Overview of RU (R&D and Innovation) programmes

Russian R&D programmes are mostly announced and implemented by the

  1. Ministry of Science and Education (http://eng.mon.gov.ru/)
  2. Federal Agency for Science and Innovations (Rosnauka) (http://eng.mon.gov.ru/str/ais/fasi/)
  3. Russian Foundation of Basic Research (RFBR) (http://www.rffi.ru/eng/).

At the present time Federal Agency for Science and Innovations (Rosnauka), for example, runs 6 Federal Targeted Programmes in different thematic:

  • Federal Targeted Programme “Research and Development in Priority Development Directions of the Russian Technology Complex 2007-2012» (the total amount of federal funding for R&D is 128 bln. rubles, equivalent to 3.1 bln. Euro)
  • Federal Targeted Programme “Development of the nanoindustrial infrastructure in the Russian Federation 2008-2010” (total programme budget – 28 bln. Rubles - 0, 68 bln. Euro)
  • Federal Targeted Programme “National technology base” 2007-2011 (the total amount of federal funding for R&D is 36 bln. rubles, equivalent to 0.88 bln. Euro)
  • Federal Targeted Programme “Scientific and educational staff of innovation Russia” 2009-2013 (the total amount of federal funding for R&D is 44 bln. rubles, equivalent to 1.1 bln. Euro)
  • Federal Targeted Programme “Development of the electronic component base and radioelectronics” 2008-2015 (the total amount of federal funding for R&D is 66 bln. rubles, equivalent to 1.6 bln. Euro)
  • Federal Targeted Programme “High seas” 2008-2015 (the total amount of federal funding for R&D in 2008-2012 is 8 bln. rubles, equivalent to 0.2 bln. Euro)

RFBR (http://www.rffi.ru/eng/default.asp?section_id=277) runs 13 types of competitions and competitive programmes to support scientists and researchers, including international calls and programmes (with 17 countries in 2007), regional calls for proposals and programs.

Some programmes can be also announced by the several ministries, such as Ministry for Health and Social Development, Ministry of Communications (ICT), Ministry of Natural Resources, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Federal Space Agency, Rosatom. For example:

  • Federal Targeted Programme “Development of civil aviation techniques of Russia on 2002 - 2010 and for the period till 2015” (the total amount of federal funding for R&D in 2006-2015 is 151 bln. rubles, equivalent to 3.7 bln. Euro)
  • The federal space program of Russia for 2006-2015 (the total amount of federal funding for R&D in 2009-2010 is 74 bln. rubles, equivalent to 1.8 bln. Euro)

In summary, although not all funding in these programmes is destinated for R&D, there are a lot of programmes in Russia that might present access opportunities for European researchers and organizations.