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  1. 1. RFBR: New programs for supporting basic research in Russia Sergei A. Tsyganov
  2. 2. Some Historical Dates o f the RFBR <ul><li>April 27, 1992 </li></ul>Russian President Decree № 426 on creation of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research <ul><li>November 3, 1992 </li></ul>Russian Government approved the RFBR Charter <ul><li>December 1992 </li></ul>The RFBR opened the first competition for grants <ul><li>May 8, 1996 </li></ul>Russian Government decided to increase annual allocations for the RFBR up to 6 % of the Russian Federation total expenses for civil science <ul><li>March 3, 2001 </li></ul>New Charter of the RFBR was authorized by the Russian Government <ul><li>June 9 , 200 8 </li></ul>Present Chairman of the RFBR Board was appointed <ul><li>August 25 , 200 8 </li></ul>Present Board of the RFBR was appointed
  3. 4. Initiative basic researches supported by the RFBR Goal-oriented researches RFBR (2 years ) on Interdisciplinary topics and In frame of Agreements with Federal Agencies ~3000 reports Data bases of completed reports Knowledge Generation ~ 3000 proposals per year Data bases of completed reports Target Programs of RF Federal agencies ~600 reports ~3000 reports Russian foundation for basic research in “Knowledge Generation”
  4. 5. RFBR mission and a ctivit ies <ul><li>General initiative calls </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinated and topical calls </li></ul><ul><li>Regional calls </li></ul><ul><li>International research projects </li></ul><ul><li>Support and promotion of young researchers </li></ul><ul><li>Conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Mobility of young scientists </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries, databases and archives </li></ul><ul><li>Subject areas </li></ul><ul><li>mathematics, mechanics, and information science </li></ul><ul><li>physics and astronomy </li></ul><ul><li>chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>biology and medicine </li></ul><ul><li>geosciences </li></ul><ul><li>humanitarian and social sciences </li></ul><ul><li>engineering science </li></ul><ul><li>information technologies and computational systems </li></ul>
  5. 8. RFBR budget 6% of the state civilian science budget <ul><li>In 2008 – 6.6 billion RUR </li></ul><ul><li>in 2009 – 9,8 billion RUR ( 6.8!!) </li></ul><ul><li>in 2010 – 12,5 billion RUR (6.0!!) </li></ul><ul><li>In 2011 – 14,6 billion RUR </li></ul>
  6. 9. International Relation ships o f t he RFBR RFBR NWO Netherlands TUBITAK Turkey CNRS , INRA France DFG , Helmoltz Germany Academy of Finland Finland BRFBR Belorussia Taiwan Ö AD , FWF Austria NSERC Canada CERN, SNSF Switzerland NSFC China MST Israel MF Belgium ASM Moldova JSPS Japan VAST Vietnam MECS Mongolia CNR, ASSTP E.I.N.S.T.E.IN, Italy NSF , CRDF USA RS United Kingdom The Romania Academy Romania DST India CCDST Uzbekistan NAS Ukraine
  7. 10. International Calls in 2002-200 8 Funding, MRUR 100 200 300 400
  8. 11. Scientific Conferences Abroad During 1995 - 200 7 the Foundation received 37181 applications and provided financial support for 17747 grants Proposals Grants Grants
  9. 12. RFBR Program “M obility of Y oung Scientists ” Existing bilateral international young scientists oriented programs RESEARCH and MOBILITY Joint support by DFG-RFBR of International Research Training Groups   MOBILITY Support of young Russian scientist participation in international conferences in Finland (Academy of Finland - RFBR Joint Program) RESEARCH Support of Helmholtz Association-RFBR Joint Research Projects   <ul><li>Program structure </li></ul><ul><li>Training in Russian scientific centres </li></ul><ul><li>Grants for domestic travel </li></ul><ul><li>International travel grants </li></ul><ul><li>Y oung scientists from the CIS countries training in Russian scientific centres </li></ul><ul><li>Support of young scientists schools, c onferences and seminars </li></ul><ul><li>I nternational research projects with participation of young scientists </li></ul>50 kRUR monthly allowance, up to 6 months
  10. 13. The RFBR and Russian Regions 60 regions of Russia participated in joint competitions (1300 projects, 240 MRUR) <ul><li>RFBR tasks in regions: </li></ul><ul><li>Attraction of funds from regional budgets to scie n tific research through regional competitions </li></ul><ul><li>Attraction of researchers from regions to peer reviewing of applications </li></ul><ul><li>Development of scientific telecommunications for access of scientists from all regions to scientific information, including electronic journals and the RFBR Information system </li></ul><ul><li>Free distribution of scientific monographs published under the RFBR support to leading research institutions and universities of Russia </li></ul>
  11. 14. Monitoring of the Russian science Competition 1997 Competition 2000 Competition 2004 Competition 2006 Competition 2002 Age Distribution of Scientists Participated in the RFBR Initiative Projects
