is 30 months.


The programme is targeted at ostdoctoral researchers – Latvian or foreign researchers - who have acquired their doctorate not more than 10 years prior to the deadline for submitting the research application.

A research applicant is a scientific institution or enterprise of the Republic of Latvia, which establishes employment relations with a postdoctoral researcher and ensures access to infrastructure and human resources for the implementation of the research necessary within the scope of theresearch application.

More Information

SEDA contact persons:

Ineta Kurzemniece

Research and Innovation Policy Support Unit

Phone: +371 67785328, e-mail:

Līga Mirlina

Research and Innovation Policy Support Unit

Phone: +371 67785472, e-mail: