2017 – nowadays
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.