The Russian Geographical Society has extended until November 7 the acceptance of applications for the award of nominal scholarships of the Russian Geographical Society for success in scientific, educational and social activities in the field of geography and related sciences. In 2022, the competition is held in two categories: “Conference of Young Scientists” and “Competition of Young Leaders of the Russian Geographical Society”.
Students, graduate students, doctoral students and public figures aged 18 to 35 can apply for the competition. To do this, you need to fill registration form on the website. The amount of the scholarship depends on the winning place and will be 100,000, 150,000 or 250,000 rubles. The funds are paid out in a lump sum. When participating in the competition, all scientific and social achievements from January 1, 2021 to the present, as well as competitive scientific works and public projects implemented in 2021–2022, are taken into account.
— I have been moving towards my cherished goal for a long time and finally became the owner of a nominal scholarship from the Russian Geographical Society. This is a good incentive for those who contribute to geographical science, the development of the ideas and values of the Russian Geographical Society, for those who are engaged in education in the field of geography. It’s nice to see that the scholarship holders are enthusiastic, young, ambitious guys who give themselves completely to their favorite work. Such support is not just a recognition of merit, but also an opportunity to realize your cherished dreams. My dream came true also thanks to a scholarship – this summer I was able to organize an expedition to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. And it’s great that the Russian Geographical Society makes it possible to make a dream come true. To everyone who lives in geography and considers it a part of their life, I wish not to be shy and be sure to participate in the competition for a nominal scholarship from the Russian Geographical Society, – Maxim Chervyakov, the winner of the personal scholarship competition of the Russian Geographical Society, the head of the Youth Club on the basis of the Saratov branch of the Russian Geographical Society, the head of the Department of Meteorology and Climatology of the Faculty of Geography of Saratov State University, said.
Answers to the most popular questions:
— I have already received a scholarship from the Russian Geographical Society before, can I participate in the competition again?
— Yes, winners of nominal scholarships of previous years are allowed to participate in the competition.
– I am a foreign citizen, can I participate in the competition again?
— Yes, if the area of scientific interests / topics of organized projects correspond to the goals and objectives of the Russian Geographical Society.
– I don’t have supporting documents / portfolio – can I participate?
— Provision of supporting documents (certificates, certificates, thanks, extracts from orders, scanned copies, letters of recommendation) is a prerequisite when applying.
– When will the results of the competition be announced?
– The results of the qualifying round will be announced no later than December 1. The final will take place in December 2022.
What form should the recommendation take?
– The recommendation is provided in free form, certified by the live signature of the head of the organization and the seal of the organization.
— How often is the competition for the award of nominal scholarships?
– The competition is held annually, once a year.
— How is the payment going, are taxes included? Is there a reporting form?
– Tax on the income of an individual is withheld from the amount of the payment made. The scholarship is paid in a lump sum, reporting is not provided.
– Who can win the competition?
– Students, graduate students and doctoral students of institutions of higher and secondary professional education, young scientists and young specialists are invited to participate in the nomination “Conference of Young Scientists”; the area of scientific interests is geography and related sciences.
Young public figures are invited to participate in the nomination “Competition of young leaders of the Russian Geographical Society” – participants and / or organizers of projects of scientific, educational, expeditionary, local history or related topics. The topics of organized projects should correspond to the goals and objectives of the Russian Geographical Society.
Can I apply for both nominations?
— Yes, by filling out two applications respectively.
— I am not a member of the Russian Geographical Society or any other public organization, do I have a chance to become a scholarship holder?
– Yes, membership in the Russian Geographical Society or other public organizations is not a prerequisite for participation in the competition.
In 2017, the Russian Geographical Society for the first time announced a competition for the award of nominal scholarships for success in scientific, educational and social activities. Since 2017, in the nomination “For success in scientific and educational activities in the field of geography and related sciences” 20 young scientists have received personal scholarships, in the nomination “For success in social activities” – 30 activists of the youth movement of the Russian Geographical Society.