Istoki Endowment Fund supported young researchers

The Istoki Endowment Fund grants fellowships to the best young researchers of the Baltic State Technical University “Voenmeh” (St. Petersburg).

The relevant agreement was signed by the management of the university. The competition committee selected the first two fellows, graduate students who created operative prototypes of space technology. The establishment of fellowships was initiated by the graduate of Voenmeh, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Istoki Endowment Fund Vladimir Yakunin.

The competition committee considered fellowship applications from 120 graduate students of the Baltic State Technical University. The personal fellowship “For Excellence in Rocket and Space Technology” was awarded to the head of the experimental and design office Andrei Gorbunov, the fellowship “For Excellence in Information and Control Systems” to the head of the research laboratory of radioelectronic and control systems Alexander Shirshov.

According to Konstantin Ivanov, the fellowship competition covers two forward looking direction, robotics and design of spacecraft. In selecting candidates, relative regulations were considered and applied, as well as engagement in scientific activities, publications, received grants and winning competitions. But the important point is their own research and development work.

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