Researcher mobility support enables both Estonian and foreign researchers to carry out research in a new research environment to exchange experience, expand their co-operation networks and obtain new skills. The aim of postdoctoral grant is to support researchers with Estonian PhD degree or equivalent qualification to continue their independent research careers in strong collaborative research groups for up to two years.
There are two grant programmes supporting postdoctoral researchers:
Postdoctoral research funding is financed from state budget and from 2016 is supporting outgoing researchers.
Mobilitas Pluss programme has for postdoctoral researchers following schemes:
- Mobilitas Pluss postdoctoral grant– support for researchers coming to Estonia to carry out their postdoctoral research projects. The support is aimed at researchers who have defended their doctoral degrees abroad;
- Returning researcher grant– support for researchers who have carried out their postdoctoral research (or research at least at the same level) abroad and return to continue their Research in Estonia.
International co-operation programmes provide also options for outgoing researchers by the Japanese Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) and University College London School of Slavonic and East European Studies (UCL SSEES).