10/07/2018 16:02

,,EaP Plus“ Newsletter Summer Edition

SRNSFG disseminates information about the EaP PLUS Newsletter summer edition. For detailed information, please find the attached newsletter.
09/07/2018 10:51

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia disseminates information regarding H2020 European Health Brokerage Event – Oslo 2018

Health NCP Net 2.0 together with the Research Council of Norway will organize an international brokerage event on Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 1 “Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing” calls in Oslo, on 3&4 September 2018. This international brokerage event will help you to build your consortium for 2019 updated calls of the 2018-2020 Health work programme, which will be open until April 2019. Why participate? Get all information needed on the upcoming Horizon 2020 calls in the « Health, Demographic change and Wellbeing » work programme; Present your innovative project idea, or your competence, to an international audience and discover other participants’ solutions and technologies; Meet potential partners from Europe and beyond and start building your consortium. Any applicant eligible to Horizon 2020 calls: Companies, universities, research and technology organizations, public sector, NGOs and patients associations… Participation to the brokerage event is free of charge. The registration web-site is available.
26/06/2018 14:43

EDA launches call for experts in defense research

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia disseminates information about European Defense Agency ’s (EDA) call for experts in defense research. Agency is establishing a database of independent experts who can be called on in connection with the Preparatory Action on Defense Research (PADR) (2017- 2021) Anyone can register their interest to become an expert, but please note that most experts selected will come from EU countries and associated countries. EDA is looking for experts with a high level of expertise and professional experience in a military context, in one or more of the following areas: Unmanned Platforms; Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR); Effects; Force Protection and Soldier Systems; Military Cyber protection; Laser technologies; Electronic components. Expertise will also be required on crosscutting issues such as: Strategic technology foresight; ITAR-related components in Europe’s armament systems; Military standards and interoperability; Military ethical, legal and societal aspects. For additional information please see the link and European commission’s webpage
26/06/2018 12:32

UNESCO, Participation Programme 2018-2019”

SRNSFG disseminates information about call for project proposal as part of UNESCO ,, participation Programme 2018-2019”. This programme is UNESCO supporting tool for member states and these states have an opportunity to implement projects in accordance with organization priorities.  (priorities are available on the webpage   (from pp.20) and document 39C/5) For participation, organizations must send documents on the Georgian National Commission for UNESCO e-mail - . The list of the documents includes: Short annotation of the project on the Georgian Language Filled application form (please see the information about project standards) An applicant organization’s official reference of the to the Georgian National Commission for UNESCO During the projects consideration, priority will be given to letter of recommendation from the relevant state institutions and agencies. The deadline for the application is 16 July 2018. Commission is warrant to demand from the applicant organization, an additional information about the project, in terms of necessity.   Electronic Application form and other additional information is available on the Georgian National Commission for UNESCO webpage
25/06/2018 14:52

EU Research and innovation for Cultural Heritage

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia disseminates information about EU funded research projects in frames of the European Research Council grants - the projects set up to promote and support historical heritage and carefully preservation of cultural values. Please see the following examples of the funded successful projects: History lessons for more resilient future A wide-ranging EU-funded analysis of rural Western European societies. Its aim is to identify common characteristics that make some societies more resilient against disaster than others. Launched in 2014 and due for completion in 2019 and focused on Western Europe in the period between 1300 and 1800. The approach taken by the project has been to consider history as a living ‘laboratory’, where historical records can be analyzed to test hypotheses. Malta case study in the raise and fall of Civilization EU-funded scientists the clearest picture yet of the complex and hidden history of ancient Malta. The findings could help us understand how cultures become sustainable, or collapse. This was a key objective of the Fragsus project, which has examined the impact of the first human settlements on Malta to assess the rapidity of deforestation, erosion and degradation. New insights to Great Gothic Vaults The existing knowledge about gothic vaulting and ribbed arches turn out to be very incomplete.  EU funded project which orientates Design Principles in Late-Gothic Vault Construction – A New Approach Based on Surveys, Reverse Geometric Engineering and a Reinterpretation of the Sources.  Novel methods in 3D reconstruction can offer heritage preservers and curators new insights The EU funded project ,,TITANIUM” is orientated on urban modeling Geometric models that are accurate and visually faithful. This is significant way to perform and set up urban modeling. It is improved way to scanning and presentation of historical site and turn it into a tangible subject. New radiocarbon dating techniques reveal secrets of early Saharan civilization The EU supported project TRANS-SAHARA has challenged that position by exploring several key themes: trade, settlement type and economic activity, technological change, burial rites and identity, and migration. research reveals that the Sahara was much more densely populated in the pre-Islamic era than previously believed Further information about the projects is available on ERC webpage    
20/06/2018 11:48

