Funding

Review boards

Through a multi-layered peer-review the most promising research projects, the best scientists are funded to perform their research in Russia.

The first stage of review is the individual assessment of applications by remote reviewers of the Russian Science Foundation and their preparation of review report on each project. The result of that review is formalized in the form of the reviwer's answers to questions on the proposal, the final score and the reviewer's personal opinion. At the first stage, each proposal is evaluated by 2 to 5 external reviewers from Russia and abroad exclusively according to scientific merit. Currently, more than 4000 remote reviewers in Russia and more than 1600 international reviewers from 55 countries are registered in our review system.

The second stage of review involves in the evaluation of the application the specialized panels of the corresponding Expert council of the RSF. Such an assessment is carried out taking into account the results of the first stage of review on the basis of consideration of application materials and reviewer’s opinions of the first stage of review. Consideration of applications for panels is carried out in accordance with the scientific disciplines indicated in the applications. Collective discussion during the meetings of the panels engages up to 13 scientists-specialists in the relevant research field. The results of the second stage of review are formalized in the form of rating lists of applications.

The results of the second stage of review are considered at a meeting of the relevant interdisciplinary RSF Expert council, consisting of 56 members that are yearly rotated by research community on the basis of the on-line voting process. They decide on funding recommendations and the amounts of grants. All applications submitted for competitions with the participation of members of the RSF Expert council additionally undergo a secret ballot procedure at a meeting of the RSF expert council. In this case, the voting results are considered valid only if the meeting was attended by at least two thirds of its total members.

The results of review and funding recommendations of the Foundation's Expert council are submitted to the Foundation's Board for formal approval.

Review of submissions for the State Prize of the Russian Federation and the Prize of the President of the Russian Federation in the field of science and innovation for young scientists

Since 2015, in accordance with the Decrees of the President of the Russian Federation of June 18, 2015 No. 312 and of September 28, 2015 No. 485, the Russian Science Foundation has been carrying out scientific review of submissions for the Presidential Prize in Science and Innovation for young scientists and the State Prize of the Russian Federation in science and technology.

