Russian Science Foundation and the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan (MOST) have committed to award 5 grants to five collaborative research projects.
The projects awarded under the RSF-MOST program will be implemented in the following organizations: Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Federal Research Center of the East Asia Terrestrial Biodiversity (Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences), Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University, Rzhanov Institute of Semiconductor Physics (Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences), Kotelnikov Institute of Radioengineering and Electronics of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
The call attracted more than 30 proposals representing all 9 research areas in the RSF classifier. The selection of winners was based on the results of the peer-review that was organized by both funders independently. The projects supported are aimed at solving specific research problems related to the social and economic development such as intellectual technologies, biotechnologies and new approaches in agriculture.
The size of one grant from the RSF will amount 4 to 6 million rubles annually. Projects are designed for 3 years and will start as early as in January 2018.
More detailed information about this call and the list of winners are available in the "Calls for proposals" menu section.
The RSF and MOST confirmed their intention to continue cooperation focusing on the selection and support of the highest quality Russian-Taiwanese research projects. It is expected that the third joint call of the bilateral research projects will be announced in the first half of 2019.