National Academy of Sciences of Belarus


Belarus, China and Bulgaria Announce Competition on COVID-19 Issues

The Belarusian Republican Foundation for Fundamental Research (BRFFR), the National Natural Science Foundation of China and the Bulgarian National Science Fund announced a trilateral competition on joint scientific projects for the issues related to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

The competition covers the following areas (without any limitation for participation in other competitions of the Belarusian Republican Foundation for Fundamental Research):

  • screening and development of broad-spectrum anti-coronavirus drugs;
  • research and development of coronavirus vaccine;
  • aetiology and pathogenetic mechanisms of animal origin virus action, protective immunity mechanisms;
  • new technologies for quick and precise diagnostics of the coronaviral infection.
  • Projects represented by international consortium comprising 2 or 3 participants from different organizing countries are accepted for the competition. An obligatory condition is that every consortium coordinating the project must have a participant from China. The competition conditions are available at The applications are accepted through the AIS system of the BRFFR on or before September 15, 2020 (before 5 p.m.). The written copy of the application should be sent to the BRFFR only by mail on or before September 18, 2020. For more details, visit