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Research Council of Lithuania (LMT) and Narodowe Centrum Nauki (NCN) on the 16th of November 2016, has signed a  memorandum of understanding to establish a bilateral research funding programme. 

Application process:

  • Calls for proposals are published every 2 years - in Lithuania and Poland at the same time
  • Applications for joint projects must be made by project leads and their institutions in both countries and submitted to LMT and NCN (according to the terms and conditions of a call)
  • The duration of research projects is 2 or 3 years.

The funding can be used for:

  • Expenses related to a research project: dissemination activities, project implementation costs, visits to a partner institution in Poland
  • Budget for Lithuanian project lead(s) and their institution(s) must not exceed 80,000 euros (for 2-year projects) or 120,000 euros (for 3-year projects).

Assessment criteria and process:

  • All applications are submitted for administrative evaluation first by LMT and NCN according to agreed criteria. Applications that meet the eligibility requirements are submitted for expert an evaluation
  • The scientific peer review of submitted applications is carried out in both countries simultaneously
  • Based on the results of the peer review, the list of projects to be funded is decided jointly
  • In Lithuania, the grant agreement of a funded project is administered by LMT


Preliminary call deadlines

Call opens

Call deadline

Assessment period

Announcement of successful projects

Project start date  

Every two years in June



End of April – beginning of May

Middle of the following year


For more information contact Asta Aleksandravičienė  asta.aleksandraviciene@lmt.lt