Until recently one of the animal kingdom's most deadly diseases, the African swine fever (ASF), was unstoppable. The only way to slow down spread of the virus was to cull and burn infected animals. Thanks to efforts by virologists from Russia and the U.S., there is a chance to entirely defeat the devastating virus.
90 international research groups from Russia and Taiwan submitted their proposals. Best projects selected through the review process by RSF and MOST were supported by the expert community in both countries.
6 winners will get funding to implement research projects in chemistry, biology, medicine, humanities and engineering sciences.
The size of a grant from the Russian side will be from 4 to 6 million rubles annually. The project is designed for 3 years, the implementation will start in August this year.
On July 15 in the course of the visit of the delegation of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) headed by Vice-President Mrs. Christine Mannhalter RSF signed cooperation agreement with FWF in the field of frontier research. The agreement facilitates conducting joint calls of proposals to support international cooperation in frontier research in all fields. The parties plan to launch the first joint call by the end of this year.
More than 120 international scientific groups from Russia and Germany submitted their proposals. Peer-reviews were implemented by the Russian and by the German side independently.
According to the call requirements the necessary condition of the RSF grant is the decision of MOST to fund Taiwanese research team conducting the joint research project.
The Foundation will announce the winners after the final agreement with the Taiwanese partner on the assessment of the proposals received from the Taiwanese research teams.