Funding Opportunities

St Petersburg University has different types of research funding opportunities. This section provides detailed information about SPbU projects that can be funded.

Call for Applications

St Petersburg University confers monetary awards for the best research works on a competitive basis.

SPbU MEGAgrants

One of our top priorities is the implementation of SPbU own programmes to support science and research. In 2013 and 2014 we ran the competition of SPbU megagrant programmes. This resulted in the creation of nine science and research laboratories headed by leading Russian and international scholars.

PostDoc Programme

SPbU is the first university of Russia to introduce a postdoctoral programme (postdoctoral grants). Launched in 2013, the programme has been a success. It aims to provide young researchers with an opportunity to work under the supervision of SPbU principal investigators. The programme welcomes Russian and international postdocs. So far the programme has attracted young researchers from Germany, Spain, Canada, China, Lithuania, Morocco, Ukraine, and France.

Travel Grants & SPbU-Based Academic Events Funding

St Petersburg State University has an annual University-wide call for applications to support the participation of its staff and students in international academic events with their reports on the research findings.

Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme 2021-2023

St Petersburg University and Freie Universität Berlin Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme

Financial Support for Research Internships

Every year St Petersburg University together with its international partners runs competitions to provide financial support for internships and university exchange programmes.