Joint Research Projects

Research co-operation projects are supported by the Academic Researcher Exchange Program. The work of the program is organized by the Council for International Exchanges.

ESTONIAN-POLISH JOINT RESEARCH PROJECTS 2019–2021

  • Estonian-Polish Joint Research Projects 2019–2021 are extended until 31.12.2023 in connection with postponed visits during the years 2019-2020 due to the travel restrictions and the Covid-19. (December 12, 2021)
  • Estonian-Polish Joint Research Projects 2019–2021 are extended to the next period 2022–2024. (November 29, 2021)

The Estonian Academy of Sciences and The Polish Academy of Sciences have approved the following joint research projects for years 2019–2021, to be implemented under the cooperation agreement between the academies:

Diversity of soil microbial and mesofauna communities
Prof Leho Tedersoo, University of Tartu, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences.
Dr Dominika Chmolowska, Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals, Polish Academy of Sciences

Promising Bi-doped phosphors for white LEDs
Prof Aleksandr Luštštik, University of Tartu, Laboratory of Physics of Ionic Crystals.
Prof Yaroslav Zhydachevskyy Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences.

Paleoenvironmental changes recorded by Estonian and Polish postglacial sediments
Dr Leeli Amon-Veskimeister, Tallinn University of Technology, School of Science, Department of Geology: Division of Quaternary Geology.
Prof Mariusz Lamentowicz, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań.

Algebraic approach to time-delay and nonlinear systems
Dr Arvo Kaldmäe, Tallinn University of Technology, School of Information Technologies: Department of Software Sciences.
Prof Zbigniew Bartosiewicz, Białystok University of Technology.

Power converters with post-fault operation capability and fault detection methods
Dr Andrii Chub, Tallinn University of Technology, School of Engineering: Department of Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics.
Prof Mariusz Malinowski, Warsaw University of Technology.

ESTONIAN-POLISH JOINT RESEARCH PROJECTS 2016–2018

The Estonian Academy of Sciences and the Polish Academy of Sciences have approved the following joint research projects for a three-year period 2016–2018 under the agreement on scientific cooperation:

Communication styles: Developing a cross-cultural theoretical and methodological framework.   Dr. hab. Dorota Brzozowska, University of Opole, Philological Department. Dr. Liisi Laineste, Estonian Literary Museum, Department of Folkloristics.

Studies of zooarchaeological evidence of Estonian and Polish archaeological  sites – continuation. Dr. Piotr Wojtal, Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals, Polish Academy of Sciences. Dr. Lembi Lõugas, Tallinn University,  Institute of History.

Effects of anthropogenic disturbances on organic matter of forest soils. Prof. Dr. hab. Lech Wojciech Szajdak, Institute for Agricultural and Forest Environment, Polish Academy of Sciences. Dr. Tõnu Tõnutare, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Imprinted polymers, integrated with acoustic sensors, for cancer biomarker determination. Dr. Krzysztof Noworyta, Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Dr. Vitali Syritski, Tallinn University of Technology, Department of Materials Science.

Power electronic transformer – an energy router for active power distribution grids. Dr. Ryszard Strzelecki, Gdynia Maritime University, Department of Ship Automation. Dr. Dmitri Vinnikov, Tallinn University of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering.

Algebraic tools and software for automatic control. Dr. Ülle Kotta, Institute of Cybernetics at Tallinn University of Technology. Dr. Zbigniew Bartosiewicz, Białystok University of Technology, Faculty of Computer Science.

Multi-orbital superconductivity with anisotropic pairings. Dr. Grzegorz Litak, Lublin University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Teet Örd, University of Tartu, Institute of Physics.

MAJoRA: Multimodal anger and joy recognition by audiovisual information. Dr. Dorota Kamińska, Łódź University of Technology, Institute of Mechatronics and Information Systems. Dr. Gholamreza Anbarjafari, University of Tartu, Institute of Technology.

Ultrahigh pressure – spark plasma sintering of novel high temperature materials. Dr. Lucyna Jaworska, Institute of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Krakow. Dr. Irina Hussainova, Tallinn University of Technology, Department of Materials Engineering.

ESTONIAN-POLISH JOINT RESEARCH PROJECTS 2013–2015

The Estonian Academy of Sciences and the Polish Academy of Sciences have approved the following joint research projects for a three-year period 2013-2015 under the agreement programme on scientific cooperation between the two academies:

Transition metal and rare-earth ions` spectroscopy in functional materials.
Prof. Andrzej Suchocki, Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Physics.
Prof. Mikhail G. Brik, Institute of Physics, University of Tartu.

