RSF invites proposals from early-career researchers



Call Opening: 14 February 2019

Deadline for Applications: 22 March (individual grants)/ 15 March (small youth team)

Project Duration: 2 (individual grants) / 3+2 (small youth team) years

Subject Areas: all fields of fundamental research

Max grant size: 1.5 million rubles (individual grants)/ 5 million rubles (small youth team) yearly per project

Conditional relocation/mobility bonus (individual grants only): 500 000 rubles.


The applicant should be under 33 (individual grants) / 35 (small team leaders) years old.

The applicant should have in the past 5 years at least 3 (individual grants) / 5 (small team leaders) publications in Web of Science/Scopus (2/3 - for social sciences and humanities)

It is expected that the results of this call will be available by 30 June with funding available in July 2019.



The RSF funding schemes are open to top researchers from all over the world who wish to carry out a project in a host institution in Russia. In 2017, the young scientists support program resulted in awards for 504 young scientists under the age of 33 (individual grants) and for 239 youth research groups. In 2018, RSF released 816 new grants for early-career researchers, 503 individual grants and 313 small team grants respectively.