Alexander Makarov
(Chairman)
Director, Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. of Biol. Sciences, Full Member of RAS
Andrei Blinov
(Executive Secretary)
Head of Department of the Russian Science Foundation, Candidate of Tech. Sciences
Alexander Bukhanovsky
Director of the mega-faculty of the ITMO University (Saint Petersburg), Dr. of  Tech. Sciences
Alexander Lebedev
Director of the Department, Ioffe Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. of Phys.-Mat. Sciences
Alexander Maiorov
Director of the Department, St. Petersburg State University, Dr. of Historical Sciences
Alexander Piskunov
Deputy Director, Institute of Organometallic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. of Chem. Sciences
Alexander Soldatov
Director of the International Research Institute of Intellectual Materials, Southern Federal University, Dr. of Phys.-Mat. Sciences
Alexei Zhyoltikov
Professor of Lomonosov Moscow State University, Dr. of Phys.-Mat. Sciences
Andrei Anisimov
Deputy Director of the State Research Center for Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, Dr. of Med. Sciences
Andrei Belimov
Head of the Laboratory of the Research Institute of Agricultural Microbiology, Dr. of Biol. Sciences
Andrei Gorobets
Chief Researcher, Federal Research Center, Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. of Phys.-Math. Sciences
Andrei Sarantsev
Chief Researcher, St. Petersburg Institute of Nuclear Physics, Dr. of Phys.-Mat. Sciences
Anton Buzdin
Team leader of the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. of Biol. Sciences
Anton Kuznetsov
Acting Director of the Institute of Geology and Geochronology of the Precambrian of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. of Geol.Sciences
Aziz Muzafarov
Chief Researcher, Institute of Organoelement Compounds, Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. of Chem. Sciences
Boris Alexeev
Deputy Director of the National Medical Research Center for Radiology, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Dr. of Med. Sciences
Boris Dzantiev
Head of the Laboratory of the Federal Research Center "Fundamentals of Biotechnology", Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. of Chem. Sciences
Denis Borisov
Chief researcher at the Institute of Mathematics with a computer center at the Ufa Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. of Phys.-Mat. Sciences
Dmitri Bondarenko
Head of Section of the National Research Center "Kurchatov Institute", Dr. of Medical Sciences, Corr. Member of RAS
Dmitri Zharkov
Head of the Laboratory, Novosibirsk State University, Dr. of Biol. Sciences, Corr. Member of RAS
Dmitri Zhatkin
Director of the Department, Penza State Technological University, Dr. of Phil. Sciences
Elizaveta Bonch-Osmolovskaya
Deputy Director of the Research Center of Biotechnology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. of Biol. Sciences
Evgeni Antipov
Director of the Department, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Dr. of Chem. Sciences
Evgeni Talzi
Head of the Laboratory, Institute of Catalysis, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. of Chem. Sciences
Galina Shirokova
Professor , St. Petersburg State University, Dr. of Econ. Sciences
Gennadi Knyazev
Head of the Laboratory, Research Institute of Physiology and Basic Medicine, Dr. of Biol. Sciences
Georgi Nevinsky
Head of the Laboratory, Institute of Chemical Biology and Fundamental Medicine, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. of Chem. Sciences
Igor Sobenin
Head of the Laboratory, National Medical Research Center of Cardiology of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Dr. of Med. Sciences
Ilia Shkredov
Chief Researcher, Steklov Mathematical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. of Phys.-Mat. Sciences, Corr. Member of RAS
Irina Mitrofanova
Director of the Department, Nikita Botanical Garden, Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. of Biol. Sciences
Kirill Degtiarev
Director of the Geological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. of Geol. Sciences, Full Member of RAS
Leo Ryashko
Professor, Ural Federal University, Dr. of Phys.-Mat. Sciences
Leo Schur
Head of the Laboratory, Landau Institute of Theoretical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. of Phys.-Mat. Sciences
Mikhail Glyavin
Deputy Director of the Institute of Applied Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. of Phys.-Mat. Sciences
Mikhail Sheremet
Head of the Laboratory, Tomsk State University, Dr. of Phys.-Mat. Sciences
Minibaeva Farida
Chief Researcher, Kazan Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Kazan Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. of Biol. Sciences
Natalia Zinovieva
Director of the Federal Research Center for Livestock, Dr. of Biol. Sciences, Full Member of RAS
Nikolai Litvyakov
Head of the Laboratory, Tomsk National Research Medical Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. of Biol. Sciences
Olga Borodkina
Professor of St. Petersburg State University, Dr. of Sociol. Sciences
