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European and Russian programs & foundations


The information about foundations and programmes, which finance academic mobility and scientific researches of scientists, post-graduates and students is presented in this section. All information is divided into the following parts:


Foundations and programmes Short Description Web-pages
European and national
The Seventh EU Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) 'Framework programmes' (FPs) have been the main financial tools through which the European Union supports research and development activities covering almost all scientific disciplines.

The broad objectives of FP7 have been grouped into four categories: Cooperation, Ideas, People and Capacities. For each type of objective, there is a specific programme corresponding to the main areas of EU research policy. All specific programmes work together to promote and encourage the cadditional information reation of European poles of (scientific) excellence.

The non-nuclear research activities of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) are grouped under a specific programme with individual budget allocation.

Further information on each of these specific programmes and their sub-divisions

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COST – European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research COST – European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research – is one of the longest-running European instruments supporting cooperation among scientists and researchers across Europe. COST is also the first and widest European intergovernmental network for coordination of nationally funded research activities.

COST mission is to strengthen Europe in scientific and technical research through the support of European cooperation and interaction between European Researchers. It also aims to maximise European Synergy and added value in non-competitive and pre-normative research. COST has 34 member countries and enables scientists to collaborate in a wide spectrum of activities grouped under nine key scientific Domains.
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EUREKA: A Europe-wide Network for Market-Oriented Industrial R&D and Innovation EUREKA is a pan-European network for market-oriented, industrial R&D. EUREKA currently counts 39 full members. Several countries participate in EUREKA projects through a network of National Information Points (NIPs). The affiliation known as Associated Country Status was initiated as part of EUREKA's strategy to enhance cooperation with countries outside of Europe judged to have scientific and research potential. http://www.eureka.be/
The Erasmus Mundus programme The programme supports European top-quality master’s courses and enhances the visibility and attractiveness of European higher education in third countries. It also provides EU-funded scholarships for third-country nationals participating in these master’s courses, as well as for EU-nationals studying at partner universities around the world.
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TEMPUS Tempus (The Trans-European mobility scheme for university studies) supports the modernisation of higher education and creates an area of co-operation in countries surrounding the EU. The scheme now covers 27 countries in the Western Balkans, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, North Africa and the Middle East.

Tempus finances two types of actions:
 1. Joint Projects are based on multilateral partnerships between higher education institutions in the EU and the partner countries. They can develop, modernise and disseminate new curricula, teaching methods or materials, boost a quality assurance culture, and modernise the management and governance of higher education institutions.
 2. Structural Measures contribute to the development and reform of higher education institutions and systems in partner countries, to enhance their quality and relevance, and increase their convergence with EU developments.