Smart power electronics arrangements and control methods for active power distribution grids.
Prof. Ryszard Strzelecki, Gdynia Maritime University, Department of Ship Automation.
Dr. Dmitri Vinnikov, Tallinn University of Technology, Department of Electrical Drives and Power Electronics.

Researches of soil matter decomposition kinetics and pathways by selected marker-compounds.
Prof. dr. hab. Lech Wojciech Szajdak, Doctor Honoris Causa, Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute for Agricultural and Forest Environment.
Prof. Raimo Kõlli, Department of Soil Science and Agrochemistry, Institute of
Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Estonian University of Life Sciences.

Algebraic methods in nonlinear control.
Prof. Zbigniew Bartosiewicz, Białystok University of Technology, Faculty of Computer Science.
Prof. Ülle Kotta, Institute of Cybernetics, Tallinn University of Technology.

Molecular composition of organic carbon in soil water systems.
Prof. dr. hab. Lech Wojciech Szajdak, Doctor Honoris Causa, Institute for Agricultural and Forest Environment, Polish Academy of Sciences.
Prof. Viia Lepane, Tallinn University of Technology, Institute of Chemistry.

Studies of zooarchaeological evidence of Estonian and Polish archaeological sites – continuation.
Dr. Piotr Wojtal, Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals, Polish Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Lembi Lõugas, Department of Archaeobiology and Ancient Technology, Institute of History, Tallinn University.

ESTONIAN-BULGARIAN JOINT RESEARCH PROJECTS 2022–2023

29.12.2021 The Estonian Academy of Sciences and the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences have approved the following joint research projects for years 2022–2023, to be implemented under the cooperation agreement between academies:

Field and experimental studies of actual diseases of honey bees (Apis mellifera I.) from Bulgaria and Estonia
Dr Risto Raimets, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Dr Delka Salkova, Institute of Experimental Morphology Pathology and Anthropology with Museum Department of Experimental Parasitology Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Preparation of composite materials with multifunctional properties: structural studies and application
Dr Valdek Mikli, Tallinn University of Technology, Department of Materials and Environmental Technology
Assoc. Prof. Angelina Koleva Stoyanova, Georgi Nadjakov Institute of Solid State Physics Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Religious Notions. Traditional Beliefs and the Opposition Nature – Culture (New Realities, Theoretical Approaches and Interpretations)
Dr Mare Kõiva, Estonian Literary Museum, Department of Folkloristics
Prof Ekaterina Anastasova, Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Impact of mineral composition on the chrystal-chemical and thermal properties of environmentally efficient comoposites
Dr Tiit Kaljuvee, Tallinn University of Technology, Laboratory of Inorganic Materials
Prof Vilma Stoyanova, Institute of Mineralogy and Crystallography "Acad Iv. Kostov" of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Multicomponent metal oxide thin films for new generation solar cells
Dr Olga Volobujeva, Tallinn University of Technology, Department of Materials and Environmental Technology, Photovoltaic materials research laboratory
Assoc. Prof Maxim Ganchev, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Central Laboratory of solar energy and new energy sources

ESTONIAN-BULGARIAN JOINT RESEARCH PROJECT CALL 2018–2020

The Estonian Academy of Sciences and the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences have approved the following joint research projects for years 2018–2020, to be implemented under the cooperation agreement between academies:

Wide band gap oxide semiconductors for photovoltaic applications
Atanas Katerski,Tallinn University of Technology, Institute of Materials and Environmental Technology.
Maxim Ganchev, Central Laboratory of Solar Energy and New Energy Sources, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

Synthesis and structural investigation of multifunctional materials – ceramics and alloys for their application
Valdek Mikli, Tallinn University of Technology, Institute of Materials and Environmental Technology.
Angelina Koleva Stoyanova-Ivanova, Institute of Solid State Physics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

Impact of intensification on carbonate, phosphate-silicate and sulfide/sulphate systems on their crystal-chemical properties
Tiit Kaljuvee,  Tallinn University of Technology, Laboratory of Inorganic Materials.
Vladislav Kostov, Institute of Mineralogy and Crystallography, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

Dynamic boundaries in dynamic world. Tradition, religion and modernity
Mare Kõiva, Estonian Literary Museum.Ekaterina Anastasova,  Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

ESTONIAN-BULGARIAN JOINT RESEARCH PROJECT CALL 2012–2014

The Estonian Academy of Sciences and the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences have approved the following joint research projects for a three-year period 2012–2014 under the agreement programme on scientific cooperation between the two academies:

Kesterite Based Solar Cells by Chemical Methods.
Prof. Enn Mellikov. Department of Materials Science, Tallinn University of Technology & Dr. Maxim
Ganchev. Central Laboratory for Solar Energy and New Sources of Energy, Bulgarian Academy of
Sciences.

