Financing possibilities

The University’s researchers regularly participate in scientific conferences both in Lithuania and abroad aiming to improve their scientific qualification and present the results of their research.

Internal financing opportunities for scientific events

KTU Foundation of International Scientific Events supports the dissemination of the results of the scientific research conducted by KTU students and researchers, as well as the development of the international scientific community. The foundation provides support for participation in international scientific conferences, seminars, olympiads and scientific competitions.

The procedure for funds allocation, use and drawing of expense report is regulated by the Foundation’s Regulations. Chairwoman of the Foundation’s Commission is Professor Asta Pundzienė.

Submission of applications

The third call for applications is on 3 – 14 September of the current year.

 

External financing opportunities for scientific events

The Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology provides a possibility to receive support to cover the expenses of the participation in the international events and activities of the international scientific research, experimental development and innovation programmes (TYKU 2). More information here.

Research Council of Lithuania suggests submit the applications for the funding of researchers’ trips. The trips are funded by the project “Increasing the internationalization of Lithuanian science – R & D relationship development (LINO LT)” (No. 09.3.3-ESFA-V-711-04-001). Possible outreach objectives: consultations with curators of initiatives in the areas of international R & D & I initiatives on initiating and / or executing a project, and / or drafting and submitting applications and / or specific invitations to the call; Participation in information days for the presentation of the most important requirements for international R & D & I calls and / or information on the preparation of applications, and / or to provide good application development practices, etc .; participation in project partner search events; discuss possible cooperation in international R & D & I programs with potential foreign partners. Call for applications.

The Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania together with Research Council of Lithuania implements 2014–2020 Operational Programme for the European Union Funds’ Investment priority “Development of scientific competence of researchers, other researchers, students through practical scientific activities” measure No. 09.3.3-LMT-K-712 “The development of researchers capacities and the development of cooperation through the exchange of scientific ideas, scientific trips from Lithuania and to Lithuania”. The aim of this measure is promote inter-institutional, transnational and intersectoral mobility of researchers and doctoral students. Calls for applications under this measure are foreseen to be published once a year for the period 2017-2019. Information about the measure and the call plan.

Also, each year KTU organises various thematic scientific conferences and other scientific events for the students of various science fields. Local and foreign research and academic institutions, representatives of state, business, industry and public institutions, Lithuanian and foreign scientists and various areas’ professionals take part in the events.

Research Council of Lithuania announces the calls for support for the scientific events each year. Provision of the support for the scientific events aims to promote Lithuanian scientific development and international scientific cooperation. More information is available here.

KTU researchers often complete research fellowships and internships at research and academic institutions and international research centres or institutes abroad. The aim of such a fellowship is to improve personal scientific qualification and to participate in exchange of information and good practices.

 

Financing possibilities for research fellowships

  • Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology provides support for fellowships aimed to develop practical skills in the field of services/technology identification and transfer in foreign countries. The initiative is aimed at development of the competences and practical skills of the scientists and researchers to identify and/or transfer RDI services and technologies of the conducted research. More information here.
  • Fellowships at the European Space Agency. The framework of the fellowships at the European Space Agency, implemented by the Lithuanian Research Council, provides a possibility to receive funding for the fellowships of Lithuanian graduates of physical sciences and technologies at the European Space Agency. More information here.
  • Professional fellowships in the USA, supported by the Baltic-American Freedom Foundation (BAFF)). More information here.
  • Research fellowships of the international Matsumae foundation in Japan (in the fields of natural sciences, engineering and medicine). More information here.
  • The Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania together with Research Council of Lithuania implements 2014–2020 Operational Programme for the European Union Funds’ Investment priority “Development of scientific competence of researchers, other researchers, students through practical scientific activities” measure No. 09.3.3-LMT-K-712 “The development of researchers capacities and the development of cooperation through the exchange of scientific ideas, scientific trips from Lithuania and to Lithuania”. The aim of this measure is promote inter-institutional, transnational and intersectoral mobility of researchers and doctoral students. Calls for applications under this measure are foreseen to be published once a year for the period 2017-2019. Information about the measure and the call plan.

 

*Research Professional database

KTU subscribes “Research Professional” database which provides an opportunity to discover various international funding opportunities in one place. We invite you to use it, expand your project activity map, find the right ways to improve your personal competence.

