Post-doctoral Research Aid

The 4th call for research applications under the activity “Post-doctoral Research Aid”


Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences (ViA) has launched the 4th 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 the scientific institutions of Latvia and to attract external financing, and increased investment in human resources and infrastructure» related to the Operational Program «Growth and Employment».


The aim is to attract post-doctoral researchers who 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 to start a career in a scientific institution.


Eligibility criteria:

A PhD acquired after July 21st, 2010;

A research project proposal contributing to achievement of the Smart Specialization Strategy of Latvia and complying with the research direction of ViA Digital solutions for solving social challenges, and one of its subcategories:

  • Smart technologies and eco-buildings in the national economy
  • Virtual reality technologies and visualization
  • E-learning technologies and management
  • Socio-technical systems modelling technologies
  • Sustaining the national economy and knowledge society
  • Communication in ecosystem and technologies


In the context of the First ERAvsCorona Action Plan, research applications focusing on Covid-19 impact studies and the development of innovative solutions will be given a higher priority by the evaluation committee. Recommended research areas are: public health, the development of electronics and information and communication technology solutions, including applications for related to health, education, offices, e-government, and innovative solutions for business development and adaptation to changing circumstances (e.g., emergencies, climate change).


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


Maximum funding: 111 505 EUR per project (including taxes) and maximum unit costs of 800 EUR per month


Maximum duration: 30 months


Application deadline: June 20th, 2020


The selection of Post-Doctoral Research Applications at ViA is the first stage in the submission process to the State Education Development Agency of the Republic of Latvia concerning these applications.



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Contact information:

Ieva Gintere

Scientific project manager

Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences

Cēsu iela 4, Valmiera, LV 4201, +37129907813