Partnerships are made up of consortia of organisations including higher education institutions, businesses, ministries, NGOs, and other organisations working in higher education; both from the EU and partner countries.
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Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) The German Academic Exchange Service is one of the world's largest and most respected intermediary organisations in its field. Scores of students, teachers, researchers and scientists supported by the DAAD have been able to gain valuable experience abroad.
The 200 and more programmes with which the DAAD pursues the above-detailed objectives range from short-term exchanges for research or teaching purposes through to doctoral scholarships lasting several years for graduates from developing countries, from information visits by delegations of foreign university vicechancellors through to the long-term regional programmes conceived to establish efficient higher education systems in the Third World.
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Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) is the central, self-governing research funding organisation that promotes research at universities and other publicly financed research institutions in Germany.
The DFG serves all branches of science and the humanities by funding research projects and facilitating cooperation among researchers.
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Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology and Friedrich Miescher Laboratory The Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science is an independent, non-profit research organization.  The primary goal of the Max Planck Society is to promote research at its own institutes.
The Friedrich Miescher Laboratory (FML) is a research institute of the Max Planck Society, named after Friedrich Miescher, a famous Swiss biologist who discovered the DNA in Tübingen. The FML is part of the Max Planck Campus Tübingen, which also hosts the Max Planck Institutes for Developmental Biology and Biological Cybernetics. The FML consists of up to four independent research groups headed by junior group leaders and working on different aspects of biology.
Gottlieb Daimler-und Karl Benz-Stiftung The Gottlieb Daimler- und Karl Benz-Stiftung sees itself as an actively operating foundation, i.e. by developing its own areas of emphasis the foundation renders itself largely independent of external research suggestion.
The foundation's Fellowship Program supports research projects of German PhD students abroad as well as of foreign PhD students in Germany. The program is open to all disciplines, topics and countries. Applicants are required to provide their own research project and to be affiliated to some scientific institution in the host country.
Institute of European History in Mainz (Germany) The research fellowship programme of the Institute of European History combines research, training and international networking. Fellows can pursue their individual research projects in a tranquil yet inspiring atmosphere. They discuss problems and methods of European historical research in an interdiscplinary and international surrounding. According to their special fields and interests, they are invited to participate in the manifold academic activities of the Institute – organizing confer-ences, editing publications and newsletters, structuring online-databases and administring research fundings. In cooperation with its international partners, the Institute supports the exchange of fellows to embed them in a network of European historical research. http://www.fml.tuebingen.mpg.de/fml
Gerda Henkel Foundation The Gerda Henkel Foundation supports projects in the historical humanities, especially History, Archaeology, Art History and other historical disciplines.
In 2001, the Gerda Henkel Foundation established a sponsorship programme to support the up-and-coming generation of historians in Russia, the Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus. The aim of this special programme is to facilitate research projects which are concerned with the history of the young scholar’s own country. Furthermore, the programme is intended to encourage research making use of historical archive material. Preferably, the programme’s participants should cooperate with German historians who specialise in Eastern European studies, who will assume the role of mentors and maintain regular contact with the scholarship holders.
Goethe-Institut The Goethe-Institut is the Federal Republic of Germany’s cultural institution operational worldwide. Institute promotes the study of German abroad and encourage international cultural exchange. It's also fosters knowledge about Germany by providing information on its culture, society and politics. With their network of Goethe-Instituts, Goethe Centres, cultural societies, reading rooms and exam and language learning centres they have been playing a central role in the cultural and educational policies of Germany. http://www.goethe.de/
Konrad Adenauer Foundation The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung offers political education, conducts scientific fact-finding research for political projects, grants scholarships to gifted individuals, researches the history of Christian Democracy, and supports and encourages European unification, international understanding, and development-policy cooperation. http://www.kas.de/
German historical institute in Moscow Institute is included in "German Humanities Institutes Abroad (DGIA) Foundation". As the main directions of Institute activities are listed research in the field of Russian and German history, intensification of russian and german scientists' collaboration, coordination and realization of joint research and publishing projects, young scientists support. http://www.dhi-moskau.de/
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation They promote academic cooperation between excellent scientists and scholars from abroad and from Germany.
  • Their research fellowships and research awards allow you to come to Germany to work on a research project you have chosen yourself together with a host and collaborative partner.
  • If you are a scientist or scholar from Germany you can profit from them support and carry out a research project abroad as a guest.
  • As an intermediary organisation for German foreign cultural and educational policy they promote international cultural dialogue and academic exchange.
Austrian Exchange Service The ÖAD is Austria’s leading non-profit-making service organisation in the field of international co-operation in education and research. The activities of the ÖAD embrace general, academic and vocational education with – historically grown – specific focus on academic mobility. http://www.oead.ac.at/
French Embassy   http://www.ambafrance.org/russie/