KTU postdoctoral fellowship project

KTU is implementing the project aiming to develop the postdoctoral fellowships’ system at the University by promoting international and interdisciplinary cooperation, involving graduates of doctoral studies in the scientific activities and providing them with conditions to begin their individual scientific research, as well as to prepare for scientific teaching career. More information here.

Duration of the postdoctoral fellowships at KTU is up to two years. The University’s Research Foundation allocates 20 thousand EUR for postdoctoral fellowships, at least 5 thousand EUR are allocated from the internal funds of the related department.

 

External financing opportunities for postdoctoral fellowships

Research Council of Lithuania is implementing instrument’s No. 09.3.3-LMT-K-712 “Development of research competence of scientists, other researchers and students via practical scientific activities” activity “Promotion of the postdoctoral fellowships” of the EU funds’ investment programme 2014–2020. It is aimed at promoting the development of the fellowship system for the young postdoctoral scientists and at improving research qualification of the trainees. More information here.

 

Financing possibilities for the postdoctoral fellowships abroad

  • Short-term and long-term postdoctoral fellowships in Japan are supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). More information here.
  • The State Education Development Agency (SEDA) announces the second competition for selecting research applications under the activity 1.1.1.2. “Post-doctoral Research Aid”. More information here.

 

*Research Professional database

KTU subscribes “Research Professional” database which provides an opportunity to discover various international funding opportunities in one place. We invite you to use it, expand your project activity map, find the right ways to improve your personal competence.

KTU has a long successful experience in the implementation of science and innovation projects which ensures the quality of project’s implementation, management and administration processes.  About 1000 academic employees who work in research groups in 9 faculties and 8 research institutes carry out scientific activities at KTU.

The list of projects implemented by KTU can be found on this link: list of projects.

KTU intensively aims to develop R&D&I activities, institutional cooperation at national and international level.

Research and innovations activities are coordinated by KTU Research and Innovation Competence Centre.

The aim of the Research and Innovation Competence Centre is to ensure the quality of project’s preparation and administration processes that are carried out by academic units as well as to develop appropriate competences in order to compete successfully for financing for R&D&I activities in Lithuania, the European Union and beyond.

The team of the Research and Innovation Competence Centre assist researchers to find the most suitable international or national funding program for R&D&I activities, to prepare a proposal for science projects, to administer implemented projects, to represent interests of KTU in other organizations in order to expand potential international relations in project activities.

 

External financing opportunities for development of R&D&I activities projects

For development of international projects of R&D&I activities

Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the EU’s largest research and innovation funding program. The aim of the program is to build a society of knowledge and innovation, to contribute to implementation of “Europe 2020” (initiative “Innovation Union”) and to creation of the European Research Area. Horizon 2020 covers the entire cycle of R&D&I activities funding which was implemented through the 7th Framework Program for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration Activities, the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Program and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology. This program addresses to challenges of society by helping to bridge the gap between research and market and by encouraging the use of technological solutions to develop promising products with real commercial potential in innovative enterprises.

Calls for proposals are published here. For more information about Horizon 2020 visit: Research Council of Lithuania website , Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology website European Commission website.

Research Council of Lithuania

Research Council of Lithuania initiates and finances cross-border programs (bilateral, tripartite). Participation in these cross-border programs enables high-level institutions from different countries (Lithuania-Latvia; Lithuania-Poland; Lithuania-Latvia-China) to cooperate, to share experience and implement R&D&I activities jointly. Innovative networks are also created through cooperation.

Calls for proposals are published here. For more information about cross-border programs visit: Research Council of Lithuania website.

COST program

COST program is European cooperation program in science and technology (European Cooperation Program in Science and Technology). The aim of the program is to coordinate national-funded research activities, to support European researchers to generate and implement new ideas and initiatives in all areas of research, including social and human sciences. COST is implemented through high-quality international networks – COST activities.

Calls for proposals are published on Research Council of Lithuania website and COST website. For more information about COST program visit: Research Council of Lithuania website and COST website.

ERA-NET

ERA-NET and other coordinating activities is ERA-NET COFUND scheme program of Horizon 2020. This program funds information and communication projects, research and technology projects, future technologies, research and innovation in the field of material science, biodiversity research.

More about ERA-NET activities can be found here. For more information about ERA-NET and other coordination activities visit: Research Council of Lithuania website.

