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Latvian fellowships for research work

Deadline: 01.05.2012.

Scholarship administrator: Latvijska Državna agencija za razvoj obrazovanja - VIAA
Level: short course
Field of study: not defined
Place of study: Latvia


Latvian fellowships for research work in Latvian Higher Education Institutions in the 2012/2013 academic year

In accordance with bilateral agreements on co-operation in education and science, the State Education Development Agency (Valsts izglītības attīstības aģentūra – VIAA) offers fellowships to students, researchers and teaching staff of several countries for research in Latvian higher education institutions (HEIs) in the 2012/2013 academic year.

Only citizens from countries which have signed an agreement on co-operation in education and science can apply for the Latvian government fellowships. These countries are: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium (Flanders Community and French Community of Belgium), Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Republic of Korea, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.

Citizens from countries that offer scholarships for Latvian students, researchers and teaching staff without formal agreements on co-operation in education and science are welcome to apply for the Latvian fellowship as well. These countries are: Denmark, Iceland, Japan, Norway, Slovakia, Sweden and Switzerland.

The agreements can be found on the following web-sites:


Only teaching staff of foreign HEIs are eligible candidates for the Latvian fellowship.

The fellowships are granted for a time period of up to 1 term (5 months).

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

The following documents are necessary to apply for the Latvian fellowship:

  • Application form petnieku_veidlapa_viaa_ieksejie_2_noteikumi_1.pielikums_2_.doc
  • Curriculum Vitae and list of scientific publications;
  • Research plan for research work in Latvia (approx. 3 pages) and motivation letter;
  • Certified photocopies of Master diploma (including transcript) and of PhD diploma;
  • Invitation letter from the proposed Latvian HEI (please contact the International Relations Department/Unit or Foreign Students Department/Unit of the Latvian HEI directly); List of contact persons in the Latvian HEIs.
  • One recommendation letter (written within the past three months) from the home HEI or employer;
  • Copy of passport or identity card.

All documents that are not in Latvian, must be translated into English. All translations must be officially certified.

Curriculum vitae, Motivation letter and Research plan must be dated and signed.

Application form and all the enclosed documents must be completed in two sets. Incomplete applications or applications handed in after the deadline will not be taken into consideration. Handwritten documents and documents sent by fax or e-mail will not be accepted.

Application documents will not be returned.

Application dossiers for fellowships to do research work in Latvian HEIs have to be sent directly to VIAA. Lithuanian, Estonian and Czech candidates have to send the dossiers to the competent authorities of their countries adreses_lietuva_igaunija_cehija.doc

The application deadline for research stay is May 1, 2012.

All applications will be evaluated and the final decision on granting fellowships will be made by the evaluation committee of VIAA.

The list of accepted candidates will be published on the website of VIAA (English version) at the end of June 2012. All candidates will be informed personally about the results by e-mail.
Financial provisions

The amount of the Latvian fellowship is LVL 20 per day and max. LVL 120 for accommodation per month. The fellowship holder is expected to remain in residence in Riga/ Latvia for the full duration of the proposed period. If she/he is absent from the host HEI more than one week (7 days), no fellowship will be granted for this time.

Upon request, the host HEI provides the fellowship holder with a place in a dormitory or a guesthouse. Requests for accommodation in the international student dormitories must be submitted one month before arriving. Alternatively, foreign researchers may consider renting an apartment in the city.

The Latvian fellowship cannot be awarded concurrently with other scholarships.

Travel expenses to the Latvian HEI and back to the country of origin are not covered by the Latvian fellowship.

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


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