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11/10/2016 16:26

SRNSF announces call for development of structured PhD programs

The aims of the call for development of doctoral programs: Enhancing academic quality of scientific research and training of new academic staff  in higher educational institutions and scientific research centers, on the bases of the existing scientific potential; Enhancing quality of PhD programs in line with international standards by means of developing new doctoral programs in higher educational institutions; Strengthening interdisciplinary scientific cooperation of higher educational institutions and supporting development of multidisciplinary PhD programs; Promoting inter-institutional and intra-institutional cooperation at the doctoral level of education; Early career support of young scientists and PhD students; Supporting internationalization of doctoral education through strengthening international cooperation of higher educational institutions.   The call of 2016 is open to the following fields of science: Natural Sciences Engineering and Technology Medical and health Sciences Agricultural Sciences Humanities Social Sciences Georgian Studies Project can be interdisciplinary and include maximum three scientific sub-fields (see field of science and technology classification). In the frame of the call for development of structured PhD programs will be funded the projects aiming at: Development of current PhD programs at higher educational institutions; or Development of new PhD programs at higher educational institutions   The foundation will fund institutional grant proposals only!   The Call Administration timeframe: Opening of the call October 11 Info days October 18, 16:00 Registration form October 31, 16:00 Deadline for submitting electronic questions October 31, 18:00 Start of electronic submission of project proposals Deadline for submission October 26, 10:00 November 7, 16:00 Deadline for submitting proposals (hard copies) at the foundation office November 10, 16:00 Announcement of the call results December 2016   Individual consultations will not be provided! Documents submitted after deadline will not be considered. For detailed instructions, please see the following documents: Decree of the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia (N58/N, 06.2016) Decree of SRNSF Director General Annex 1 – Call terms and conditions ( GEO ) Annex 2 –Proposal cover page ( ENG / GEO) Annex 3 –Project proposal ( ENG / GEO ) Annex 4 – Competences and Management ( ENG / GEO ) Annex 5 –Project budget and budget justification ( ENG / GEO ) Annex 6 – Project timeframe ( ENG / GEO ) Annex 7 – Curriculum Vitae ( ENG / GEO ) Annex 8 – Consent Letter of the Foreign Consultant ( ENG ) Annex 9 – Letter of approval of co-funding ( GEO ) Annex 10 – Application form for participation in the call for development of structured PhD programs ( GEO ) Annex 11 – Field of science and technology classification ( ENG / GEO ) Annex 12 – Budget classification for SRNSF projects ( GEO ) Frequently asked questions   Applicants must prepare project proposals in accordance with the forms approved by Decree of SRNSF Director General. Deadline for submitting electronic proposals is November 7, 16:00. Deadline for submitting proposals (hard copies) at the foundation office is November 10, 16:00 . Documents submitted after deadline and prepared not in accordance with the abovementioned forms, will not be considered.   The call coordinators: Ketie Gabitashvili Email: gabitashvili@rustaveli.org.ge Phone: + (995 32) 2 200 220 (44 07)    
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02/08/2016 11:36

Georgia-Julich Joint Programme for Master and PhD Students, Jointly Funded by Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation and Forschungszentrum Jülich

