Scientists From HSE Awarded New Grants from RSF
The Russian Science Foundation has announced the most recent winners of three-year grants for scientific research. Among the recipients are a number of projects carried out by scientists at the Higher School of Economics.
In total, 3654 applications were submitted to the competition entitled ‘Fundamental and Exploratory Scientific Research by Individual Scientific Groups’. After a rigorous selection process, the RSF decided to fund 525 of the projects, including 9 from HSE.
The winning projects from HSE are listed below:
- Automorphisms of algebraic varieties, supervisor: Yuri Prokhorov
- Homological bases of noncommutative algebraic geometry, supervisor: Dmitry Kaledin
- Income inequality, heterogeneity of tastes and the structure of the economic space: the impact of the heterogeneity of society on economic systems, supervisor: Jacques-François Thisse
- Quantitative analysis and forecasting of risks of socio-political destabilization in countries in the Afro-Asian macrozone of instability, supervisor: Andrey Korotayev
- Social foundations of the ‘conservative turn’ in European and Russian politics (based on the materials of the World Values Research), supervisor: Hanspeter Kriesi
- Competitiveness and development of Russian business on the basis of intellectual resources, supervisor: Angel Barajas
- The role of statistical properties of multiple objects in categorization and segmentation in the visual perception of a person, supervisor: Igor Utochkin
- Value transformation and the subjective quality of life: a regional perspective, supervisor: Eduard Ponarin
- Methods for ensuring compliance with the quality requirements for heterogeneous traffic in fifth and subsequent generations of wireless networks, supervisor: Yevgeni Koucheryavy
Grants range from 4 to 6 million rubles annually. The projects are designed to continue for three years, with the option of extension for one or two years, as was the case with two HSE projects which won the competition in 2015. The projects ‘Empirical verification of the applicability of Russian multicultural policy in an international context’ (supervisor — Nadezhda Lebedeva) and ‘Creative fields of inter-ethnic interaction and youth cultural scenes of Russian cities’ (supervisor — Elena Omelchenko) received extensions from the RSF.
A public council for the independent evaluation of the quality of education conditions has been created at the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation. Alexander Milkus, Head of the HSE Laboratory for Educational and Youth Journalism, has been unanimously elected as its chair.
Semyonov Award is designed as an internship at the HSE Laboratory for University Development and support to early-career scholars for participation in joint research.
On Wednesday, 16 May 2018, the President of the European Research Council (ERC), Professor Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, gave an open lecture at HSE on ‘Public funding for research & innovation: The experience of the European Research Council’. The lecture was organized by HSE together with the Delegation of the European Union to the Russian Federation.
Center for Language and Brain Wins 3-Year Grant to Study Prevention, Diagnostics and Therapy of Language Disorders
The HSE Center for Language and Brain studies a broad range of topics related to the connection between the brain and language. For Svetlana Malyutina, Deputy Head, and Mariya Khudyakova, Junior Research Fellow, particularly interesting areas of focus include the breakdown of language processing after brain damage (e.g., stroke, neurosurgery, epilepsy) and language acquisition in children.
The HSE Centre for Psychometrics in eLearning is currently developing techniques, tools, and automated services for psychometric analysis of online courses as part of the project ‘Modern Digital Educational Environment in the Russian Federation’. In this respect, HSE was the winner of a competition held by the Russian Ministry of Education and will receive a grant for developing analytical approaches for e-learning.
Elizaveta Sysoeva (Doctoral School of History) and Alexander Suvalko (Doctoral School of Philosophy), doctoral students at the HSE Faculty of Humanities, have received grants from the Russian President to study abroad in the academic year 2017/18.
The Russian Science Foundation has announced winners of its latest grant competition to support basic scientific research and exploratory scientific research conducted by research teams.
The finals of the Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises’ Moscow Youth Start 2015 Bright Spark contest were held over July 24-25. Fifth year student at the HSE Moscow Institute of Electronics and Mathematics Maria Pavlova (Applied Mathematics major) was one of the winners, with her project to ‘develop an automated device to diagnose heart disease’.
Ekaterina Streltsova, Junior Research Fellow of the Department for Statistics of Science at the Institute for Statistical Studies and the Economics of Knowledge, took part the third International Conference on History and Society Development. Her report was recognized as the best at the conference.