Сurrent contests

Competition for RSF grants in the priority area of basic and exploratory research led by international research teams.

The open public competition is held in association with the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan.

Grants are disbursed for basic and exploratory research in 2016–2018 in subject areas specified in the competition documents.
The competition only allows projects developed by international research teams, each of them consisting of a Russian research team and a Taiwanese research team. The Russian research team may include scientists regardless of their job position, academic credentials, citizenship, legal organizational form, and form of ownership of the company they are employed or engaged in civil law relations with.

Project themes:
Mathematics, informatics, and systems sciences;
Physics and space sciences;
Chemistry and material sciences;
Biology and life sciences;
Basic research for medicine;
Agricultural sciences;
Humanities and social sciences;
Engineering sciences.

Grant amount:   RUB 4 (four) to 6 (six) million per year.  
Proposal submission deadline:  March 15, 2016, 12:00 MSK
Competition results:   not later than July 1, 2016

General terms and conditions of RSF grant disbursement:

The RSF disburses a grant to a Russian research team on non-repayable basis according to the results of the competition under the terms and conditions designated by the Foundation through Russian scientific and higher education institutions as well as international scientific institutions situated in the Russian Federation, which will provide a base for project implementation. The MOST disburses a grant to a Taiwanese research team conducting basic and exploratory research under the terms and conditions designated by the MOST.
Грант MOST предоставляется тайваньскому научному коллективу,осуществляющему фундаментальные научные исследования и поисковые научные исследования на условиях, предусмотренных MOST.

The Taiwanese research team must get an MOST grant for project implementation in order to be eligible for an RSF grant.

The scope and title of the project proposed for an RSF grant must be identical to the scope and title of the project proposed for an MOST grant.

A scientist who leads a project supported by the RSF that is still ongoing at the time of proposal submission can not be the head of a Russian research team.
Russian and Taiwanese organizations must disclose a letter of agreement to the proposal, stating their willingness to provide the infrastructure and equipment necessary for project implementation, their plans and schedule for work that is expected to be completed within the project, procedures for the use of intellectual property created by cooperative intellectual labor during project implementation, and their awareness of the requirements that the Foundation imposes on the Russian research team.

Projects identical content-wise to a project proposed to the competitions of the Foundation, other scientific foundations or institutions (apart from those covered by the competition documents), or a project that is currently being implemented at the expense of foundations or institutions, government (municipal) order, development programs, or financed using budget funds are not allowed by the Foundation.

In order to be eligible for a grant, a research team must oblige to promulgate the results of their research by publishing them in peer-reviewed Russian and foreign scientific journals.

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