Research in Pairs
To participate in the Research in Pairs project, please fill in the application form and wait for the answer from the coordinator within 2-3 working days.

Please, read the program rules in Questions and Answers before proceeding with your application.

Program rules: Questions and Answers

Who can participate in the program?
The participation in the program is offered to students in mathematical sciences at all educational levels - Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral – that are neither SFEDU students nor students of university (scientific organization) with which the potential scientific advisor is affiliated.
What is the program time frame?
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.
Is it necessary to sign a work or another contract with RMC of SFEDU?
No, the participation in the program is voluntary and does not require formal employment relations. Certain documents will have to be formalized when issuing the certificate of traineeship.
Can the research schedule interfere with students’ main academic activities?
No, the students individually select the time and intensity of their research and, thus, they can take into account their availability. In case of exceptionally high workload at a particular time the program can be deferred in agreement with the scientific advisor.
Can the student change or supplement his/her activities during the program?
Yes, the program is flexible. Actually, everything depends on the student’s research progress. The student can participate in the RMC events from the very beginning and can count on the support from the RMC, including financial support.
Where does the program funding come from?
The program is funded from the Development Program of the RMC of SFEDU.
Could/shall the student come to the Center for participation in the program?
The program is implemented via online communication so that there is no need to visit the center, in principle. Nevertheless, if the student wishes so and in case of successful research progress, a paid internship may be offered by the Center both for short or long term periods (up to 6 months) in agreement with the director.
What happens if there is not sufficient progress towards the student's research objectives, or the student chooses to terminate his/her research activity before the program end?
There are no consequences in this case. The participation in the program is voluntary, students have no obligations to the RMC, and there are no obligations for the RMC to the student (except in cases envisaged in fee, traineeship or other contracts).
What happens when the student demonstrates good progress on reseach objectives?
If the student shows strong research skills and examplary work ethic, he/she will receive bonuses presented here and support and can have advantages when applying for participation in other RMC’s programs, including as postdoc or staff member.
What information is required from the researcher?
  1. CV.
  2. Place of work.
  3. Description of scientific interests (one paragraph).
  4. Prerequisites (information for students, briefly).
  5. Description of the possible tasks from undergraduate to postgraduate level. The research objectives set forth for a student at a given level should be realistically achievable through 6 months of non-intensive work.The researcher is recommended to formulate well-defined objectives and include some examples (up to one page).
  6. Communication preferences (Skype, Zoom, officehours) – optionally.
What information is required from the student?
  1. Full name and the place and level of studying.
  2. A brief description of his/her expectations and interests.
  3. A choice of up to two preferred supervisors from the list.
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