  12. 16. RFBR competition 2009 On Priority Interdisciplinary Topics <ul><li>1. Fundamental problems of using  petascale computer systems for detailed  predictive simulations in science and engineering. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Cryogenic nanostructures </li></ul><ul><li>3. Coherent interaction of x-ray, synchrotron and terahertz radiation with condensed matter </li></ul><ul><li>4. Cosmomicrophysics (Astroparticle physics) </li></ul><ul><li>5. Fundamental problems of interaction between high-intensity electromagnetic fields and matter </li></ul><ul><li>6. Superheavy elements: synthesis, properties and astrophysical aspects </li></ul><ul><li>7. Nanoscale molecular and supramolecular systems </li></ul><ul><li>8. The fundamentals of Ecological Chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>9. The fundamentals of new drugs and vaccines production </li></ul>
  13. 17. RFBR competition 2009 On Priority Interdisciplinary Topics <ul><li>10. Genomics and proteomics of eukaryotes: The key aspects </li></ul><ul><li>11. The fundamentals of strategic raw materials (Au, Ag, Pt, Cu, rare elements and metals) resource base formation </li></ul><ul><li>12. Artificial electromagnetic impact on the natural geological environment </li></ul><ul><li>13. Cognitive research </li></ul><ul><li>14. Development of fundamentals, algorithms and computing methods for new generation information systems </li></ul><ul><li>15. The design and production of metal-, ceramic-, and polymeric-based nanoscale and nanostructured materials and coverings </li></ul><ul><li>16. Semiconductor nanostructures for electronics and renewable sources of energy </li></ul><ul><li>17. Fundamental problems of condensed matter wave electronics </li></ul><ul><li>18. Fundamental problems of theoretical mathematics </li></ul>
  14. 18. Interdisciplinary topics (Submitted applications and grants )
  15. 19. Interdisciplinary projects in RF regions
  16. 20. New joint competition on interdisciplinary projects <ul><li>1. Topics selection (analyze the world research trends) </li></ul><ul><li>2. Choosing of 1-2 interdisciplinary themes of most priority interest for both sides. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Joint Symposia on interdisciplinary topics to help foreign and Russian scientists to create joint scientific teams. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Duration of these projects should be 24 months. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Discussion –How to finance these projects and how much to pay? </li></ul>
  17. 21.   RFBR-NSC COLLABORATION in BASIC RESEARCH YEAR SUBMITTED APPLICATIONS SUPPORTED APPLICATIONS 2005 50 20 2006 41 16 2007 26 16 2008 38 19 2009 56 26
  18. 22. Future RFBR-NSC competition 2010 On Priority Interdisciplinary Topics <ul><li>1. Coherent interaction of x-ray, synchrotron and terahertz radiation with condensed matter </li></ul><ul><li>2. Genomics and proteomics of eukaryotes: The key aspects </li></ul><ul><li>3. Noval properties and application of condensed matter </li></ul>
  19. 23. Russian-Taiwan Goal Oriented Researches on Interdisciplinary Collaborative Research Program   ※ List of Sub –topics for Call for Proposal in Year 2010 ※ Recommendation by NSC 1. Generation, detection and applications (spectroscopy, imaging, modification) of terahertz radiation 2. Applications of synchrotron light source for investigations of surface thin filems and biomaterials 3. Gigahertz and terahertz photonics-based elements and devices 4. Coherent X-ray diffraction and scattering for condensed matter studies
  20. 24. Protocol of the 2009 RFBR—NSC Working Meeting   Date: 15 September 2009 Venue: RFBR, Moscow, Russia 1.      Time table from 2009 to 2010:                        i.                 Collection and exchange of sub-topics by both sides by the end of October 2009,                       ii.                 Conference for selection of sub-topics around mid of November 2009,                       iii.                 Call for proposals around mid November 2009,                       iv.                 Application deadline on 15 January 2010 ,                        v.                 Exchange of peer review results in April 2010,                       vi.                 Annual Conference in May 2010,                     vii.                 Grants announcement in June 2010.
  21. 25. RFBR RFBR partnership with NSF-initiated multilateral programs International programs of the National Science Foundation Materials World Network Multinational program involving Americas, Africa, Europe, and Asia International Collaboration in Chemistry Germany (DFG), Austria (FWF), UK (EPSRC), China (NSFC), France (ANR)
  22. 26. RFBR CNRS Funding agency Funding agency Russian research groups French research groups European research groups Non-European research groups application funding application funding application funding application funding Joint calls Research ELI = Extreme Light Infrastructure MoU <ul><li>research projects </li></ul><ul><li>associated labs </li></ul><ul><li>research networks </li></ul>From bilateral to multilateral cooperation: Extreme Light Infrastructure EU project RFBR multidisciplinary call on high-field science since 2009
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