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09/11/2018 15:41

,,EU Research and Innovation in Our Daily Life”

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia disseminates information about the High-level international conference,, EU Research and Innovation in Our Daily Life ” which is a showcase EU funded projects as well as present an opportunity for policy-makers to exchange ideas with different stakeholders, citizens, representatives from EU institutions, member states, universities and research centers. The conference will be jointly presented by the President of the European Parliament - Antonio Tajani and Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation Carlos Moedas.  Speakers will discuss a variety of compelling topics such as health, sustainable environment, safe and secure society, and putting innovation on the market. The conference will take place in the European Parliament, Brussels on 27 November from 14:00 to 18:45. For the registration, please visit the European Parliament Website deadline to register for this event is 13 th  November 2018. Further information is available on the European Commission Website Please see the Conference programme.
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07/11/2018 17:50

Grants for Networking in Brokerage Events or Preparatory Meetings – 4th round

The Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia disseminates information about the EaP PLUS Project under EU Framework programme for Research and Innovation “Horizon 2020”. The EaP PLUS Team announces the 4 th and last ound of the Call for Grants for Networking in Brokerage Events or Preparatory Meetings . This grant for Networking financially supports the participation of local researchers from Eastern Partnership countries in Brokerage Events related to Horizon2020 and Preparatory Meetings for the development of H2020 project proposals. Aim of the Grant scheme is to extend scientific networks between EU Member States/non-EaP Associated Countries and EaP countries as well to increase the number of EaP participants in submitted H2020 project proposals. What is a Brokerage Event? An event with a group of international researchers, policy makers, stakeholders allowing participants to network and find potential cooperation partners in specific scientific areas. This video tells even more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQ1ijQFJtQU What is a Preparatory Meeting? A meeting allowing researchers to prepare and develop project proposals with international partners targeting selected thematic calls within H2020. In this scheme, particular attention will be given to applications related to preparation of proposals addressing the SPIRE, which are explicitly encouraging the participation of EaP partners into the proposals. For SPIRE calls see page 62 in the Work Programme: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/sites/horizon2020/files/h2020-leit-nmbp-2018-2020_pre-publ.pdf Please find the required documents for the call: Guidelines for application Application form for brokerage event Application form for preparatory meeting Letter of intent for preparatory meeting Follow up report for brokerage event Follow up report for preparatory meeting Important dates Final deadline for submissions: 30 May 2019 unless the available budget is consumed earlier.  Candidates can apply for one event scheduled between October 2018 and 30 June 2019 . The application form needs to be sent early enough (minimum one month before the selected event, unless a short-notice meeting is targeted). Funding requirements The Grants will be paid by the Local Partner as a reimbursement for travel costs (travel, accommodation, event participation fee, visa costs and per diem or actual expenses) in accordance to Local Partner rules. Suggested events and calls: EU Raw Materials Week 2018 Smart City Expo World Congress Water Knowledge Europe 2018 GREEN DAYS - Pollutec Fair Sharing Islands -  Sharing Economy Conference Bioregate Forum ERC Consolidator Grants Call 2019 Open EIC Horizon Prize for 'Blockchains for Social Good' FET ERA-NET Cofund Horizon prize for CO2 reuse Support to JPI Urban Europe Twinning Submit your COST Action proposal until 29 November 2018 Further Brokerage Events: http://een.ec.europa.eu/tools/services/EVE/Event/ListEvents Further Calls:   https://www.eap-plus.eu/object/call/231 Please find the Guidelines for application for more information about the grants for networking, selection process and funding requirements. For additional information about the call, you can contact the coordinators at SRNSFG. Local Coordinators at Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia: Mariam Keburia:  keburia@rustaveli.org.ge Tamta Shkubuliani:  tshkubuliani@rustaveli.org.ge Giorgi Tsotsoria:  tsotsoria@rustaveli.org.ge For  general enquiries,  you can also contact: Ms Margit Dávid Junior International Expert Regional Centre for Information and Scientific Development, RCISD E-mail:  margit.david@rcisd.eu Please, find the link for additional information.
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01/11/2018 16:49

ERC – Consolidator Grant and Proof of Concept

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia disseminates information about European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant and Proof of Concept calls 2019.  The Grant Calls are open on the ERC – website.   ERC – Consolidator Grant 2019 – Grants for researchers (any nationality) with 7-12 years of experience (Since completion of PhD) to set up an excellent research proposal. Research must be conducted in  a public or private research organization  (known as a Host Institution/HI ) Funding Grant – 2 Million Euro Duration of the project – 5 years Deadline – 07, February, 2019 Application submission and registration is available via ,, Horizon 2020” –   Participant Portal. ERC – Proof of Concept - Grants are designed to support ERC grantees (Principal Investigators) with the commercial or societal application of the results of their funded research. The project must be conducted in  a public or private research organization  (known as a Host Institution/HI). Funding Grant – 150.000 Euro Duration – 18 months Deadline – Multiple-cut-off / Jan 22 – 2019 / Apr 25 – 2019 / Sep 19 – 2019. Application submission and registration is available via ,, Horizon 2020” –   Participant Portal. For additional information, please visit  European Research Council (ERC) webpage.
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24/10/2018 17:18

