Skoltech has become a platform for UMNIK program of Russian Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises (FASIE). The first selection will be held in Fall 2015.
UMNIK is the pre-seed funding program aimed to support young individual scientists by providing 400 000 rubles as a grant (nonrefundable and nontaxable). Recipients will be selected via a two-staged competition.
You should certainly take your chance and apply!
You can become a participant if you:
o Advanced materials
o Hardware systems
Proposal submission opens on July 13 and will last until October 25.
You can find detailed information online at http://umnik.fasie.ru/skoltech/ or contact directly UMNIK team at Skoltech for any questions.