⁶˒⁷Li NMR with Ultrafast MAS: Structure of Li-ion Battery Electrodes.
Prof. Ago Samoson. Technomedicum, Tallinn University of Technology & Dr. Radostina Stoyanova.
Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

Tsunamis in Inland Seas (Black and Baltic Seas).
Dr. Irina Didenkulova.  Institute of Cybernetics, Tallinn University of Technology & Dr. Boyko Ranguelov. Space and Solar-terrestial Research Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

Sacral Space – Holy Places and Local Traditions (Bulgaria and Estonia).
Dr. Mare Kõiva. Estonian Literary Museum & Dr. Ekaterina Anastasova.  Institute of Ethnology and
Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

ESTONIAN-HUNGARIAN JOINT RESEARCH PROJECTS 2022–2024

Estonian Academy of Sciences and Hungarian Academy of Sciences approved the following Estonian-Hungarian Joint Research Projects 2022–2024.

Major and Minor Uralic Languages: Intersections and Mutual Impulses.
Prof. Gerson Klumpp, University of Tartu, Institute of Estonian and General Linquistics, Dr. Éva Katalin Dékány, Hungarian Research Centre for Linguistics

Our Psychological Folkways: Approaches from Semantics, Pragmatics and Metaphysics.
Prof. Bruno Mölder, University of Tartu, Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics, Prof. Demeter Tamás, MTA-BTK Lendület Morals and Science Research Group

Structural dynamics of Photosystem II as studied by steady-state and time-resolved spectroscopy at high pressures.
Prof. Arvi Freiberg, University of Tartu, Institute of Physics, Prof. Garab Győző, Szegedi Biológiai Kutatóközpont Növénybiológiai Intézet

High magnetic field THz spectroscopy of magnetoelectric materials, spin-spiral magnets and spin liquids. Prof. Toomas Rõõm, National Institute of Physics and Chemical Physics, Dr. Karlo Penc, Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics

Global and local elements in contemporary folklore in Hungary and Estonia. Dr. Piret Voolaid, Estonian Literary Museum, Dr. Katalin Vargha, Research Centre for the Humanities, Institute of Ethnology

ESTONIAN-HUNGARIAN JOINT RESEARCH PROJECTS 2019–2021

The Estonian Academy of Sciences and The Hungarian Academy of Sciences received 8 proposals for Joint Research Projects 2019–2021.

The Estonian Academy of Sciences and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences have approved the following joint research projects for years 2019–2021, to be implemented under the cooperation agreement between the academies:

Categorical equivalence in algebra
Prof. Valdis LAAN, Institute of Mathematics, University of Tartu
Dr. László Gyula MÁRKI, Alfred Renyi Institute of Mathematics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

THz spectroscopy of materials  with coupled magnetic and electric orders in high magnetic fields         
Prof. Toomas RÕÕM, National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics
Prof. Karlo PENC, Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics, Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Hungary and Estonia – strongly connected to global value chains
Akad Urmas VARBLANE, University of Tartu, Estonian Academy of Sciences
Prof. Miklós SZANYI, Institute of World Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Morphosyntactic and phonological aspects of Finnougric languages 
Prof. Helle METSLANG, Institute of the Estonian and General Linguistics, University of Tartu
Prof. Beatrix OSZKÓ, Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

ESTONIAN-HUNGARIAN JOINT RESEARCH PROJECTS 2016–2018

The Estonian Academy of Sciences and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences have approved the following joint research projects for years 2016–2018, to be implemented under the cooperation agreement between the academies:

Contact-induced change in Finno-Ugric languages
Dr. Eva Katalin DEKANY, Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Prof. Helle METSLANG, Institute of the Estonian and General Linguistics, University of Tartu

Interaction of electromagnetic radiation with magnetoelectric and magnetic materials
Dr. Karlo PENC, Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics, Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Dr. Toomas RÕÕM, National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics

Spectroscopy of doped borates crystals for quantum optics and dosimetry
Dr. Gabor CORRADI, Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics, Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Dr. Vitali NAGIRNYI, Institute of Physics, University of Tartu

Categorical equivalence in algebra
Dr. Laszlo MARKI, Alfred Renyi Institute of Mathematics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Dr. Valdis LAAN, Institute of Mathematics, University of Tartu

ESTONIAN-HUNGARIAN JOINT RESEARCH PROJECTS 2013–2015

The Estonian Academy of Sciences and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences have approved the following joint research projects for years 2013-2015, to be implemented under the cooperation agreement between the academies:Sociocultural aspects of linguistic variation in the Estonian and Hungarian language area
Dr. Csilla BARTHA, Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Dr. Mari UUSKÜLA, Institute of the Estonian Language

