- Industrial biotechnology;
- Electrochemical and thermoelectric technologies in energy;
- Intelligent technologies in robotic and mechatronic systems;
- Risk reduction and reduction and mitigation of disasters of natural and technogenic origin;
- Restorative, adaptive and regenerative medicine;
- Quantum communication and computation;
- New agricultural technologies of the food chain for optimization of the nutrition of the population in Russia;
- Neuro- and cognitive studies.
RSF received 1,400 proposals in total from the researchers from all over the country. The independent external review of these proposals was carried out both by Russian and foreign expert reviewers, who prepared about 5000 substantiated review conclusions.
This call of proposals has proved a record high in quality of applications as a mere 2% of them were treated not eligible by formal reasons after initial documents check.
The greatest number of winners came in the following research areas: Biology and Life Sciences, Basic Research for Medicine, and Engineering. The funding will be provided to both universities and academic sector that were represented almost equally.
Grants will be allocated to the researchers in 2016 – 2018 with the possibility of extension for one or two years. Grant size will range from 4 to 6 million rubles annually.