Russian Foundation for Humanities and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research will receive additional RUB 2.5 billion
During the meeting on budgetary planning for 2013-2015 the Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said that Russian Government would allocate an additional RUB 2.5 billion to the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) and the Russian Foundation for Humanities (RFH).
This is the first positive financial news for the Russian research funds in the post-crisis period. Earlier, the Government of the Russian Federation has pursued a policy to reduce the total funding allocated to the RFBR and the RFH. The medium-term programme of activities of the RFBR in 2011-2013 published months ago envisaged the extraordinary decrease from 6 to RUB 4.3 billion.
Now the Government of the Russian Federation made a decision to increase the RFBR and RFH budgets. Source: http://www.strf.ru/material.aspx?CatalogId=221&d_no=46384 provided by HSE