Sergei Gavrilov
Vice-Rector for Research of the National Research University "Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology", Dr. of Tech. Sciences
Sergei Goryachkin
Head of the Department of the Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. of Geogr. Sciences
Sergei Gromov
Acting Director of the Center for Photochemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. of Chem. Sciences, Corr. Member of RAS
Sergei Schelkunov
Head of the Department, State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology "Vector", Dr. of Biol. Sciences
Sergei Zaitsev
Director of the Department of the Moscow State Academy of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology, Dr. of Biol. Sciences
Sergei Zherebtsov
Professor, Belgorod State National Research University, Dr. of Tech. Sciences
Sergey Konovalov
Director of the Department, Samara National Research University, Dr. of Tech. Sciences
Tatiana Alexandrova
Head of the Department of St. Petersburg Mining University, Dr. of Tech. Sciences
Timofei Nestik
Head of the Laboratory, Institute of Psychology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. of Psychology
Valentina Fyodorova
Deputy Director of the Federal Research Center for Virology and Microbiology, Dr. of Med. Sciences
Vladimir Ivanov
Chief Researcher, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Doctor of Phys.-Math. Sciences
Vladimir Kocharovsky
Director of the Department of the Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. of Phys.-Math. Sciences, Corr. Member of RAS
Vladimir Semyonov
Chief Researcher, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. of Phys.-Mat. Sciences, Corr. Member of RAS
Vyacheslav Pshikhopov
Director of the Research Institute, Southern Federal University, Dr. of Tech. Sciences
Yulia Budnikova
Head of Laboratory, Chief Researcher of the Institute of Organic and Physical Chemistry of the Kazan Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. of Chem. Sciences
Yuri Bunkov
Chief Researcher, Kazan Federal University, Dr. of Phys.-Mat. Sciences
Alexander Klimenko
(Chairman)
Dr. of Technical Sciences, Corr. Member of RAS
Andrei Blinov
(Executive Secretary)
Head of Department of the Russian Science Foundation, Candidate of Tech. Sciences
Alexander Lukashev
Head of Laboratory, Chumakov Institute of Poliomyelitis and Viral Encephalitis, Dr. of Med. Sciences, Corr. Member of RAS
Alexander Panchenko
Leading Researcher, Institute of Russian Literature, Russian Academy of Sciences (Pushkin House), Dr. of Philology
Alexander Romanov
Leading Researcher, Meshalkin National Medical Research Center, Dr. of Med. Sciences
Alexander Veraksa
Head of Department, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Dr. of Psychology
Alexei Bobrovsky
Chief Researcher, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Dr. of Chem. Sciences
Alexei Bobtsov
Professor, ITMO University (St. Petersburg), Dr. of Tech. Sciences
Alexei Didenko
Chief Researcher at the Institute of Tectonics and Geophysics named after Kosygin, Far Eastern Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. of Geol.Sciences, Corr. Member of RAS
Alexei Gavrilov
Leading Researcher, Institute of Gene Biology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. of Biol. Sciences
Alexei Gvishiani
Scientific Director, Geophysical Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. of Phys.-Mat. Sciences, Full Member of RAS
Alexei Polilov
Head of Department, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Dr. of Biol. Sciences
Alla Kochetkova
Head of Laboratory, Federal Research center of Nutrition and Biotechnology, Dr. of Tech. Sciences
Andrei Mardanov
Head of Laboratory, federal Research Center "Fundamental bases of biotechnology", Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. of Biol. Sciences
Andrei Panin
Professor, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Dr. of Geogr. Sciences
Andrei Raigorodsky
Chief Researcher, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), Dr. of Phys.-Mat. Sciences
Denis Kolbasov
Director, Federal Research Center for Virology and Microbiology, Dr. of Veterinarian Sciences
Dmitri Konarev
Head of Laboratory, Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. of Chem. Sciences
Dmitri Shtansky
Chief Researcher, National Research Technological University "MISiS", Dr. of Phys.-Mat. Sciences
Dmitri Zimnyakov
Leading Researcher, Saratov State Technical University, Dr. of Phys.-Mat. Sciences
Ekaterina Shishatskaya
Head of Department, Siberian Federal University, Dr. of Biol. Sciences
Elena Filippova
Chief Researcher, Miklukho-Maklay Institute of Ethnology and Anthropolog, Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. of History
Evgeni Gusakov
Chief Researcher, Head of the Laboratory of the The Ioffe Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. of Phys.-Math. Sciences
Evgeni Shilko
Deputy Director, Institute of Strength Physics and Materials Science, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. of Phys.-Mat. Sciences
Fedor Brovko
