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Distinguished Professorship Programme

Funded by European Social Fund.

The activity is funded under Measure 09.3.3-LMT-K-712 ‘Development of Scientific Competences of Scientists, other Researchers and Students through Practical Research Activities’ (Funding instrument – European Social Fund). The implementation of the measure is managed by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Lithuania and the Research Council of Lithuania.

The purpose of the activity is to enhance and improve independent scientific research and technological development seeking more knowledge and perception.

The budget call is €5,7 million.

Proposals should be submitted by the following eligible applicants:

  • Lithuanian research and studies institutions, universities and university hospitals included in the Open Information, Counselling and Guidance System AIKOS (Host Institution).
  • The Head of Research should be a researcher who has been engaged in R&D activities abroad (not Lithuania) for at least 5 consecutive years in duration of the last 6 years prior to the call (specific requirements for the scientific achievements of the Head of Research are indicated in the guidelines for applicants). To apply for the call please contact possible Host Institution. 

Project duration is from 36 to 42 months.

Maximum eligible costs per project is €1 000 000.

Project implementation costs: personnel costs of the Head of Research and the research group (unit costs).

Indirect costs and other costs according to the flat rate:

  • Travel allowances
  • Service expenses
  • Costs related to the acquisition of short- and long-term assets
  • Costs of depreciation of the long-term assets owned by the beneficiary
  • Project publicity costs
  • Other costs necessary to attain the project’s objectives
  • Indirect project costs (project administration and related costs).

Expected project results:

  • Research production in accordance with the model lists of eligible research and/or technological production of research and dissemination projects approved by Order V-2017 of the Chairman of the Research Council of the Republic of Lithuania of October 31, 2014.



Call of 3rd quarter of 2019

Submission of applications

4th quarter of 2019

Assessment of applications

1st quarter of 2020

Grant agreements

2nd quarter of 2020


Starting from 2nd quarter of 2020

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Contact: Jolanta Petrauskaitė +370 604 53 567, jolanta.petrauskaitė@lmt.lt