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24 December, 2019 15:42

RSF will support 7 projects co-led by Taiwanese researchers

The Russian Science Foundation and the Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan (MOST) have announced 7 winners of their third joint call for research project proposals.

The projects that will be funded will be aimed at solving specific interdisciplinary research problems associated the following thematic areas: high-tech transport and communications; high-tech healthcare and medicine; artificial Intelligence.

The review of the projects was carried out by both Russian and Taiwan parties in parallel independently. The teams that will get funding obtained positive assessments from experts of both parties.

The RSF grant will be from 4 to 6 million Russian rubles annually for the period of 2020–2022.

“In the most recent WEF Global Competitiveness Report Taiwan ranks 12th, ahead of neighbors South Korea and China, which demonstrates international recognition of Taiwan’s reputation as a smart place and can-do problem solver. We selected for funding the breakthrough research of international teams in artificial intelligence, genetics, personalized and regenerative medicine, seismic protection of critical infrastructure, the development of intelligent aerial vehicles,” commented these results RSF coordinator of international projects Sergey Konovalov. - “We plan to release the next RSF-MOST call for proposals in 2021 for projects with funding in FY 2022-2024. We noted that Taiwan launched visa-free regime for the short-term trips of Russian citizens. Since this year, Taiwanese can visit with a free electronic visa St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, and the regions of the Russian Far East. We expect these positive changes will also contribute to the expansion of the geography of partnerships and the development of new sustainable ties among researchers. In addition, direct flights from Vladivostok to Taipei started this year.”

To date, 18 joint projects were supported funded under the terms of the RSF-MOST funding program.

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