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The acceptance of applications for the International Prize of UNESCO – Russia named after D.I. Mendeleev in the field of fundamental sciences has started. This year the award ceremony will be held in Moscow. This was announced by Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Chernyshenko.

The prize is awarded annually to two laureates for achievements in fundamental science that have contributed to real social and economic transformation and development at the regional or global level. The winners will receive a financial award of $250,000, a gold medal and a diploma.

“In the Year of Science and Technology declared by President Vladimir Putin, the award was given to the outstanding Russian scientist Yuri Oganesyan. It was presented in Paris, and at the end of this year the ceremony will take place in Moscow. It is a great honor for Russia to be its organizer. Support for scientists and popularization of science is one of the main priorities of the Russian Government. Since 2022, we have combined all spending on science in a new state program for scientific and technological development. The total amount of funding amounted to about 1.2 trillion rubles annually, of which more than 465 billion are planned to be directed to fundamental and applied scientific research,” said Dmitry Chernyshenko.

In 2021, Yury Oganesyan, scientific director of the G.N. Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, became the first laureate of the UNESCO-Russia International Prize named after D.I. Mendeleev in the field of fundamental sciences. He was awarded an award for breakthrough discoveries that made it possible to supplement the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements.

Applications for the international award will be accepted until March 15, 2022. You can apply in English or French throughform. The age of the nominees is not limited. Detailed information can be found atofficial websiteUNESCO, as well as by contacting the secretariat of the International Mendeleev Prize by phone +33 (0)1 45 68 10 61 or by

The main criteria for receiving the award is the active participation of candidates in the socio-economic transformations and development of their region or country. This may be cutting-edge research, educational or educational activities, or participation in international cooperation in the field of fundamental sciences.

It should be recalled that the D.I. Mendeleev International Prize of UNESCO – Russia in the field of fundamental sciences was established at the initiative of Russia in 2019 in order to promote scientific progress, popularize the natural sciences and develop international cooperation.

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