Traditionally, on March 22, World Water Day, Lake Baikal Foundation for Environmental Applications and Research announces the start of applications campaign for the «Baikal Initiative» grant competition 2019-2020.
«Baikal Initiative» is a program for supporting young scientists, established by the Foundation in order to develop scientific research on Baikal and popularize scientific knowledge among the population. Lake Baikal Foundation annually allocates one million rubles to finance talented projects and solutions for research and protection of the unique lake and the Baikal natural territory.
This year, the Foundation will determine three nominations of the competition. Applications are accepted for the following grant directions:
- scientific research and high-tech developments;
- study and conservation of biodiversity;
- applied solutions of environmental problems.
The Foundation will also provide an opportunity for the competition’s winners of past years to receive grand prix: the expert council of the competition will consider applications for the prolongation of funding from acting grantees in a separate category and determine the project that will again be eligible for the Foundation grant.
The application campaign will be held from March 22 to July 31, 2019. The Foundation will announce the 4 finalists no later than September 1, 2019. Next, the winners of the first stage will have to provide a guarantee of co-financing of projects until December 31.
Detailed information on applying for the 2019 grant competition can be found on the link.