International and funding opportunities

Latvian State Scholarship (VIAA)

Doctoral students, who are citizens from countries that have signed an agreement with Latvia or offer scholarships for Latvian citizens, can apply for the Latvian state scholarships. You can find eligibility criteria and other useful information here.

Application for foreign students is open once a year (usually from 1st of February to the 1st of April).
According to the Latvian State Scholarship, please contact your university foreign student coordinator.

ERASMUS Opportunities for doctoral students

Doctoral students are eligible to participate in ERASMUS+ student mobility programme. To study abroad with Erasmus+, you must be registered in a higher education institution and enrolled in studies leading to a recognised degree or tertiary-level qualification. Your period of study abroad must be relevant for your degree-related learning and personal development needs and be part of the study programme that you are following.

Erasmus+ is the EU Programme in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for the period 2021-2027. The general objective of the Programme is to support, through lifelong learning, the educational, professional and personal development of people in education, training, youth and sport, in Europe and beyond, thereby contributing to sustainable growth, quality jobs and social cohesion, to driving innovation, and to strengthening European identity and active citizenship.

There are 2 options for doctoral students to choose:

  1. Your short-term study period abroad can last a minimum of 5 days and a maximum of 30 days.
  2. Your long-term study period abroad can last a minimum of 2 months (or 1 academic term or trimester) and a maximum of 12 months.

Necessary steps to apply for ERASMUS + study mobility programme:

  1. Find the course/seminar/conference you are interested in (make sure that its duration is not less than 5 days)
    One of the useful sources is
  2. If you plan to apply for a course, make sure with the programme director that the course finally will be counted for your study programme.
  3. Discuss the benefits of the participation in the mobility with your scientific supervisor and Joint doctoral programme director
  4. Check with the ERASMUS+ project manager if your HEI has an inter-institutional agreement with the host organisation
  5. If the mobility is fully relevant and useful for your study and research progress, apply for it, contacting your HEI ERASMUS project manager.

Eligibility criteria

The students are selected according to the following criteria: 

  • Average mark above 7;
  • No academic and financial debts
  • English language proficiency
  • Additionally, students have to submit a motivation letter to ERASMUS project manager.

Other funding opportunities


The DAAD is the world’s largest funding organisation for the international exchange of students and researchers. Every year, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) supports well over 100,000 German and international students and researchers around the globe – making it the world’s largest funding organisation of its kind.

DAAD scholarships are aimed primarily at graduates, doctoral students and postdocs and are awarded for study and research visits to universities and non-university research institutions in Germany. In some programmes, internships are also funded.

DAAD offers:

  1. Research Grants – One-Year Grants for Doctoral Candidates
  2. Research Grants – Short-Term Grants
  3. Research Grants – Bi-nationally Supervised Doctoral Degrees / Cotutelle

For more information visit DAAD webpage


Continuing a longstanding American commitment to the Baltic region, the Baltic-American Freedom Foundation (BAFF) mission is to deepen the ties between and among Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and the United States through programs of education and exchange centering on economic growth and democratic values.

The Research Scholar Program fosters the exchange of ideas between the Baltic states and the U.S. and stimulates international collaboration and research efforts. It promotes mutual enrichment, further strengthening ties between the nations and providing invaluable career and personal development opportunities for participants to leverage in their leadership roles upon return to their home countries and institutions.

Who is eligible to apply

Senior academic and research professionals are encouraged to apply. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. degree, or have significant relevant professional experience. Applicants must design and develop their own projects.
Applicants to the Research Scholar Program must:

  • Hold a passport from Estonia, Latvia, or Lithuania
  • Not have immediate family members that are BAFF employees, BAFF Advisory Board, or Board of Directors members
  • Agree to return to your home country for a minimum of two years immediately post-scholarship

Eligibility criteria

The students are selected according to the following criteria: 

  • Average mark above 7;
  • No academic and financial debts
  • English language proficiency
  • Additionally, students have to submit a motivation letter to ERASMUS project manager.


EDAMBA, the ‘European Doctoral programs Association in Management & Business Administration’ is an international non-profit association currently operating in 28 countries. Our mission is to develop common ideas, values, evaluation criteria, standards and practices to assess and enhance the quality of doctoral education, through the exchange of experiences and cooperation in a global network. EDAMBA members are committed to creating and sharing initiatives and achieving excellence whilst appreciating and promoting collaboration, diversity and community building.

For doctoral students EDAMBA offers:

  • Annual Summer Research Academy

The EDAMBA Summer Research Academy is aimed at doctoral students in the management and business fields. The EDAMBA Summer Research Academy is aimed at giving an analysis and some important perspectives on the challenges facing management and business research in the changing world order. It has become evident that this process is very challenging for the economy and society.    

The purpose of the Research Academy is to contribute to the emergence of PhD student independent intellectual identity through academic discussions and presentation.

The academy will give introductions to some of the essential philosophical issues surrounding management and business research, and to the issues surrounding the field and its research methods locating these in relation to what is seen in the other social sciences and in the intellectual development of thinking more generally about business and society.  

For more information, please visit EDAMBA Summer Research Academy webpage.

  • EDAMBA-EAISM seminars (ERASMUS funds for doctoral students available)

European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management, EIASM’s mission is to foster and support innovative, rigorous, responsible and impactful research in management, governance and related disciplines.

EIASM offers a wide range of useful doctoral seminars. Please find an overview of doctoral seminars here.

For scientific supervisors, or those who plan to become a supervisor EDAMBA offers:

  • The EDAMBA-EIASM Consortium of Doctoral Supervision

The Winter Academy launched in 2008 aims at developing competent supervisors for addressing the shortage of qualified faculty in Business and Management studies in the European Universities and Business Schools. In the steps of the Winter Academy, as a joint initiative between EIASM and EDAMBA in shaping the new landscape of global doctoral education, EDAMBA runs as of January 2012 a joint workshop on the importance of supervision in doctoral education.

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