Purpose of the joint program is to enable Georgian students the access to the world-leading scientific research center Julich to experience and conduct frontier research in fundamental and applied sciences; assist Julich in recruiting the best and the brightest students from Georgian universities and prepare Master and PhD theses for further progress of Georgian science.    The Foundation and Julich will provide 3 Georgian Master and 3 PhD-students the opportunity to carry out a Master/PhD thesis related research at Julich during their internship, and to establish long-term cooperation with researchers at Julich as well as in German universities or non-university research institutions in the following agreed research fields: 1) Mathematics; 2) Information Technologies; 3) Natural Sciences; 4) Engineering Sciences; 5) Life Science and Health. Application submission procedure: By the agreement between the Foundation and Julich of June 16, 2015, Master and PhD students of Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgian Technical University, Ilia State University, Agricultural University of Georgia or any other Georgian university (by mutual consent of Julich and this university), the potential beneficiary of programme should submit to the Foundation electronic version of application and its hard copy, in English and in Georgian languages. Master and PhD students should submit required documentation in English and in Georgian languages as follows: Master Students: Should submit electronic version (in scanned PDF format) of annexes 3, 4, 5 and other required documentation to the address: juelich@rustaveli.org.ge no later than August 17, 2016, at 17:00.   Should submit hard copies of project documentation including annex 7 to the Foundation office no later than August 19, 2016, at 17:00. PhD Students: Should submit electronic version (in scanned PDF format) of annexes 3, 4, 6 and other required documentation to the email address: juelich@rustaveli.org.ge   no later than October 14, 2016, at 17:00.    Should submit hard copies of project documentation including annex 7 to the Foundation office no later than October 18, 2016, at 17:00.   For detailed information, see the following links: Decree of SRNSF Director General Annex 1 –  Call terms and conditions for participation Annex 2 – Agreement on Julich-Georgia Joint Programme for Master and PhD Students  (in Georgian and in English) Annex 3 – Application form - cover sheet (in Georgian and in English) Annex 4 – Tabular Curriculum Vitae (in Georgian and in English) Annex 5 – Budget form for Master Students (in Georgian and in English) Annex 6 – Budget form for PhD Students (in Georgian and in English) Annex 7 – Statement to SRNSF office   Contact Details Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation: Giorgi Khishtovani +995 322 200 220 (4322) khishtovani@rustaveli.org.ge Khatia Ananiashvili +995 322 200 220 (4133) ananiashvili@rustaveli.org.ge   Forschungszentrum Jülich: Sabine Dues Manager International Affairs Office of the Board of Directors and International Affairs Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH D-52425 Jülich, Germany s.dues@fz-juelich.de;
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25/07/2016 11:56

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF) announces call for travel grants, from October 1, 2016 - until March 15, 2017

The goal of travel grants is to support Georgian scientists to participate in international activities in order to strengthen the local scientific potential by exchanging information and experience between Georgian and international scientists. Thus, to help Georgian scientists to integrate into international scientific communities. Travel Grants will enable scientists of Georgia to participate in international scientific activities worldwide. Travel Grants are funded from the Georgian state budget. Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF) performs all of its administrative matters. Required documentation should be submitted to : tg@rustaveli.org.ge 2016 Call administration schedule: July 25 - announcement of the call (in line with the call terms); August 12 – Submitting questions online; August 22, 16:00 – Electronic registration of project proposals; August 29, 16:00 – Registration of project proposals (submitting hard copied) at SRNSF office; September 12 – Publishing call results at SRNSF website. Project proposals submitted after the deadline will not be considered. For detailed information, see the following links: Government of Georgia resolution #30, dated February 20, 2008; Decree of SRNSF Director General; Decree of the President of Georgia #231, dated April 20, 2005; Call terms and conditions for participation (annex 1); Project proposal (annex 2); Budget of the project (Excel form, annex 3); CV-s (annex 4); Application form (annex 5); Detailed guidelines on project preparation and registration; Frequently asked questions.   For additional information, please address coordinators of the program: Ms. Nino Demetrashvili Phone: + (995 32) 2 200 220 (extension 4302) Email: demetrashvili@rustaveli.org.ge   Mr. Davit Baratashvili Email:   baratashvili@rustaveli.org.ge
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07/07/2016 12:11

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation announces call for PhD scholarships 2016

