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  Latvian fellowships for research work
Please be sure to read all information carefully before starting the fellowship application.

Only academic and scientific staff of foreign higher education and research institutions are eligible candidates for the Latvian state fellowship for research.

The fellowship is granted for a time period of up to 5 months.

In general, the academic year in Latvia lasts from 1st September to 30th June.

Application process (deadline 1st April 2018)

An applicant has to register in the system and make a profile with a unique login and password. After that an application form can be filled in on-line and necessary documents can be attached to the form as well. The system will require following documents to be uploaded:
Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a list of academic publications (applicants are asked to use the Europass CV form).
Research plan. Your should provide a detailed operational plan for every day of your research with planned results. The plan of research must be accepted by the coordinator of research of the Academy.
Letter of motivation (confirmation of research necessity, apprx. 3 pages).
Photocopy of the most recent higher education qualification obtained, including diploma supplement (if applicable).
Copy of a letter of recommendation from one academic staff member of home higher education or research institution, signed within the last three months.
Copy of a letter of the Academy or research institution, confirming the foreigner's opportunity to do research work there.
Copy of an ID (identification document) or a passport.

Attention! All documents, which are not in Latvian or English, shall be translated into Latvian or English.
Attention! Any incomplete applications will not be considered.

Financial provisions

The amount of the Latvian fellowship is 30,00 EUR per day and 300,00 EUR for accommodation per month.

The fellowship holder is expected to stay in Latvia for the full duration of the proposed period. If she/he is absent from the host higher education institution more than 14 consecutive days, his/her fellowship will be terminated.

Please take into account that the amount of the scholarship is not high enough to cover all expenses in Latvia. You should think carefully before applying.

Requests for accommodation in the international student dormitories must be submitted one month before arrival to the Academy or a scientific institution. You can find all information about accommodation by link. Please, take into account that the cost is variable. Alternatively, foreign researchers may consider renting an apartment in the city.

The Latvian fellowship cannot be awarded concurrently with other scholarships.

Travel expenses from a home country to and from Latvia are not covered by the Latvian research fellowship.

Fellowship holders are required to make their own arrangements for insurance coverage. Information about insurance

Evaluation of applications and information on results

All applications will be evaluated and the final decision on granting scholarships will be made by the evaluation committee of the State Education Development Agency in accordance with the following evaluation criteria:
Plan for the research work;
The motivation for the research work in Latvia

The list of accepted candidates will be published on the website of the State Education Development Agency at the beginning of June 2018. All candidates will receive an official decision sent by e-mail in June 2018.


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