Umnik to Support Young Scientists

Young scientists aged 18 through 30 can take part in the national Umnik contest. Supported by the Fund for the Advancement of Innovations, the contest aims to support young scientists looking for opportunities to apply their knowledge to innovation and entrepreneurship.

Applicants can submit projects in the following categories:

1) ICT

2) Medicine, pharmacology, medical biotech

3) Chemistry, chemical technologies, new materials, construction

4) Electronics, instrumentation, mechanical engineering

5) Biotech, agriculture, food manufacturing

The strongest projects will receive grant funding in the amount of 500 thousand rubles. Under the terms of the contest, scientists are required to spend this money on research and development activities, which are not to exceed 24 months.

To apply for and learn more about the contest, visit