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15 June, 2020 16:17

RSF-NSFC Cooperation: 1st Call for Proposals

To facilitate the support of collaborative work between Russian and Chinese research groups, the Russian Science Foundation (RSF) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) jointly announce their first call for proposals for bilateral Joint Research Projects for the funding period 2021-2023 in all fields of science.

Joint Research Projects should combine the complementary expertise of the project partners; the project parts should be closely integrated so that one part could not be carried out without the other and there should be substantial scientific input from both sides.

Project applications must be submitted in parallel to RSF (Russian team) and to NSFC (Chinese team) in accordance with each agency’s application guidelines.

Project review will be carried out by the parties independently. Funding will be awarded for the proposals recommended for funding by the experts from both countries.

The size of one RSF grant is from 4 to 6 million roubles per project per year, these research projects are planned for the implementation during 2021-2023.

Proposals can be submitted until 31 July with results announced in December 2020.

Detailed information about the call and the requirements for the participants are presented in the "Funding" section.

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NSFC is the main funder for basic research in China. In 2018 NSFC granted new 44,504 awards to over 1500 host institutions, and most of these awards went to individuals or groups of investigators.

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