27/04/2016 13:50

Reporting Meeting on IncoNet EaP Events

On May 13, 2016, 15:00 at Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation conference halla  presentation of Georgia National Contact Points of EU Research and Innovation Framework Programme ‘Horizon 2020’ will be held. Presentation will be about the events held in the framework of International Cooperation Network for Eastern Partnership Countries in the science and technologies development field (IncoNet EaP). IncoNet EaP is funded by European Union Research and Technological development program (FP7). In the framework of the project, three National Contact Points from Georgia had an opportunity to participate in the Twinning Events and share experience of their European colleagues.  Participants from Georgia in the above-mentioned events were Natalia Shatirishvili (NCP in the field of energy); Maia Okujava (NCP in the field of health) and Nino Janelidze (candidate presented by NCP in the field of Climate Change). On May 13, the three speakers will share their experience and provide information about ‘Horizon 2020’ activities according to relevant scientific fields.
26/04/2016 10:15

SAVE THE DATE ICT Proposers Day is heading to Bratislava 26-27 SEPTEMBER 2016

Ideal-ist, the network of National Contact Points for ICT research  in cooperation with the  Enterprise Europe Network  will again organize face2face brokerage event  with  pre-arranged.  Visit back to follow the developments.  Registration 1 May – 1 Sep Meeting Selection 25 Aug – 17 Sep Event 26 Sep – 27 Sep Please visit official web-page .

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

25/04/2016 16:38
  Joint Call for Proposals by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) and the LEPL- Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF) will be announced in May 2016. The aim of the call is to promote cooperation between Turkish and Georgian higher educational institutes and research centers and provide funds for joint research projects and exchange of individual scientists and specialists.   Call considers Grant funding for the following categories: Implementation of Joint Research Projects Short Term Exchange of Individual Scientists and Specialists Call covers the following fields of common interest: Natural Sciences Engineering and Technology Medical and health Sciences Agricultural Sciences Social Sciences and Humanities Turkish and Georgian joint teams are eligible to submit a Joint Research Project. Georgian scientific team will submit a research project to the SRNSF and Turkish scientific team will submit the same research project to TUBITAK. Georgian scientific team should have principal investigator from Georgia and Turkish scientific team should have principal investigator from Turkey. Georgian citizens who are eligible to submit Individual Research Visit Project are as follows: Doctors or individuals with equal academic degree Young Researchers: Master students, doctorate students, Master or equal academic degree individuals up to 35 years old. The duration of joint research project should not exceed 24 months. Funds requested from SRNSF should not exceed 30 000 GEL, i.e.15 000 GEL annually. The duration of Individual scientific-research visit should not exceed 10 calendar days; while requested funds from the SRNSF should not be more than 4, 000 GEL. 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 call announcement. Final submitted project should be prepared according to the indicated forms! For further information, please contact the Program coordinators at SRNSF: Mariam Keburia +995 322 200 220 (4022); Nikoloz Bakradze +995 322 200 220 (4406);        
22/04/2016 09:51

Pan-European initiative EURAXESS

EURAXESS is a unique European Research Area (ERA) initiative providing access to a complete range of information and support services for European and non-European researchers wishing to pursue research careers in Europe. It offers access to the job market; assists researchers in advancing their careers in another European country and supports research organizations in their search for outstanding research talent. EURAXESS is a truly pan-European initiative, supported by 40 participating countries across Europe. The EURAXESS portal is composed of four main sections devoted to four specific initiatives for researchers: EURAXESS Jobs is a stress-free recruitment tool where no charges apply. Researchers can find a wealth of constantly updated information on job vacancies, funding opportunities and fellowships throughout Europe. Posting their CV will allow recruiters to find them. Companies or research institutes can post vacancies free of charge and search for the CVs of international top-notch researchers. Users can also directly access the national EURAXESS portals of the partner countries, which contain information on research job and funding opportunities, as well as on personalized services in each country. EURAXESS Services is a network of more than five hundred Service Centres located in 40 European countries. These Centres help researchers and their family to plan and organize their move to a foreign country. This free personalized assistance helps researchers tackle issues such as accommodation, visa and work permits, language lessons, schools for their children, social security and medical care. A team of well-informed staff is at their service. EURAXESS Rights provides all information regarding the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, which aim at setting out rules and obligations of researchers, their employers and funders, as well as transparent and fair recruitment procedures through the Human Resources Strategy. Besides, information about Entry conditions as well as social security and pensions. The Charter sets out the rights and duties of researchers, as well as research- and funding. The Code aims at ensuring equal treatment of all researchers in Europe and increases transparency in their recruitment. EURAXESS Links is a networking tool for European researchers working outside Europe and non-European ones wishing to collaborate and/or pursue a research career in Europe. EURAXESS Links is established in four ASEAN countries (i.e. Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand), Brazil, China, India, Japan and North America.    
19/04/2016 16:36

VolkswagenStiftung announce the competition

Through this funding initiative the Volkswagen Foundation aims to stimulate scientific and scholarly interest in current developments in Central Asia and the Caucasus, on the one hand, and, on the other hand, to provide a sustainable contribution to capacity development in these countries by intensifying cooperation between scholars and scientists in Germany and the region. From the very beginning, the Foundation has given high priority to the promotion of early career researchers and, particularly in the framework of the funding line “structurally oriented measures”, has funded training and qualification measures for young researchers. In order to support the training of PhD students in the region even more sustainably, the Foundation is planning to advance the establishment of structured doctoral programs at universities in Central Asia and South Caucasus, in coordination with local funding organizations. It is intended to publish the respective funding offer in the winter of 2016/17. To facilitate the conceptualization of such projects and the preparation of proposals, funds may be requested within this call to develop concepts and to establish an organizational and administrative framework for structured doctoral training. The call addresses universities in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, as well as in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan who, in close cooperation with universities in Germany, wish to establish the conceptual and infrastructural conditions for implementing bilateral doctoral programs at their institutions. The offer is open to faculties and departments in the humanities and social sciences as well as in the natural, life and engineering sciences.   For more information please visit the link.
18/04/2016 14:12

