15 December, 2016 15:25

RSF and Helmholtz Association launch the first joint call inviting proposals from the joint research groups

Credit: RSF Press Office

The Russian Science Foundation launched the new call for proposals jointly with Helmholtz Association (die Hermann von Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren e.V.) to support international research teams.


The research proposals should seek support in the basic and exploratory research in the following areas of knowledge:

  • Mathematics, computer science and systems sciences;
  • Physics and space sciences;
  • Chemistry and material sciences;
  • Biology and life sciences;
  • Basic research for medicine;
  • Agricultural sciences;
  • Earth sciences;
  • Engineering.

The research should be focused around solving specific research problems within either of thematic areas: "Biomedicine" and "Information and Data science".

Project review will be carried out with both Russian and German parties independently. Funding will be awared for the proposals recommended for funding by the experts from the 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 2018-2020.
Proposals can be submitted until March 31, 2017 with results announced in September 2017.
Detailed information about the call and the requirements for the participants are presented in the "Calls for proposals".

The Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres is the largest scientific organisation in Germany. It is a union of autonomous 18 scientific-technical and biological-medical research centers. The official mission of the Association is "solving the grand challenges of science, society and industry" by conducting top-rate research in the fields of Aeronautics, Space and Transport; Earth and Environment; Energy; Health; Matter; and Key Technologies. Scientists at Helmholtz therefore focus research on complex systems which affect human life and the environment. The namesake of the association is the German physiologist and physicist Hermann von Helmholtz (1821 – 1894).

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