4. HORIZONTAL ACTIVITIES
» Policy development
Estonian Research Council is a governmental foundation that was established to concentrate the funding
of R&D and guarantee the better functioning of financing systems.
We support researchers, award research grants, and facilitate applied research in the fields of smart
We represent Estonia at international organisations, coordinate participation in international
cooperation programmes and support international cooperation by means of counselling and funding.
We analyse research information and the impact of funding decisions, evaluate the efficiency and
impact of grant usage, and the public access to research information.
We manage the Estonian Research Information System (ETIS) that contains information on R&D
institutions, researchers, research projects and research outputs.
We help to get young people attracted to science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and raise
public awareness about science and its importance to society.