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Vega Institute Foundation announces scholarship program

Vega Institute Foundation was established in 2020 to support and advance state-of-the-art financial technology based on pioneering applied mathematical methods such as stochastic calculus, control theory, advanced numerical methods, including machine learning, and much more. 

Our scholarship program aims to support students who aspire to become experts and grow professionally in this area, both academically and in the finance industry.

The competition is open to students of the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics, the Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics and Moscow School of Economics, beginning with the third year of study. 

To be considered, the applicant must send an application with all the necessary documents attached to our email. The scholarship recipients will be selected by the contest commission* after reviewing their portfolios and holding in-person interviews with the candidates. 

*Members of the contest commission:

Kirill Klimov, Cand.Sci. in Physics and Mathematics
Member of the Board of Directors of Vega Institute Foundation,
Quantitative Research, VTB Capital

Anastasia Ellanskaya, PhD
Executive Director of Vega Institute Foundation

Anton Belyakov, PhD, Cand.Sci. in Physics and Mathematics
Associate Professor, Deputy Head of the Department of General Economic Theory, Moscow School of Economics, Lomonosov Moscow State University

Anastasia Muromskaya, Cand.Sci. in Physics and Mathematics
Assistant of the Department of Probability Theory of the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics, Lomonosov Moscow State University

Mikhail Zhitlukhin, Cand.Sci. in Physics and Mathematics
Senior Researcher, Steklov Mathematical Institution of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Igor Rodionov, Cand.Sci. in Physics and Mathematics
Senior Researcher, Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences

The Foundation’s scholarships will be between 20,000 and 35,000 rubles a month. Participation in the program presupposes attendance of our special courses and other educational projects as well as engagement with our research labs. 

The application process begins on July 1, 2021. Detailed information about selection criteria and competition rules is available here.