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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 or 3 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 or three years






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