19/10/2017 15:39

“Horizon 2020” Call: Human Factors in Transport Safety

Shota Rustaveli National Scientific Foundation of Georgia disseminates information regarding “Horizon 2020” Work Programme. Recently published work programme project # 11 Smart, green and integrated transport under the third pillar “Societal Challenges” announces the call “ MG-2-1-2018: Human Factors in Transport Safety”. The Challenge is to improve transport safety through a more integrated adoption of human factors, infrastructure and the mobility system. In order to meet this challenge, proposals should address one of the following subtopics: Subtopic A ) Understand the limitations, interaction and range of factors that influence and degrade human performance when controlling a vehicle.   Subtopic B) Improve the assessment of human risk factors in risk based design and operation within waterborne / air transport, including crew resource management, crew 36 awareness and response in extreme cases (e.g collision, evacuation, aircrafts upset recovery, runway excursions, etc).   Collaboration within the EU and neighbouring countries is highly recommended.   Proposal budget: 4-8 million EUR. Application form will be available on October 31, 2017. Registration deadline: January 30, 2018 (First Stage), September 19, 2018 (Second Stage)   For further information, please read the work programme carefully.
18/10/2017 17:46

Horizon 2020 Work Programmes for 2018-2020

Shota Rustaveli National Scientific Foundation of Georgia disseminates information regarding “Horizon 2020” Work Programmes.  Recently published Work Programmes for 2018-2020 years include all three Pillars (Excellent Science, Industrial Leadership, Societal Challenges). Special emphasis is made to the work programmes under the third pillar- Societal Challenges: 1. Health, demographic change and wellbeing ; 2.  Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy ; 3. Secure, clean and efficient energy ; 4. Smart, green and integrated transport ; 5. Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials ; 6. Europe in a changing world – Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies . Each work programme includes different calls in accordance with the subject matter. For detailed information, please read the programmes carefully
13/10/2017 11:51

SPIRE in “Horizon 2020” Work Programme 2018-2020

Shota Rustaveli National Scientific Foundation of Georgia disseminates information regarding “Horizon 2020” Work Programme 2018-2020. Recently published Work Programme project for 2018-2020 years includes the topics: Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing. SPIRE (Sustainable Process Industry through Resource and Energy Efficiency) is a part of the project “Industrial Sustainability”. The purpose of this call is to further strengthen the global leadership of Europe’s industry in environmental sustainability, through a combination of mature and disruptive technologies. Success will be seen in making measurable contributions to identified sustainable development goals. As the Working Programme states, international cooperation may be particularly appropriate in some areas of the Sustainable Process Industry, in particular with Eastern Partnership countries (Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Belarus). The call indicates the topics: New technologies for the process industries such as industrial symbiosis and adaptation to new feedstock and sources of energy; Radical advances in catalysis; The development of new materials and new technologies for renewable energy and energy storage; New technologies for energy-efficient buildings. 2018 SPIRE calls include: CE-SPIRE-02-2018: Processing of material feedstock using non-conventional energy sources (IA) Proposal budget: 6-10 million EUR. CE-SPIRE-03-2018: Energy and resource flexibility in highly energy intensive industries (IA 50 )              Proposal budget: 8-12 million EUR. CE-SPIRE-10-2018: Efficient recycling processes for plastic containing materials (IA)              Proposal budget: 6-8 million EUR.   Application form will be available on October 31, 2017. Registration deadline is considered as February 22, 2018. For further information please visit the website.
11/10/2017 16:58
05/10/2017 15:52

Partnering Event for Upcoming Health Calls

SRNSF disseminates information that the EU-funded project „Health-NCP-Net 2.0“is organizing a Partnering Event on December 7th, 2017 in Brussels  which is meant to assist in finding the right project partners for the upcoming Health Calls. Participation in the event is free and it will target a wide spectrum of stakeholders from companies (including SMEs), universities, research organizations and others from Europe and beyond interested in sharing new project ideas in finding collaboration partners for the upcoming calls of SC1 in Horizon 2020. Besides, European Commission Open Info Day is also set for the next day, December 8th, 2017 in Brussels. More information at: Registration will  open on the 8th of October until the 31st of October  at the following link:  
22/09/2017 13:54

Announcement: Joint Call for Proposals by Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) and LEPL- Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF)

Joint Call for Proposals by Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) and LEPL - Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia (SRNSFG) will be announced in late October or in November of 2017 . The aim of the call is to promote cooperation between Turkish and Georgian higher educational institutes and research centers, to provide funds for joint research projects and to facilitate the exchange of individual scientists and specialists. The call provides funding for the implementation of joint research projects .         The call covers the following scientific fields: 1.Natural sciences 2.Engineering and technology 3.Medical and health sciences 4.Agrarian sciences 5.Social sciences 6.Humanities Turkish and Georgian joint teams are eligible to submit a Joint Research Project. Georgian and Turkish scientific teams will submit a joint research project to the TUBITAK electronic base in English. Afterwards, they will submit Georgian and English versions of the project to the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia (SRNSFG). Georgian scientific team should have a principal investigator from Georgia and Turkish scientific team should have a principal investigator from Turkey. The funds requested from SRNSF for joint research project should not exceed 30 000 GEL for two years, i.e.15 000 GEL annually. Please, consider that the documentation forms and corresponding annexes (Order of the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia, order of SNRSF Director General, Guidelines and Rules for Participation, Application form, Joint Statement Form) will be available after the call announcement . Final submitted project should be prepared according to the indicated terms! For further information, please contact the program coordinators at SRNSFG: Mariam Keburia +995 322 200 220 (4022);   Irakli Grdzelishvili +995 322 200 220 (4022);  
20/09/2017 17:35

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships

SRNSFG disseminates information on the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists for the 2018–2019 academic year.   Each year the Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries. Recipients are selected by the awarding body, the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS).   The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships are aimed at young researchers from abroad who have completed a master’s degree or PhD and at foreign artists holding a bachelor’s degree.   Basic scholarship requirements are: academic degree, prominent research experience and potential, substantial knowledge of English language or other official language of Switzerland. Scholarship duration depends on the selected program and may last from 1 to 3 years. Applications must be delivered to the Embassy of Switzerland in Georgia, until November 20, 2017 .   For the additional information follow the link .
11/09/2017 14:26

CONCORDi 2017 - 6-th European conference on corporate R&D and innovation

The biennial European Conference on Corporate R&D and Innovation proposes a 3 days programme networking with researchers from nearly 30 universities and technological institutes from across the world: Europe, North and South America.  The plenary and parallel sessions will also host international financial institutions, corporations and policy representatives from the US Patent and Trademark Office, the OECD or the European Commission. CONCORDi 2017 is organised by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission in association with the OECD. It will take place in Seville (27-29 September). There is no conference registration fee. For the further information, visit the website .
11/09/2017 12:13

Horizon 2020 Energy information days

This year the Energy Info Days will present the new funding opportunities and innovative schemes offered by Horizon 2020’s Work Program 2018-2020. Applying for funding is a competitive process, and only the best project proposals will be selected. If you would like to know more about the type of projects horizon 2020 will be looking for, join the event in Brussels on 23, 24 and 25 October 2017. More than 700 participants coming from research institutions, associations, businesses, European and national energy associations, chambers of commerce, European institutions, universities, financial institutions, etc. are expected. Registrations will open in September 2017. A link will be published on this page after the summer.    
05/09/2017 16:56

EaP PLUS International Conference

One of the tasks of EaP PLUS is promoting the EU – EaP Panel on Research and Innovation. Within this task the project contributes to the organization of the  International Conference “From innovative ideas to successful businesses: promoting the national systems of early stage financing of innovative companies in EaP countries” to be held in Minsk, Belarus on September 21, 2017  under the aegis of the Panel. The overall goal of the conference is to contribute to the further development of the national systems of early stage financing of SMEs in the EaP countries. The conference is organized by the EaP Panel on Research and Innovation in cooperation with the EC, State Committee on Science and Technology of Belarus, BelISA and the EaP PLUS project. Participation is free of charge.  Registration is open till September 15, 2017. For the further information, please, follow the  link .