Scholarship programmes in Sweden

SRNSFG disseminates information about the “Swedish Institute’s” Scholarship programme “ Baltic Sea region Program/Visby program. The programme provides scholarships for MA and PhD students as well as the fellowship programmes for post-doctoral students (up to a year) with different quotes per countries. Visby Programme for MA students aims at financing around 50 students from the Nordic and Baltic countries as well as Russian Federation and countries from the EaP region: Georgia, Armenia, Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan). Visby Program includes the study programmes and university lists, available at the webpage: www.studyinsweden.se . Calls for the 2019-2020 academic years will be available in February 2019 (see the link). Scholarship includes the living costs, insurance, tuition fee and travel costs. It is noteworthy that applicants can apply for up to 4 eligible programmes from the list.  Applicant can submit four separate online scholarship applications. It is noteworthy that 12-months Visby scholarship programmes are offered for the post-doctoral studies. Detailed information can be accessed via the following links: https://studyinsweden.se/plan-your-studies/how-to-apply/masters-level-how-to-apply/ https://si.se/en/apply/scholarships/visby-programme-phd-postdoc/ https://si.se/en/apply/scholarships/visby-programme-exchange-students/
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24/10/2018 16:41

Press release Synergy Grants 2018: €250 million for world class science

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia Disseminates information about European Research Council ( ERC) – Synergy Grant 2018 Results . ERC – Synergy Grant is a grant scheme under the EU framework programme for Research and Innovation “Horizon 2020” and it is an opportunity for 2-4 Principal investigators to carry out excellent research in any field of Research.  Twenty-seven research groups across Europe have won highly-coveted ERC Synergy Grants in 2018, worth in total €250 million. See examples of the funded projects: One group from Germany will search for a novel cure for osteoporosis, a disease suffered by millions throughout Europe. Current understanding of osteoporosis is insufficient due to the lack of appropriate tools that would allow a thorough analysis of bone microstructure. The 4-D nanoSCOPE research team, based in German universities, aims to address this issue and to unravel the unknown architecture of our bones. ERC funding: € 12,366,635 million for 6 years. Another interdisciplinary team from Hungary and the Czech Republic aims for a new understanding of the networks that define much of biological processes and social systems. Laszlo Lovasz from the Hungarian Academy of Science and Jaroslav Nesetril from Charles University in Prague, renowned mathematicians specializing in graph theory, and Laszlo Barabasi, a leading expert in network science based at the Central European University in Budapest, aim to build a mathematically sound theory of dynamical networks. They want to transform our understanding of complex systems and prepare ground for applications in multiple disciplines. ERC funding: 9.315,000 million for 6 years. A fresh perspective on the history of Islam in Europe is the goal of a research group based in France, Italy, Spain and the UK. These are only some of the newly funded ERC Synergy Grants research projects. With the support of an ERC Synergy Grant, an international team of researchers will study how the Qur’an has been interpreted, adapted and used in Christian Europe from the Middle Ages through to early modern history, in order to understand how the holy book has influenced both culture and religion in Europe. ERC funding: € 9,842,534 million for six years To date, the ERC has funded 9,000 top researchers at various stages of their careers, and over 50,000 postdocs, PhD students and other staff working in their research teams. The ERC strives to attract top researchers from anywhere in the world to come to Europe. The full list of selected projects are available on the link . For the additional information, please visit the website of European Research Council (ERC).  
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23/10/2018 11:02

Foundation disseminates information about planned webinar, concerning “The Gender dimension in H2020 and its relevance for Research Infrastructure projects”

The Genderaction project, in cooperation with the RICH network the NCP Academy organises a training session on specific cross-cutting issues in Horizon 2020. The focus of this webinar is on Gender Dimension in H2020 projects and consortia. No participation fee. Date: October 26, 2018 10-11 AM (CET) For the review and agenda of the webinar follow the link. For additional information please visit web-page. Registration link Contact information: liane.lewerentz@dlr.de +49 228-3821 1652  
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17/10/2018 15:51

