Estonian Research Council
The Estonian Research Council is a private body fulfilling public functions, responsible for the Ministry of Education and Research of Estonia. Its main goal is to support the most promising research initiatives in all fields of basic and applied research including humanities and social sciences.
ETAg runs several national programmes for research: Health R&D programme, Environmental Conservation and Environmental Technology R&D Programme and Estonian Research Infrastructures Roadmap activities. ETAg has been partner in more than 20 ERA-NETs, and has fulfilled a variety of functions (e.g. manager of proposal submissions, organizer of several type of events, etc.).
ETAg has participated as core partner in several projects, oriented to support international cooperation (PHOENIX, INCO NET EECA, INCO NET CA/SC, etc.)
ETAg acts as National Contact Point for Horizon 2020, coordinates participation in the COST network and consults mobile researchers through the EURAXESS network and manages the Estonian R&D Liaison Office in Brussels.
The Estonian Research Council is also responsible for coordination of several international, bi- and multinational cooperation programmes (BONUS, EUROCORES and others).
ETAg is the authorized processor of the Estonian Research Information System, the information channel for submitting and processing grant applications, as well as submitting and confirming project reports.
ETAg runs a wide variety of science communication activities, and leads a national programme for science popularization.