Activities of the Foundation
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27/11/2017 16:08

European Regional meeting of the Global Research Council

On November 22-23, 2017, European regional meeting of the Global Research Council (GRC) was held in Stockholm, Sweden. The meeting was hosted by the Swedish Research Council For Sustainable Development. National science foundations from the EU Member States and the associated countries of EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020 attended the Regional meeting. Georgia was represented by the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia (SRNSFG), as the list of participants included the Director General of the Foundation, Manana (Mako) Mikaberidze and the Deputy Director General Nino Gachechiladze. Two following topics were discussed during the meeting: Science Diplomacy; Peer-Review The meeting aimed to strengthen the collaboration between internationally recognized foundations and agencies which fund scientific research, to emphasize the close cooperation between science and diplomacy and to strengthen the communication between fields of scientific and foreign policy.  In this context, special emphasis was put on the sustainability of international cooperation and on sharing economic interests and the necessary infrastructure for joint scientific activities. The Fund's representatives discussed the criteria of expert assessment that are essential for bilateral trusts in cooperation between financing institutions, as well as for effective and transparent administration of joint programs. Beside this, the European funds participating in the meeting formulated a new vision for the 2018’s GRC Annual Meeting, which will be held in May, 2018 and will be hosted by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research and National Science Foundation of Korea. Participants of two days international event were the representatives of leading European Scientific Foundations from Sweden ( Swedish Research Council ), Switzerland ( Swiss National Science Foundation ),  Poland ( National Science Centre of Poland ), Norway ( The Research Council of Norway ), United Kingdom ( University of Exeter ), United States of America ( American Association for the Advancement of Science ), Republic of Ireland ( Science Foundation Ireland ),  Germany  (DFG,  German Research Foundation ), Turkey  ( TUBITAK - The scientific and technological research council of Turkey ), Azerbaijan  ( Science Development Foundation under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan ), Russia ( Russian Foundation for Basic Research ), Slovakia ( Slovak Research and Development Agency ), Luxemburg ( Luxembourg National Research Fund ), Italy ( National Institute for Nuclear Physics ), Spain ( Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology - Secretary of State for Research, development and innovation ), Israel ( Israel Science Foundation ), Slovenia ( Slovenian Research Agency ), Croatia ( Croatian Science Foundation ), Czech Republic ( Czech Science Foundation ), also the  representatives from European Research Council and the board of The EU framework program for research and innovation „ Horizon2020 “. Among  the representatives of the European Regional Meeting were: Dr. Sandeep Sandhu-the representative of the United Kingdom`s Research Center and executive of CRC supporting group; Mrs. Maud Evrard - representative of European Science and GRC; Dr. Marga Gual Soler - representative of American Association for the Advancement of Science ; Prof. Jane Elliot-representative of  University of Exeter etc.  There was also panel discussion about Science Diplomacy with the representative of Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Andres Throedson, secretary general of Formas and the representative of Sweden in  IPCC Prof. Markku Rummukainen and the representative of royal institute of technologies Dr. Lize-Marie van der Watt Internal workshops were held during the meeting and the representatives of European foundations discussed about the issues related to science and diplomacy and peer review. Internal meetings were held during the meeting for discussing European foundations’ vision in terms of the Science Diplomacy and Peer Review.  
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16/10/2017 13:42

Info Day

On October 13, 2017 Ilia State University hosted a fifth group meeting for the grant Competition of Master’s Research Project Grant at auditorium 2017 in the building E. Info Day participants were given important information regarding terms and conditions of the grant project, and the coordinators answered the questions.
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12/10/2017 13:26

Info Day

On October, 11, 2017 Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University hosted a fifth group meeting for the grant Competition of Master’s Research Project Grant at auditorium #115, Building I. Info Day participants were given important information regarding terms and conditions of the grant project, and the coordinators answered the questions.
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28/09/2017 14:07
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27/09/2017 14:08
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25/09/2017 10:45
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25/08/2017 09:57

ERC information day

The Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia organizes ERC information day. As the Foundation represents contact organization of ERC in Georgia, it carries out information day for scientists, intending to participate in ERC calls. The meeting will be held in English and Georgian, on July 1, 16:00, in the conference hall of the Foundation. In order to attend the event, please, register here . For the further information about ERC calls, please, visit the web-page . See useful links and detailed information:   Read  Informatio n  fo r   Applicant s   and  W or k   Programme Read  Information to Applicants to starting grants Information for applicants to the Synergy Grant Call 2018:  http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/other/guides_for_applicants/h2020-guide18-erc-syn_en.pdf Frequently asked questions:  http://ec.europa.eu/geninfo/query/index.do?queryText=questions+synergy&query_source=RESEARCHPP&summary=summary&more_options_source=restricted&more_options_date=*&more_options_date_from=&more_options_date_to=&more_options_language=en&more_options_f_formats=*&swlang=en ERC 2013- Synergy Grant        https://erc.europa.eu/sites/default/files/document/file/erc_2013_syg_results.pdf       ü https ://erc.europa.eu/funding/advanced-grants   ERC work programme 2018 https:// erc.europa.eu/sites/default/files/document/file/ERC-Work-Programme-2018.pdf   European Research Council (ERC) Frontier Research Grants http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/other/guides_for_applicants/h2020-guide17-erc-adg_en.pdf   View the  step-by-step video  Introduction to application process, including tips & tricks for the interview  https://vimeo.com/94179654 Consult  ER C  websit e   for latest funding opportunities, view ERC funded projects
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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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