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Eighth «mega-grant» competition announced
The Ministry of Science and Higher Education Russia, in its effort to implement the decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 220 «On measures of engagement of leading scientists in Russian educational institutions of higher education, scientific foundations and state research centers of the Russian Federation», announces the eighth competition for «mega-grants».

Grant from the Government of the Russian Federation are provided in the amount of up to 90 million rubles each to create laboratories under supervision of leading scientists within scientific and educational institutions to conduct relevant and forward-looking research in 2021 – 2023.

The main objectives of the research conducted in Russian universities and educational under supervision of leading scientists are:

  • creation of world-class research laboratories;

  • achievement of breakthrough academic results and solution of concrete and applied problems within the domains defined in the Strategy for Scientific and Technological Development of the Russian Federation that are crucial to the progress of the innovation economics of Russia;

  • training highly qualified professionals capable of contributing to solving such problems.

Russian universities and scientific institutions can participate in the competition in collaboration foreign or Russian leading scientists who occupy the leading positions in their fields of studies.

Applications for participation in the eighth «mega-grant» competition will be accepted until 14 hours 00 minutes of 03 August 2020 (Moscow time). The Ministry of Science and Higher Educaation of the Russian Federation is planning to conclude the results of the competition before 15 December 2020.



3 years
2021-2023 years
Time span of the project
90
million rubles
Maximum funding amount
465
Applications
43
Winners
Winners
Branch of science
Natural and Exact Sciences
Engineering and technologies
Medical sciences and health studies
Agricultural sciences
Social sciences
Humanities
Hosting organization
City
Country leading scientist

Hosting organization
Field of studies
City
Invited researcher
Time span of the project
Laboratory of Self-healing Construction Materials

Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University

Mechanics and machinery

St. Petersburg

Kordas Georgios

Greece

2021-2023

Centre for Laboratory Astrophysics

P. N. Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Space sciences

Moscow

Kaiser Ralf Ingo

USA

2021-2023

International Research Centre «Piezo- and Magnetoelectric Materials»

National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University

Material Technology

Tomsk

Kholkine Andrei Leonidovitch

2021-2023

Laboratory of Climate Predictability

A.M. Obukhov Institute of Atmospheris Physics Russian Academy of Sciences

Earth studies and related Ecological sciences

Moscow

Keenlyside Noel

Australia

2021-2023

Research Laboratory for the Mechanics of Bio-compatible Materials and Devices

Perm National Research Polytechnic University

Mechanics and machinery

Perm

Silberschmidt Vadim

United Kingdom

2021-2023

International Research Laboratory «Non-valent Interaction in Materials Chemistry»

National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University

Chemistry

Tomsk

Resnati Giuseppе

Italy

2021-2023

Computer Synthesis of Chemical Compounds

  G. A. Krestov Institute of Solution Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Computer science and information technologies

Ivanovo

Tetko Igor

2021-2023

Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine

ITMO University

Health studies

St. Petersburg

Bendahan David

France

2021-2023

Laboratory of Microwave Activation of Catalytic Processes

N.D.Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry Russian Academu of Sciences

Chemistry

Moscow

Salmi Tapio Olavi

Finland

2021-2023

Laboratory for the Inter-disciplinary Study of Space

Tyumen state University

Tyumen

Bassin Mark

USA

2021-2023