Travel support for academic purposes is generally provided in the form of grants. This type of support is offered to encourage internationally recognized research by HSE faculty and promote internationalization. The expected outcome is publication of research in top peer-reviewed international academic journals and by international university presses with an indication of affiliation with HSE.
Who is eligible?
This kind of support is normally available to internationally recruited tenure-track professors. The maximum amount that can be available for academic travel and research, as well as the conditions of its allocation are stated in individual work contracts.
To avoid any misunderstandings it is strongly recommended to consult International Faculty Support Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org for your intension to use your research fund.
Please see “Regulations on Financial Support of Academic Mobility and Research of HSE Faculty Members Hired Under International PhD Contract From the International Job Market” for further details.
What does it cover?
Funds can be used flexibly for:
a) participation in international conferences where the applicant is presenting research, as well as for seminars and projects that require international travel for collaboration with co-authors on articles, books or other joint research. It can be used to cover all or part of registration fees, accommodation, travel, visas, health insurance, per diem, etc.
b) if HSE lacks any materials, equipment or services required by the international faculty member for work, HSE may, at this faculty member’s request, purchase the required materials, equipment or services as per the Russian legislation and HSE bylaws or reimburse their cost to the international faculty member, imposing any required tax charges and insurance fees.
The list of research materials, equipment and services that can be additionally funded by these Travel & Research Grants is rather limited and is as follows:
1. print periodicals (other than subscription),
2. e-books (files) and subscriptions to online publications,
4. databases (other than subscription),
6. fees for submitting an academic paper to a peer-reviewed journal,
8. electronic & computer office equipment,
9. other academic materials, research equipment and services required for work and duly approved for acquisition in accordance with the established procedure.
When do I get the money?
These funds are available in the form of a reimbursement. This means that the applicant must cover all the costs associated with the trip from personal funds and then have them reimbursed upon return after all the necessary supporting documents (tickets, receipts, invoices, etc.) are presented to the accounting department.
Other requests from research fund
Please be advised that prior to undertaking any self-steps in making any purchases the international faculty member is expected to apply to HSE relevant departments for purchasing materials, research equipment or service payment, required for his/her research.
In case the relevant HSE department is for some reason unable to meet the international faculty member requirement and informs officially him/her about it, he\she is eligible to buy materials, research equipment or make service payment on their own and claim for the reimbursement within the maximum amount stated in individual work contracts.
Please note that HSE will not be able to reimburse any expenditure where there are no supporting receipts. HSE accounting department will require the following documents to formalize the process of reimbursement:
1. if purchased by cash - cash register receipt and sales slip,
2. if purchased via Internet - payment invoice, bank statement to confirm the payment, and a confirmation that the service has been rendered
Applications for such purchases may be submitted by the international faculty member all over the fiscal year. Please note that accounting department will not accept any requirements for payments submitted after December 1 of the current year.
Tenure-track HSE faculty members hired under an international job market contract can apply for research assistants from the graduate and undergraduate student population at HSE, as well as HSE junior researchers, labs and research centers managers that are compensated for their work. Compensations are paid out of funds annually allocated to tenure-track HSE faculty members’ research and travel grants.
Research assistants should help tenure-track HSE faculty members in carrying out concrete original research that would be targeted for publication in peer-reviewed international academic journals. It is important to remember that research assistants must always operate under their mentor’s supervision.
Who is eligible?
This kind of support is normally available to internationally recruited tenure-track professors. The maximum amounts that can be available for research support and the conditions of its allocation are stated in individual work contracts. Internationally recruited tenure-track professors may engage the following individuals: graduate or undergraduate HSE students, junior researchers, labs and research centers managers.
How do I submit an application?
Internationally recruited tenure-track professors need to complete an application.
Fill out an application form and send it to the head of your structural subdivision, who is either the dean of your faculty or the head of your lab. If you have two contracts, then your application must be approved by both and send to International Faculty Support Unit. Upon sending the form, please urge your research assistants to coordinate with International Faculty Support Unit for further procedures.
When can applications be submitted?
Applications are submitted all over the fiscal year. Please note that accounting department will not accept any requirements for payments submitted after December 1 of the current year. Applications are valid for the duration of the fiscal year. If a subject is continued in the next fiscal year, a new application for research assistant must be submitted.
How many research assistants can an internationally recruited tenure-track professor recruit?
An internationally recruited tenure-track professor can recruit any number of research assistants.
Can an assistant be replaced?
An internationally recruited tenure-track professor has the right to replace a previously selected research assistant if the research assistant is unable to perform the assigned tasks. To replace a research assistant an internationally recruited tenure-track professor must complete a new application for a new teaching assistant and notify International Faculty Support Unit by email about the replacement. This communication should indicate the date starting from which a new research assistant should be recruited.