Latvia: VIAA

Name of Funding agency

Valsts izglītības attīstības aģentūra

Geographical coverage (national/regional)


Name of the programme/initiative

Support for participation in European Union’s research and technology development programs  

Programme website

Programme owner


Program manager (executing funding organisation)


Contact person(s) (e-mail, tel.)

Maija Bundule; ; +371 67785423

Funding Commitment

800 000 EUR

Anticipated number of fundable research partners


Maximum funding per grant awarded to a partner

 in average 70 000 EUR per project year

Type of research eligible for funding: eligible TRL range

TRL1 -TRL8: fundamental research, applied research; experimental development

Funding rates                                (approx.)

The funding of RTD activities is provided pursuant in accordance with the Regulation of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia No 259 on the procedure for providing support for participation in international cooperation programs for research and technology (adopted on 26 June 2015).

Major eligibility criteria
(e.g. types of organisations, thematic restriction, cost types and caps)

R&D institutions (research institutes, universities, higher education establishments, research centres etc.) must be listed in the Registry of Research Institutions operated by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia.  Private entity must be registered in the Registry of Enterprises of the Republic of Latvia, provide most of its R&D&I activities in the Republic of Latvia and be able to submit its financial statements for the last two closed financial years.

No more than two partners from Latvia may participate in the project.                                Project eligible cost types:

  1. Direct costs: personnel costs, travels costs, subcontracts (up to 25% of total direct costs), other direct costs such as consumables, equipment (only depreciation costs), materials and etc.;
  2. Indirect costs: can reach a maximum of 25% of total direct costs, excluding subcontracting costs.

Submission of the proposal at national/regional level (schedule, cut-off dates, deadlines, etc.)


Submission of financial and scientific reports at the national/regional level

Once a year the project partner should submit to VIAA the periodic scientific report and financial report

 Further guidance