The main goal of the program is to develop intellectual potential of the country and prepare highqualified science staff.  Sub-goals of the program are: targeted use of intellectual potential existing in the universities, creating relevant conditions for the research, collaboration between PhD students and higher education institutions abroad. Objective of the project is to identify successful, talented, young researcher and contribute to bringing his/her doctoral research project to international standards. In addition, the grant will contribute to young researchers’ integration in international project and increase of Georgia’s scientific research quality. Call for PhD scholarships 2016 is open to various fields of science ( sub-fields are listed in the classification ) : Natural Sciences; Engineering and Technology; Medical and health Sciences; Agricultural Sciences; Humanities Social Sciences; Georgian Studies. Program participation is announced through open competition. The foundation will fund individual grant proposals only. Eligibility: Georgian citizen PhD students of higher educational institutions, enrolled in in accordance to Georgian legislation.  PhD students who are the winners of 2013-2014 call for PhD scholarships - are not eligible to participate in the program. For implementation of the project, researchers can use material-technical base, which belong to the higher educational institution, scientific-research institute or other legal/physical body. Implementation of the winning projects will start from October 2016. Project duration: minimum 6 months, maximum 36 months. Requested funding from SRNSF for one project should not exceed 21 000 GEL (a year) . The Call Administration timeframe: July 7, 2016 - Call opening; July 18, 2016 - Date of opening electronic registration database and providing detailed guidelines; July 20, 26, 16:00  - Info days; August 1, 2016 - Deadline for submitting questions online; August 8, 2016. 23:00 - Deadline of submitting electronic proposals ; August 10, 2016. 16:00 - The deadline for submitting proposals (hard copy) at the foundation office. There will be no individual consultations. Documentation submitted after the deadline shall not be considered. You can find detailed information on Call terms and conditions in the following documents: Decree of the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia, #128/N, dated September 30, 2014;   Call conditions - Decree of SRNSF Director General (Annex 1) ; Project cover page (Annex 2)  Georgian  /  English; Project proposal (Annex 3)  Georgian  /  English; Project budget and budget justification (Annex 4)    Georgian  /  English; Project implementation timeframe (Annex 5)   Georgian  /  English; CV of PhD student (CV) (Annex 6)   Georgian  /  English; Details about PhD thesis supervisor, co-supervisor (if applicable) and consultant (if applicable)  (Annex 7)   Georgian  /  English; Project summary in Georgian and English (Annex 8);  Information about provision of scientific infrastructure for the Project, signed by head of PhD program.  (Annex 9)   Georgian  /  English; Statement of participation in the program (Annex 10)    Georgian ; Document proving co-funding (if applicable) (Annex 11)      Georgian  /  English; Classification (Annex 12)   Georgian  / English; Funding norms per country category (Annex 13) . Project submitted to the foundation should be prepared in accordance to the forms indicated while the call announcement. Project application should be submitted at the foundation office not later than August 10, 2016, 16:00.  Documents submitted after the deadline will not be considered. For project implementation purposes, expenses for PhD student’s participation in the international event (conference, congress, workshop, seminar etc.) and 12 days duration visit abroad, will be covered in accordance to the decree of the President of Georgia, #231 , dated April 20, 2005 (about per/diem and hotel expense norms).  In the event of visiting more than 12 days – PhD student shall see Annex 13.   Call for PhD scholarships 2016 coordinators: Keti Gabitashvili    Mail:   gabitashvili@rustaveli.org.ge   Davit Chichua Mail:   chichua@rustaveli.org.ge Nino Gachechiladze Mail: gachechiladze@rustaveli.org.ge   Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation wishes you the best of luck !    
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23/06/2016 11:41

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation announces Call for International Conference in Georgian Studies 2016