French leading agency for international mobility (ÉGIDE) Égide is a non-profit organization that manages French government international mobility programs. Many funding opportunities are listed under “International mobility program” and “calls for proposal.” Most content is available in English. http://www.egide.asso.fr/
French Institute in Sankt-Petersburg   http://www.ifspb.com/
French-Russian Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences in Moscow   http://www.centre-fr.net/
Center for Philosophy of Religion, University of Notre Dame The Center for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Notre Dame was established in the fall of 1976 in order to promote, support and disseminate scholarly work in philosophy of religion and Christian philosophy. The Center hopes to promote work concerned with the traditional topics and questions that fall under the rubric of the philosophy of religion: the theistic proofs, the rationality of belief in God, the problem of evil, the nature of religious language, and the like. At least as important, however, is the Center's effort to promote and encourage the development and exploration of specifically Christian and theistic philosophy, the sort of philosophy which takes Christianity (or, more broadly, theism) for granted and then proceeds to work on philosophical questions and problems from that perspective. Christian philosophy, thus conceived, involves defending the theistic perspective against the various sorts of attacks brought against it. It also includes criticism of contemporary philosophical culture from a Christian perspective; it includes a self-conscious attempt to consider the main philosophical topics and problems from this perspective, in order to discern and develop the implications (if any) of that perspective for those problems and topics; and it includes the attempt to achieve deeper understanding of the main contours and lineaments of the Christian faith. http://www.nd.edu/%7Ecprelig
BONUS PORTAL BONUS ERA-NET is an EU 6th Framework Programme project for years 2004-2007. BONUS brings together the key research funding organisations in all EU Member States around the Baltic Sea and Russia. The aim is to form a network and partnership of key research funding agencies with the aim to deepen the understanding of conditions for science-based management of environmental issues in the Baltic Sea. http://www.bonusportal.org/
INTAS In liquidation http://www.intas.be
CROSS CROSS is the Dutch governmental organisation responsible for the educational co-operation between the Netherlands and Central and Eastern Europe. CROSS is part of EVD International Business and Cooperation, agency of the Ministry of Economic Affairs. http://www.cross-agency.nl
The research council of Norway   http://www.forskningsradet.no/
Department for International Development (DFID), the UK Government The Department for International Development (DFID) is the part of the UK Government. DFID works in partnership with governments, civil society, the private sector and others. It also works with multilateral institutions, including the World Bank, United Nations agencies, and the European Commission. http://www.dfid.gov.uk/
British Council This is the international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. As well as education, they run programmes in the arts, science, sport, governance and English language. For more than 70 years the British Council has been building strong cultural relations with other countries, exchanging knowledge and ideas and providing educational opportunities. http://www.britishcouncil.org
Economics Education & Research Consortium The Economics Education and Research Consortium was created in 1995 to strengthen economics education and research capabilities in the CIS. The initial focus of EERC was on graduate level education (in Ukraine) and research support and networking (in Russia).
EERC's mission is to support the renewal of the economics profession in the CIS, to foster a culture of peer review and open scientific exchange, to encourage individual economists to work at the frontiers of their discipline and subject research to international standards of excellence, and engage academic economists in the public policy debate process, at the national and local levels. While trying to foster high-quality research in economics, they emphasize the incubation of innovative reearch ideas, and of young scholars, and the formation of a CIS-wide professional network of economists.
The European Post-Doctoral Institute for Mathematical Sciences The Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHÉS) was founded in 1958 by Léon MOTCHANE, an industrialist with a passion for mathematics, whose ambition was to create a research centre in Europe, which would become a counterpart to the renowned Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), Princeton, USA. Since its creation, the Institute has developed in accordance with the vision of its founder: it has become a reference point for excellence in the international scientific community, with significant achievements in mathematics and theoretical physics. The atmosphere of free exchanges among scientists, whatever their fields of study and their origins, has also become a key factor in its attraction. From an institutional point of view, IHÉS has the legal status of a foundation in the public interest. The Institute’s statutes provide further detail: “Article 1. The Foundation known as “Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques” aims to encourage theoretical research in mathematics, physics, human sciences methodology and any other related theory based discipline.” “Article 2. The work of the Foundation is carried out mainly by providing the Institute’s professors and researchers, both permanent and visitors, with the resources to enable them to carry out disinterested research: a centre comprising offices, work areas and meeting rooms, a conference centre, a cafeteria and a residence for housing visiting researchers.” http://www.ihes.fr/jsp/site/Portal.jsp?page_id=1
Intel Corp.   http://www.intel.ru
(BMBF) Germany Federal Ministry of Education and Research Special Programme Research and development in areas such as chemistry and materials science, semiconductors, laser and plasma technology together with the latest production processes are the basis for new technological developments of tomorrow. The BMBF provides financial support for innovative projects and ideas under targeted research funding programmes.
The range covers everything from basic scientific research, environmentally friendly sustainable development, new technologies, information and communication technologies, the life sciences, work design; structural research funding at institutions of higher education to innovation support and technology transfer.
Research funding supports scientific institutions and enterprises. The BMBF also funds individual researchers via special funding institutions.
(BMBF) Germany Federal Ministry of Education and Research Special Programme

