The Financing of Basic Research in Russia / [L.E. Mindeli, S.I. Chernykh] – Moscow: Institute for the Study of Science of RAS, 2017. – 44 p. – ISBN 978-5-91294-093-4
The paper discusses issues related to the financial support of fundamental science in the country. On the basis of conceptual provisions, elaborated by the authors, the paper presents the analysis of R&D expenditures on fundamental science in Russia in comparison with both foreign countries and the amount reached by the beginning of the 1990s. Taking in view the necessity of priority setting, the importance of forecasting in this area is shown. The authors give their recommendations on the needed level of R&D provision in the federal budget for 2017–2019.
The working paper is supported by the RAS Presidium Fundamental Research Programme No.28 “The Study of Fundamental Problems and Development Prospects of Russian science”.