Call for International Conference in Georgian Studies 2016 aims at supporting: Delivery of high level conferences, congresses, forums and symposiums in the field of Georgian Studies; Georgian Studies popularization and its integration into the international science; Development of Georgian Studies directions and dissemination of research outcomes; Experience sharing among Georgian Studies centers, groups of scientists and individual researchers; Promotion of International collaboration; Attracting young scientists with Georgian Studies. Call for International Conference in Georgian Studies 2016 main directions are: Rustvelology; Cultural heritage sites on occupied territories of Georgia and their preservation.    Conference in Rustvelology direction must be delivered no later than December 31, 2016; Conference in the direction of Cultural heritage sites preservation – August 1, 2017. Requested funds from SRNSF, for each project must not exceed 40 000 GEL. Applicants must submit project documentation online at gc@rustaveli.org.ge no later than July 22, 2016, 16:00. Applicants must register project documentation at Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation office no later than July 26, 2016 16:00. Address: 3 rd floor, 1 Merab Aleksidze Street, Tbilisi.   Documents submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Call administration timeframe: 23 June – Announcement of the call; 30 June, 16:00 - Info day (group consultation) 1 – at the foundation conference hall; 18 July, 16:00 - Info day (group consultation) 2 – at the foundation conference hall; 19 July – Online submission of questions; 22 July, 16:00 – Online submission of project documentation; 26 July, 16:00 – Registration of project documentation at the foundation office; 8 August – Announcement of the call results; 15 August – Concluding contracts with the winners. The detailed information on the call can be found in the following documents: Decree of the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia; Decree of SRNSF Director General; Call terms and conditions (annex 1); Project proposal (annex 2); Project budget and timeframe (in Excel, annex 3); Detailed professional biography of the project key personnel (CV) annex 4; Georgian, English; Consent letter of the foreign key personnel (annex 5); Application form (annex 6); Budget classification (annex 7); Detailed guidelines on project preparation and registration; Frequently asked questions. The project coordinators: Ketie Gabitashvili Phone: + (995 32) 2 200 220 (4407) Email: gabitashvili@rustaveli.org.ge Nino Demetrashvili Phone: + (995 32) 2 200 220 (4302) Mobile: +995 577 717 736 Email:  demetrashvili@rustaveli.org.ge Address: Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation, 3 rd floor, 1 Merab Aleksidze Street, Tbilisi 0193 Shota Rustaveli National   Science Foundation   wishes good luck to all!
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15/06/2016 14:45

STCU & SRNSF Targeted Research & Development Initiatives 2016 Competition Announcement: Call for Proposals

In accordance with the “Statement of Intent to Cooperate Between the Science and Technology Center in Ukraine (STCU) and the Georgian National Science Foundation (since February 2016- Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation - SRNSF), the STCU and the SRNSF jointly issue this 2016 call for proposals within the framework of the Targeted Research & Development Initiatives (TRDI) Program in the following priority areas: Biotechnologies and Life Sciences New Materials and Nanotechnologies Information and Communications Technologies   For detailed guidelines on project preparation and registration, please see the Georgian version. Deadline for proposal submission is July 12, 2016 at 16:00. Project coordinators: Khatia Ananiashvili Phone: + (995 32) 2 200 220 (extension 4133) Mail:  ananiashvili@rustaveli.org.ge   Nika Bakradze + (995 32) 2 200 220 (extension 4406) Mail:  bakradze@rustaveli.org.ge  
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14/06/2016 14:51

Joint Call for Proposals by SRNSF and TUBITAK

Joint call for Proposals by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) and The Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF) is now open. The call aims to develop cooperation between Turkish and Georgian higher educational institutions, scientific and research centers, strengthen collaboration between the team of researchers, facilitate scientific and research mobility of the two countries’ scientists. The call offers funding for two categories: Joint research and development projects Short term exchange of individual scientists The call refers to the following fields of science: Natural Sciences Engineering and Technologies Medical and health sciences Agricultural sciences Social Sciences and Humanities Joint research and development projects should be submitted by the team of Georgia’s scientists and Turkish scientists together : the team of Georgian scientists submits proposal to SRNSF, while team of Turkish scientists submits proposals to TUBITAK.  TÜBİTAK and the SRNSF do not match the collaborating partners.   The following Citizens of Georgia can submit a proposal for the short term exchange of individual scientists: MA students, PhD students, person under the age of 35 with the Master’s or equivalent degree; Persons with doctoral or equivalent degree. The maximum duration of joint research projects is 24 months. The maximum amount of funding requested from SRNSF is GEL 30 000 for 2 year projects, GEL 15 000 for one year projects. Short term exchange of individual scientists should not exceed 10 calendar days and the maximum funding from SRNSF shall amount to GEL 4 000. Required documentation can be submitted to Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF) through the following email address: srnsf-tubitak@rustaveli.org.ge   Deadline for submitting documents through email is September 26, 16:00. After completion of the online application procedure, Georgian scientists must submit the required signed documents to the foundation by September 29, 16:00. Address: 1 Aleksidze Str. Tbilisi, 0193, Georgia (III floor) Tel: +995 32 2 200 220   EVALUATION OF PROPOSALS   Only jointly submitted proposals will be eligible for evaluation. The proposals will be independently evaluated and approved by TÜBİTAK and SRNSF following their own rules and regulations. Only the project proposals, which are approved by TÜBİTAK and SRNSF will be supported.   Further information and detailed documentation on the joint call is available in Georgian language .   The link to TUBITAK joint call  For further questions please contact call coordinators from SRNSF side:   Mariam Keburia: Tel +995 322 200 220 (4022); email: keburia@rustaveli.org.ge Nikoloz Bakradze  Tel +995 322 200 220 (4406); email: bakradze@rustaveli.org.ge    
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07/06/2016 11:52

“scientific prize for outstanding scientists/team of scientists”

LEPL - Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundaiton (SRNF) is pleased to announce the scientific prize for outstanding achievements and participations in the field of science and Technologies . The call “scientific prize for outstanding scientists/groups of scientists” announced by LEPL - Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation aims to encourage the involvement of Georgian and international researchers in the field of science and technology. Also to acknowledge an exceptional contributions in Georgian Studies and to promote science in Georgia.   The prize awarded for the outstanding achievements and participations in the field of science and technologies will be :   The prize will be awarded in accordance with 4 categories of scientific classificatory of SRNSF (Equal to the EUROSTAT/OECD classificatory) Exact and Natural sciences; Engineering and technology; Medical and health sciences; Agricultural sciences; Social sciences; Humanities; Georgian studies.   Single prize will be awarded in one category . The call stipulates unitary awarding for scientist/research group. Call will award SRNSF prizes in the following categories: A) 2016 Outstanding foreign national scientist in Georgian studies. (Priority is given to Rustvelology) B) 2016 Outstanding young scientist. C) 2016 Outstanding scientist. D) 2016 Outstanding research group.   The prize categories of the call is open to the following subjects:   For the prize category “2016 Outstanding foreign national scientist in Georgian studies” foreign national researcher in the field of Georgian studies with the PhD academic degree (or the equal academic degree) is eligible to apply.   For the prize category “2016 Outstanding young scientist” Georgian citizen with the PhD academic degree (or equal academic degree), actively involved in scientific research field who has reached the age no more than 35 before the end date of call application submission is eligible to apply.   For the prize category “2016 Outstanding scientist” Georgian citizen with the PhD academic degree (or equal academic degree), actively involved in scientific research field is eligible to apply.   For the prize category “2016 Outstanding scientific research group” a group consisting no less than 3 Georgian citizens with the PhD or/and Masters academic degree (or equal academic degree), also foreign national scientists actively involved in scientific research field is eligible to apply. The scanned and signed call application form (Annex 2) with all the additional documentation must be submitted in PDF format via email to the following email address: rp@rustaveli.org.ge. Application submission deadline 18:00, August 5, 2016.   Candidates must submit documentation in Georgian language. Candidates applying for the prize category “2016 Outstanding foreign national scientist in Georgian studies” must submit documentation in English language.    Decree of SRNSF Director General Call conditions Georgian / English Application for participation in the call Georgian / English CV of applicant Georgian / English Summary of activities in the relevant scientific field Georgian / English  Intructions for application   Georgian/ English   The program coordinator: Maka Kajaia Phone: + (995 32) 2 200 220 (extension 44 09)
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30/05/2016 19:14

SRNSF announces call for Young Scientists 2016

The aim of the program is to support enhancement of research quality thought promoting research projects; to develop research skills and thematic or interdisciplinary collaboration; to improve and strengthen Georgian higher educational institutions’ research activities. Call for Young Scientists 2016 is open to various fields of science (sub-fields are listed in the classification- Annex 9 ) : Natural Sciences; Engineering and Technology; Medical and health Sciences; Agricultural Sciences; Humanities Social Sciences; Georgian Studies Project proposals and relevant documentation must be submitted in two languages – English and Georgian. Applicants are responsible for the quality of English translation! Project final evaluation score is calculated based on the evaluation scores, received from the independent experts. The Call Administration timeframe : Call opening: May 30, 2016 Consultations: June 7, 16:00 - Conference Hall, Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation; June 21, 16:00 - Conference Hall, Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation; There will be no individual consultations !  The deadline for submitting questions online: June 22. Date of opening  electronic registration: June 15; Deadline of submitting electronic proposals: June 29, 23:00; The deadline for submitting proposals (hard copy) at the foundation office: July 1, 16:00; Technical expertise: July; Evaluation: -  July, August, September; Announcement of the call results: September. Documentation submitted after the deadline shall not be considered!  You can find detailed information on Call terms and conditions in the following documents:  Decree of the Minister; Decree of SRNSF Director General; Call conditions (Annex 1) ; Project proposal form (Annex 2) Georgian version  / English version ; Project budget (Annex 3)  Georgian version  / English version   ; Project implementation timeframe (Annex 4) Georgian version  / English version ; CVs of the Young Scientist, Mentor and a Consultant of the project (Annex 5) Georgian version  /  English version Project summary (Annex 6) Georgian version  /  English version ; Consent Letter of the Mentor and the Consultant (Annex 7) Georgian version  /  English version ; Application form (Annex 8) ; Fields of Science Classification (Annex 9) Georgian version  /  English version ; Detailed guidelines on project preparation and registration (electronic database will open on June 15, 2016 and detailed instruction on how to register in database will also be published). Frequently Asked Questions. The documentation to be submitted at the foundation consists of two parts :   a)  Project that is filled online, in electronic database, in English language comprises of the following parts : Project proposal; Budget and budget justification; Project implementation timeframe; CV of Young Scientist; CV of Mentor; CV of a consultant (if applicable); Project resume; Letter of consent from the Mentor; Letter of consent from the Consultant (if applicable). The same documents in Georgian language are uploaded in the database in single PDF format . b)  Additional document to the project are gathered and uploaded in the database in a single PDF format.  These additional documents include: Letter of consent form for higher educational institution or legal/physical body (if applicable) about free of charge usage of material-technical base by the Young Scientist (not the host institution); Copies of identification documents of the Young Scientist; documents certifying academic degree (PhD diploma) (in case of diploma issued by the foreign institution, a letter from the National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement of Georgia on the diploma recognition, should be attached); Banking account details (in GEL) of the Young Scientist; Banking account details of the Host Institution (Legal Entities of Public Law should provide Treasury registration code; non-entrepreneurial, non-commercial legal entities and authorized higher educational institutions should provide organizational bank account number); Document defining legal status of the host institution: extract from public register and the statute (higher educational institutions, who are Legal Entities of Public Law, may not provide the statute); Letter of agreement on co-funding (in case such exist), indicating the amount of co-funding, signed and stamped; Certificate of employment, indicating Mentor’s academic degree (issued by the host institution); Certificate of employment, indicating Consultant’s (in case such exist) academic degree. (Georgian consultant residing abroad, who provides his/her details in the CV form indicated at the organization’s website, may not submit the certificate). Project submitted to the foundation should be prepared in accordance to the forms indicated while the call announcement!   Documentation to be submitted at the foundation office: Application form with the project code indicated should be submitted at the foundation office (Annex 8) . The document must have signatures and stamps.    Project proposal should be submitted at the foundation office not later than 1 July 2016, 16:00 . Documents submitted after the deadline will not be considered.   Call for Young Scientists 2016 coordinators:   Nino Bitsadze Phone number: + (995 32) 2 200 220 (extension 4055) Mail:  bitsadze@rustaveli.org.ge   Vaja Lomidze    Mail:  vlomidze@rustaveli.org.ge   Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation wishes you the best of luck!  
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17/05/2016 18:14

