March 2, 2022
Scientists from the Karelian Research Centre RAS are among recently announced winners of two regional competitions held by the Russian Science Foundation (RSF). Funding will be granted to research projects in mathematics, hydrology, linguistics, history, and economics.
Projects of small research teams having won the competitions will be supported by two-year grants up to RUR 1.5 million per year. Some research teams will get 3-year grants of 4 to 7 million roubles per year. RSF explained that the grant amount will be made up of parity funding (50% + 50%) from the foundation and from the regional budget.

Projects by KarRC RAS staff supported after the 2022 RSF grant competition

For selected research teams (4–10 persons):

• "Development and study of the mathematical models and programs for finding equilibrium in transport flows and optimizing the transport network: the case of Petrozavodsk" (Supervised by Vladimir Mazalov, Director of the Institute of Applied Mathematical Research KarRC RAS).

For small research teams (2–4 persons):

• "Ice cover effect on the White Sea ecosystem functioning under climate change" (Supervised by Alexey Tolstikov, Head of the Geography and Hydrology Laboratory, Northern Water Problems Institute KarRC RAS);

• "Creation of the spoken corpus of Baltic-Finnic languages of Karelia" (Supervised by Alexandra Rodionova, Researcher at the Linguistics Unit, Institute of Linguistics, Literature and History KarRC RAS);

• "Traditions and novelties in the regional identity of the people living in present-day Arctic districts (municipalities) of Karelia: a historical-sociological study" (Supervised by Svetlana Yalovitsyna, Deputy Director for Research of the Institute of Linguistics, Literature and History KarRC RAS);

• "Problems in and approaches to securing sustainable human capital reproduction in the Karelian Arctic in the context of the latest opportunities and challenges for the region’s development" (Supervised by Valentina Karginova-Gubinova, Researcher at the Regional Economic Policy Department, Institute of Economics KarRC RAS).

The key objective of the RSF regional competitions is to involve and utilize the scientific potential of Russian regions in working towards their socio-economic development goals. Prior to the competitions, regions themselves have outlined the R&D areas where research is needed.

We congratulate the winners and wish them productive research!

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