There are no deadlines for initiating and completing the research. Applications are accepted throughout the year. Upon receiving an application, the decision on including the student in the program is normally made within one or two weeks. It is expected that the student can obtain certain results in his or her research within a period of 6 months. In each particular case, after the initial six-month period an individual decision is made about the prolongation of the research. However, the student can participate in the RMC events without waiting for the outcome of this 6-month period. Note that a student's participation in the program can be suspended on the recommendation of the scientific advisor in case of extended periods of inactivity or lack of progress on the research objectives.