HSE University announces an International Open Competition to create Experimental Research Laboratories in the field of Quantum Technologies and New Functional Materials

for the period from June 10, 2019 to December 31, 2024

The key goals of the competition are to establish, support and develop relevant research areas, as well as world-class research schools at the HSE Faculty of Physics and facilitate the development of modern infrastructure at the Faculty, which is a part of HSE active endeavours to bring the University’s research in line with the global research processes.

HSE invites young researchers in quantum technologies and new functional materials, whose professional experience does not exceed 15 years after getting a Candidate of Sciences/PhD degrees to take part in the competition.

The competition is held with the aim of establishing new experimental research laboratories at HSE campuses in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

The winning Moscow-based experimental research laboratory will become a subdivision of the HSE Faculty of Physics located on the faculty’s premises at Bldg. 5, 21/4 Ul. Basmannaya, Moscow.

The winning projects will receive:

  • funding to purchase research equipment – 150 mln. roubles in 2019-2020;
  • funding to cover staff wages and other research-related expenses:
  • 7 mln. roubles in 2019;
  • 13 mln. roubles annually in 2020 – 2024.

All expenses related to setting up and equipping the Laboratory are not included in the above budget and will be additionally covered by the University.

The Laboratory will be subject to annual international expert reviews every 5 years and may be granted additional financing for a subsequent 5-year period following the review.

Regulations and Template forms https://physics.hse.ru/en/contest/

If you have any questions about the competition, please contact us by email: at concurs_labs@hse.ru.

Proposals are accepted until April 1, 2019.

The results will be announced no later than May 30, 2019.

Information about the winners will be published on the HSE portal.


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