13/02/2018 15:16

2017 Proof of Concept Grants Results

SRNSFG disseminates information on ERC Proof of Concept Grants results. 160 researchers were financed to investigate business opportunities, establish intellectual property rights or conduct technical validation. The grants, worth up to €150,000 per project and the overall budget of the 2017 competition was €24 million. Grantees can apply for funding in one of the three rounds of the yearly call. Last year 532 ERC grantees applied. ERC Proof of Concept Grants 2017- results: First round Second round Third round Overall results of ERC Proof of Concept Grants 2017 competition     For further information, please visit the webpage .    
02/02/2018 14:25

The Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation announces State Grants for scientific Research of Georgian Material and Spiritual Heritage in Georgia and Abroad.

Scientific grant competition "State Grants in scientific Research of Georgian Material and Spiritual Heritage in Georgia and Abroad" will be announced in  February 2018. The competition aims  to promote high-level scientific research of historical monuments in Georgia and abroad, cultural heritage, documents and other sources, archival material, ethnographic data, including identification, registration and systematization, recording and systematization, popularization of the Georgian nation's intellectual and substantive heritage research and the attraction of young scientific personnel in this field. Grants can only be obtained through the open competition! The basic conditions of the call: Participation in the Call and Grant recipient can be: Leading organization with co-participant organization (in case of cooperation), Project Manager, co-leader (in case of joint project) and key personnel of the project; The project should have a head, coordinator, researcher and young scientist; The main staff of the project should be at least one young scientist during the entire period of implementation of the project; The project may involve a foreign citizen as a principal or auxiliary personnel.   Financing from the Foundation requested for the project submitted to the competition should not exceed 100,000 GEL per year for research project abroad and 70,000 GEL for a research project on the territory of Georgia. The project may be co-financed (additional financial source), which will partially cover part of the expenses foreseen by the project budget. Duration of the project may be 24 or 36 moth. It has to be start in September, 2018. Competition rules and conditions, documents to be submitted, competition schedule and registration procedures will be published with call announcement.   Contact information regarding to the competition terms: e-mail: Tel: 2 200 220 (4302)  
31/01/2018 10:42

SRNSFG disseminates information about the Call for Nominations for the 2018 Princess of Asturias Awards

Princess of Asturias (heir to the Spanish throne) Foundation has now opened the Call for Nominations for the 2018 Princess of Asturias Awards . Individuals and/or institutions are to be awarded in the following 8 categories: Arts, Social Sciences, Communication and Humanities, Concord, International Cooperation, Sports, Technical and Scientific Research and Literature. The candidates’ work and contribution should be of an international scale. Among the laureates of the Princess of Asturias Awards occur: Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, American director Francis Ford Coppola, Google Inc., Canadian novelist Margaret Atwood, German racing driver Michael Schumacher, etc. The deadline for submitting nominations ends on March 14, 2018. The Award Ceremony will be held in October 2018, in Oviedo, the Principality of Asturias, Spain. The awards will be granted by the King Felipe VI of Spain. For the further information, please, follow the links: 2018 Call Regulations Princess of Asturias Awards
29/01/2018 17:23

SRNSFG disseminates information about the Webinar: Marie Skłodowska-Curie: RISE, Individual Fellowships and Euraxess

This webinar will focus on new calls in Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions:   - RISE (Research and Innovation Staff Exchange);  - IF (Individual Fellowships) and Euraxess network - Euraxess network.       Save the date:  31 January, 2018 Time:  11 am CET Duration:  approx. 60 minutes  (including chat Q&A) Location:  online Country:  Black Sea Countries, including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine Join us here for the webinar:  webinar room . DESCRIPTION: This webinar will focus on new calls in Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions: -  RISE  (Research and Innovation Staff Exchange), -  IF  (Individual Fellowships) and  Euraxess  network.  This webinar will be conducted by: - National Contact Point for MSCA in Poland - Magdalena Chomicka and Adam Głuszuk, - National Contact Point for MSCA in Russia - Elena Nasybulina, - Polish Euraxess expert - Olga Wąsowska. It will be the last of a series of Black Sea Horizon project webinars  providing information MSCA in general as well as specific information on above mentioned actions. The goal of the webinars is to promote and enhance the participation of researchers from academia and industry from the Black Sea countries in MSCA projects. The webinar is free of charge and open to all. Contact Adam Gluszuk National Contact Point for Research Programmes of the EU e-mail: For further information, please visit the website.

SRNSFG disseminates information regarding the Informational Meeting about “Intellectual property rights for inventors”

24/01/2018 13:15
Georgia’s Innovation and Technology Agency and National Intellectual property Center of Georgia in the frame of a joint project is organizing an Informational Meeting which aims to inform inventors regarding the following issues: Role of the Patent System; What is invention; What is utility model; What can be patented; Patent rights; Patent application; Procedures for obtaining the patent rights; Patent protection abroad. Information meeting will be held on January 30 at 15:00 at Tech Park Georgia. To attend the meeting, please fill the application form: See the event link here.
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15/01/2018 17:05

Training course

SRNSFG disseminates information regarding additional locations for the training course  "Financial Management of Horizon 2020 Projects. Theoretical and Practical Approach" .  Three day H2020 practical training is dedicated to the in-depth understanding of fundamentals of financial management of Horizon 2020 projects. Each day is divided into theoretical and practical part with many opportunities for the participants to ask specific questions related to their businesses and clarifications of the outstanding issues. The number of seats is limited to 15 as we are particularly focused on learning experience                 UPCOMING COURSES 2018 14-15-16 February / Ljubljana, Slovenia 21-22-23 February / Warsaw, Poland 21-22-23 March / Amsterdam, Netherlands 21-22-23 March / Brussels, Belgium 18-19-20 April / Frankfurt, Germany 16-17-18 May / Rome, Italy 6-7-8 June / Athens, Greece 20-21-22 June / Vienna, Austria   Registration for training courses is open. For more information and registration visit the web-site .
15/01/2018 13:12

Information regarding Public consultation on EU funds in the area of investment, research & innovation, SMEs and single market

SRNSFG disseminates information regarding Public consultation on EU funds in the area of investment, research & innovation, SMEs and single market. All citizens, organisations and stakeholders with an interest and/or involvement in issues related to investment, entrepreneurship, research, innovation and SMEs are welcome to respond to this consultation. In 2018, the Commission will make comprehensive proposals for the next generation of financial programmes for the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework, which is the EU's long–term budget. This consultation is an integral part of the process and its objective is to collect the views of all interested parties on how to make the most of every euro of the EU budget.   The questionnaire is accessible in 23 EU languages. Consultation period: 10 January - 8 March 2018 For additional information and quaternary please, visit the web-site .