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Postdoctoral Fellowships


The Faculty of Philosophy is participating in the project "Postdoctoral Fellowship Implementation in Lithuania".
Projects are funded according to the Measure for Enhancing Mobility of Scholars and Other Researchers and the Promotion of Student Research (VP1-3.1-ŠMM-01) under the Program of Human Resources Development Action Plan.

 The goals of Postdoctoral Fellowships are:

-  upgrading the qualifications and competencies of scholars;
-  promoting the researcher mobility between sectors, fields, institutions, and countries, as well as the mobility between the public and private sectors.

 Eligibility Conditions

Scholars from Lithuania and abroad who have been awarded a Ph.D. degree within the period of 3 years (maternal and childcare leave are not taken into account) may apply for the Postdoctoral Fellowships Funding Competition. The duration of the Fellowships is up to 2 years. Prospective Applicants may come from the scientific fields of the social sciences, humanities, physical sciences, biomedical sciences and technological sciences. Postdoctoral fellowships are assigned for scientific research or R&D projects which are supervised by a scientist employed by the host institution.

Current Postdoctoral fellowships

No. Postdoc Research subject Year Supervisor
1. dr. Vytautas Kuokštis Economic Crisis in the Baltic States in 2008-2010: Lessons and Theoretical Implications 2013-2015 prof. Zenonas Norkus
2. dr. Berniūnas Renatas Defining the Domain of Morality: An Intercultural Investigation in the Psychology of Morality 2013-2015 prof. Gintautas Valickas
3. dr. Daukšas Darius Deterritorialization of Ethnic and National Identity: The Cases of Periphery and Migration 2012-2014 prof. Algimantas Valantiejus
4. dr. Matuzevičius Dalius An Investigation of Sensoric Factors Influencing Stereovision 2012-2014 prof. Henrikas Vaitkevičius
5. dr. Kirtiklis Kęstutis An Outline of Philosophy of Communication Studies 2010-2012 prof. Marius Povilas
6. dr. Kabelka Gintaras Post-Soviet Transformation of Lithuanian Philosophy from the Viewpoint of the Sociology of Knowledge 2010-2012 prof. Zenonas Norkus



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The Faculty of Philosophy is unique within the Vilnius University (and Lithuania on the whole) by virtue of the variety of scientific disciplines convened in it, and therefore it can reasonably be called “a university within university”. This variety is reminiscent of the times when the terms “philosophy” and “science” had the same meaning.

From the historical point of view, one could say that entire Lithuanian science originates behind the walls of the Faculty of Philosophy at Vilnius University, because it is the oldest faculty of the oldest university in Lithuania. This is described in more detail in the article “Some Features of the History of the Faculty of Philosophy”, written by a long-time professor of our faculty Romanas Plečkaitis (1933-2009) as part of the book Vilnius University. Faculty of Philosophy. 1579-1989-2009, which was published when the Faculty together with Vilnius University was celebrating its 430th anniversary of birth and 20th anniversary of rebirth.

Currently research is carried out in the Faculty in three out of six science fields formally discerned in Lithuania (B000 – Biomedical Sciences, H000 – Humanities, S000 – Social Sciences). Around 80 scientists (17 of them – full professors as of 2012) are breaking the soil in the areas of philosophy, education science, psychology, social work, and sociology. They are assisted by more than 60 doctoral candidates, of whom around 15 successfully maintain their doctoral theses annually. The Faculty is the leader in the branches of philosophy, psychology, sociology in Lithuania, this fact also being testified by the independently implemented corresponding doctoral programs.

The scientific practice at the Faculty is based on the principles of academic freedom and responsibility, unity of studies and research, active participation in scientific community in Lithuania and abroad, responsibility for Lithuanian culture and openness to other cultures.


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