The Ministry of Science has approved 17 scholarships for doctoral studies, for which it has allocated around 750,000 euros, announced this Government department.
They explained that the scholarships include a monthly fee of €700 for researchers, free tuition fees for doctoral studies at universities in Montenegro and research money, an important segment of which is international or intersectoral mobility, up to ten thousand euros a year.
On April 24, the Ministry announced the second competition for the award of doctoral research scholarships.
They stated that by the expiry of the application deadline, 33 applications have been received, followed by an evaluation process.
The Ministry has prepared a list of approved scholarships for doctoral research, comprising 17 scholarship recipients, 13 in the fields of science-mathematical, technical-technological, medical and agricultural sciences, and four in social sciences and humanities.
"Last year, the Ministry first announced an open competition for attractive doctoral scholarships and research conditions when 19 candidates were selected and about 750,000 euros were allocated for them," the statement said.
This year, they pointed out, that number is rising to 36, which means that in two years they have allocated 1.5 million euros for strengthening human resources and research capacity.
"The intention of the Ministry is to announce the same competition next year, in order to reach a critical mass of about 50 young researchers and the ultimate goal of retaining talents in Montenegro," the statement concludes.
Text by MINA News, on October 18th, 2019, read more at Vijesti