INTERREG V

2014-2020 EU Territorial Cooperation Objective Interreg programs help to foster communication and cooperation in order to achieve common goals as well as to help to deal with common regional problems and to share ideas and experiences. European Regional Development Fund allocates more than 10 billion euros on the implementation of all INTERREG V programs in the European Union. 85% of all eligible costs of a project are financed. Calls for proposals are published here or on each program’s website:

More information about 2014-2020 EU Territorial Cooperation Objective Interreg programs can be found: on the EU Co-operation website.

EUREKA / EUROSTARTS

EUREKA/EUROSTARTS is intended to finance the implementation of market-oriented research and business projects under the international network of member states of “Eureka” program. EUROSTARS is an international Europe innovation program which supports very small, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that implement R&D&I activities, invest in innovation and development of new products, services and processes in order to gain a competitive advantage. More information about EUREKA/EUROSTARS programs can be found on: EUREKA/EUROSTARS website, EUREKA website, Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology website.

Other opportunities for international financing:

  1. 2014-2020 European Neighbourhood Instrument Cross Border Cooperation LatviaLithuaniaBelarus Programme;
  2. LithuaniaRussia Crossborder Cooperation Programme 2014–2020;
  3. Funding of the European Space Agency;
  4. Funding of Baltic States and German School of Higher Education through German Academic Exchange Council;
  5. Funding of European Commission’s Joint Research Center.

 

*Research Professional database

KTU subscribes “Research Professional” database which provides an opportunity to discover various international funding opportunities in one place. We invite you to use and expand your project activity map.

 

For development of national projects of R&D&I activities

Financial support for R&D&I activities of Research Council of Lithuania. Research Council of Lithuania is one of the key financing institutions for implementation of scientific activities and projects at the national level. Financial instruments give opportunity for researchers to implement research activities on their proposed topics, to participate in national programs by implementing scientific projects, to implement other scientific activities such as organizing scientific events and visits. More information about funding tools of Research Council of Lithuania can be found here. Calls for proposals are available here.

2014-2020 EU Structural Funds investments for development of R&D&I activities. Financial instruments of Operational Programme for EU Structural Funds Investments 2014-2020  give opportunity for researchers to develop their scientific competence and strengthen their skills through practical scientific activities in area of smart specialization. Financial instruments also give opportunity for researchers to implement projects that contributes to development of R&D&I activities and integration in European infrastructures as well as to commercialize ideas. More information about EU Structural Funds investments can be found here. Calls for proposals are published here.

Financial support for R&D&I activities of Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology.  Financial instruments administered by this agency give opportunity for researchers to develop innovative products based on the results of R&D&I activities, to patent inventions and register designs by strengthening the protection of intellectual property rights, to carry out other research, development and innovation activities. More information about financial instruments administered by Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology can be found here. Calls for proposals are published here.

Financial support for R&D&I activities of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania. By implementing national R&D&I activities program for agriculture, food, fisheries and rural development, the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania provides financial support of targeted research and development activities. More information about financial support for science can be found here.

The Lithuanian Academy of Sciences organizes awards and scholarships to young scientists. Each year it also invites to apply for cooperation projects with the European Nuclear Research Organization (CERN). More information can be found here.

There are opportunities to implement projects funded by the Lithuanian Council for Culture. More information can be found here.

 

Useful up-to-date information

Useful up-to-date information for KTU researchers about implementation of R&D&I activities and projects, relevant documents and relevant calls for proposals, conferences or other events is published on KTU intranet:

in section “Staff information” -> “SCIENCE” or in section “Science and Innovation documents”.

 

Institutional funding for R&D&I activities

Promoting the cooperation among researchers of Kaunas University of Technologies, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Vytautas Magnus University and Lithuanian Energy Institute, the competence of young scientists, the development of interdisciplinary research activities, following competitions are published annually:

  • Kaunas University of Technologies, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Vytautas Magnus University and Lithuanian Energy Institute research projects;
  • Projects of research groups activities in KTU priority scientific fields.

The end of such projects is on December 31th.

Results of projects are presented at annual reporting conferences of project promoters.

Additional financing is allocated to the researchers who have prepared high level publications and “Horizon 2020” applications.

 

Internal financing opportunities for RDI promotion and nomination

Financial incentive for the articles published in the international scientific journals of foreign publishers

Since 2017 in order to increase the competitiveness of KTU researchers in the international research arena the University’s staff is being awarded premiums, and the students are being awarded one-time scholarships for publications in the international scientific journals of foreign publishers with an impact factor on “Clarivate Analytics Web of Science” (CAWoS) or on “Scopus” (if a journal is not included in CAWoS) databases.

