RSF provides funding opportunities in a wide range of research areas for scientists of all career stages. However, the sessions in Sochi were particularly focused on young researchers agenda.
The RSF Director General Alexander Khlunov spoke about the key results of the RSF over the past 10 years and new tasks addressed by the Foundation.
Andrei Blinov, RSF Deputy General Director, discussed with the participants review of applications and scientific reports, specific features and peculiarities of the various RSF funding programs, and their feedback on the implementation of the RSF-funded research projects.
Russian President Vladimir Putin met with participants of the Congress of Young Scientists. The President discussed problematic issues, prospects for the development of basic and applied research projects with the representatives of the Russian Science Foundation, researchers from leading research institutes and leaders of technology companies.
Maria Mikhaleva, Deputy Head of the RSF Programs and Projects Department, member of the Coordination Council for Youth Affairs of the Presidential Council for Science and Education, shared with the President information about the mechanisms of scientific review, the results of the RSF 10 years of work, the current challenges and priorities.
According to the Russian President, research advances are important not only for the purpose of import substitution, but also for the urgent socio-economic tasks the country is facing today. Taking this opportunity, Vladimir Putin thanked Russian researchers for the daily hard work and the successes that have already been achieved.
Finally, there was a pitch session for young scientists. The leaders of 12 projects, selected by the Foundation's expert councils, presented within 10 minutes each to their fellow researchers and media representatives the results of their research projects.
RSF-led sessions are available here.