Grants for Networking in Brokerage Events or Preparatory meetings – 3rd call

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia disseminates information about the call for “Grants for Networking” under the multilateral project “ EaP PLUS ” funded by the EU framework programme for Research and Innovation “Horizon 2020”. The grants for networking financially support 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. The 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. The 3 rd round of the scheme continues to give special priority to applications concerning SPIRE calls which are explicitly encouraging participation from EaP countries. 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 document: The scheme will financially support the EaP researchers from : Research entities e.g. research institutions/organizations, higher education institutions etc, SMEs and Industry, Local authorities, Civil Society. Guidelines for Applicants 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 F ollow up report for preparatory meeting Important dates Final deadline for submissions: 15 October 2018 unless the available budget is consumed earlier. Candidates can apply for one event scheduled between July 2018 and 31 December 2018. The application form needs to be sent minimum one month before the selected event .  It’s important to note that applicants who have already received grants in IncoNet EaP, BILAT-UKR*AINA, Black Sea projects can be excluded during the selection process. The same applies for applicants that participated in the (previous) 2 nd round for Grants from the EaP PLUS project or are resubmitting applications under the present 3 rd round. Applications are submitted to the to the Local Partner by e-mail.   For further information you can address to the local coordinators of the project at the SRNSFG : Mariam Keburia: Tamta Shkubuliani: Giorgi Tsotsoria:   For general enquiries, you can also contact International Expert at the Regional Centre for Information and Scientific Development, RCISD, Ms Margit Dávid, E-mail: Please, find the list of the events in frames of the Horizon 2020 via the link. For further details about the grant scheme, please see the guidelines for applicants.
20/06/2018 09:30

Joint Research Center (JRC) - annual report 2017

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia disseminates information about Joint research center’s annual report 2017.   Joint Research Centre a provider of world class regulatory science, is seeking to understand and explain, the drivers that influence policy decisions and political discourse, in order to optimize the way scientific evidence is used in policy-making. Report on the activities, accomplishments and resources related to the JRC’ s work carried out in 2017. An overview is given of the scientific achievements and activities as well as of corporate initiatives.    Report also provides information about implementing JRC strategy 2030, new policy of migration, collaborating with international partner and etc. Further information is available on European Commission webpage
18/06/2018 17:02

University groups call for more science spending in Horizon Europe

SRNSFG disseminates information about a new initiative by the European Universities regarding the future 9 th framework programme for Research and Innovation. Some of Europe’s biggest university groups joint plea to member states and the European Parliament to increase spending on science under the EU’s next research programme - Horizon Europe . Statement includes key messages: increase the total budget Review the budget allocation Include a human and societal reflection, as well as options for fundamental research, in all clusters and missions. European Research Universities, the Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities and the European University Association (EUA), call for an increase in the total Horizon Europe budget, from €94.1 billion to €160 billion, and a re-organizing of spending priorities within the programme’s three pillars. The group of universities consider reorganization in the 3 pillar funding structure in the Horizon Europe. The second pillar ,,global challenges and industrial competitiveness “ takes the considerable amount on budget52.7 Billion Euro, while ,,inclusive and secure societies” gets only 2.8 Billion. Meanwhile, the role of universities in the European Innovation Council (EIC), which is earmarked for more than €10 billion for technology commercialisation, “must be amplified and recognised,” the universities say. The group of universities suggest reorganization and underlines the issues which needs to be settled. Further information is available on the webpage

SRNSFG disseminates information about TODAIE grant for 2018-2019 ACADEMIC YEAR MA & PhD program

15/06/2018 17:58
Public Administration Research and Training Center for Caucasus was established in 2014 in cooperation with the Academy of Public Administration (Azerbaijan), having public bureaucracy of Azerbaijan as its main target object. Moreover, International Advanced Public Executive Master Program (APEP) and Public Administration PhD. Programmes which are conducted in English were formed for public administrators of the allied and friendly countries of Turkey. In the academic year of 2015-2016, about 340 students enrolled to our graduate programmes, 40 of which are from the allied and friendly countries. Deadline for 2018-2019 Academic Year Master & PhD Programs is July 17, 2018 . Participation is available for Georgian civil servants. Participants should send their application forms to following email: For additional information and details visit web-page:  
13/06/2018 16:37

UNESCO Awards for Female Scientists

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia disseminates information about UNESCO awards 2019, for female scientists.   L’ORÉAL–UNESCO FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS. The award competition is open for female scientists with advanced scientific achievements in the given fields: Physics Mathematics Computer science Distinguished scientists from all around the world can participate in the programme, the funding includes 100 thousand EUR for 5 candidates. As part of this UNESCO Programme 102 scientists have been awarded since 1998 and three candidates among them achieved Nobel prize. Presenting the candidates is available on online platform by the Universities and Scientific-Research organizations. Nominated candidates fill in the online platform application and provide necessary documents. The deadline of the online registration is June 29 – 2018. Additional Information is available in Annex 1 and Annex 2 .