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The Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) as the official contractor of the Russian Science Foundation (RSF) to provide high-profile international peer-review invites outstanding foreign researchers to join the diverse pool of RSF international reviewers. Currently, there are over 1,600 honorary contributors from around the globe representing 55 countries.

With an annual budget of about US$ 310 million (the fiscal year 2020), Russian Science Foundation (RSF) is the excellence-driven premier research funder in Russia providing sufficient financial support for the cutting-edge research projects in all branches of frontier science, including humanities.

The Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) as the official contractor of the Russian Science Foundation (RSF) to provide high-profile international peer-review invites outstanding foreign researchers to join the diverse pool of RSF international reviewers. Currently, there are over 1,600 honorary contributors from around the globe representing 55 countries.

With an annual budget of about US$ 310 million (the fiscal year 2020), Russian Science Foundation (RSF) is the excellence-driven premier research funder in Russia providing sufficient financial support for the cutting-edge research projects in all branches of frontier science, including humanities.

The RIAC is looking for experts in a broad range of scientific disciplines, including

  • Mathematics, Computer and Systems Sciences;

  • Physics and Space Sciences;

  • Chemistry and Material sciences;

  • Biology and Life Sciences;

  • Basic Research for Medicine;    

  • Agricultural Sciences;

  • Earth sciences;

  • Humanities and Social Sciences;

  • Engineering Sciences.

The review process consists of the several stages, where each proposal is evaluated by 2 to 5 external reviewers from Russia and abroad exclusively according to scientific merit; based on these review reports, the members of an expert panel conduct an evaluation, and the final decision is made by an interdisciplinary expert council consisting of a leading scientists that are regularly rotated by the research community based on the basis on the on-line voting process.

The external peer-review of research projects proposals is assumed to be performed online through the RSF Information and Analysis System. The peer-review of project proposal includes completion of a questionnaire consisting of 10–15 multiple-choice questions and provision of a general statement of assessment in arbitrary format.

Should you have any questions and/or choose to take advantage of this opportunity and wish to join the pool of the RSF external peer-reviewers, please communicate your consent to Elena Karpinskaya, the Deputy Program Director of the RIAC, by emailing to expertise@russiancouncil.ru or by calling her and her colleagues at 7 (495) 225-6283 (ext. 127).


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Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
 
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