HSE University Researchers Receive Fifteen Grants from the Russian Science Foundation
The Russian Science Foundation has announced the winners of four 2020 competitions. Some of the winners are from HSE University. They have received grants of 12 to 24 million roubles, for a term of two to four years.
‘The results of the Russian Science Fund competitions have demonstrated that HSE University is maintaining its reputation as one of the leaders of Russian science in a broad range of fields and is continuing to grow as a multidisciplinary university, which is actively involved in the international research agenda,’ said Leonid Gokhberg, First Vice Rector of HSE University.
HSE University takes third place after Moscow State University and St. Petersburg State University in terms of the number of grants received for the support of research teams. In the humanities and social sciences, over 10% of available grants went to HSE researchers, making HSE the leading Russian university in these fields. Researchers in mathematics, information science, and system sciences have received slightly less than 10% in the same competition, and this share is also high, said Leonid Gokhberg.
One more conclusion about the competition results is that HSE University’s International Laboratories project, which was begun in 2010, has been a success. Nine out of fifteen winning projects were initiated at international laboratories.
In the competition for the support of research involving leading researchers (three-year grant), the winning project proposal was ‘Algebra and Geometry of Integrable Statistical Models in Higher Dimensions’ supervised by Boris Feigin.
In the competition for the support of interdisciplinary projects (four-year grant), the proposed project, ‘Cognitive Abilities in Children with Motor Disorders: Clinical, Behavioural, and Neurophysiological Correlates’ under the supervision of Iiro Jaaskelainen, together with O.E. Agranovich, was selected.
In the competition for the support of research teams (three-year grants), nine HSE-affiliated projects were selected:
- ‘Issues of Complexity in Theoretical Information Ccience’, Supervisor: Nikolay Vereshchagin;
- ‘Fractional and Singular Stochastic Processes’, Supervisor: Valentin Konakov;
- ‘Structure and Trajectories of Academic Research in Post-Soviet Countries: Institutional Practices and Bibliometric Analysis’, Supervisor: Maria Yudkevich;
- ‘Correlation Between Socio-Economic Development Indicators in Russian Regions and the Level of Prejudice: the Role of Social System Justification’, Supervisor: Elena Agadullina;
- ‘Personal Authenticity: Predictors, Manifestations, Applications’, Supervisor: Sofya Nartova-Bochaver;
- ‘The “New Russian Diaspora” 30 Year Later: Identity, Social Capital, Intercultural Relations’, Supervisor: Nadezhda Lebedeva;
- ‘The Transformation of Political Protest due to New Information and Communication Technology’, Supervisor: Andrey Akhremenko;
- ‘Connected Speech Disorders in Patients with Brain Tumours: Linguistic Analysis and Anatomic Correlates’, Supervisor: Olga Dragoy;
- ‘National Health: An Economic Approach to Health Assessment in Relation to Inequality and Population Living Standards’, Supervisor: Vasily Vlassov.
In the competition for continuing the projects by research teams since 2017 (two-year grants), four HSE-affiliated projects were selected:
- ‘Nonstationarity and Fractality of Dynamics in Complex System Evolution: An Application to the Physics of the Earth and Sun’, Supervisor: Sasha Shapoval;
- ‘Early Detection of Neurocognitive Giftedness in Children’, Supervisor: Marie Arsalidou;
- ‘Some Relevant Problems of Applied Stochastic Analysis’, Supervisor: Stanislav Molchanov;
- ‘Developing the Fundamental Methods of the Geometric Theory of Dynamic Systems and Foliations (Lyapunov Energy Functions, Inclusion of Cascades in Flows, Endomorphisms, Solenoidal and Chaotic Dynamics, Orbifolds and Distribution Theory)’, Supervisor: Vyacheslav Grines.
Congratulations to the winners and good luck in your work on the projects!
Mapping Empire and Environment in Siberia: International Laboratory ‘Russia’s Regions in Historical Perspective’ Hosts Erika Monahan
How does an American researcher become interested in the history of enterprise in Siberia? Does knowing Alaska give one a good understanding of the Siberian temperament? If there is one book that provides a good history of Russia, what is it? HSE News Service asked these and other questions to Erika Monahan, Associate Professor of History at the University of New Mexico, who recently gave a talk at the seminar of the HSE International Laboratory ‘Russia’s Regions in Historical Perspective’
This year’s HSE competition for the creation of international laboratories which considered proposals for the period of January 1, 2021 – December 21, 2023, was conducted from June 15 to December 15, 2020.
43 projects from all over the country were awarded grants in Russia’s Eighth Mega-Grant Competition. HSE University’s application in support of the creation of a world-class laboratory in mathematics was among the winners. The academic supervisor of the new laboratory will be Professor Michael Shapiro of Michigan State University (USA).
In October, Professor Holger Kusse, Leading Research Fellow of the International Laboratory for the Study of Russian and European Intellectual Dialogue lectured at the seminar ‘West and East: The Universalism of Culture’. We spoke with Holger Kusse about his work in Germany and Europe, his research, and his plans for the 2020-2021 academic year.
In the beginning of 2020, six student research projects received funding from the HSE Centre for Student Academic Development (CSAD). The projects had been selected in a competition in which participants presented their research plans and the expected outcomes. At a reporting online seminar in July, team leaders summarized their achievements over the six months and spoke about how their work has been impacted by the pandemic.
The number of international laboratories run in cooperation with leading international scholars is set to expand at HSE University. The competition aims to support the existing and create new research teams. Applications will be accepted from July 10 to August 31, 2020.
The first research seminar of the International Laboratory of Statistical and Computational Genomics had been postponed almost a month due to COVID-19. In April, however, the event finally took place. Laboratory Head Vladimir Shchur discusses what life is like for scientists in self-isolation during the pandemic, what genomics is, and why gesturing is important when teaching online.
For ten years now, HSE has been holding an annual grant competition for researchers who wish to start new international laboratories at HSE in collaboration with leading foreign scholars and scientists. The most recent competition reached its conclusion this past November, and now some of the selected proposed labs have already begun operation. Who are the competition winners and what kind of research will they be doing?
A ‘Mega-Grant’ Competition for ground-breaking research projects funded by the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education was held for the seventh time, and this year’s competition winners included two projects that will be based at HSE University campuses. One research group will study dynamic systems at HSE – Nizhny Novgorod, and a new social neurobiology laboratory will begin work at HSE University in Moscow.