The Federal Council approved the Message Education, Research and Innovation ERI 2008-2011 on January 24th, 2007. Bilateral science and technology cooperation programme with priority countries has received for this time period a total budget of CHF 43 million dedicated to R&D. Of this amount, CHF 6.850 million are dedicated to bilateral scientific and technological cooperation with Russia. In February 2007, the State Secretariat for Education and Research (SER) designated the University of Geneva as the Leading House (LH) and the EPFL as the Associated Leading House (ALH) for the implementation of the bilateral science and technology cooperation programme with Russia.
The following funding instruments are made available: Faculty Exchange (FE), Students Exchange (SE), Utilisation of Specific Infrastructure (USI), Joint Research Projects (JRP).

Complete information

Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation   http://www.mon.gov.ru
Federal Agency for Research   http://www.ed.gov.ru/
Russian Academy of Sciences   http://www.ras.ru/
Federal Agency for Research and Innovation   http://www.fasi.gov.ru
Federal Target Programme «Research and Development in Priority Fields of S&T Complex of Russia for 2007-2012» The main programme goals are:
  • to enable accelerated development of S/T potential on priorities of science and technology development in the Russian Federation;
  • to implement priorities of science and technology development in the Russian Federation on the base of large-scaled projects of technology commercialisation ;
  • to consolidate and concentrate resources on promising S/T areas on the base of extending use of tools for governmental and private cooperation, as well as by stimulating orders from private business and innovative companies for research work;
  • to involve young specialists into RTD area and to promote leading research schools;
  • to promote research activities in higher education institutions;
  • to encourage development of SMEs in S/T area, their integration into S/T cooperation;
  • to improve research equipment in competitive research institutions, conducting basic and applied research as well as in higher education institutions;
  • to develop efficient components of innovation system infrastructure.
State Directorate of special research programme   http://www.fcntp.ru/
Council of the President of the Russian Federation for young scientists and leading scientific schools supporting grants   http://grants.extech.ru/
Russian Foundation for Humanities   http://www.rfh.ru/
Russian Foundation for Basic Research   http://www.rfbr.ru/
The Dynasty Foundation The Dynasty Foundation is one of the first family charitable foundations in our country. From the very beginning of its activities, the Foundation focused on supporting intellectual, talented youth.
All programs of our Foundation are aimed at developing science and education, preventing brain drain, and creating conditions for intelligent people to live and work in Russia.
Potanin charity foundation The Vladimir Potanin Foundation was established for implementation of socially significant long-term projects in the sphere of domestic education and culture. It is a private Foundation with budget financed by personal assets of Vladimir Potanin.
The Mission of the Foundation is to promote the development of strategic philanthropy and recognition of active and creative professionals. The Foundation cooperates with those who are capable of changing themselves and are ready to make their contribution to the development of Russian society.
The Foundation shapes a social milieu, which values creativity, professionalism and proactive volunteer work.
The Foundation annually awards over 400 grants and 2,300 scholarships.
Vladimir Potanin Foundation is a member of the European Foundation Centre and a founding member of the Russian Forum of Donors.
Alferov foundation for education and science support   http://www.alferov-fond.ru/
Vernadsky nongovernmental environment foundation NON-GOVERNMENTAL ECOLOGICAL VERNADSKY FOUNDATION was established in 1995 on the initiative of a number of Russian fuel and energy complex enterprises, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, public and government organizations.
Activities of the Foundation are multifarious, but focused on the only main objective: to build up an integral, theoretically substantiated, and above all, practice-oriented concept based on ideas of academician V.I. Vernadsky.
Scientific background of the sustainable development concept was defined by academician V.I. Vernadsky as far back as at the beginning of the last century. He was the first to point out that a biosphere-noosphere transition is inevitable and will entail reasonable environmental friendliness.
The Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises (FASIE) The Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises (FASIE) is a non-commercial state organisation set up by Russian government resolution No. 65 of February 3, 1994.

Foundation’s main tasks:
  • implementation of government policy for the development and support of small innovative enterprises (SME);
  • offering direct financial, informational and other aid to small innovative enterprises, implementation of projects to develop and produce new high-tech products;
  • creating and developing an infrastructure for SME.
The FASIE is an initiator and participant in the development of laws and legislative acts providing state and social support for small business. Since its creation, more then 4,000 SME from various regions around the country have applied to the foundation. The foundation’s tender commission and experts have selected around 2,000 projects for funding.
Global enlightenering project “EKOMIR”   http://portal.ecoworld.ru/
Global Energy International Prize Global Energy International Prize is a unique award intended to assist international cooperation in solving the most important nowaday problems in the field of power generation.

