Call for best international basic research projects 2020

Moscow City University calls for international scientific organizations and research teams to join MCU scientists in Grant Competition 2020 for best basic research projects. The grant provides financial support to long-term international collaborations aimed at solving fundamental issues of modern science.

The Competition is arranged by The Russian Foundation for Basic Research in cooperation with foreign ministries and research organizations. Please contact the administrator of the competition in your country to learn more about the terms, conditions and application deadlines.

Countries participating in the Competition

  • Iran, application deadline 25.05.2020
  • Taiwan, application deadline 01.06.2020
  • The Czech Republic, application deadline 01.06.2020
  • Armenia, application deadline 01.06.2020
  • The UK, application deadline 02.06.2020
  • Bulgaria, application deadline 01.06.2020
  • China, application deadline 08.07.2020 

Terms and conditions

  • Grant receiver: team of researchers.
  • Number of participants: 2–10 people.
  • Project duration: 1–3 years.
  • Financial support: 13,000 – 80,000 USD per year.

Application procedure

Choose project field and come up with the project outline

Connect with a team of researchers within your institution who work on the issue. The Grant provides support to the projects in humanities, sciences, and well as crossdisciplinary fields.

Contact MCU

Please contact The International Relations Department of MCU to connect with Russian researchers interested in similar project issues.

Prepare the required documentation

Develop the framework of the joint project in collaboration with Russian partners. Fill in all the required documents in your local language and in English, including the abstract of the project, project schedule and draft budget.

Apply via the administrator of the competition in your country

Visit the relevant website for more information:

Wait for results

The expert committee will announce the results of the Grant Competition in the Fall 2020.

Selection criteria:

  • The importance of the issue for basic science
  • The novelty of project outcomes
  • Achievable targets
  • The qualification level of the project team
  • Existing research basis
  • The quality of cooperation with international partners
  • The necessity of joint international collaboration to achieve project outputs
  • Inclusion of young researchers in the project team

Please contact the Science Ministry of your country for more information on the application procedure.