25 December, 2023 15:18

RSF fuels joint research with Iran

The Russian Science Foundation and the Iran National Science Foundation (INSF) are building their strategic collaboration in the field of joint research projects of outstanding scientific quality. Today partners announced the first 15 awards of their first joint call for proposals in Life Sciences, Materials Science and Health Research. The aim is to fund high quality research that has the potential for high societal and scientific impact.

The review of the projects was carried out by both Russian and Iranian 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 Iran. 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.

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


The Iran National Science Foundation (INSF) is the largest basic research funder in Iran. INSF annually funds around 1000 research projects, and since 2016 has successfully run joint funding programs with the National Natural Science Foundation of Chine (NSFC), German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

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