H2020 – open calls and cross-cutting issues

The goal of the webinars is to promote and enhance the participation of researchers from academia and industry from the Black Sea countries in Horizon 2020. The webinars in this series are free of charge and open to all.   An overview on all BSH Webinars (including presentations and videos) is available here. Countries: Black Sea Countries, including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine Save the date:  25 April 2016 Time: 1 pm CET Duration: approx. 60 minutes (including chat Q&A) Join us here for the webinar: Webinar Room Need help? Please find the Quick guide to Black Sea Horizon online meetings and webinars below. The webinar will be conducted by the expert of the  Polish National Contact Point for Research Programmes of the EU (IPPT PAN) – Jan Lisowski. This webinar will provide: General information about ICT in HORIZON 2020 programme (Industrial Leadership pillar): open calls, ICT as a cross-cutting issue; Potential opportunities of STI cooperation with European partners. It will be the sixth of a series of 15 Black Sea Horizon project webinars providing information and good practices about Horizon 2020 in general and on specific calls launched thereunder in particular with potential for bi-regional cooperation. The goal of the webinars is to promote and enhance the participation of researchers from academia and industry from the Black Sea countries in Horizon 2020. The webinars in this series are free of charge and open to all.

Friends of Academic Research in Georgia (FaRiG)

15/04/2016 17:31
Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF) disseminates information about FaRiG  prize and research grant.  FaRiG, a registered British charity founded in 2000 by John Wilkinson, gives annual grants to Georgian scholars for their research in the humanities and assists in the publication of the results outside Georgia. It normally provides a research grant and an essay prize. 2016 FaRiG Adams Essay Prize. This essay prize of £500, endowed by Caroline & Terry Adams, is open to Georgian scholars for an essay (maximum length in English – 5000 words) on any topic in the humanities with relevance to Georgia and showing a strong interaction with non-Georgian academic research. Applications from Masters and Doctoral students and from early career academics are particularly welcome. Applicants may be based in any country. The winning essays will be published on the FaRiG website and, it is hoped, in academic publications. The material must not have previously been published in English. Please download the application form from . The essay should be sent with the form by email to Robert Scallon, FaRiG Secretary ( by 30/10/16. A panel will award the prize by 15/12/16. 2016 FaRiG Research Grant.  This £2000 grant for proposed research (preferably within Georgia) is open to Georgian scholars. The research should focus on a topic of Georgia’s culture and heritage which needs to be brought to the attention of a wider audience (ie. outside Georgia). The primary criteria for the grant are the quality and viability of the proposed research. In addition, preference will be given to those in mid-career (ie. aged 25-45), to applications with co-funding, to applications for less than the £2000 maximum and/or where costs are reduced by borrowing equipment rather than buying it, and to applications that promise to generate publishable outputs in English. Those who have previously received a grant from FaRiG under this scheme may not apply. Please download the application form from and submit it when completed by e-mail to Robert Scallon, FaRiG Secretary, ( by 31/7/16. Applications should be supported by confidential letters of reference from two persons who know the applicant's work. Such letters should be sent by the referees directly to he FaRiG secretary ( ) and not enclosed with the application.

UNESCO’s Participation Programme 2016-2017

13/04/2016 15:10
This programme is meant to support UNESCO member countries in implementing projects in line with the organizational priorities. Each member country can present maximum 7 project proposals for the programme. The national committee of Georgia processes the first selection of the projects and UNESCO’s head office (in Paris) makes the final decision on projects funding. The deadline for submitting project proposals is May 13, 2016. For details please see the following website .

Call for nominations: 2016 UNESCO Prize for girls’ and women’s education

11/04/2016 16:55
The annual Prize honours outstanding innovation and contributions made by individuals, institutions and organizations to advance  girls’ and women’s education . It is the first UNESCO Prize of this nature and is unique in showcasing successful projects that improve and promote the educational prospects of girls and women and in turn, the quality of their lives. Supported by the Government of the People’s Republic of China, the Prize is conferred on two laureates awarded with USD 50,000 each, to recognize their exceptional contributions and support their work in advancing education for girls and women. UNESCO is now inviting Member States and non-governmental organizations in official partnership with UNESCO to submit nominations for candidates who have effectively promoted the advancement of girls’ and women’s education. Please note that self-nominations will not be considered. Established in 2015 by UNESCO’s Executive Board, the Prize contributes to the attainment of the Organization’s global priorities and to the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, in particular Sustainable Development Goals 4 on education and 5 on gender equality. Deadline for submissions: 20 April 2016 (midnight Paris time). For further information, please visit the website.
11/04/2016 16:54


7th  International Science and Technology Conference (ISTEC)  will be held between July 13-15, 2016 at Vienna Technology University in Vienna, Austria. This Congress is a combined academic event of Vienna University of Technology, Sakarya University,  Istanbul University, Governors State University and The Association of Science, Education and Technology (TASET).   The main aim of the ISTEC Conference is to bring together scholars, researchers, educators, students, professionals and other groups who are interested in science and technology to present their works in this academic platform.  All accepted papers will be published  in  the Proceeding Book with ISBN  and modified version of selected papers will be published in peer reviewed journals such as   TOJSAT and TOJDEL.   Submission: You can submit your abstract through website or email at: