On 1 July, Russian Science Foundation announced the results of competitions for young scientists. The results of the grant competitions for the activities “Conducting initiative research by young scientists” and “Conducting research with participation of young scientists”, and the grant for the extension of the duration of research within the 2019 presidential programme for research projects conducted by young scientists were published on the foundation’s website.
A project by Ilia Kaznacheev “An adaptive vector-scalar hydroacoustic system for the passive localisation of low-noise sources based on holographic interferometry” was supported within the framework of the competition “Conducting research with participation of young scientists”. The grant amounts to up to 6 million roubles annually and its duration is 3 years with the possibility to prolong it on a competitive basis up to 5 years. The financing is to be used to develop a new idea and build up a team of researchers able to supervise and implement the project.
A project by Irina Grevtsova “IR luminescent sensor structures based on quantum dots of PbS and core-shell systems with plasmon-exciton coupling” won the competition “Conducting initiative research by young scientists” within the framework of the presidential programme for research projects conducted by leading scientists, including young scientists. The other projects winning the competition were “Metal-oxide compounds of the rutile structure according to the ab initio calculations and precision synchrotron studies of the electron structure” by Maxim Manyankin and “The effect of polyphenols on the cognitive functions of ageing mice based on the modulation of the bacterial composition of the intestinal microbiome” by Artem Gureev.
The grant amounts to 2 million roubles. The competition is aimed at the support of young people under 33 years old who have defended their PhD theses.
The Russian Research Foundation also supported the project “Studying the peculiarities of the formation of low-dimensional semiconductor nanoheterostructures on porous silicon” by Alexander Lenshin.