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On 11 March 2022, the meeting of the World Federation of Scientists Moldova (WFS Moldova) with the winners of the Scholarship Program offered by WFS for the year 2022-2023 took place.
Academician Gheorghe Duca, the President of WFS Moldova, briefly presented the information on the fruitful collaboration with the World Federation of Scientists that was founded in Erice, Sicily, Italy in 1973, by the illustrious Italian researcher Professor Antonino Zichichi.
The National Fellowship Program initiated by WFS is intended to support PhD students and young researchers to carry out scientific research activities in their own country, under the supervision of the best and most experienced national researchers.
The proposed research projects must fit into one of the 15 priority areas proposed by the WFS: Water, Soil, Food, Energy, Pollution, Limits of Development, Climatic Changes, Global Monitoring of the Planet, Missile Proliferation and Defence, Science and Technology for Developing Countries, Organ Substitution, Medicine and Biotechnology, Cultural Pollution, Defence Against Cosmic Objects, Conversion of Military Resources.
Since 2009, more than 200 PhD students from our country have benefited from FMS scholarships, contributing through their works to the accumulation of new knowledge on the priority research direction.
This year, 15 research projects were submitted: within 4 universities (State University of Moldova, Nicolae Testemitanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Technical University of Moldova, and the State Agrarian University of Moldova) and 4 scientific institutions from the country (Institute of Chemistry, Institute of Ecology and Geography, National Institute for Economic Research and Institute of Zoology).
The World Federation of Scientists has named 10 scholarship winners for PhD students and young researchers from the Republic of Moldova, worth 150 Swiss francs per month.
The winners of the WFS Scholarship Program are
- Daniela Burduja (Institute of Ecology and Geography, researcher);
- Tatiana Capcanari (Technical University of Moldova, dr., researcher);
- Diana Crucirescu (Technical University of Moldova, PhD student, researcher);
- Olga Danilescu (Institute of Chemistry, dr., researcher);
- Natalia Dibolscaia (Institute of Zoology, researcher);
- Antonina Dumitriu (State Agrarian University of Moldova, PhD student, researcher);
- Mariana Jian (Nicolae Testemitanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy, PhD student, researcher);
- Rodica Martea (State University of Moldova, dr. researcher);
- Tatiana Tabac (National Institute for Economic Research, researcher);
- Andrian Țugulea (Institute of Ecology and Geography, dr., researcher).
Each of the fellows briefly presented (up to 5 minutes) the information on the submitted project, mentioning the purpose and objectives of the project, as well as the importance of the study for the research field and the importance of the study for the Republic of Moldova. The fellows also presented an impressive number of recent international and national scientific publications in the field in which they operate.
At the end of the meeting, Academician Gheorghe Duca handed the letters of recommendation to the holders of the scholarships, emphasizing that this fact should motivate them even more in achieving the proposed objectives throughout the conduct of scientific research.
Dr. Lidia Lungu, secretary of the WFS Moldova