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HSE University invites leading researchers to experimental research laboratory competition

Grant and Award Announcement

National Research University Higher School of Economics

HSE University has announced an open project competition to create experimental research laboratories in the natural sciences. The competition is open to research projects in the fields of biophotonics and ageing (biology, physiology, biomedicine, biostatistics, and bioinformatics).

The competition is aimed at creating, supporting, and developing science and international-level schools at HSE University. The university is also working to develop modern infrastructure for its natural sciences cluster as part of its active involvement in global research. The winners of the competition will receive up to 180 million roubles in 2022–2023 for purchasing equipment, and up to 13 million roubles per year in 2022–2023 and up to 17 million roubles per year in 2024–2026 to cover wages, academic mobility, consumables, equipment maintenance and other associated costs.

The competition is open to leading researchers and research groups that meet the entry requirements. The results of the competition will be used to create laboratories at HSE University’s faculties and institutes. Funding is scheduled to continue until the end of 2026, though the laboratories’ work may be extended based on the findings of international expert assessment conducted independently every five years.

Applications are open until September 30, 2021. The results of the competition will be announced by December 25, 2021. Please see the competition website for more information about its terms and requirements.

If you have any questions about the competition, please contact

Applications should be sent in electronic form to by 23:59 on September 30, 2021 (Moscow time).


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