The Ministry of Education and Science announced the contest for grant programs and targeted funding for scientific research for 2018-2020.
"Grant financing by national scientific councils approved 1096 projects for a total of 28.6 billion tenge for a three-year period, for 9.5 billion tenge annually. While 27.7 billion tenge was allocated for targeted financing of scientific research for the next three years," the MES RK representative said.
As noted by Raushan Mukysheva, there are seven priorities for the development of science. For example, in the priority area "Rational development of natural resources, including water. Geology and processing of new materials on the technology of safe products and structures", 302 projects were approved, “Energy, engineering"— 84, “Information and telecommunications, space technology, research in the field of natural sciences” — 170 projects, “Life and Health Science” — 5 projects, “Sustainable development of the AIC” — 78 projects, “National security and defense” — 25 projects.
232 projects, including the QazaqGeography’s project "Investment potential of sacred geography of Kazakhstan. Space monitoring. IT and historical and cultural analysis of the creation of an electronic atlas of the republic," were approved in the priority area "Scientific Foundations of Mangilik El” (XXI century education, fundamental and applied research in the humanities). The executor is Nazarbayev University.
"We welcome this. Since QazaqGeography participates in the implementation of the Ruhani Zhangyru program and is an example for other societies, encouraging them to join the implementation of public programs," said Raushan Mukysheva.
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