Federal Targeted Program

"Research and development on priority directions of scientific-technological complex of Russia in 2014 -2020 year"

International cooperation in the framework of the Federal Targeted Program:

Section 2.1 is devoted to the international bilateral and multilteral cooperation and it is aimed at the formation and effective functioning of a competitive R&D sector in field of applied science. According to it, the joint research is carried out in the framework of joint coordinated calls.

Objectives: to integrate Russian science in the international research area; broadening the international S&T cooperation and the promotion of the effective cooperation between Russian and foreign research organizations; generating new knowledge, best-practice transfer and introduction new advenced technologies.

The selection of mutual priorities for cooperation is based on the existing intra-governmental and intra-ministerial agreements. The selection of the joint projects will be conducted through open calls.

Section 2.2 is devoted to the cooperation with the EU and it's MSs. According to it, the joint research are carried out in the framework of the joint coordinated calls.

Objectives: the integration of Russian science in the European Research Area; widening of the international S&T cooperation and the promotion of the stable cooperation relations between Russian and European research organizations; generating new knowledge, best-pravtice transfer and introduction new advanced technologies.

The selection of mutual priorities for cooperation is based on the existing intra-governmental and intra-ministerial agreements.  The selection of the joint projects will be conducted via open calls.

The results of the Section 2.1 in 2014:

 - 10 calls: 5 joint, 5 bottom-up (based on the formation of the topics).

-  58 projects were supported.

- Budget - 500.83 million Rubles.

The results of the Section 2.2 in 2014:

- 9 calls: 2 joint, 7 bottom-up (on the basis of the formation of the topics).

- 69 projects were supported.

- Budget: 698.67 million Rubles

  Internet site of Program: http://fcpir.ru/






(deadline in 2015)


1. Joint Russian-French initiative research projects competition of the Russian Foundation for Basic research (RFBR) and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) (call info)


Applications are accepted till: 03.03.2015 17:00

2. The Contest of research projects carried out by young scientists under the leadership of Doctors of Science in scientific organizations of the Russian Federation in 2015 (call info)



Applications are accepted till: 30.06.2015 00:00




   Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) was created by decree № 426 of the President of the Russian Federation “On urgent measures for preserving scientific and technological potential of the Russian Federation” and is a self-governed state nonprofit organisation in the form of a federal organisation controlled by the Government of the Russian Federation.

   Support of initiative scientific research in all the principal directions of fundamental science is carried out strictly on a competition basis after a comprehensive evaluation.
   Decisions on whether to support or to decline projects by RFBR are taken by the scientific community itself  represented by the most authoritative and actively working scientists – members of the Foundation expert panels.

    In its activities RFBR relies on the following principles:

- openness — announcements of competitions and their results, the Foundation's decisions on financing projects and events, and also other materials are published in paper editions and online;
- targeted financing of groups of scientists (and not organisations as a whole), which perform projects approved by the Foundation experts;
- giving the scientists freedom of choice of subjects in all fields of natural sciences and humanities, of methods of conducting fundamental research, and of creating research groups.

    Currently RFBR holds 17 kinds of competitions and competition programs for supporting scientists, including international ones (with 26 countries in 2009) and regional ones – with 46 subjects of all federal districts.  

   RFBR provides equal opportunities to every researcher, regardless of his or her title, organisation, age, and region, to participate in the Foundation competition and in case of success to receive financial support for his or her projects.
  The Foundation sees its mission in developing the powerful intellectual potential of our country, which is becoming a key element in the development of Russia.


The main task of the Foundation is to select on the basis of competitions the best scientific projects among those that were submitted to the Foundation by scientists in an initiative order and subsequently to support the selected projects organisationally and financially.
Scientific directions supported by the Foundation are:
- mathematics, mechanics, and information technology;
- physics and astronomy;
- chemistry and studies of materials;
- biology and medical science;
- Earth science;
- humanities and social sciences;
- information technology and computer systems;
- fundamental basics of engineering sciences.
The principal direction of the Foundation is the competition of initiative projects performed by small (up to ten persons) groups of scientists or by individual researchers.




RFBR is an active participant of the world scientific process.
The foundation organises:
-    competitions for projects of joint fundamental research by Russian and foreign scientists;
-    competitions for projects for supporting participation of Russian scientists in conferences and meetings abroad.
RFBR activity has received international acclaim and is an effective form of integration of Russian researchers into the world's scientific space.
    The geography of international RFBR competitions reflects already active cooperation with 32 foreign partners from 25 countries, among which European countries predominate, along with countries where fundamental research in natural sciences is being conducted intensively. In accordance to agreements with partner foundations in some of these countries joint competitions are held not every year and can be limited to one or two types of competitions. The closest and most fruitful ties are with colleagues from Germany, France, and China. Special attention is given to international projects leading to innovation breakthroughs in different fields.
The Foundation also supports:
- joint scientific projects of the international DFG program “International research groups with the participation of young scientists” withing the framework of an RFBR-DFG agreement;
- projects within the framework of the competition “Joint research groups” Gemlinschaft – RFBR and other international programs.
Continuing and improving the standard practice of holding bilateral international competitions, RFBR takes a wider and wider part in multilateral international competitions initiated by its foreign partners. In 2009 examples of such participation were competitions held by RFBR together with THE USA National Scientific Foundation “International chemistry cooperation” and “Joint competition for material studies”, and also a first-time competition held jointly with Germany and France for trilateral Russian-French-German scientific workshops.
RFBR participates in large international scientific research programs:
-    Interdisciplinary program of developing software for calculations on the ekzaflop scale during solving global problems. Participants: the USA, Canada, Germany, France, Great Britain, Russia.
-    Project of creation an X-ray laser on free electrons. Organisers: German foundation “Helmholz association, RFBR.
-    Studies of ultrastrong electromagnetic fields. Organisers: CNRS (France), RFBR.
-    Fundamental research in the field of molecular biology. Organisers: European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), RFBR.
-    Coordination of national and joint programs of studies in the field of physics of space particles (ASPERA) Organisers: EU countries, RFBR.
-    Program of support of fundamental research for fighting HIV.








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