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Funding for students research projects (summer schollarships)

In order to encourage students to engage in active scientific activities and enhance their scientific competence, the Lithuanian Research Council announces a call for applications to finance student research projects during the summer.

Information for students studying abroad

Students studying abroad can find an intership placement and a research supervisor in the following ways:

  • By finding your preferred research supervisor independently from publicly available information on the internet. We recommend that you contact your preferred research supervisor by sending him/her a letter enclosing your curriculum vitae (CV) and a motivation letter.
  • By writing directly to the Lithuanian Research Council and enclosing a completed cover letter to Ilona.monstaviciene@lmt.lt.

The budget of the call

750 000 Eur

The budget of the project

The budget of the project 3600 Eur (consist of 1, 4 and 5 cost lines);

The budget of the project 4400 Eur (consist of 1, 2, 4 ir 5 cost lines);

The budget of the project 4500 Eur (consist of 1, 3, 4 ir 5 cost lines);

The budget of the project 5300 Eur (consist of 1, 2, 3, 4 ir 5 cost lines);

Cost lines:

1.      Scholarship / salary (after tax) per student – 2000 Eur

2.      Student's salary-related tax expenses (if the student will be paid a salary) – 800 Eur

3.      Student accommodation costs (if the student is coming from a foreign research and study institution for a summer internship or if the student is studying at another Lithuanian research and study institution in a city other than the place of the planned summer internship at the implementing institution) – 900 Eur

4.      Other project implementation costs – 1200 Eur

5.      Indirect eligible costs – 400 Eur.

Closing date for applications

May 17th, 2023, 12AM (midnight).

Closing date for the letter of motivation submission

May 10th, 2023, 12AM (midnight).

Please complete the form provided here:

Application form

Duration of the project

Project activities shall be implemented during the summer holidays: from July through August 2023.

Potential applicants


The application is submitted by the head of the research together with the executing authority.

Projects can be carried out by both first (bachelor) and second-cycle (post-graduate) students, as well as full-time students, with the exception of those who are in their final year at the time of application.

Projects can be carried out by students with a weighted average of 8.0 or above in all subjects studied in the last semester.

The research supervisor must hold a doctorate in science (art) or a recognised artist status.

A person can be named as the research supervisor or a student in only one application for this call.

The executing authority can be the Lithuanian institution of science and studies, which is included in the Register of Education and Science Institutions.

Criteria for the evaluation of projects

Assessment of projects in the fields of natural, technological, medical, health sciences and agriculture:

1.      the experience of the student's scientific activity is assessed: publications in scientific and/or information publications; presentations at scientific and/or informational events (from 2 to 20 points);

2.      the clarity of the scientific problem formulated in the project, the consistency, reasonableness and feasibility of the work plan are assessed (from 16 to 20 points);

3.      the student is currently studying at a foreign or other Lithuanian institution of science and higher education other than the executing authority (10 points).

Assessment of projects in the fields of humanities, social sciences and the performing and visual arts:

1.      the quality of preparation of a scientific (art) research project is evaluated based on the following criteria: the comprehensiveness of the description of the scientific (art) research topic, the disclosure of the problem, the justification of the future research methods, the comprehensiveness of the description of future student work, the soundness of the work plan, and the feasibility of achieving the goals within the allotted research time.; relevance of proposed scientific (art) research topics in the national and international context (from 15 to 30 points);

2.      the scientific (art) research activity accumulated by the student is evaluated based on the following criteria: publications in scientific, professional, cultural, or information publications; presentations at scientific, cultural, artistic, or information events; presentations of creative and artistic research; the student's activity in scientific (artistic) research, including presentations (readings) by students at national and/or international scientific conferences, scientific publications in student, local, or scientific press, and presentations of creative and/or artistic research in local, national, or international contexts; articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and/or non-peer-reviewed professional, cultural, and information publications (from 0 to 20 points);

3.      The student is currently studying at a foreign or other Lithuanian institution of science and higher education other than the executing authority. (10 points).

Additional information

Upon completion of the project, the executing authority submits to the Council a project activity report signed by the student and research supervisor, which describes the achievement of the goals and the implementation of the work plan during the student's research.

For further information please contact  - Ilona Monstavičienė, ilona.monstaviciene@lmt.lt, +370 604 53802; Edita Kavaliauskienė, edita.kavaliauskiene@lmt.lt, +370 604 58290; Ugnė Andrijauskaitė, ugne.andrijauskaite@lmt.lt, +370 604 75112.