12.02.2012 [News]

State budget support for international cooperation in science and technology in 2012 approved in Belarus

On 30 December 2011 the Law № 331-З “On the republican budget for 2012” was approved. According to this document, the expenditures and revenues will be equal and are fixed at the level of 92 772 bln. rubles.

1 389,5 bln rubles or 1,5% of the total budget expenditures will be spent for science, technology and innovation. Of them, 3,6% (50,6 bln. rubles or over 6 mln. USD for 1 January 2012) will be used for developing the international cooperation.

Expenditures for international cooperation in science, technology and innovation may include:
  • Support for international bi- and multilateral research programs and projects;
  • Support for international scientific conferences, seminars, symposia and exhibitions, as well as for participation of research organizations and companies in them;
  • National contribution to the budget of calls for proposals carried out by international or foreign organizations, as well as co-funding of such calls;
  • Reimbursement of expenditures for hosting foreign delegations and seconding Belarusian researchers and experts abroad within international agreements in science and technology;
  • Membership fee of the Republic of Belarus in international research organizations it takes part in.

Source: Olga Meerovskaya, BelIsa