Contest of Young Scientists

Information about the national contest aimed at fixing of grants on behalf of the President for gifted young scientists for 2013

 

100 grants on behalf of the President for gifted young scientists working at organizations carrying out researches and elaboration in the field of natural  sciences, technics, social sciences and humanities  (hereafter grants) have been established by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus no. 367 of August 11, 2005 “On Perfection of Stimulation of Creative Work of Young Scientists” (the National Register of Legal Acts of the Republic of Belarus of 2005 no.127, 1/6693; 2006 no. 56, 1/7416; 2009 no. 110, 1/10683; 2010 no. 29, 1/11361; 2011 no.93, 1/12777). The grants are fixed for the period of one calendar year in an amount established by the President of the Republic of Belarus and based on the proposals of specially made Inter-Departmental Commission.

 

1. Doctors of Science aged up to 45 years, Candidates of Science aged up to 35 years, non-degree scientists aged up to 30 years as of January 1st   of the year of nomination  achieved the best results in scientific, scientific and technical and innovation activities are to be nominated in the participation in the contest.

 

2. The achievements in the priority directions of fundamental and applied researches, scientific and technical and innovation activities and contribution to socio-economic development of the Republic of Belarus are to be taken into account when nominating young gifted scientists.  The results of the researches of the scientists are to match the criteria (one or some of them) as follows:

 

discovery of previously unknown regularities, obtainment of fundamentally new scientific results, elaboration of new scientific theories and conceptions practically confirmed and/or received recognition in the Republic of Belarus and/or overseas;

 

elaboration of new methods, appliances, substances, microbial strains, cell cultures of plants and animals, radical improvement of them or use of them for new purpose (to be confirmed by patents for inventions) and implementation of them;

 

creation of new technological items (methods, appliances, technological processes) conforming to world standards or being above them by most of technical parameters(to be confirmed by patents for inventions) and implementation of them;

 

The above mentioned criteria concerning young gifted scientists are to be taken into account as follows:

Achievements of Doctors of Science are to contain the complete cycle of the research (starting with a scientific idea and concluding with implementation and/or recognition of the research results in the Republic of Belarus and/or overseas;

 

Achievements of Candidates of Science are to be of scientific and applied relevance and to be practically confirmed and/or to have received recognition of the research results  in the Republic of Belarus and/or overseas;

 

Achievements of young non-degree scientists are to consist in participation in formation of the concept of scientific and/or practical relevance, in carrying out of fundamental and/or applied researches for the purpose of the concept’s confirmation and/or its implementation.

 

3. The nomination is to be carried out by organizations at primary place of employment of a young gifted scientist, at the meeting of scientific workers or at the scientific and technical (academic) board and to be based on recommendations of personnel of the organization department the scientist works in. The references of at least two neutral authorities involved by the organization are to be taken into account during the nomination.

The reference of the neutral authority shall contain:

relevancy of the research issue and its correspondence to the priority directions of fundamental and applied researches and scientific technical activity;

obtained results and its practical relevance;

implementation of the obtained results with an indication of economic effect (in the presence of the one); 

correspondence of the obtained results to the criteria fixed for achievements of young gifted scientists of the present nomination;

quantity of publications (articles in foreign editions, articles in national peer-reviewed editions, monographs and other editions, patents, certificates of authorship, rationalization proposals);

participation in international and national conferences;

reasonable cause for awarding of a grant expressed by means of a formula.

The resolution of the meeting of scientific workers, sessions of the scientific and technical (academic) board  is considered as a valid one if at least  2/3 of the number of scientific workers or members of the scientific and technical (academic) board  take part in voting. The candidature can be considered as a recommended one if it polls more than 2/3 of votes of scientific workers or members of the scientific and technical (academic) board  participating in the voting.