The Prize is awarded for scientific achievements in the following spheres:
  • Increasing energy efficiency;
  • New opportunities of development of power engineering;
  • Alternative energy sources;
  • New methods of energy conversion;
  • Energy saving and energy transmission.
Nikolai Fedorenko International Scientific Foundation for Economic Research The Central Economics and Mathematics Institute (CEMI) was founded in 1963. The research activity of the Institute is largely focused on continuing development of fundamental research. Specific areas of research undertaken in the past and currently being further development to reflect both the changing global economy and the Russian transition include the theory of the optimal functioning planned economies, the study of scientific-technical progress, methods of evaluating the economic efficiency of capital investment and of the location of manufacturing, the economic of natural resource use, general equilibrium and disequilibrium theory (including the incorporation of issues related to intellectual property), and decision making under uncertainty. http://www.cemi.rssi.ru
New Eurasia Foundation (FNE) The New Eurasia Foundation (FNE), a Russian nongovernmental organization, was founded in April 2004 by the U.S.-based Eurasia Foundation, the Brussels-based European Madariaga Foundation, and Russia’s Dynasty Foundation. The New Eurasia Foundation has been operating since October 1, 2004.
In its programming the Foundation adheres to the principle of comprehensive development of territories achieved through collaboration between municipal and/or regional authorities, local businesses, and nongovernmental organizations to ensure collaborative design and implementation of comprehensive socially significant initiatives within specific thematic areas for particular territories, and large-scale cross-sectoral development initiatives tackling the challenges facing Russian regions.
Foundation “Russkiy Mir” Russkiy Mir promotes the teaching of the Russian language within Russia and abroad – both to new learners of the language and to those who already know and love Russian and wish to recapture or maintain their fluency.
Russkiy Mir brings Russia’s rich history to life, and showcases vibrant examples of Russian art and culture around the world.
Russkiy Mir reconnects the Russian community abroad with their homeland, forging new and stronger links through cultural and social programs, exchanges and assistance in relocation.
National Science Support Foundation   http://www.science-support.ru/
Educational Mathematics Site Exponenta.ru   http://www.exponenta.ru/
Ford Foundation The Ford Foundation is a resource for innovative people and institutions around the world. They were founded to advance human welfare, and all of our work flows from this fundamental commitment.
They make grants from our New York headquarters and our regional offices in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and Russia.

International Science & Technology Center The International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) was established by international agreement in November 1992 as a nonproliferation program. The ISTC coordinates the efforts of numerous governments, international organizations, and private sector industries, providing weapons scientists from Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States new opportunities in international partnership. Through its political, legal, and financial frameworks, the ISTC contributes to Fundamental Research, International Programs and Innovation and Commercialization, by linking the demands of international markets with the exceptional pool of scientific talent available in Russian and CIS institutes. http://www.istc.ru/
Economics Education & Research Consortium The Economics Education and Research Consortium was created in 1995 to strengthen economics education and research capabilities in the CIS. The initial focus of EERC was on graduate level education (in Ukraine) and research support and networking (in Russia). EERC's mission is to support the renewal of the economics profession in the CIS, to foster a culture of peer review and open scientific exchange, to encourage individual economists to work at the frontiers of their discipline and subject research to international standards of excellence, and engage academic economists in the public policy debate process, at the national and local levels. While trying to foster high-quality research in economics, they emphasize the incubation of innovative reearch ideas, and of young scholars, and the formation of a CIS-wide professional network of economists. http://www.eerc.ru/
Japan Society for the promotion of Science The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), or Gakushin for short, is an independent administrative institution, established by way of a national law for the purpose of contributing to the advancement of science in all fields of the natural and social sciences and the humanities. JSPS plays a pivotal role in the administration of a wide spectrum of Japan's scientific and academic programs. While working within the broad framework of government policies established to promote scientific advancement, JSPS carries out its programs in a manner flexible to the needs of the participating scientists. http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/index.html
Samsung Educational Programs In the year 2009, the world leader in area of information technologies, Samsung Electronics, announces the launch of two educational programs: These programs are oriented toward brilliant students and specialists willing to build their career path at Samsung Electronics. http://edu.samsung.ru/
International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing leadership and innovative programs to improve the quality of education, strengthen independent media, and foster pluralistic civil society development. Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of $50 million and a staff of over 400 professionals worldwide. IREX and its partner IREX Europe deliver cross-cutting programs and consulting expertise in more than 50 countries.
IREX designs programs and provides consulting to support lifelong learning starting at the primary and secondary levels, continuing through higher education, and including continuing professional training.
Program areas include:
  • Educational Institution Development
  • Pre- and In-Service Teacher and Faculty Training
  • Curriculum Development
  • International Research and Professional Fellowships
  • Undergraduate and Graduate Study Abroad
  • Technology for Education

