The UK-Russia Year of Science and Education 2017

February 11, 2017
High profile events in the fields of science, education and culture are planned for the UK-Russia Year of Science and Education 2017, led by the British Council and British Embassy in Russia and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. The Year of Science and Education is intended to stimulate further scientific collaboration between two countries.

The UK-Russia Year of Science and Education 2017 will build on the successes of the UK-Russia Year of Language and Literature 2016 and UK-Russia Year of Culture 2014.

As in 2016 and 2014, the British Council is also pleased to announce BP as the UK Founder Sponsor of the Year of Science and Education.


In February 2017 the Russian Foundation for Basic Research and the British Council will announce the winners of the Researcher Links grants for 2017.

NUST MISiS researchers
NUST MISiS researchers

Researcher Links workshops bring together early-career researchers from the UK and Russia to allow them to make international connections that can improve the quality of their research. The workshops focus on interdisciplinary research collaboration. In July 2017 RFBR and the British Council will launch the next call for proposals. Leading UK and Russian researchers should jointly submit an application to the British Council and the RFBR. Based on the results of two independent assessments, a decision will be made to support three best applications.