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Estonian Research Council

Estonian Research Council is a governmental foundation, established to concentrate the funding in research and development and to guarantee the overall functioning of the financing systems. The body is the main funding organization of R&D, consolidating different grants and types of funding and giving more visibility to research. The Council has also Science Communication Department, which runs a wide variety of science communication activities:

  • the Estonian Science Communication Award
  • national competitions for students and educational researches
  • science education and communication TV programmes
  • Media campaign promoting career options in Science and Technology (

Science Communication Department also organizes teacher trainings for student research supervisors and events for school students (science conference and science camp).