The Fulbright Program The Fulbright Program, including the Fulbright-Hays Program, is a program of grants for international educational exchange for scholars, educators, graduate students and professionals, founded by United States Senator J. William Fulbright. It operates in 144 countries.
The Fulbright Program provides funds for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools abroad. The initial reach of this program had been primarily European countries, but now the program operates worldwide.
NATO: Science for Peace and Security The Science for Peace and Security Programme offers grants to scientists in NATO, Partner and Mediterranean Dialogue countries to collaborate on priority research areas. Grants are also offered to assist the academic community in Partner countries to set up basic computer networking infrastructure and to optimize their use of electronic communication . Moreover, the SPS Committee engages in nationally-funded activities in order to respond rapidly to the most critical needs of nations and develop practical recommendations for defined end users. http://www.nato.int/science/index.html
American charitable Foundation for the development of information technology for education and science The Foundation's main mission is to provide the development of information technology for education and science in Russia and their integration into world system. Priority activity directions - development of the computing environment, support of creation of directory resources in interests of development of information technology for education and science. http://inffond.ru/
U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation The U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation (CRDF) is a nonprofit organization authorized by the U.S. Congress and established in 1995 by the National Science Foundation. This unique public-private partnership promotes international scientific and technical collaboration through grants, technical resources, and training. CRDF is based in Arlington, Virginia with offices in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia; Kyiv, Ukraine and Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan.
Their mission:
  • Provide cooperative research and development (R&D) opportunities that enable scientists and engineers to address critical security, economic, education and other societal needs.
  • Advance peace and prosperity by funding civilian research and development projects that contribute to global nonproliferation objectives.
  • Promote the application of science and technology to economic growth through international partnerships and training that foster invention, innovation, entrepreneurship and the commercialization of technology.
  • Strengthen university research and education in science and engineering.

