Stalin Prizes and Scholarships

Council of People’s Commissars, Stalin Prizes and Scholarships. December 20, 1939

 

Original Source: Sistematicheskoe sobranie deistvuiushchikh zakonov Soiuza sovetskikh sotsialisticheskikh respublik (Moscow, 1940), No. 7, Article 207.

In commemoration of the sixtieth birthday of Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin, the USSR Council of People’s Commissars decrees:

I

To establish sixteen Stalin Prizes (in the amount of 100, 000 rubles each) to be awarded annually to scientists and artists for distinguished work in the field of: 1) physical-mathematical sciences 2) technical sciences 3) chemical sciences 4) biological sciences 5) agricultural sciences 6) medical sciences 7) Philosophical sciences 8) economical sciences 9) historical -philological sciences 10) juridical sciences 11) music 12) painting 13) sculpture 14) architecture 15) theatrical arts 16) cinematography

II

To establish a Stalin Prize to be awarded annually for the best invention: ten First Prizes in the amount of 100,000 rubles each;

twenty Second Prizes in the amount of 50, 000 rubles each, thirty Third Prizes in the amount of 25, 000 rubles each.

III

To establish a Stalin Prize to be awarded annually for distinguished achievement in the field of military science:

three First Prizes in the amount of 100, 000 rubles each; five Second Prizes in the amount of 50, 000 rubles each; ten Third Prizes in the amount of 25, 000 rubles each.

IV

To establish Stalin Scholarships for the most distinguished students in higher educational institutions:

–In the Artillery of the Order of Lenin of the Dzerzhinskii Academy of the Workers and Peasants Army
100 scholarships of 1, 000 rubles per month each
–in the Lenin Military- Political Academy
100 Scholarships of 1, 000 rubles per month each
–in the Zhukov Military-Air Force Academy
100 Scholarships of 1,000 rubles per month each
–in the Stalin Military Academy of Mechanization and Motorization of the Workers and Peasants Army
100 scholarships of 1,000 rubles per month each
–in the Voroshilov Naval Academy
100 scholarships of 1,000 rubles per month each
–in the Kirov Military- Medical Academy
100 scholarships of 1,000 rubles per month each
–in the H. E. Baumann Moscow Order of the Red Banner Mechanical- Machine Building Institute
100 scholarships of 700 rubles per month each
–in the Moscow State University
100 scholarships of 700 rubles per month each
–in the Leningrad Industrial Institute
100 scholarships of 700 rubles per month each
–in the Moscow State Conservatory
50 scholarships of 700 rubles per month each
–in the Leningrad Order of Lenin State Conservatory
50 scholarships of 700 rubles per month each
–in the Academy of Arts in the city of Leningrad
50 scholarships of 700 rubles per month each
–in the Moscow A. V. Lunacharskii State Institute of Theatrical Arts
50 scholarships of 700 rubles per month each
–for the remaining higher military and naval educational institutions
400 scholarships of 1000 rubles per month each
–for the students of higher educational institutions under the jurisdiction of the USSR Council of People’s Commissariats and comparable central institutions attached to the USSR Council of People’s Commissars
1, 000 scholarships of 700 rubles per month each
–for the students of higher education institutions under the jurisdiction of the Union-Republics
1500 scholarships of 700 rubles per month each

V

To establish 100 scholarships of 1,000 rubles per month each for persons in colleges and scientific research institutes preparing a defense of a thesis for a baccalaureate and preparing for occupations in the field of science.

To establish in the USSR Academy of Sciences

50 scholarships of 1, 500 rubles per month each for persons preparing to defend a thesis for a doctorate.

Chairman of the USSR Council of People’s Commissars V. Molotov
Business Manager of the USSR Council of People’s Commissars M. Chlomov

Source: J. Meisel and E. S. Kozera, eds., Materials for the Study of the Soviet System (Ann Arbor: G. Wahr Pub. Co., 1953), pp. 350-356.

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