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Baltic Research Programme

Baltic Research Programme is a joint research program of three Baltic States: Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, funded from the funds of financial mechanism of the European Economic Area (EEA) States (Iceland and Liechtenstein) and Norway 2014-2021.

Programme goals

  • Consolidation of research potential of Baltic States, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
  • Strengthening of regional cooperation in research relevant to the countries of the region.
  • Filling of the gap between the national research funding and the European Union Structural Assistance.

Participation in calls for proposals

  • Requirements for participants are provided within the calls.
  • During the programme period, three open calls are announced: one in Estonia, and one call in Latvia and one in Lithuania. Call for proposals, evaluation and implementation of projects selected for funding are administered by the programme operator, in the country of which the call for proposals is announced. The programme is implemented by the Research Council of Lithuania, the Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia and the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research.
  • Only Consortiums may participate in the calls for proposals. Requirements for consortiums are provided within the calls.
  • Proposals are submitted by the Project promoter and Principal Investigator of the country, where the call was announced. For example, Lithuanian institution together with Principal Investigator in Lithuania will submit proposal in the call announced in Lithuania. In calls for proposals announced in Estonia and Latvia, Lithuanian researchers may participate only as project partners.
  • Three independent experts evaluate proposals after the eligibility check. The decision on project funding is made by the programme committee consisting of delegated experts from Baltic and Donor States.

Project funding

  • Fundamental and applied research are funded. The priority topics of each call for proposals are established in consultation with the programme committee.
  • Requirements for the budget are provided within the calls.

Plan of calls for proposals, their envisaged budget, administrating institutions, applicants of proposals and partners:

Estonian call for proposals of 2018

6 million Euros

Estonian Ministry of Education and Research

Estonian researchers with researchers of countries participating in the programme

Latvian call for proposals of 2020

7 million Euros

Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia

Latvian researchers with researchers of countries participating in the programme

Lithuanian call for proposals of 2020 

10 million Euros

Research Council of Lithuania

Lithuanian researchers with researchers of countries participating in the programme

Related documents: 

Guideline for Research Programmes

Contacts for detailed information: