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Students and residents at Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) are welcome to apply for research and innovation grants until 17 February. These grants are aimed at motivating students to get involved in research. All you need is an idea and a plan for your research or business project. By applying for a grant, you can receive up to EUR 4,000 to carry out your research.

‘By getting involved in research, you can broaden your horizons and gain practical experience in your chosen field of study,’

explains Līga Pūsepa, RSU Student Union (Studējošo pašpārvalde, SP) Research Director. ‘Besides, scientific research develops your critical thinking, which is very important, especially now in the digital age.’

Full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate students at RSU and residents can apply for the grants. Students can apply for grants as a team of two to five members, while residents can apply individually or as a team of up to five members.

The team must attract at least one mentor (a specialist in the field) and all documents must be agreed upon with the mentor before submitting the application.

The grant provides funding for purchasing materials, reagents, and the services necessary for the implementation of the project, and representation expenses (including travel expenses for presenting the grant idea). The grant is also meant to help with funding for presentations at scientific conferences or publishing the results of the grant research.

‘The financial support is a great opportunity to produce high quality research, as you can focus all your attention on the research, instead of thinking about the costs,’

explains Pūsepa. 

A total of about 40 applications have been received since 2021 when RSU started awarding student research and innovation grants. Student teams of 2 to 5 members, as well as residents have been among the recipients. ‘We are very pleased with the high number of applications that we receive in each call, but the demand is higher than we can support. We are therefore actively working on fundraising to be able to foster the development of student research,’ adds Pūsepa.

If you have any questions, please contact Līga Pūsepa, RSU SP Research Director: liga[pnkts]pusepaatrsu[pnkts]lv