Program for Short-Term Visits to Russia
by Foreign Scientists

The goal of the program is to assist Russian physicists, mathematicians, and biologists in making international scientific contacts.

To this end, we have organized a system for inviting foreign scientists—physicists and mathematicians—for short-term visits in order to take part in scientific seminars at Russian research centers.
The term “foreign scientist” implies a scientist of any citizenship permanently working outside the Russian Federation.

All Russian laboratories and institutes working the fields of fundamental physics, mathematics and biology are eligible to participate in this program.

We plan to subsidize approximately forty visits annually.

The duration of each visit will be from several days to two weeks.

The scientific institute to be visited will conduct negotiations with the scientists it wishes to invite and organize the details of their trips.

Grants will cover the following expenses: travel (APEX-class and analogous airline tickets), hotel, and per diem expenses.

Program Coordinators:

  • Elizaveta Bonch-Osmolovskaya,
    Doctor of Biological Sciences, laboratory head, Vinogradski Institute of Microbiology (RAS) (general biology);
  • Sergey Mirkin,
    Professor of Biology, Tufts University, Boston (molecular and cellular biology);
  • Valery Ryazanov, head of superconductivity laboratory, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chernogolovka (experimental physics);
  • Mikhail Feigelman, deputy director, Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics; head of Problems of Theoretical Physics program, Moscow Physical Technical Institute (theoretical physics);
  • Mikhail Tsfasman, head of algebra and number theory sector, Institute for Information Transmission Problems; senior research fellow, CNRS (France); pro-rector and professor, Independent Moscow University; director, Poncelet Russian-French Mathematics Laboratory (mathematics).

Coordinators are responsible for:

  • Reviewing applications for financing of short-term invitations (with the assistance of an advisory group of approximately 140 physicists, mathematicians, and biologists) and
  • managing the technical aspects of compensating invited guests.

Each application is evaluated by several experts in the corresponding scientific subdiscipline, which should be indicated in the application in accordance with our classification scheme.

Program coordinators make final decisions.
Applicants are notified by e-mail no later than three weeks after applications are submitted.

It is recommended to send applications at least 6 weeks before the expected visit.

Online Application Form for Funding Visits by Foreign Scientists (in Russian)

You can receive additional information by writing to the coordinators at: science-visits@mccme.ru.

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