HSE Researchers Receive Grants in Russian Science Foundation Competitions
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.
The first competition was aimed at supporting young scholars under the age of 33 who have defended their PhD theses. 494 projects out of 1500 submissions will receive support, and 10 of the winning projects were submitted by HSE University researchers. The winners will be awarded grants totaling about 1.5-2 million rubles per year.
Projects by the following HSE University researchers have received grants:
Yaroslav Shitov, Associate Professor at the School of Applied Mathematics
The second competition is also designed to provide support for a new generation of research leaders. In this competition, the Foundation awards grants to young candidates and doctors of science under the age of 35. 1200 applications were submitted for the competition, and 340 projects received support. Among those selected, 6 were submitted by HSE University researchers.
The winners will receive up to 5 million rubles per year for 3 years (with an opportunity to extend the grant period on a competitive basis for up to 5 years). With these funds, young researchers will be able put together a research group and carry out their projects.
The winners are:
Elena Kochetkova, Research Fellow at the Laboratory for Environmental and Technological History
The Russian Science Foundation and the Helmholtz Association also announced the results of the third joint competition.
Based on the results of an independent scientific review by Russian and international peer-reviewers, 6 winners were selected in the third joint call, which invited proposals in the areas of materials and emerging technology as well as the structure and dynamics of matter. Among others, a project led by HSE’s Mikhail Komarov was selected.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.