The Research Council of Lithuania (LMT) established in 1991, is a state budget institution that acts as an expert on science policy and as an advisory body to the Parliament of Lithuania and the Government on strategic issues of research and higher education. LMT is a core body of Lithuanian R&D funding system and is entrusted to implement the grant-based research funding.
Part of LMT work results are in-depth reports on the most important issues of research, the efficiency and quality of R&D policy and higher education. LMT contributes to the science policy formation and is involved in legislative issues of the Lithuanian science and studies system. Major focus is on the development of a science-oriented society in the context of globalisation and internationalisation.