On March 22, World Environment Day, the Lake Baikal Foundation for Environmental Applications and Research launches the second grant competition for young scientists «Baikal Initiative».
The application campaign will be held from March 22 till July 1, 2018. The Foundation will announce three finalists on August 1. In the second stage – August 15 – December 15, 2018 – the finalists are to provide additional funding – 20% of the indicated cost of the required sum. The Fund will consider projects without limitation in the implementation period, if their launch of is scheduled for 2019.
We remind that the purpose of the «Baikal Initiative» grant competition is to support young scientists carrying out scientific and technical programs and projects, field research and expeditions aimed at protecting Lake Baikal and developing the Baikal natural territory.
It should be noted that previous experience clearly demonstrated the effectiveness of co-financing system, which allowed to simultaneously solve the problem of popularizing science and to draw public attention to the scientific research value in the field of environmental protection. 80% of the project budget was covered by grants from the «Lake Baikal» Foundation, and 20% were collected independently. Co-financing of projects was carried out through fundraising on crowded-hosting platforms and attraction of partners.
The program «Baikal Initiative», supporting young scientists was initiated by the Lake Baikal Foundation in 2017. The winning projects of 2017 can be found on the link.
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