On November 29, 2013, the RF Ministry of Education and Science hosted a meeting of the Grant Board of the Government of the Russian Federation established to provide governmental support to scientific research projects implemented under the supervision of the world’s leading scientists at Russian institutions of higher learning, research institutions of the governmental academies of sciences and governmental research centers of the Russian Federation.
In the course of the meeting the members of the Grant Board:
- reviewed the outcomes of assessment of applications for extension of research projects and renewal of grants submitted by the winners of the open grant competition held in 2011;
- reviewed the outcomes of in-situ inspections of the research laboratories established by the winners of the open grant competition held in 2011;
- agreed to extend the eligible research projects of the winners of the 2011 open grant competition and renew their grants for an additional two years based on the assessment of significance of the interim results achieved thereby to date and the promise of the research projects in question.
The RF Ministry of education and science will officially notify the eligible winners of the 2011 open grant competition of the decision of the Grant Board to extend their research projects and renew their grants for an additional two years shortly.