Taiwan International Graduate program - an international graduate program based at Academia Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan Recognizing the current trend of educational internationalization, Academia Sinica set up the Taiwan International Graduate Program (TIGP) in 2002, in order to attract young scholars from around the globe to its campus for advanced, inter-disciplinary studies. In cooperation with the top universities in Taiwan, TIGP will offer eight program options in 2006. All courses will be conducted in English and research grants are available for qualified students. TIGP is a unique and exciting intellectual community that will provide young scholars with tremendous opportunities for academic and personal growth. http://tigp.sinica.edu.tw/index.html
Informational resources and other useful links
EUROPA. Informational sources This site offers a quick access guide to specific sources of information contact points and bodies of the European Union institutions. http://europa.eu/geninfo/info/index_en.htm
CORDIS Community research & development information service. http://cordis.europa.eu/
European Commission The Commission awards money in the form of grants in order to implement projects or activities in relation to European Union policies. These grants may be awarded within fields as diverse as research, education, health, consumer protection, protection of the environment, humanitarian aid, etc. http://www.ec.europa.eu/
Delegation of the European Commission to Russia The Moscow Delegation is one of over 130 European Commission Delegations around the world.
The basic mandate of the Delegation of the European Commission to Russia is to assure the representation of the European Commission towards the Russian Federation. The Delegation monitors and analyses the development of Russian policies and follows bilateral relations in the political, economic, commercial as well as financial and technical cooperation areas.
The European Researcher's Mobility Portal EURAXESS - Researchers in Motion web-site, a joint initiative of the European Commission and the countries participating in the European Union's Framework Programme for Research. http://ec.europa.eu/eracareers/index_en.cfm
The researcher’s mobility portal Germany If you are a researcher planning your next move into or out of Germany look here for career opportunities and to find relevant information and assistance. http://www.eracareers-germany.de/en/index.htm
Information Internet Channel NT-INFORM   http://www.rsci.ru
Recourses for intellectual information (RINTI)   http://www.rinti.ru/
Training groupe "The knowledge intself is the power"   http://www.znanye.ru/
ENLIGHTENMENt – XXI project   http://www.pro-21.ru/
Republic research and consultation expertise centre Information resources    http://www.extech.ru/
Nuffic – Netherlands organization foe international cooperation in higher education Nuffic is the Netherlands organization for international cooperation in higher education. As an independent, non-profit organization based in The Hague, the Netherlands, Nuffic supports internationalization in higher education, research and professional education in the Netherlands and abroad, and helps improve access to higher education worldwide. http://www.nuffic.nl/
The Netherlands Student Grantfinder. Study in Holland The Netherlands Student Grantfinder is an online search engine for those who want to study in the Netherlands and are looking for financial aid. The Grantfinder contains information on a range of dutch scholarships for foreign students. http://www.grantfinder.nl/
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) The NWO has the following statutory mission. The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research:
  • is responsible for enhancing the quality and innovative nature of scientific research as equally initiating and stimulating new developments in scientific research
  • mainly fulfils its task by allocating resources
  • facilitates, for the benefit of society, the dissemination of knowledge from the results of research that it has initiated and stimulated
  • mainly focuses on university research in performing its task.
In fulfilling its responsibilities NWO pays due attention to the aspect of coordination and facilitates this where necessary. NWO wants to ensure that Dutch science continues to be amongst the best in the world and that the currently strong position is further strengthened. NWO would also like to see a more intensive use of the results from scientific research by society, so that the contribution of scientific research to prosperity and welfare can be further increased.
The Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Higher Education The Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Higher Education (SIU) is an administrative agency under the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research (KD), with its own Board of Directors. SIU is located in Norway's second largest city, Bergen.
SIU is a knowledge and service organisation with the mission of promoting and facilitating cooperation, standardisation, mobility, and the overcoming of cultural barriers to communication and exchange within the realm of higher education on an international level. The centre is charged with the important task of coordinating national measures according to official Norwegian policy within the field of internationalisation.
The Netherlands Institute in Saint-Petersburg The Netherlands Institute is a representative of the Dutch universities in North-West of Russia was established in 1997.
Their educational mission consists in promoting information about higher educational opportunities in the Netherlands amongst Russian students and increasing the number of people interested in research and cultural cooperation between Russia and the Netherlands.
The Netherlands Institute also supports Dutch language and literature and Russian language and literature studies in Russia and the Netherlands respectively.
International Center for Scientific Research (CIRS) The International Center for Scientific Research (CIRS) is an international scientific organization, created to foster and promote all aspects of science and scientific research. http://www.cirs-tm.org/
Organization for economic cooperation and development (OECD) OECD brings together the governments of countries committed to democracy and the market economy from around the world to:
  • Support sustainable economic growth
  • Boost employment
  • Raise living standards
  • Maintain financial stability
  • Assist other countries' economic development
  • Contribute to growth in world trade
OECD also shares expertise and exchanges views with more than 100 other countries and economies, from Brazil, China, and Russia to the least developed countries in Africa.
UNESCO - the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO - the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded on 16 November 1945. For this specialized United Nations agency, it is not enough to build classrooms in devastated countries or to publish scientific breakthroughs.
Today, UNESCO functions as a laboratory of ideas and a standard-setter to forge universal agreements on emerging ethical issues. The Organization also serves as a clearinghouse – for the dissemination and sharing of information and knowledge – while helping Member States to build their human and institutional capacities in diverse fields. In short, UNESCO promotes international co-operation among its 193* Member States and six Associate Members in the fields of education, science, culture and communication.
European University Association The European University Association (EUA) represents and supports higher education institutions in 46 countries, providing them with a unique forum to cooperate and keep abreast of the latest trends in higher education and research policies.
Members of the Association are European universities involved in teaching and research, national associations of rectors and other organisations active in higher education and research.
Europa Media Trainings Europa Media PSC is Europe's leading provider of training programmes and courses on EU project design and implementation. The training courses vary in their level of difficulty, length and theme, but there is one common feature http://www.eutrainingsite.com/home.php
Human Capital Foundation It was established on April 3, 2003 by Dr. Andrey P. Vavilov with the purpose of restoring the best traditions of pre-revolutionary Russian patronage of art and science.
The key mission of the Human Capital Foundation is to contribute to modernization of Russia by creating favorable conditions for development of science and supporting high-technological businesses. The Foundation promotes by all means dissemination and utilization of scientific knowledge of high priority and value for modern Russia.
Smolny College of Liberal Arts and Science Smolny is the only college in Russia to offer visiting students a broad range of liberal arts courses, along with an eight-credit Russian as a Second Language program. Strictly speaking, Smolny is not a "study abroad program." It is a four-year college with a full and rich curriculum. http://www.smolny.nw.ru/

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European scholarships for You (2009-2010)   http://www.delrus.ec.europa.eu/ru/images/pText_pict/500/Guide%20rus%2008.pdf