LEPL - Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation Announces Collaborative Research Project Call (compatriots call) 2016

Collaborative research grant with compatriots as an instrument for scientists funding, is an opportunity for the collaboration between scientists from Georgia and compatriots. The overall objective of the Collaborative Research Projects call (compatriots call) is to intensify the process of involvement of successful Georgian scientists working abroad into joint activities in order to improve standards of research in Georgia. Close cooperation with successful Georgian scientists working abroad will give an opportunity to local researchers to raise their awareness on state of art in developed countries and to adopt modern research methods. The implementation of the joint projects will enable scientific Diasporas’ representatives to have permanent business contacts with home country and to make use of their knowledge and experience to raise the level of science in Georgia. An important component of the Program is involvement of young scientists in research projects, designed to support development of their scientific potential and integration in international scientific network. Collaborative Research Project Call (compatriots call) is open to various fields of science: Natural Sciences; Engineering and Technology; Medical and health Sciences; Agricultural Sciences; Humanities Social Sciences; Georgian Studies The foundation will fund institutional grant proposals only. Eligibility: Host and/or co-participant Institution  – Legal Entities of Public Law, established in accordance to the Georgian legislation, non-entrepreneurial (non-commercial) legal entities registered in Georgia, aiming at developing scientific research; higher educational institutions; Key personnel  – Master’s students, PhD students, applicants having Master’s degree or PhD or an equivalent degree;   Outsourcing proposed projects’ evaluation to the international independent experts. Therefore, project proposals and relevant documentation must be submitted in two languages – English and Georgian. English version of the proposals are sent to the international experts for evaluation. Applicants (PI and the host institution) are responsible for the quality of English translation. Project final evaluation score is calculated based on the evaluation scores, received from the independent experts.   If the project is scored up to 18 or less points, the project Principal Investigator and Compatriot residing abroad will not have the right to participate in the Collaborative Research project call announced by Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation in 2017 as the project Principal Investigator or compatriot.   The Call Administration timeframe: Call opening: April 25, 2016 Consultations: April 26, 16:00 - Ilia State University; May 5, 16:00  - Conference Hall, Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation; May 10, 16:00  - Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University; May 11, 14:00  - Akaki Tsereteli State University; May 16, 16:00  - Georgian Technical University. May 19, 16:00  - Conference Hall, Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation; There will be no individual consultations. The deadline for submitting questions online: May 20. Date of opening electronic registration:  May (the date will be specified later and detailed guidelines will be published on the website) . Deadline of submitting electronic proposals: June 7, 00:00 The deadline for submitting proposals (hard copy) at the foundation office: June 9, 16:00 Technical expertise: June evaluation –  evaluation by independent international experts: June, July, August, September Announcement of the call results: September-October Documentation submitted after the deadline shall not be considered. You can find detailed information on Call terms and conditions in the following documents: Decree of the Government of Georgia (№ 88, 16.02.2011) Decree of SRNSF Director General Call conditions (Annex 1) Fields of Science Classification (Annex 11)   Georgian version  /  English version Detailed guidelines on project preparation and registration (electronic database will open in May, 2016 and detailed instruction on how to register in database will also be published). Frequently Asked Questions.  