MJJ foundation is seeking to contribute to the establishment of competitive salaries for Lithuanian PhD graduates from foreign universities who would like to continue their academic careers in Lithuania and share their knowledge with students.
“I am working to establish a conservation genomics research group at Vilnius University, which would attract students interested in the problems of global biodiversity loss and monitoring the genetic variation of organisms. Having studied the emergence and evolution of tropical animal and plant species for many years, I came to Lithuania with experience in phylogenomics, genome assembly and population genomics. With the team, I plan to collect data on local species to monitor the state of their genetic diversity and determine their resistance to future climate change scenarios,” shares Maria Fernanda from Columbia, who moved to Lithuania with the grant of Marius Jakulis Jason Foundation.
“I have always been interested in the prospects of Lithuanian life sciences. Having chosen to study a PhD in Sweden, I wanted to gain more experience and new skills that I could use when I returned to Lithuania. The Vilnius University Life Science Center and its development also contributed a lot to the return to Lithuania. GMC provides all the opportunities to carry out high-level scientific research, which can freely compete with the works of the world’s most famous universities”, – biochemist Darius Šulskis, who received a grant from the MJJ Foundation in 2022, shares his motivation to return from the University of Gothenburg.
With this call for applications, the Foundation will continue providing grants for selected researchers in addition to the university’s salary for a period of up to two years. It is dedicated to researchers who wish to come from abroad and who will be selected by an independent experts and board members of MJJ foundation.
The fund has already allocated 858 000 Eur for the salaries of the 40 researchers who won the 2019-2022 competition and came to Lithuania from Japan, Canada, Italy, Australia, Sweden, France, the USA, the UK, Ukraine and other countries.
Priority areas: physical, informatics, biomedical, engineering, health, technological, veterinary sciences.
We invite candidates to submit applications by registering on the MJJ Foundation’s website: mjjfondas.lt/kryptys/science/
A grant from the MJJ Foundation may be received by academics who have got their PhD abroad and wish to continue their career in Lithuania and share their knowledge with students. Researchers who are planning to move to Lithuania or did it no longer than 6 months before this application date can register themselves or to be registered by the faculties of local universities.
The deadline for application – January 10th, 2024.
The participants eager to participate in this call have to start their academic activities in Lithuania in 2024-2025. The grant provided by the MJJ foundation is given for one to two years.
Evaluation of applications:
Only completed and detailed applications will be submitted for the evaluation and expert review. The expert review of applications will be carried out by bringing together relevant independent academics with specific academic expertise and the board members of the MJJ foundation.
If you have any questions about the return process or work at Lithuanian universities, please write to email@example.com. We will be happy tointroduce to the international scientists who have already received grants from the MJJ foundation in 2019-2023 and are working in Lithuania.