Young scientists to receive Arctic exploration grants
© RIA Novosti. Vitaly Ankov

Young scientists to receive Arctic exploration grants

About 30 young scientists, postgraduate students and masters from universities in the Krasnoyarsk Territory have won a research project contest sponsored by the local science foundation. They will be awarded 200-thousand-ruble grants that will finance development projects in the Arctic and the Extreme North.

The grant-winning projects focused on energy efficiency, rational use of natural resources, production and medical technologies, new materials adapted to the northern climate, and innovative education.

“On the one hand, the Arctic is rich in precious resources, but on the other, it needs protection from mounting man-made impacts. Studying climate change is also of much importance. All these vectors are reflected in the Arctic Development Strategy approved by the Presidential Executive Order and in the scientific exploration of the northern territories,” Executive Director of the Krasnoyarsk Territory’s Science Foundation Irina Panteleyeva explained.

The young specialists should complete their research projects within a year and their performance will be assessed by a regional expert council. In all, the contest fund for Arctic studies amounts to 5.5 million rubles.