Based on the results of the evaluation of applications by the Expert Council in order to support scientific projects of different directions, the Lake Baikal Foundation decided to identify the winners in the following nominations:
- The project of scientific and applied orientation: «The assessment of the symbiotic relationship of antibiotic producing actinobacteria with endemic amphipods of Lake Baikal». Project manager – Aksenov-Gribanov D.V.
- The project of scientific and educational orientation: «Along the Doppelmayer’s trail: protecting the nature of Barguzinsky nature reserve for over a 100 years». Project manager – Luzhkova N.M.
- The project of fundamental science: «Monitoring for water birds in the southern part of Lake Baikal in the situation of long-lasting low-water period». Project Manager – Povarintsev A.I.
According to the Regulations on the «Baikal Initiative» competition, the winners are required to guarantee co-financing of projects in the amount of 20% of the total budget for the implementation of the project by February 1, 2018.