Google Science Fair for school students

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia disseminates information about one of the most popular and vast competitions in the world – Google Science Fair . Google Science Fair represents annual scientific Olympiad, that was first time held in 2011 and aims to encourage, support and popularize scientific, innovative projects and works of young innovators all around the world. Participation is available for school students aged from 13 to 18. Competition winners from all around the world will receive: The Grand Prize winner will receive $50,000 in scholarship funding. This scholarship is intended to further the Grand Prize winner’s education. If a team wins the prize, the scholarship’s value will be divided equally among the teammates. LEGO Award 15,000 educational scholarship. The winner, along with a parent or guardian, will travel to The LEGO® Group headquarters in Billund, Denmark, where they will see first hand the history and work of LEGO® and the company’s commitment to hands-on learning. The National Geographic Explorer Award honors an outstanding project with an experimental approach and creative solution to one of the toughest challenges facing our planet. Candidates will receive $15,000 educational scholarship. The winner will travel on a National Geographic Student Expedition to the Galápagos Islands, one of many travel packages in the National Geographic Student Expeditions portfolio. Google Science Fair stands out with creative and generous approach to youngsters interested in innovation & science, which gives young generations opportunity to set off their innovative projects and make them global. Partners of the competition: Google , LEGO Education , Virgin Galactic , well-known scientific journals National Geographic and Scientific American . Deadline for submissions: December 12, 2018; For detailed information, please follow the link.      
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16/10/2018 16:44

ERC – Starting and Synergy Grants

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia disseminates information about European Research Council (ERC) Starting and Synergy Grant calls 2019. The Grant Calls are open on the ERC – website.   ERC Starting Grants  – grants for young researchers to build their own careers( Any field of Science). Application can be submitted via private or public research organization which will be established in one of the EU member states or associated countries. Funding per grant –  1, 5 million Euro ; The duration of the project is  5 years. Deadline – 17 October, 2018. Application submission and registration is available via ERC – Participant Portal. Synergy Grant – Grant for Principal Investigators (up to 4 PI in the group) for carrying out Joint research( In any field of science) Application can be submitted via private or public research organization which will be established in one of the EU member states or associated countries. Funding per grant – 10 million Euro The duration of the project is 6 years. Deadline – 8 November, 2018. Application submission and registration is available via ERC – Participant Portal.   For additional information, please visit European Research Council (ERC) webpage.
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12/10/2018 14:59

Horizon 2020 Info Day on Smart, Green and Integrated Transport WP

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia disseminates information about the virtual Information Day, which will present the upcoming funding opportunities offered by the EU framework programme for research and innovation “Horizon 2020” work programme on the “Smart, Green and integrated Transport”. The calls will be set up in 2019 and it’s making available a total of nearly €355 million : Mobility for Growth (MG) Automated Road Transport (ART) Green Vehicles (GV) Next Generation Batteries (BAT)   The info day will start on 23 October 2018, from 09:00 to 13:00 CET. Registration and further information available on Eap PLUS website. For HORIZON 2020 project working Programme,, Smart, Green and Integrated Transport” Please see the file. The Info Day will also offer the opportunity to ask questions to Commission and Agency staff members pertaining to the calls. You can send your questions before or during the event via email INEA-H2020-Transport-Infoday@ec.europa.eu  or on Twitter @inea_eu. The questions will be answered during the dedicated Q&A session of the info day. For additional information, please see the link . Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia disseminates information about the virtual Information Day, which will present the upcoming funding opportunities offered by the EU framework programme for research and innovation “Horizon 2020” work programme on the “Smart, Green and integrated Transport”. The calls will be set up in 2019 and it’s making available a total of nearly €355 million : Mobility for Growth (MG) Automated Road Transport (ART) Green Vehicles (GV) Next Generation Batteries (BAT)   The info day will start on 23 October 2018, from 09:00 to 13:00 CET. Registration and further information available on Eap PLUS website. For HORIZON 2020 project working Programme,, Smart, Green and Integrated Transport” Please see the file. The Info Day will also offer the opportunity to ask questions to Commission and Agency staff members pertaining to the calls. You can send your questions before or during the event via email INEA-H2020-Transport-Infoday@ec.europa.eu  or on Twitter @inea_eu. The questions will be answered during the dedicated Q&A session of the info day. For additional information, please see the link .
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04/10/2018 17:49

UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers’ Fellowship Programme (UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme)

UNESCO designed the project “UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme” (UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers’ Fellowship Programme) in the framework of the Japanese Funds-in-Trust for the Capacity-Building of Human Resources which was established in November 2000 by the Government of Japan to enable UNESCO to give impetus to research in four areas under UNESCO’s Priority Programme Areas. The Government of Japan offers 10 fellowships, to be awarded to deserving candidates from developing countries, special attention will be given to those who may wish pursue their research studies in Japan, to women, candidates from LDCs, Africa and SIDS countries who are eager to undertake research on one or more of the topics listed below. The aim of the fellowships is to support innovative and imaginative post-graduate research in four areas of development of particular interest to UNESCO.   For more information , please click link
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