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16/06/2017 14:49

Evidence for Policy Summer School

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation disseminates information on Evidence for Policy Summer School. On 6-8 September, in Senec (Slovakia), will take place the JRC Evidence for Policy Summer School: a professional training which offers policymakers and scientists from Central and Eastern Europe and selected EU neighbouring countries. the opportunity to meet each other and together develop skills in using evidence for creating robust policy solutions. In a world flooded with information from a multitude of sources, providing, managing and making sense of knowledge to build more robust policies is highly challenging. Using evidence in policymaking is a complex task demanding a set of distinct skills and mutual understanding between researchers and policymakers. This is particularly relevant for the policies addressing, or influenced by, migration and demographic changes: a key strategic area for the future of Europe. Evidence informing policy discussions in this domain is often confusing and contested, which can further complicate the challenging policymaking process. To address these challenges, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, together with INGSA and the Slovak Academy of Sciences, is organising a third  Evidence and Policy Summer School . This professional development training offers policymakers and scientists the opportunity to meet each other and together develop skills in using evidence for creating robust policy solutions. Using the lens of   migration and demographic change as a common domain of policy interest,  participants will be challenged to identify and address universal issues in data and evidence gathering and communication to policy makers and the general public.  Call for applications open until 25 June 2017 The organizers are currently looking for: 20-25 early to mid-career policy professionals from EU Institutions and Member States in Central and Eastern Europe; 10-15 early to mid-career policy professionals from selected EU Neighbouring countries 20-25 early to mid-career researchers from EU Member States in Central and Eastern Europe or EU Institutions 10-15 early to mid-career researchers from selected EU Neighbouring countries Eligibility criteria At least 2 years of work experience in science or policy addressing, or affected by, migration and demographic change (or continued interest in using such data in related fields); Strong motivation to use and provide evidence for policy; Citizenship of an EU Member State or one of the following EU Neighbouring countries: Albania,  Armenia , Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,  Georgia , Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia,  Turkey ,  Ukraine ; Proficiency in English; Commitment to participate in the event for the whole duration of the seminar. Source and further information:  European Commission    
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14/06/2017 09:21

FES Regional Lab 2017: Young Leaders for a Social and Democratic South Caucasus!

Regional Lab: Young leaders for a Social and Democratic South Caucasus gathers active young leaders from all three South Caucasus countries. It provides an opportunity to share experience, gain new skills and knowledge and enjoy the company of experts and activists from Germany, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. The summer lab aims to bring together progressive youngsters and to create a platform for the exchange of ideas and knowledge in order to address the social and democratic challenges the region faces. It is about sharing common experience and discussing similar challenges. Innovative formats and inclusive methods will promote a lively and democratic discussion as well as the development of new ideas and approaches. Project is implemented and financed by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) South Caucasus Regional Office. The costs of traveling and accommodation will be covered by FES. WHEN AND WHERE? Location: Training Center of Justice of Georgia, Kvareli Date: 20-23, July 2017 Working Language: English WHO CAN APPLY? If you are an active young leader, 18-30 years old, from Georgia, Armenia or Azerbaijan and are interested in Social Democracy, political and civil participation, education, regional issues and are open for discussion and receiving new skills and knowledge please apply! REQUIREMENTS: - Be active in your university or community life; - Sound knowledge of English language; - Age limit 18-30. DEADLINE: 21 JUNE 2017 *FES will provide results of the selection process until 28 June 2017 **First stage is short-listing of candidates; second stage is skype interviews, if applicable For further questions please send an email on the following address:  event@fesgeo.ge Source and further information are available https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfmqniFZmNSxp7O_jOgPpaiZaaqbhhqioPIzBHv6rBi9dvaOA/viewform  
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12/06/2017 12:53

Europe in My Region

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation disseminates information about the EU campaign - Europe in My Region. Europe in My Region is a European Union-wide campaign encouraging citizens to discover European projects near them. In 2017, four different initiatives -  project openings , a  photo contest , a  project hunt  and a  blogging contest  - invite the public to visit projects, share images and experiences via social media. Thousands of EU projects open their doors mainly in May, a project hunt is organised from 2 May to 14 June, and a photo contest and a blogging contest run from 2 May to 28 August. Discover, play and win trips across Europe!
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08/06/2017 16:15

L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science nominations

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation disseminates information about the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science nominations. Within the framework of the For Women in Science partnership between the L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO, the 2018 call for nominations for outstanding women scientists from all over the world has been launched. Five Prizes of €100,000 will be awarded in March 2018 in Paris to five women scientists for the contributions of their research to Life Sciences and Environment, the strength of their commitments and their impact on society. Since the beginning of the programme in 1998, L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science has honored 94 Laureates, including two who went on to win the Nobel Prize. Scientists around the world are invited to submit candidates, and an international jury of eminent scientists makes the final selection. Qualified Nominators - Heads of Universities or Scientific Institutions - Members of the Academy of Sciences or other National Scientific Institutions  - Holders of research chairs - Permanent and assistant professors  - Past For Women in Science Awards Laureates  - At a minimum must be holders of a Ph.D.   Nominations can only be submitted electronically through the online platform: www.forwomeninscience.com If new to the system, the nominator will need to create a user id and password.   An application is considered complete only if it includes all of the following documents:  - A detailed Curriculum Vitae  - A brief explanation of why the nominator considers the individual to be a worthy candidate for the L’Oréal-UNESCO Awards For Women in Science (200-400 words) - A list of publications and patents, starting with the most recent - The full text of the five most significant publications in order of importance with: a brief resume explaining their significance (less than 200 words), number of citations for each paper excluding auto-citations and the impact factor of each journal - Three to five letters of recommendation from eminent scientists outside the candidate’s home institution. Nomination deadline is June 16, 2017.
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08/06/2017 12:31

BSH Grant Scheme to facilitate the participation of Black Sea countries in Brokerage Events and project preparatory meetings – 3rd CALL

This grant scheme financially supports the participation of local researchers from Black Sea countries in brokerage events and project preparatory meetings related to Horizon2020 in the EU Member States or Associated Countries. Such events will allow researchers to network with EU consortia, to build-up partnerships for subsequent joint research activities and to make their institutions and/or their research networks better known.   The thematic priorities of the Call are the following four topics: 'Sustainable agriculture', 'Resource efficiency in relation to water / water management ' and 'Applied chemistry & smart materials' . Social sciences and humanities Maximum funding per grant is  1000 EUR . Deadline: 06.2017 Eligibility criteria These criteria  have to be met  in order to be eligible for participation. Be a member or an employee of a research institution/organization and/or of a network of organizations and/or of a higher education institution and/or of an SME-enterprise working on research. The aim is that the participation will have a multiplier effect in the country and/or region. Conduct research at the above mentioned organisation in one of the partner countries (AR, AZ, GE, MO, RU, TR, UA) Submit a completely filled in application form along with all the required documentation. Have a PhD degree and/or at least three years’ full time experience in research. Carry out research in one of the three targeted thematic focuses: sustainable agriculture, resource efficiency in relation to water / water management or applied chemistry & smart materials. Speaking fluent English. Specify at least one call anticipated in H2020 Work Programme for 2016-17, which is in the focus of their scientific research and fit for consortium-building Some international experience (already existing contacts in other countries, participation in previous international conferences and collaborations, etc.). Commitment to participate in Horizon2020 calls. Contact:  Zita Buday,  zita.buday@rcisd.eu  
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18/05/2017 10:32

Information on the Synergy Grants 2018 by the ERC Scientific Council

The aim of Synergy Grants is to address ambitious research questions that can only be answered by the coordinated work of a small group of two to four principal Investigators and their teams, bringing together their complementary skills, knowledge and resources in unprecedented ways. The ERC Synergy Grant scheme will be re-launched in the ERC Work Programme 2018. It is expected that the call will be published on 19 July 2017 (subject to the adoption of the Work Programme 2018 by the European Commission), with a deadline of 14 November 2017. The deadline might change depending on the actual date of adoption of the Work Programme. The perspective is to fund 25 to 30 projects in 2018, with grants of maximum 10 M€ for up to 6 years. The scheme is open to all researchers from anywhere in the world, based in Europe or in an Associated Country. There are no other specific requirements other than high scientific quality and ambition enhanced by the synergetic collaborative aspect of the project. Only exceptionally competitive proposals are likely to be funded. In order to receive additional information regarding the call, please consult the website of the ERC. https://erc.europa.eu/news/information-synergy-grants-2018-erc-scientific-council
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15/05/2017 14:24

