How It Works

Who Are We?

RASA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in Brookline, MA in 2010 ( that gathers members of the Russian-speaking scientific diaspora. By this, we mean everyone who grew up in the Soviet and post-Soviet context, hence, share Russian as their kitchen language and also certain cultural background. We decided to found a community support project to help the younger generation of emigrants to find their way in the international science context and mitigate the challenges and risks that they bear while moving from their home country.

How Does It Work?

Experienced members of community (both in academia and industry) are invited to create their profiles on this website to express their intention of helping the others. After you fill in your profile, it is checked and verified by our moderators and becomes publicly available on our website.

Those, who seek advice about relocation, education opportunities, moving from academia to industry or any other career-related issue can see the profiles of potential advisors and schedule a meeting with one of them, online or on sport if they are in the same location after filing their request and having it checked by a moderator. Both advisors and newbies are invited to follow the JOIN button for the details.

Is There Anything Else?

RASA also organizes the annual conference and gives a George Gamow® award. You can read about them at the corresponding sections of this website.