One of the most important activities of Lake Baikal Foundation is to support science and promote scientific knowledge. Scientists engaged in scientific research of the Baikal region faced acute challenges: underfunding and lack of interest from government and society. In this context, the Foundation initiated a program «Baikal initiative» to support young scientists.
Young scientists aged to 35 years.
Lake Baikal Foundation will allocate 1 million rubles to support talented solutions in the following areas:
The participants of the «Baikal initiative» contest will have to prove that their projects are really relevant and necessary according to public opinion: the financial assistance is provided to those projects which will be able to collect 20% of the project budget independently by crowdfunding, attract sponsors and other channels of public support. 80% of the successful projects’ budget will be covered by Lake Baikal Foundation’s grants.
Applications acceptance — from March 22, 2020 to July 14, 2020.
Evaluation of applications by the Expert council — until September 1, 2020.
Search and provision of co-financing guarantee — from September 15, 2020 to December 15, 2020.
Transfer of grants for projects that have provided a guarantee of co-financing — from December 16, 2020 to January 31, 2021.
Launch of the projects — from February 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021.