Russian Science Foundation

About RSF

The Russian Science Foundation (RSF), initiated by the President of the Russian Federation, was established to promote and fund fundamental research and development carried out by leading research teams across various scientific domains. The Foundation's legal framework, authority, functions, and ownership rights are delineated by the Federal Law titled "On the Russian Science Foundation and Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation."

In pursuit of its objectives, the Foundation selects scientific and technological programs and projects through a competitive process, focusing on priorities that encompass basic research endeavors by research groups, individual scientists, and educational staff within higher education institutions. Additionally, it supports the development of scientific organizations and higher education institutions, the creation of world-class departments and laboratories, and the establishment of experimental facilities for scientific research.

  • Mathematics, Computer and Systems Sciences
  • Physics and Space Sciences
  • Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Biology and Life Sciences
  • Basic Research for Medicine
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Earth Sciences
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Engineering Sciences
  • Technological Direction "Microelectronics"

RSF strongly promotes global research collaboration, supporting top Russian scientists in engaging in joint research ventures with international researchers. Since 2015, RSF has established a diverse range of partnerships with funding organizations from various countries providing support for various research types.

INSF – RSF Collaboration

Iran National Science Foundation (INSF) and RSF signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in 2023 with the purpose of establishing competitions among Iranian and Russian research teams for jointly conducting frontier research in all areas of science and humanities.

The first joint call for proposals, the timeline of which stipulated in the MOU, was announced in June 2023 in three main areas of life sciences, material sciences, and health research. The two organizations intend to provide joint calls on a regular basis to match the increasing demand among the researchers of their respective countries.

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