For budget preparation, please see the links: SRNSF Budget expenditure classification (Annex 12) Decree of Minister of Finance of Georgia N220 dated 5 April 2005 on ‘Determining norms for business trip expenditures to be paid to the hired’ https://matsne.gov.ge/ka/document/view/60034 The documentation to be submitted to the foundation consists of two parts: Project, that is filled online, in electronic database in English language and comprises of the following parts : announcement and a project cover page, project proposal, budget and budget justification, project implementation timeframe, CVs of Principal Investigator and main personnel, information form about leading and co-participating institutions, project resume and the resume of PI’s previous, completed project. The same documents in Georgian language are uploaded in the database in PdF format. Additional document to the project are gathered and uploaded in the database in a single PDF format.  These additional documents include: statute and the document defining the status of the host and co-participant institution (in case co-participant institution exists). Banking account number of the institutions receiving the grant, copies of identification documents (ID card or passport), documents certifying academic degree (diploma or in case of a PhD student / MA student, a reference form the relevant institution), a letter of consent from the projects foreign consultant (if applicable), letter of agreement on co-funding, indicating the amount of co-funding and other legal documents in case such exist. List of documents to be provided in English : Project cover page – Annex 2 ; Project proposal – Annex 3 ; CVs of Principal Investigator, key personnel of the project – Annex 4 ; Project budget and budget justification – Annex 5 ; Project implementation timeframe – Annex 6 ; Project summary/ abstract – Annex 7 ; Summary of the previously funded, completed scientific project implemented by PI (during last 3 years) – Annex 8 ; Resume on Host and Co-participant Institutions – Annex 9 ; Consent Letter of the Project Consultant (if applicable) – Annex 10; The abovementioned documents in English will be evaluated by independent experts – Annexes 2-9. It is important that annex 3 number of pages should not exceed 7 pages, project part ‘A’ English version page numbers should not exceed 17 pages. Otherwise, the project will not be considered. List of documents to be provided in Georgian: Project cover page – Annex 2; Project proposal – Annex 3 CVs of Principal Investigator and key personnel of the project – Annex 4; Project budget and budget justification – Annex 5; Project implementation timeframe – Annex 6; Project summary/ abstract – Annex 7 Summary of the previously funded, completed scientific project implemented by PI (during last 3 years) – Annex 8 Resume on Host and Co-participating Institutions – Annex 9; A joint announcement of applicant individuals and legal entities regarding participation in the call – Annex 10 Additional legal documentation to be presented in Georgian in one file, PDF format: Copies of Identification Cards or passports of the principal investigator and the key personnel involved in the project; Documents on academic degree of the principal investigator and the key personnel involved in the project (copies of Diplomas); Legal documents of the host and co-participating institutions: statute, registration document if they are not LEPL. Letter of approval of co-funding by individual or legal entity, signed and sealed. If the co-funder is a foreigner (foreign institution) the above mentioned legal documents should be translated and certified by the translator’s office. Legal documents of co-funding by individual or legal entity: registration document, bank account number. If the co-funder is a foreigner (foreign institution) the above mentioned legal documents should be translated and certified by the translator’s office. Project submitted to the foundation should be prepared in accordance to the forms indicated while the call announcement. The following should be submitted at the foundation office: A joint announcement of applicant individuals and legal entities regarding participation in the call – Annex 10 (signed and sealed); Project cover page – Annex 2 – after registering the project online and receiving project code; Project proposal should be submitted at the foundation office not later than 9 June 2016, 16:00. Documents submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Collaborative Research project call 2016 coordinators: Lolita Shengelia Phone number: + (995 32) 2 200 220 (extension 44 07) Mail:  l_shengelia@rustaveli.org.ge Davit Chichua Mail:  chichua@rustaveli.org.ge Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation wishes you the best of luck!
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