The Russian Science Foundation actively encourages international research cooperation, assisting the best
Russian researchers to participate in collaborative research projects with researchers abroad based on the
principles of excellence, parity funding, credible independent peer-review and mutual trust. Today we
secured a diversified portfolio of bilateral collaborations with 9 funders from Germany, France, Belgium,
Austria, Japan, India, China and Taiwan. Depending on the partners, we fund blue-sky, bottom-up research but
also offer top-down, more targeted joint funding programs.