As a part of the implementation of the 5-100 Program, MIPT holds an open grants competition for visiting professors. The key objective of the Competition is to attract leading Russian and foreign scientists for the academic advising of students, post-graduate students and postdoctoral fellows of MIPT.
The grants of visiting professors are allocated for active scientists who have significant experience in leading Russian and international research centers and universities in order to implement a joint research project with any of the Phystech Schools.
Within the framework of the grant a visiting professor should carry out the academic advising of students and post-graduate students of MIPT. The staff of the Grant actors should be presented by:
The co-head of a research team, which is already a staff member of MIPT or shall be employed at MIPT on a full-time basis in case he or she wins the Competition.
· No more than 7 students and / or post-graduate students of MIPT.
Winners of the Competition receive a grant of up to four million rubles per year for 2017 – 2019. The amount of the grant is determined by the Competition Committee, and may be adjusted in 2018 -2019 depending on the results of the visiting professor in the previous year.
The grant funds may be spent on remuneration of labour of the visiting professor, co-head and students, as well as on the transfer and accommodation of a leading scientist and to compensation of expenses of internships and participation of the scientific staff in international conferences.
Decision on the selection of the winners of the Competition, as well as on the amount of the allocated grant is accepted according to the results of examination of applications by the Competition Committee with participation of the senior staff of the Phystech Schools and the MIPT Centers.
Applications are evaluated according to the following criteria:
· Qualification and experience of the leading scientist,
· The availability of support from the Phystech Schools, within which the research project is to be carried out;
· Degree of use of the existing infrastructure of the university for scientific research;
· The level of publication activity of the leading scientist and the staff members;
· Justification of the requested amount of financial support within the Program 5-100.
In the Competition for the positions of visiting professors cannot participate holders of the existing grants of the Government of the Russian Federation for State Support of Scientific Research Conducted under the Leadership of Leading Scientists in Russian Universities and Scientific Organizations (Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation of April 9, 2010 No. 220), as well as scientists who had labor relations with MIPT from 01/01/2016.
Applications for participation in the Competition shall be submitted electronically in the format.pdf (Forms 1 and 2) and .pdf or .doc (Forms 3-5) to the following e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Applications are received from May 15, 2017 to September 1, 2017.