RNF Grants in 2018


         According to the results of the second round of competitions within the ambitious Presidential funding program, 503 young scientists under the age of 33 will be awarded with grants worth of 1.5-2 million rubles per year; 313 youth research groups will be awarded with annual funding of 3-5 million rubles. These numbers of awards are higher than in 2017 (504 and 239 respectively).

        More than 2,700 research proposals from various regions were submitted for the competitions this year. The quality of each proposal was evaluated by 3 – 5 reviewers based on the scientific merit.

    Most of the successful proposals are in physics, chemistry and engineering dealing with research tasks related to the digital technologies, personalized medicine and resource-saving energy in terms of the priorities listed in the Strategy of scientific and technological development of Russia.

        The main tasks of this funding program are to offer a long-term funding prospective for leading scientists and early-career researchers in Russia so that they can build their own independent research teams and pursue their best ideas at the frontiers of knowledge.

  The information source is the official Russian Scientific Foundation web-site http://rscf.ru/en/node/3210

       For its part we are glad to inform you, that four our colleagues became a laureates of this contest.

          Two employees became grant recipients in the strategic direction, which will ensure transition to environmentally friendly and resource-saving energy, increase the efficiency of extraction and deep processing of hydrocarbon raw materials, the formation of new sources, and ways of transporting and storing of energy.Another two specialists received grants in the direction “Transition to advanced digital, intelligent production technologies, robotic systems, new materials and methods of construction, creation of systems for processing large amounts of data, machine learning and artificial intelligence.”

Medvedev D.A.

Determination and suppression of electron conductivity in Ce-containing solid oxide electrolytes as a way to increase the efficiency of electrochemical devices based on them

Pershina S.V.

Modification of the interface of a superionic solid electrolyte with a high-energy anode for electrochemical systems of resource-saving energy

Isakov A.V.

Physico-chemical properties and mechanisms of silicon compounds with a molten ionic environments promising for constructing of silicon-based thin films

Scientific group under the leadership of RaskovalovA.A.

A new method of molecular dynamics with a non-constant force field for modeling of the transport properties of glassy materials

We congratulate our colleagues on receiving grants, and wish them further creative and scientific successes!