Chief Researcher, Branch of the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Galina Barysheva
Professor of the National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, Dr. of Econ.Sciences
Igor Furtat
Leading Researcher, Institute for Problems of Mechanical Engineering, Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. of Tech. Sciences
Igor Loskutov
Chief Researcher, Vavilov Federal Research Center of Plant Genetic Resources, Dr. of Biol. Sciences
Igor Mokrousov
Head of the Laboratory, Pasteur Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, Dr. of Biol. Sciences
Igor Savin
Deputy Director for Research, Dokuchaev Soil Institute, Dr. of Agric. Sciences, corresponding member of RAS
Ilia Ryzhkov
Leading Researcher, Institute of Computational Modeling, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. of Phys.-Mat. Sciences
Irina Didenkulova
Leading Researcher, Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University, Dr. of Phys.-Mat. Sciences
Leo Utkin
Head of Department, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Dr. of Tech. Sciences
Maria Lagarkova
Head of the Laboratory of the Federal Research Clinical Center of Physical and Chemical Medicine of the Federal Medical and Biological Agency, Dr. of Biol. Sciences, Corr. Member of RAS
Mikhail Khachai
Head of Department, Krasovsky Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. of Phys.-Mat. Sciences
Mikhail Kiskin
Leading Researcher, Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. of Chem. Sciences
Nikita Kutnetsov
Senior Researcher, Institute of Chemical Biology and Fundamental Medicine, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. of Chem. Sciences
Oleg Plekhov
Deputy Director, branch of the Perm Federal Research Center, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. of Phys.-Mat. Sciences
Oleg Safonov
Director, Institute of Experimental Mineralogy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. of Geol. Sciences
Olga Vlasova
Professor, St. Petersburg State University, Dr. of Philosophy
Oxana Galzitskaya
Chief Researcher, Institute of Protein, Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. of Phys.-Mat. Sciences
Pavel Belov
Chief Researcher, ITMO University (St. Petersburg), Dr. of Phys.-Mat. Sciences
Pavel Stuzhin
Professor, Ivanovo State University of Chemical Technology, Dr. of Chem. Sciences
Sergei Grigoriev
Head of the Department of the Moscow State Technological University "STANKIN", Dr. of Tech. Sciences
Sergei Kochetkov
Head of Laboratory, Chief Researcher, Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. of Chem. Sciences, corresponding member of RAS
Sergei Moshkovsky
Head of Department, Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, Dr. of Biol. Sciences
Vadim Kukushkin
Head of Department of Physical Organic Chemistry, St. Petersburg State University, Dr. of Chem. Sciences, Full Member of RAS
Valentin Portnykh
Head of Section, Novosibirsk State University, Dr. of History
Valeri Saveliev
Professor, Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Dr. of Phys.-Mat. Sciences
Viktor Tarabykin
Head of Laboratory, Lobachevsky Nizhny Novgorod State University, Dr. of Biol. Sciences
Vitali Kveder
Chief Researcher, Institute of Solid State Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. of Phys.-Mat. Sciences, Full Member of RAS
Vladimir Kolosov
Deputy Director, Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. of Geogr. Sciences
Yulia Gorbunova
Chief Researcher at the Kurnakov Instritute of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. of Chem. Sciences, Corr. Member of RAS
Yuri Fetisov
Director of Research Center “Magnetoelectric Materials and Devices”, Russian Technological University MIREA , Dr. of Phys.-Mat. Sciences
Yuri Kovalyov
Head of Laboratory, Lebedev Institute of Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. of Phys.-Mat. Sciences, corresponding member of RAS
Yuri Kudenko
Head of Department, Institute for Nuclear Research, Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. of Phys.-Mat. Sciences
Yuri Stolpovsky
Deputy Director of the Institute of General Genetics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. of Biol. Sciences
Alexander Bukhanovsky
Mathematics, Computer and Systems Science
Alexander Lebedev
Physics and Space Sciences
Evgeni Antipov
Chemistry and Materials Science
Dmitri Zharkov
Biology and Life Sciences
Igor Sobenin
Basic Research for Medicine
Natalia Zinovieva
Agricultural Sciences
Kirill Degtyarev
Earth Sciences
Timofei Nestik
Humanities and Social Sciences
Sergei Gavrilov
Engineering Sciences
Valeri Saveliev
Mathematics, Computer and Systems Science
Vitali Kveder
Physics and Space Sciences
Vadim Kukushkin
Chemistry and Materials Science
Sergei Kochetkov
Biology and Life Sciences
Alexander Lukashev
Basic Research for Medicine
Alla Kochetkova
Agricultural Sciences
Alexei Gvishiani
Earth Sciences
Alexander Veraksa
Humanities and Social Sciences
Dmitri Shtansky
Chief Researcher of the National Research Technological University "MISiS", Dr. of Phys.-Math. Sciences