The aim of the call: The International Scientific Cooperation Project (PICS) is a scientific project prepared and presented jointly by two research teams: one at the CNRS and (in this case) the other - team of Georgia’s researchers. Over a period of non-renewable 3 years, it aims to consolidate and formalize ongoing cooperation with a foreign partner 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.
A call for proposals is published annually on the website of the CNRS European research and international cooperation office (DERCI) and simultaneously SRNSF webpage. The two-stage application process begins on March 1 and finishes on the first week in June. Funding begins at the start of the following year. Before submitting a proposal, CNRS researchers must seek approval from the relevant thematic institute. Once they have obtained it, they can request an application form from DERCI. The foreign partner must simultaneously submit a proposal to their home institution. A provisional budget is to be presented with the research project proposal.
Duration: 36 months.
Target Group: Higher educational organizations of Georgia and France, scientific-research institutes, independent research centers.
Call Coordinators: Mrs. Mariam Keburia, Mr. Nikoloz Bakradze