 

4. Organizations recommending candidatures for awarding of a grant shall enter a motion for each candidature. The motion shall be adjoined with:

extract from minutes of meeting of scientific workers or a session of scientific and technical (academic) board of the organization concerning the candidature’s nomination for awarding of a grant. The extract shall contain results of voting, reasoned  substantiation of achievements  of a young gifted scientist expressed by means of a formula clarifying the reasons for awarding of a grant strictly corresponding to the criteria specified in the paragraphs   2, 3, 4 of the Clause 2 (The submitted formula is a ground for awarding of a grant and can be subject only to drafting amendments when being under consideration. The sample: Appendix to the Order of the President of the Republic of Belarus no. 318rp of December 23, 2011);

report on scientific, scientific and technical activities of the young gifted scientist confirmed by the manager of the organization at  the scientist’s primary place of employment containing brief substantiation of plans concerning fulfillment of new research projects;

references of two neutral authorities;

list of published books, scientific articles, patents and certificates of authorship of a young gifted scientist (replicas of the patents and the certificates of authorship to be adjoined) for the last three years. The list shall be signed by the scientist and attested by the manager of the organization);

documents confirming the implementation of the research results into various sectors of economy, other fields of activities and being indicative of personal contribution of the young gifted scientist (certificates and/or acts on implementation of the research results );

information about the young gifted scientist:

his surname, name, patronymic, birth date, place of birth, address of registration (with addition of photocopies of pages of the passport of a citizen of the Republic of Belarus containing the mentioned information about the young gifted scientist);

education (which institute of higher education he graduated from and when), his profession according to the education;

his degree and academic title;

the place of employment ( the name of the organization and its location in accordance with its constituent documents, official telephone);

work status (with the  indication of the year of undertaking an assignment);

staying abroad (the country, time of staying);

awards ( with the indication of the date of awarding);

information about the grants on behalf of the President  already awarded ;

work in the past (the period, the

work status, the place of employment);

main directions of the research activity;

guidance of postgraduates and applicants;

personal address (with the indication of the postcode) and home phone (with the indication of the prefix);

efficiency report.

All the documents shall be drawn up in the prescribed manner and be presented in a single copy in one folder.

The organizations also shall present a list of recommended candidatures (and its electronic version) signed by the manager of the organization and drawn up in accordance with the Appendix 2.

 

5. The documents for the contest for awarding of a grant for 2013 are to be submitted before July 1, 2012 to:

The National Academy of Sciences of Belarus  (the candidatures recommended by the organizations of the Academy). Address: 66, Nezavisimosty avenue, Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus,  Minsk. Postcode: 220072

contact telephone number:  (017) 284-11-63, 284-24-56;

Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus (the candidatures recommended by institutes of higher education).  Address: 9, Sovietskaya str., Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus, Minsk. Postcode: 220010

contact telephone number:  (017) 200-52-01;

The State Committee on Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus (the candidatures recommended by other organizations carrying out researches and elaborations). Address: 1 Akademitcheskaya str., The State Committee on Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus,  Minsk, Republic of Belarus

Postcode: 220072

contact telephone number:  (017) 294-92-70.

The motions of organizations recommending candidatures for awarding of a grant are not taken into consideration in case of untimely submission of the documents, incomplete set of them and if the documents are improperly drawn up!

The young scientists are not awarded with grants if they have already been awarded with grants on behalf of the President for the last five years (including the year of nomination) and also personal bonuses are fixed for the mentioned year  in accordance with the Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus no. 571 of November 23, 2004 “On Perfection of Stimulation of Labor in the Field of Public Health Service, Science, Culture and Education, Introduction of Amendments, Annulment of Certain Decrees of the President of the Republic of Belarus and the Particular Provisions of the Above Mentioned Decrees” (the National Register of Legal Acts of the Republic of Belarus, no. 188, 1/6033, 2004).

In case of change of employment of the young gifted scientist (except a dismissal from the previous office for actusreus), the awarding of the grant continues at the new place of employment on conditions that: the organization the scientist works in carries out researches or elaborations and/or innovation elaborations  in the field of Natural Sciences, Technics, Social Sciences and the Humanities; the young scientist works in accordance with his qualification ; the scientist is occupied with research and/or innovation activities.