Activities of the Foundation
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31/07/2017 14:08

Meeting with Prof. Christoph Kratky, international expert in science

On July 28,  the meeting was held at the Shota Rustaveli Georgian National Science Foundation between Georgian scientists on the one hand and international expert in science, former president of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) Prof. Dr. Christoph Kratky. Prof. Kratky will support the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia to fulfill requirements of the EU- Georgia Association Agreement and meet international standards in terms of STI development in Georgia. The following topics were covered during the meeting: activities and strategy of the Shota Rustaveli Georgian National Science Foundation, international collaboration opportunities for Georgian researchers, support to junior scientists etc.
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10/07/2017 14:11
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03/07/2017 11:54

Meeting with National Research Institute of Science of France

The meeting was held on the 30-th of June between the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation and the National Research Institute of Science of France (Irstea), which aimed to strengthen collaboration between the two states. The research centre was represented by: Raoul Mille (Director International Relations), Pierrick Givone (Director General) and Terry Burte (Attache for Scientific and University Cooperation, who is also a representative of the French Embassy in Georgia) The attendants discussed policies and targets of the SRNSF and the research centre. The French representatives focused on interests and directions of Irstea in their presentation. They expressed their readiness and desire to collaborate tightly with Georgian scientists (they are ready to develop research projects for “Horizon 2020” program), to share experience to interested figures, to collaborate with policy making agencies in the field of environmental safety and agriculture for defining public policy.  
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22/06/2017 15:41

SRNSF-DAAD scholarships are awarded

On June 15th, the DAAD Deputy Secretary General Ulrich Grotus, German Ambassador to Georgia, Ms. Hayek Faych and the representtive  of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation, Giorgi Khishtovani, awarded the SRNSF-DAAD scholarships at the Goethe Institute. The program was announced for the first time this year, as Germany and Georgia aim to deepen scientific relations between the two countries.
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21/06/2017 11:24
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06/06/2017 11:24
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05/06/2017 11:24
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30/05/2017 11:23

European Research Council (ERC) National Contact Points’ Meeting

European Research Council (ERC) National Contact Points’ (NCP) Meeting is currently being held in  Brussels, Kingdom of Belgium. Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF) is represented by Ms. Mariam Keburia, ERC NCP in Georgia. The representatives of ERC Executive Agency are providing the NCPs with the updated information regarding the changes in the upcoming ERC Work Programme that includes modifications in calls for proposals, the ERC call process, the qualitative review of the finalized projects, various statistics and other information that is relevant to the administration of ERC grants. As of today, the ERC operates 5356 active projects (2655 from the previous framework programme FP7 and 2701 from the current framework programme, “Horizon 2020”) The agenda of ERC NCP meeting includes the recap of the 140 events that were organized in celebration of the ERC’s 10-year anniversary across the globe. Georgia hosted one of the important regional events “ ERC – SUPPORTING EXCELLENT RESEARCHERS ALL OVER EUROPE | EASTERN PARTNERSHIP COUNTRIES REGIONAL EVENT: ARMENIA, AZERBAIJAN, BELARUS, GEORGIA, MOLDOVA, UKRAINE ”, which was organized by SRNSF. Detailed information regarding the upcoming ERC calls will be published in July, 2017, alongside with 2018 Work Programme . An updated grant scheme, Synergy grant, which can be awarded to leading scientists (Principal Investogators) from various countries and research institutions, will also be a part of the 2018 Work Programme. The ERC NCP meeting is attended by representatives from European Union Member States and “Horizon 2020” associated countries. The ERC NCP meeting ends on 30 th of May, 2017
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23/05/2017 15:16

Agreement was signed between Bulgaria and Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation

On 21-24 May Georgia hosted Delegation from Bulgaria’s National Science Foundation. Guests were: Georgi Vasilov- Chairman of the executive council at Bulgari’s National Science Foundation; Diana Kopei Deputy Chairman of the executive council at Bulgari’s National Science Foundation; Dantcho Matchevi- adviser of the ambassador of Bulgari to Georgia.    Purpose of this visits are: a) Fostering scientific collaboration between Bulgari and Georgia; b) Exchanging ideas regarding STI sectors; c) Supporting joined work between Bulgarian and Georgian scientists; d) Creating scientific network To day on 23 May Memorandum of collaboration were signed between Bulgari’s National Science foundation and Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation.
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16/05/2017 11:21