The grant application program in the field of economics has been created in order to support original research projects. Initially, we followed a regular procedure that stipulated a competition of proposals and funding of the winning projects, with the project participants' efforts being narrowed to report writing. However, the results of such researches were mostly unavailable for general public although they could be transformed into scientific articles or any other profound works. We wanted to see more significant results of the Foundation activities. In 2004, a decision was taken to change the Economics program format - making it more industry focused. Projects were regarded as a foundation for writing and publishing monographs.
Within four years the Scientific Potential Foundation has provided grants to Russian scientists for more than 30 fundamental and applied research projects in physics. Markedly differing from other charity organizations, the Foundation's activities are highly efficient, and funds are allocated to the most effective research teams and scholars as well as channeled for preserving Russia's unique scientific potential. The Foundation has supported the publishing of a number of articles in Russian and foreign editions.