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30 November, 2022 10:29

RSF Starting Grants: 2017 new projects ready to launch

The RSF is continuing to roll out the massive Starting Grants program initiated last year. In its most recent round of approvals, the Russian Science Foundation has awarded funding of around 3 billion rubles for diverse pool of small-scale research projects from all scientific disciplines for 2023-2024 with possible competitive extension of funding for additional one or two years.
Credit: RSF Press Office

The Starting Grants funding scheme benefits outstanding researchers of all ages and career stages who conduct independent cutting-edge, high-risk research throughout Russia. An RSF Starting Grant enables them to carry out their own impactful innovative research project with a dedicated small team of 2 to 4 researchers. The size of one Starting Grant is up to 1,5 million rubles annually.

A total of 6144 applications were submitted for the RSF Starting Grants in 2022. After evaluation process, the RSF selected 2017 applications for funding. The overall success rate is 32,8 %. Analysis of the success rates by gender reveals no significant differences. Remarkably, there are first grants going to the regions such as Dagestan, Buryatia, Chechnya and Yakutia usually underrepresented in terms of research funding by the RSF.

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