Activity «Post-doctoral Research Aid»

The Office of the Vice-Rector for Research of RTU has announced additional call for selection of the post-doctoral 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 Programme «Growth and Employment» in accordance with Cabinet Regulations No. 50 adopted on 19 January 2016.

The general objective of the Activity is to develop the skills of young researchers and to increase their scientific capacity by providing possibilities to start their career in a scientific institution or with an enterprise which, in turn, is foreseen to result in improvement of research competences, renewal of human resources and increase in the number of qualified specialists in Latvia. The objective of the Activity at RTU is to attract post-doctoral researchers that would give significant contribution to development of excellent research at RTU (in accordance with RTU Strategic Goals).

Post-doctoral applications can be submitted until 3 April 2018 by Latvian and foreign researchers that have acquired a doctorate not more than five years before the submission deadline (after 27 April 2013).

The post-doctoral project application should address and comply with:

  1. The Smart Specialization Strategy of Latvia, the smart specialization areas and growth priorities;
  2. RTU Research Platforms:
    • Energy and Environment;
    • City and Development;
    • Information and Communication;
    • Transport;
    • Materials, Processes and Technologies;
    • Safety and Security.

List of potential Scientific Advisors at Riga Technical University by faculties and research.

Application process

By-law for Selection of Post-doctoral Applications at RTU

Please note that the Application form and Research Project Proposal form has been changed.

The Application consists of the application form and its supplements:

  1. Fully filled-out scientific description of the project proposal - Research project proposal (in English);
  2. Curriculum vitae (CV) of the post-doctoral researcher using the sample form (in English);
  3. A copy of the diploma for the acquisition of a doctoral degree;
  4. A notice from the employer about a parental leave or temporary work disability (if applicable);
  5. A statement by the post-doctoral researcher that the post-doctorate has not received aid within the frame of the present Activity;
  6. A statement from the head of a relevant RTU structural unit that he/she agrees with the implementation of the post-doctoral research project;
  7. A letter of intent from a partner organization in Latvian and English signed by the representative of the partner institution with an authority to sign (if applicable);
  8. A statement from the potential scientific advisor about the cooperation with the post-doctoral researcher;
  9. Curriculum vitae (CV) of the potential scientific advisor using the sample form (in English);
  10. A statement of one enterprise or a collegial body of enterprises on the significance of the proposed research in development of the research field or the enterprise in Latvian and English (if applicable)

Assessment criteria of the eligibility and the scientific capacity of the post-doctoral applications

Other documents:

OECD classification

NACE 2 classification


Doctoral Studies Department

Head of Doctoral Studies Department
Lauris Bisenieks
+371 67089416

Project Manager
Santa Rendore
+371 67089854

Project Manager
Lita Akmentina
+371 67089870