LT: Lithuania  LMT - Research Council of Lithuania

The Research Council of Lithuania (hereinafter referred to as the Council) advises and provides expert evaluations to the Seimas (Parliament) of the Republic of Lithuania and the Government of the Republic of Lithuania on the issues of research and the training of researchers. The Council organizes the evaluation of research and experimental development (R&D) and doctoral studies carried out by the country's science and studies institutions, executes the assessment of competitive funding of R&D works and encourages the integration of the country's natural and legal persons into the international research area. The Council allocates funds to state‐commissioned and researchers‐initiated research, the projects of international cooperation programmes and activities promoting careers and mobility of researchers. The Council is the most active Lithuanian public sector institution and receives the most funding from the European Commission (EC). At the present Council is involved in 13 programmes and initiatives, and the funding from the European Commission for the aforementioned programmes and initiatives currently amounts to 815 kEUR.