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08/06/2017 16:33

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 ,  Irakli Grdzelishvil - grdzelishvili@rustaveli.org.ge,   Oleg Shatberashvili - shatberashvilioleg@gmail.com    
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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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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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28/04/2017 16:36

Joint Call for Proposals 2017 of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF) and National Research Council of Italy (CNR)

The aim of the call is to promote cooperation between Georgian and Italian scientists and research centers; to support the mobility of researchers of two countries; to provide funds for joint research projects and joint workshops; to strengthen Georgia’s scientific-research potential; to foster the integration of scientific community into international research area and creation of new collaborative groups/networks. The program supports exchange of scientists to facilitate bilateral cooperation in all thematic areas and to initiate preparation of full-scale joint research projects. The programme provides 2 types of grants for: 1) Two-year long mobility projects that enable groups of Italian and Georgian researchers to visit each other twice a year, exchange research methodology and information, prepare joint publications. 2) Organization of joint workshops (2 in each country) during two years. They will also provide financial support for organization of joint scientific workshops on specific subjects with the participation of scientists from each country. Joint scientific workshops will be meetings held on a small scale, with duration not to exceed one week. The Georgian scientists should submit their applications to SRNSF, while their counterpart Italian researchers are to submit their applications to CNR. For additional information you can contact: Office of International Relations and Fundraising Aleksidze #1, 3-rd floor Tel: +995 322 200 220 (Ext: 4022; 4406); + (995 595 80 33 43); E-mail: grdzelishvili@rustaveli.org.ge Website: www.rustaveli.org.ge  
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27/04/2017 15:26

SRNSF announces CNRS Call for Georgian Scientists

SRNSF’s partner organization - French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), will launch a call in April for proposals in the framework of “International Scientific Cooperation Project” (PICS) Program. In situations where cooperation with a foreign partner is well-established, and has resulted in  joint publications in scientific journals , it is possible to formalize the relationship through PICS. This is a more involved form of cooperation than a plain exchange of researchers in that it is based on pre-existing joint research, and has a longer time frame. It brings together two research teams and the participation of young researchers (Ph.D.s and postdocs) is encouraged. PICS is a scientific project prepared and presented jointly by two research teams, one at the CNRS and the other abroad. Over a period of non-renewable 3 years, it aims to consolidate and formalize ongoing cooperation with a foreign partner that has already resulted in one or more joint publications PICS allows the team from a laboratory affiliated with the CNRS (UPR / UMR) receive additional funds (usually between 5,000 and € 7,000 per year) to finance missions, seminars and work meetings. The PICS is intended primarily for researchers under 45 years. The foreign partner must simultaneously submit a proposal to their home institution. A provisional budget is to be presented with the research project proposal. CNRS contact person:  Ms. Gulnara Le Torrivellec: +33 1 44 96 44 53  Gulnara.LETORRIVELLEC@cnrs-dir.fr SRNSF contact person – Mr.  Irakli Grdzelishvili  +995 322 200 220 (4406);  grdzelishvili@rustaveli.org.ge  
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