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‘The Project Competition Will Kickstart New Research Collaborations’

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HSE University has announced the launch of a project competition in basic science research for intercampus departments of the university. The competition is aimed at supporting research as part of the HSE University Development Programme for the Period until 2030.

Applications to the competition are open from August 8 to October 15, 2022. The winners will receive funding to implement their projects.

Aims of the competition

 To develop intercampus research cooperation

 To create a unified research standard at HSE University’s campuses

 To support projects implemented by research departments at HSE University’s campuses

 To involve undergraduate and post-graduate students in HSE University research projects and create an academic culture

Applications are open to research departments of HSE University’s campuses in Moscow, St Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod and Perm. ‘The competition aims to expand the research environment for teams from the university’s different campuses who are interested in similar topics and want to join forces to implement joint research projects,’ explains Marina Litvintseva, Director for International Research at HSE University. The competition is open to HSE University departments involved in research, as well to groups with shared research interests and which are not university departments at the start of the competition (research partners). ‘This is an opportunity to find a research partner and obtain funding for joint research,’ adds Marina Litvintseva.

Marina Litvintseva
Marina Litvintseva
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Groups that apply as research partners and win funding will be able to create a research department at their campus. There will also be positions for undergraduate and doctoral students engaged in research. ‘Under the terms of the competition, at least 50% of the initial teams of research partners must be younger than 39 and at least 30% must be HSE University students,’ notes Marina Litvintseva. ‘This is a totally new format for the university, and we hope that it will prosper here and kickstart new research collaborations.’

Participants must submit an application to implement a new research project that has not been announced anywhere previously. After three years, the projects will undergo expert review of their effectiveness. Those that pass may be extended.

The winners of the competition will receive funding to implement their research projects for the period from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2025. Each supported project will receive up to 4 million rubles for a core department and up to 4 million rubles for a research partner.

August 08