Master’s and Doctoral programmes at KDI School of Public Policy and Management

The Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Georgia (Tbilisi Office) presents full and partial scholarship opportunities available for outstanding individuals from Georgia for Fall 2017 admissions at KDI School of Public Policy and Management. With this scholarship opportunity, KDI School is offering the following programs: Master of Public Policy (MPP) Master of Development Policy (MDP) The eligible candidate for this program is currently employed in the public sector for minimum of 6 years or Division Head level or above in the public sector. Every year, KDI School admits international students from over 70 different countries and about 70% of them are from the public sector. The deadline for application submission is May 24, 2017 Korea Standard Time. In order to receive additional information regarding the programme, please visit the KDI admissions web-page: http://admissions.kdischool.ac.kr Online application can be completed on the following link: http://apply.kdschool.ac.kr
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01/05/2017 14:25
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01/05/2017 13:06

BSH HORIZON 2020 SUMMER SCHOOL ON SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

Within the framework of EU funded Black Sea Horizon project, GA No. 645785 ( https://blacksea-horizon.eu/ ) the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia announces a call for participation in  Horizon 2020 Summer School on Social Sciences and Humanities , which will take place on 10-12 July, 2017 in Yerevan, Armenia. OBJECTIVE The main objective of the summer school is to present to potential H2020 young applicants from non-EU Black Sea countries the H2020 program, rules of participation and upcoming calls for proposals, deliver extensive training for outlining core skeleton for proposals for potential subsequent submission to appropriate H2020 calls under Societal Challenge 6, SC6-Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective societies. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA In order to be eligible to participate in the Summer School the applicants must: Be nationals of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Turkey, Russia or Ukraine Be early-stage researchers active in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities Have project ideas and/or research interests appropriate to calls for proposals under H2020 Societal Challenge 6 WP 2018-2020 (SC6-Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective Societies) Be fluent in English SELECTION CRITERIA Project ideas/ research interests relevant to H2020 SC6 WP Motivation of participation Experience in international cooperation Gender balance Country balance COSTS Participation is fee of charge Travel and accommodation costs of foreign participants will be covered by the organizers within EU funded BSH Project OTHER INFORMATION The working language of the event will be English Information on the venue and logistics will be provided later Preliminary Agenda is available here.   Detailed information on submission is available on the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia website
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28/04/2017 16:42

Call for applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in Caucasian linguistics & linguistic typology, France (Paris)

The LaDyCa project (Language Dynamics in the Caucasus) will make an attempt at understanding how does the web of ecological factors shape linguistic diversity, having a more or less direct influence on dialect diversification and, reciprocally, how the natural and social environment is shaped by language and language diversity. The project will be funded by the IDEX (‘Initiative d’Excellence’) consortium of Sorbonne Universités, France, in partnership with Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia. Apart from an efficient and fluent command of English and/or French, for collegial relations with an international team of scholars, applicants should have a good command of Georgian (written & oral skills); efficient reading skills in Russian would be an asset too. A good command of database software, and previous training or experience in computational linguistics would be also appreciated. A strong performing ability in entering data and in designing linguistic databases would be an asset. Applications should include a statement of interest (letter of motivation), giving accurate details on the applicant’s skills corresponding to the aim of the LaDyCa project, and how (s)he plans to process data with computing tools and gather information on the ecological, historical and social context of linguistic diversity in the Caucasus. (S)he will also provide a CV including a list of publications, a copy of the PhD certificate, and the names and e-mail addresses of two referees. Applications should be sent as a single PDF file to the email addresses below, entitled “Application_LaDyCa_PostDoc”: Prof. Jean Léo Léonard < leonardjeanleo@gmail.com > Prof. Claude Montacié < Claude.Montacie@paris-sorbonne.fr > Deadline: applications must be submitted by 2nd of May 2017. The position is available from July 2017 to June 2018.The duration of employment is intended to last one year. Net salary: around 2100 euros per month. For additional information, please visit the following link  
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