13 November, 2023 11:19

RSF advances joint research with China

The Russian Science Foundation and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) are continuing their strategic collaboration in the field of joint Sino-Russian research projects of outstanding scientific quality. Today partners announced 51 new awards of their third joint call for proposals in chemistry and material science, life sciences and social sciences. The aim is to fund high quality research that makes significant societal and scientific impact.
Credit: RSF Press Office

The review of the projects was carried out by both Russian and Chinese parties in parallel independently. The teams that were awarded obtained positive assessments from the reviewers in both countries. Applicants will be informed in writing of the results of the review and, where applicable, of the subsequent administrative steps according to the respective national regulations.

Joint research projects allow researchers in Russia to collaborate with researchers in China. The projects will have a duration of three years, with funding on the Russian side amounting to 4-7 million Russian rubles annually for the period of 2024-2026.

Topics range from the study of Parkinson’s disease and autism spectrum disorders to plants protection and microbiome in permafrost regions in total funding amount of approximately 1059 million Russian rubles for the next three years.

The next call for proposals is scheduled for launch in February 2024 for projects with funding period of FY 2025-2027.

Since 2021, 148 jointly organised research projects have been funded under the RSF-NSFC cooperation.

Detailed information about the call and the list of winners are presented in the "Funding".


According to Nature Index 2023, China is now the Russia's second biggest single-country partner for high-profile collaborative research, after the USA, pushing Germany into third place.

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