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Young Researchers’ Contest

The Contest is organized at the initiative of the Organizing Committee and aims to identify young talents and encourage creative work by young scientists in research fields addressed by the Forum Program.
To participate in Contest please send us pdf file in high resolution till February 15.
Second stage of Contest - February 26 in Contest Zone
Contest final - February 27. 10.00 - 13.00
Award ceremony February 27 14.00 - 15.00

Invited to compete in the Contest are undergraduate and graduate students and young researchers below the age of 35 who are involved in scientific research on topics of the Forum.

1st prize - 100 000 rub:, 2nd prize - 50 000 rub; 3rd prize - 30 000 rub.

Participation fee (covering publication of a summary): RUR 4,000

Спонсоры конкурса

Rules of Young Researchers’ Contest

The Contest is organized at the initiative of the Organizing Committee and aims to identify young talents and encourage creative work by young scientists in research fields addressed by the Conference’s Program.

Invited to compete in the Contest are undergraduate and graduate students and young researchers below the age of 35 who are involved in scientific research on topics of the Conference.

The Contest shall be conducted by two age categories:

Undergraduate and graduate students, young researchers below the age of 27 years (with degrees below PhD);

Grand PhDs and PhDs, young researchers below the age of 35 years (advanced degree holders).

The winners of the Contest will be awarded the Conference’s Diplomas and cash awards:

One First Award of RUR20,000 in either of the age categories;

Two Second Awards of RUR15,000 in either of the age categories;

Two Third Awards of RUR10,000 in either of the age categories.

The Contest’s Organizers have also instituted special awards for the youngest participant, for the youngest PhD, the youngest Grand PhD, and for the best poster.

Important information! Participants in the Contest who need accommodation at a hotel (dormitory) please indicate so in the Note field of your Application form.

Procedure for submitting contest papers

1. Participants in the Contest need to submit the following to the Organizing Committee:

Contest Participant’s Form (to be filled out online at our website at the time of registration);

A Summary of no more than two pages capturing the core content of the work and formatted in compliance with the Rules (to be uploaded through Personal Cabinet together with the Application);

A certificate from the organization where you work or study, certified with the organization’s seal and evidencing the status and age of the Contest’s participant (a scan of this document must be uploaded through Personal Cabinet together with the Application);

A written opinion of your academic or research tutor on the personal contribution of the Contest’s Participant into the work presented to the Contest. The tutor’s signature must be certified with the seal of the organization where the research was performed (a scan of this document must be uploaded through Personal Cabinet together with the Application).

2. A participant is allowed to present only one work to the Contest.

3. Preferably, work performed by a single author or co-authored with the academic tutor should be presented to the Contest. As an exception, the Contest will accept work by a team of co-authors. In such a case, the surname of the Contest’s Participant shall come first on the list of co-authors.

4. The Organization Fee for participants in Young Researchers’ Contest is RUR4,000. The Fee covers publication of a summary in the Proceedings of the Conference, access to the Exhibition and all academic events of the Conference, participation in the Poster Session, the Presentation Package, and coffee breaks.

Procedure for reviewing the Contest’s papers

1. Decisions on awarding Winner’s Diplomas, cash awards and special awards are passed by the members of the Contest Commission. The Contest Commission shall include as members the Conference’s section moderators and members of the Conference’s Program Committee.

2. Summaries of the Contest’s papers shall be sent out to members of the Contest Commission for their individual expert review. Each member of the Commission shall present to the Contest Commission the results of such review in the form of a score table on the scale of 0-10.

3. According to the Rules of the Contest, each paper is presented in the form of a poster formatted in compliance with the Rules. Personal presence of each Contest Participant at the poster session is required.

4. Upon completion of the poster session, the Contest Commission shall have a meeting to choose the best work by young researchers meeting all the formal requirements to presenting the work to the Contest and to compliance with the Rules of the Contest, by considering the results of the review by individual experts and the results of open discussion. The meeting then approves a list of the Contest Winners.

5.Presenting the Awards to the winners of Young Researchers’ Contest shall take place as part of the Conference’s formal closing ceremony. The Awards, Diplomas and Special Awards shall be bestowed upon the winners by the Chairs of the Organizing Committee, Program Committee, and the Contest Committee.

6. Information on the results of the Contest will be published on the Conference’s website and in specialized journals.

Rules for the formatting of the summary

SUMMARIES shall be submitted in Russian, no more than two pages of text, rules for the formatting the same as for the Conference presentation summaries.

Structure of the attachment’s filename: surname and the initials of the author in Latin letters, underscore, ref. E.g. Ivanov I.I._ref

Poster formatting rules

Posters shall be in English.

In the event that a poster was created in Russian, a short synopsis in English is required, or key points must be appended in English (font size at least 16 points).

Poster size: paper size: 90 cm horizontal size and 110-150 cm vertical size, including the title.

Poster sections:

- title, list of authors (the presenter’s name underscored), organization;

- a brief introduction and goal of the research;

- research results with illustrations (drawings, graphs, tables);

- conclusions.

It is recommended that the title be printed in heavy bold font, the body text in bold font, font size at least 20 points.

Attention all participants in poster sessions (including Young Researchers’ Contest poster sessions)!

Posters must be in English. If a poster was created in Russian, a synopsis in English is a mandatory requirement (key points in English may be printed out in a larger font), captions to graphs and figures must also be in English.