Post-doctoral research

Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences (ViA) has launched the 3rd call for Post-Doctoral Research Applications within the Activity «Post-doctoral Research Aid» of the Specific Aid Objective 1.1.1 «To increase the research and innovative capacity of scientific institutions of Latvia and the ability to attract external financing, investing in human resources and infrastructure» of the Operational Program «Growth and Employment».

The aim is to attract post-doctoral researchers that would contribute to development of excellent research at ViA in accordance with the strategic goals of the university. The Post-Doctoral Research Aid provides an opportunity for young researchers to develop their skills and increase their scientific capacity as well as start a career in a scientific institution.


Eligibility criteria:

  1. A PhD acquired after 15th July 2008;
  2. A research project proposal contributing to achievement of the Smart Specialization Strategy of Latvia;
  3. A research project proposal complying with the research direction of ViA – Digital solutions for solving social challenges, and one of its subdirections:
    • Smart technologies and eco-buildings in the national economy
    • Virtual reality technologies and visualization
    • E-learning technologies and management
    • Socio-technical systems modelling technologies
    • Sustainable national economy and knowledge society
    • Communication ecosystem and technologies
    • Cybersecurity


Type of research: basic/fundamental research or industrial/applied research


Maximum funding: 133 806 EUR per project with a maximum salary of 2731 EUR per month (including taxes) and maximum unit costs of 800 EUR per month


Maximum duration: 36 months


Application deadline: June 15th 2019, for next call application deadline will be announced.


The selection of Post-Doctoral Research Applications at ViA is the first stage of preparation of the Post-Doctoral Applications for submission to the State Education Development Agency of the Republic of Latvia.



Preselection documentation:

  1. Europass CV;
  2. List and copies of scientific publications;
  3. Research project proposal.


Follow the information about the Post-Doctoral Research Aid Program here.


Contact information:

Oskars Java

Head of Research Projects

Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences

Cēsu iela 4, Valmiera,