MJJ foundation announces the competition for scientist to return to Lithuania

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 Lithuanian students.

“After spending more than six years in prestigious foreign research institutions, I decided that I can realize my scientific ideas in Lithuania in the same way and to contribute to the successful growth and promotion of science in my country. I believe that working in your own country can provide much more meaning, inspiration and self-realization. MJJ foundation provided financial support, and that made this decision so much easier,” said postdoctoral researcher Kasparas Rakštys from The University of Queensland in Australia. He came back to KTU faculty of chemical technology, the group of Dr. Vytautas Getautis, to continue research in the field of organic photoconductors for the new generation of solar elements.

For the winners of last year competition – seven researchers coming from Japan, Australia, USA and UK – the foundation dedicated EUR 220 900.

The Foundation this year will also provide a monthly reward in addition to the university’s salary for a period of up to three years. It is dedicated to researchers who wish to come from abroad and who will be selected by an independent experts and university representatives. 

Priority areas: social, physical, biomedical, technological, veterinary sciences.

We invite candidates to submit applications by registering on the MJJ Foundation’s website: https://mjjfondas.lt/kryptys/mokslas/

Potential applicants:

A grant from the MJJ Foundation may be received by academics who have received their PhD abroad and wish to continue their career in Lithuania and share their expertise and knowledge with students. Academics may register themselves or be represented by the representatives of local universities.  

The deadline for application – December 1st.

The participants eager to participate in this call have to start their academic activities in Lithuania in 2020-2021. The grant provided by the MJJ foundation is given for one to three 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 university representatives.

If you have any questions about the return process or work at Lithuanian universities, please write to kotryna@mjjfondas.lt. We kindly introduce international scientists who received grants from the MJJ foundation in 2019-2020 and are already returning to Lithuania HERE.


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