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Dec 1992, by Open Society Foundations (OSF). No longer operational.


Preserve positive features of economically weakened scientific culture in the former Soviet Union; apply new methods of funding to encourage science professionals in the former Soviet Union to remain active in their native countries; promote international science cooperation and collaboration.

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Projects include a multi-million dollar assistance program to the newly independent states of the ex Soviet Union and to the Baltic states. Supports scientists and their research projects by providing grants, fellowships and endowments; procures and distributes critical scientific journals for central scientific libraries and universities; establishes information contacts through telecommunications programme, both domestic networks and external connections; emergency individual grants, long term research grants and conference travel grant programmes; other programmes of grants and grants-matching. Scientific disciplines come under 15 headings: Astronomy; Biology (3); Chemistry (3); Earth Sciences (2); Mathematics; Mechanics; Physics (4).


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Members in 15 countries
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  • Science
    • Science



Last News Received

30. Jul 1999
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