Currently available funding
Enhanced research-based knowledge development
This Annex sets out the operational rules for the programme. The programme agreement is based on the MoU, the concept note and comments made by the FMC. Commitments, statements and guarantees, explicit as well as implicit, made in the concept note, are binding for the National Focal Point and the Programme Operator unless otherwise explicitly stipulated in the annexes to this programme agreement.
The Programme Operator is the Research Council of Lithuania. The Research Council of Norway (RCN), the Directorate for Higher Education and Skills (HK-DIR) and the National Agency for International Education Affairs of Liechtenstein (AIBA) shall be Donor Programme Partners (DPPs). The Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of Lithuania shall be Programme Partner.
The programme objective is “Enhanced research-based knowledge development”. The programme objective shall be attained through one outcome “Enhanced performance of Baltic research internationally”. This outcome will be supported by way of one call for proposals. The call will be part of the “Baltic Research Programme”, to be implemented also under the research programmes in Estonia and in Latvia, aiming at enhancing the performance of research in the Baltic Region.
In accordance with the Guideline for Research Programmes, the “Baltic Research Programme” shall follow the principles and practice of European framework programmes (i.e. Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe) for research and innovation. The “Baltic Research Programme” will pay particular attention to the implementation of principles and provisions on Open Science.
At least 95% of the total allocation of the programme, excluding management costs, shall be set aside for the ‘Baltic Research Programme’, aiming at developing a regional research hub in the Baltic Region. Support for mobility of researchers shall be part of the programme.
The Ministry of Education and Science of Lithuania shall be Programme Partner and shall be actively involved in and effectively contributing to the development and implementation of the programme.
€ 100 000 shall be allocated to the programme from the fund for bilateral relations. This does not prevent the Joint Committee for Bilateral Funds from allocating additional funds to the programme.
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