Infrared, ESR and NMR spectroscopy of functional insulators in high magnetic fields and low temperatures
Dr. Karlo PENC, Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics, Wigner Research Centre for Physics,  Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Dr. Urmas NAGEL, National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics

Recombination luminescence of doped borates: origin and application in dosimetry
Dr. Gabor CORRADI, Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics, Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Dr. Vitali NAGIRNYI, Institute of Physics, University of Tartu

Thermal and mechanical phenomena in media with multiscale microstructure
Dr. Peter VAN, Institute of Particle and Nuclear Physics, Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Prof. Jüri ENGELBRECHT, Institute of Cybernetics, Tallinn University of Technology

Categorical equivalence in algebra
Dr. Laszlo MARKI, Alfred Renyi Institute of Mathematics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Prof. Kalle KAARLI, Institute of Mathematics, University of Tartu

CZECH-ESTONIAN JOINT RESEARCH PROJECTS 2021–2023

The Estonian Academy of Sciences and the Czech Academy of Sciences have approved the following joint research mobility projects 2021–2023

Numerical and experimental study of wave propagation in solids with inner structure
Prof Arkadi Berezovski, Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech), Department of Cybernetics
Prof Radek Kolman, Institute of Thermomechanics of the Czech Academy of Sciences

Literary Representations of Early Modern Crisis in Central and North Eastern Europe
Prof Kristi Viiding, Under and Tuglas Literature Centre Estonian Academy of Sciences
Prof Lucie Storchová, Institute of Philosphy of the Czech Academy of Sciences

Gas sensor materials with combines photoluminescent, electrical and mass-sensitive readout
Prof Raivo Jaaniso, University of Tartu Institute of Physics
Prof Michal Novotny, Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences

ESTONIAN-CZECH JOINT RESEARCH PROJECTS 2018–2020

The Estonian Academy of Sciences and the Czech Academy of Sciences have approved the following joint research projects for years 2018–2020, to be implemented under the cooperation agreement between the academies:

Development of Nanophosphors and Thin Films for Optical Gas Sensing
Dr. Raivo Jaaniso, Tartu Ülikool, füüsika instituut
Dr. Michal Novotný, Tšehhi Teaduste Akadeemia füüsika instituut

Non-invasive Sampling and Analysis of Body Fluids of Sportsmen for Optimization of Training Load
Prof. Ruth Shimmo, Tallinna Ülikool, loodus- ja terviseteaduste instituut
Dr. Petr Kubáň, Tšehhi Teaduste Akadeemia analüütilise keemia instituut

Youth Political Participation in Post-Communist Europe
Prof. Airi-Alina Allaste, Tallinna Ülikool, ühiskonnateaduste instituut
Prof. Tomáš Kostelecký, Tšehhi Teaduste Akadeemia sotsioloogia instituut

ESTONIAN-CZECH JOINT RESEARCH PROJECTS 2015–2017

The Estonian Academy of Sciences and Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic have approved the following Czech-Estonian joint research projects for years 2015-2017, to be implemented under the cooperation agreement between the academies:

Advanced numerical modelling of dynamic processes in solids                                                      
Dr. Arkadi Berezovski, Institute of Cybernetics at Tallinn University of Technology                        
Dr. Radek Kolman, Institute of Thermomechanics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
           
Mito-DNA dynamics in neuronal development and bioenergetics in Wolfram Syndrome                  
Dr. Petr Ježek, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Institute of Physiology                   
Dr. Michal Cagalinec, University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology
           
Advanced scintillation materials based on multicomponent garnet and silicate compounds   
Dr. Svetlana Zazubovich,  Institute of Physics, University of Tartu                                                     
Dr. Martin Nikl,  Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

International Forum for Exchange. The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings – established in 1951 – provide a globally recognised forum for exchange between Nobel Laureates and young scientists. They inspire scientific generations and build sustainable networks of young scientists around the world. Since 1951, the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings offer scientists numerous opportunities to inspire and network with one another. More information see www.lindau-nobel.org.

70th Lindau Meeting (Interdisciplinary)

Kristjan Kalam (University of Tartu, Institute of Physics, Laboratory of Thin-Film Technology, Junior Research Fellow in Material Science) and Urmeli Katus (University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine, Dean's Office, Faculty of Medicine, Advisor, guideline development group) are invited to particiapte in the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (2020 Interdisciplinary #LINO20).
660 young scientists from 101 countries are invited to the 70th anniversary of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.

