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.
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 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 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.
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.
The Russian Foundation for Basic Research announced the results of the first project competition for doctoral students studying in Russian universities and research organizations. Among the winners are forty doctoral students from HSE University, whose projects will receive support over the next two years.
The Russian Science Foundation announced the results of its 2019 competitions for support from the Presidential Research Project Programme. One competition was for grants in support of research initiatives by early career researchers, and another was in support of research conducted by research groups headed by early career scholars.
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.