In order to strengthen governmental support for the development of science and innovations in tertiary education and to improve the quality of higher education, on April 9, 2010, the Government of the Russian Federation instituted monetary grants that are made available on a competitive basis to support of scientific research projects implemented by the world’s leading scientists at Russian institutions of higher learning.
Resolution No.220 of the Government of the Russian Federation of April 9, 2010 pursues the following goals:
01To bring world-renowned scientists, including scientists from among Russian citizens residing abroad, to Russian institutions of higher learning;
02To create scientific research laboratories capable of competing with the world’s leading laboratories;
03To ensure achievement of world-class research results;
04To create conditions required to improve the professional quality of the faculty and research specialists of Russian institutions of higher learning, as well as to create an effective and efficient system of motivation of scientific work;
05To encourage young people to pursue professional development in the fields of science, education, and high technologies;
06To help create sustainable links between Russian institutions of higher learning and the world’s leading universities and science schools;
07To facilitate commercialization of the research results and new technologies developed in the course of the scientific research projects supported under the program.