On December 19, the Supervisory Board of the Russian Science Foundation approved the new composition of the expert councils and created the new expert council that will deal with the Presidential research funding program.Specifically, the new council will manage review processes for the following competitions under the Presidential research funding program: individual grants for young researchers, grants for small youth research groups, world-class laboratories and research infrastructure projects.
Specifically, the new council will manage review processes for the following competitions under the Presidential research funding program: individual grants for young researchers, grants for small youth research groups, world-class laboratories and research infrastructure projects.
The new members of the RSF expert councils include the scientists selected by the diverse Russian research community through the confidential on-line voting process and the laureates of the Award of the President of the Russian Federation for young scientists in the field of science and innovations.
In the structure of both expert councils, sections by branches of knowledge are formed in accordance with the RSF classifier. Each of the councils consists of 56 members. The members of the RSF expert councils are listed on the Foundation website.
The Presidential research funding program was developed by the order of the President of the Russian Federation in order to promote an outstanding basic and exploratory research in Russia that is internationally recognized and to support the best Russian scientists. This program was initiated in the course of the meeting of the President of Russia with leading researchers, the participants of so-called “megagrant” program. All research projects supported under this program should make a significant contribution to science and help solve the "grand challenges", identified in the Russia’s Strategy of the scientific and technological development. The Presidential research funding program has been implemented by the Russian Science Foundation since 2017.