69th Lindau  Nobel Laureate Meeting (physics) – a winner announced

Mr. Priidik Gallagher, Graduate Student (the Institute of Physics, University of Tartu) won the right to participate in the Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting 30 June – 5 July 2019.

The meeting’s key topics will be cosmology, laser physics and gravitational waves. Selected participants - 580 young scientists from 88 countries are outstanding undergraduates,

PhD Students and post-docs under age of 35, conducting research in the field of physics. Among the 42 participating laureates are the 2018 Nobel Laureates in Physics, Donna Strickland and Gérard Mourou.

Since 1951, the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings offer scientists numerous opportunities to inspire and network with one another. More information see www.lindau-nobel.org.

68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (physiology and medicine)

Three young researchers from Estonia won right to participate through a two-stage selection process, first the national competition, organised by the Estonian Academy of Sciences, and the following assessment by the scientific panel of the Lindau Meeting Council.

They were Uku Haljasorg (Postdoc, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel), Kristi Huik (Postdoc, National Institute for Health, USA) and Liis Lemsalu (PhD Student, University of Tartu, Junior Researcher, The National Institute for Health Development).

Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings bring annually together Nobel laureates and young talents all over the world. 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting was dedicated to physiology and medicine and took place from 24–29 June 2018.

For more information see www.lindau-nobel.org.

67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (Chemistry; June 2017): national competition closed – a winner announced

As an academic partner of the Lindau Meetings, Estonian Academy of Sciences organised a national contest and singled out three bright young researchers. They were nominated for the next stage – an international competition where a review panel of the organising council would make the final selection of participants for the coming Meeting. Now the results have been made public: Mr. Gert Preegel Institute of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Tallinn University of Technology) will represent Estonia in Lindau.

Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings bring annually together Nobel laureates and some 400 aspiring young talents all over the world under the motto “Educate. Inspire. Connect”. For more information, see www.lindau-nobel.org.

66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting: fresh personal impressions

Since 1951, Nobel laureates and talented young researchers meet once a year in a small picturesque town of Lindau, Germany. In June 2016 the 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (dedicated to physics and related fields of research) took place. Some 400 aspiring young researchers from all over the world met more than 30 Nobel Laureates, to exchange knowledge and ideas, to share their enthusiasm for science and to establish new contacts.

Through a two-stage selection process - first the national competition, organised by the Estonian Academy of Sciences, and the following assessment by the evaluation panel of the Lindau Meeting Council, Ms. Marta Tarkanovskaja, a PhD student (the Institute of Physics, University of Tartu) won the right to participate. Her participation was supported by the Foundation Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings conjointly with sponsors and by the Estonian Academy of Sciences.

See the fresh personal impressions of our participant here.

The lectures of Nobel laureates can be watched at: http://www.mediatheque.lindau-nobel.org/

65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Since 1951, Nobel laureates and talented young researchers meet once a year in a small picturesque town in Lindau, Germany. From 28 June to 3 July 2015, some 650 aspiring young researchers from all over the world will meet some 70 Nobel Laureates,  to exchange knowledge and ideas, to share their enthusiasm for science and to establish new contacts. The coming meeting will be interdisciplinary, assembling  scientists across the fiels of physics, chemistry and medicine/physiology. Two young Estonians  have won a right to participate through a two-stage selection process, first the national competition, organised by the Estonian Academy of Sciences, and the following assessment by the scientific panel of the Lindau Meeting Council. They are Ms. Olesja Bondarenko (PhD) of the National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics and Mr. Mihkel Kama (PhD), at present of Leiden University.

L'OREAL BALTIC FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME „FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE”:
2017 call for applications closed

Founded in 1998, the L’Oréal-UNESCO ForWomen in Science partnership was created to recognize and promote talented women in science, to reduce gender inequality, to inspire the next generation of women.  Since the launch of the programme, more than 2500 women researchers from over 112 countries have received support for building their career.

In 2017, outstanding Estonian woman researchers have an opportunity to join the programme: one fellowship of 6000 EUR will be awarded to a PhD under the age of 40 working in Estonia in the field of life and environmental sciences or physical sciences.

The call was open from 23 January 2017, with deadline on 7 March 2017. In total, 23 applications from Estonia were submitted. A jury established by the Estonian Academy of Sciences will evaluate the applications. The Fellowship Board, composed of the representative of L'Oreal Baltic, President of the Academy Tarmo Soomere and Chairperson of the Estonian National Commission of UNESCO Kristin Kuutma, will take the final decision.

The winner will be announced in the end of April; the winner will receive the award at the official ceremony that will be held in Riga, Latvia on May 26, 2017.