The premiums to the University’s employees and one-time scholarships to the students are paid on the last month of each quarter. More information here.

Competitions of the most active young scientists and doctoral students

Since 1993 the University organises the competitions of the most active young scientists and doctoral students to promote creative activities and initiatives of the scientists and doctoral students. The winners of the competitions are awarded premiums or one-time scholarships.

The persons up to the age of 35 can participate in the competition of the most active young scientists; the competitions are being announced each year, in November.

Competition of the best monographs

The competition of the best monographs is organised in December of each year to encourage the University’s researchers to prepare and publish monographs and to ensure their high quality.

A monograph published by any local or foreign publisher with specified affiliation of Kaunas University of Technology can be submitted to the competition. A monograph has to be published within a two-year period. The monograph’s scientific and/or professional novelty, level of the authors’ publications, significance to the field (branch) of science and the quality of the publication’s preparation are considered the main criteria of the monograph’s value.

3 premiums are awarded to the winners of the competition.

 

External financing opportunities for RDI promotion and nomination

Lithuanian Research Council’s financial incentive to the persons who submitted the applications for “Horizon 2020”

In the 3rd – 4th quarter of each year the Lithuanian Research Council announces a call for applications to receive the support to the applicants, who prepared the applications under the European Union Framework Programme for Research and Innovation “Horizon 2020”. More information here.

Support from the Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology provided to the persons, who prepared applications with partners from Latvia and/or Estonia under the programme “Horizon 2020”

In the 4th quarter of each year the Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology announces a call for requests to compensate the expenses of preparation of the applications under “Horizon 2020” with partners from Latvia or Estonia. Additional financing (up to 1,000 EUR) is allocated by the Baltic Council of Ministers in the framework of the instrument “Baltic Bonus”. More information here.

 

Competition for young scientists and doctoral students organised by the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences

Each year the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences organises a competition for young scientists’ and doctoral students’ research publications in order to promote their creative activities. More information here.

Competitions for the nominal prizes organised by the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences

The Lithuanian Academy of Sciences has established 18 nominal prizes: Kazimieras Baršauskas (electronics, electromechanics), Povilas Brazdžiūnas (experimental physics), Kazimieras Būga (linguistics), Juozas Dalinkevičius (geosciences), Simonas Daukantas (history), Tadas Ivanauskas (nature protection), Adolfas Jucys (theoretical physics), Vincas Krėvė-Mickevičius (literature), Jonas Kriščiūnas (agricultural sciences), Jonas Kubilius (mathematics), Vladas Lašas (medicine), Justinas Marcinkevičius (literary science), Juozas Matulis (chemistry), Povilas Matulionis (forestry), Albinas Rimka (economics), Kazimieras Simonavičius (mechanics), Pranciškus Šivickis (biology), Algirdas Žukauskas (thermal physics and energy).

Competitions are announced periodically, once per 4 years.

More information here.

Competition of the best research publications of the young scientists-economists for K. Meškauskas prize (organised annually)

More information about the competition is available here.

One of the University’s strategic objectives is research quality improvement; therefore KTU particularly encourages publishing scientific papers in international journals, and with foreign publishers. Each year a number of high level international publications in KTU increases.

Research Council of Lithuania has announced a standing call for Lithuanian researchers to apply for support for publishing of the scientific papers in high level scientific journals and for publishing of the high level scientific books. The competition aims to promote development of research in Lithuania and to advance its global recognition, to provide all Lithuanian scientists with proper conditions ensuring that financial situation of the researchers or the institution they work for has no influence on the dissemination of the achieved research results. More information is provided here.

Contacts

KTU Research and Innovations Competence Centre
Donelaičio Street 73, Room 417.
Tel. +370 37 300 197, +370 665 15 897
Email mikc@ktu.lt

KTU Research and Innovations

Donelaičio Street 73, Room 424.
tel. +370 37 300 081
email adriana.kvikliene@ktu.lt

Foundation of International Scientific Events

Lina Vilčinskaitė
Administrative Assistant to the Vice-Rector for Research and Innovations,
Secretary of the Foundation of International Scientific Events

Donelaičio Street 73, Kaunas
Tel. +370 37 300 013
Email lina.vilcinskaite@ktu.lt

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