The founder of the scholarship is a patron, Australian Latvian Eigits Dāvis Timermanis. The scholarship aims to support outstanding researchers who carry out economically relevant research in social sciences, which contributes to competitiveness in the broadest sense of the term.


The scholarship is intended for the University of Latvia (UL) doctoral students in social sciences and doctoral degree applicants in social sciences who study at the UL Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Business, Management and Economics, and Faculty of Law. Applicants can be the UL employees.

Scholarship amount: up to EUR 7 000 (a single scholarship).

Number of scholarships: not stipulated.

Scholarship committee: Dean of the UL Faculty of Law Assoc. Prof. Anita Rodiņa (Chairman of the Scholarship commission), Dean of the UL Faculty of Social Sciences Prof. Jānis Ikstens, Dean of the UL Faculty of Business, Management and Economics Prof. Gundars Bērziņš, Public Relations Specialist of the UL Faculty of Social Sciences Sandra Baltruka, Public Relations Specialist of the UL Faculty of Law Agate Marta Šāvēja and Manager of Marketing and Communication of the UL Faculty of Business, Management and Economics Evija Ansonska.


Beneficiaries are expected within the period of 10 months to carry out research in social sciences, which would promote competitiveness in a broad sense of the term. The results of the research must be published in high-quality scientific journals. The researchers should participate in scientific communication activities and hold public events (e.g. open lectures under the auspices of doctoral school).


Scholarship recipients and beneficiaries

In the 2020/2021 academic year - Viktorija Soņeca.

In the 2019/2020 academic year – Laura Kadile and Ilgvars Rukers.
In the 2018/2019 academic year – Kristīne Petrovska.
In the 2017/2018 academic year – Ieva Pūķe and Madara Apsalone.

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