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22/04/2016 17:29

LEPL - Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation Announces Call for Basic Research Grants 2016

Basic Research Grant aims at supporting development of basic scientific research, to generate a new knowledge, to research and analyze with experimental and theoretical methods, new ideas and conceptions, facts and phenomenon, theories and models. Proposed project does not have to be commercially beneficial; however, in the long term it should have potential for further socio-political, cultural or/and technological development. Call for Basic Research Grants supports creating of specific research environment, developing a high quality research works, research internationalization and its compliance with international standard, integration of research process into higher educational institutes and increase potential of young scientists by their inclusion into research activity. Basic research call 2016 is open to various fields of science (sub-fields are listed in the classification- attachment 12) :  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 17 or less points, the project Principal Investigator will not have the right to participate in the Call for proposals for Basic Research Grants announced by Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation in 2017 as the project Principal Investigator. The Call Administration timeframe: Call opening: April 22, 2016 Consultations: April 22, 16:00 - Conference Hall, Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation; 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 (#84, 16.02.2011) Decree of SRNSF Director General Call conditions (Annex 1) Fields of Science Classification (Annex 12) 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: Budget expenditure classification (Annex 13) 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, CV of a foreign consultant (if applicable), information form about the host institution, project resume and the resume of PI’s previous, completed project. Letter of agreement from the foreign consultant (if applicable) will be uploaded in the form of PdF. 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 institution 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 and a foreign consultant of the project (if applicable) – 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 2-10. It is important that annex 3 number of pages should not exceed 10 pages, project part ‘A’ English version page numbers should not exceed 35 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, key personnel and a foreign consultant of the project (if applicable) – Annex 4; Project budget – 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; Consent Letter of the Project Consultant (if applicable) – Annex 10; Additional documentation to be presented in Georgian in one file, PDF format: Documents on academic degree of the key personnel involved in the project (copies of Diplomas or reference letters); Copies of Identification Cards or passports of the key personnel involved in the project; Legal documents of the host institution: statute, registration document, bank account number. Legal documents of co-participant institution - statute, registration document, bank account number. Letter of approval of co-funding by individual or legal entity, and related legal documents: statute, 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.   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.   Basic Research Call 2016 coordinators:   Ketie Gabitashvili    Phone number: + (995 32) 2 200 220 (extension 44 07) Mail:   gabitashvili@rustaveli.org.ge     Vazha Lomidze Mail: vlomidze@rustaveli.org.ge Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation wishes you the best of luck!  
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21/04/2016 09:09

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation Announces Call for Applied Research Grants

Applied Research Grant call aims at supporting development of applied and technological research, selecting and funding applied research projects through transparent call procedures. Special focus is on innovative research, which results in high quality products demanded on local and international markets and solutions to practical problems created during the new technology development processes. It is of utmost importance to identify proposals with the potential of commercialization: those who may result in creating a prototype, developing advanced programs, equipment, medical products, construction materials and the related technology.    Applied research call 2016 is open to various fields of science (sub-fields are listed in the classification) : a) Natural Sciences; b) Engineering and Technology; c) Medical and health Sciences; d) Agricultural Sciences; e) Humanities (Interdisciplinary projects only); f) Social Sciences (Interdisciplinary projects only);   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; Support personnel  – staff employed under the project, supporting key personnel in dealing with technical issues;   Proposed project go through a two-phase evaluation: The first stage –  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 on the basis of the evaluation scores, received from the independent experts and commission as well. If the project is scored up to 18 points (which is 30 % and less percent  out of maximum 60 points), the project Principal Investigator will not have the right to participate in the Call for proposals for Applied Research Grants announced by Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation in 2017 as the project Principal Investigator, or a key personnel. The Call Administration timeframe: Call opening: April 21, 2016 Consultations: April 22, 16:00 - Conference Hall, Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation; April 26, 16:00 - 106 Auditorium, Building G, Ilia State University; May 5, 16:00 - Conference Hall, Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation; May 10, 16:00 - 107 Auditorium, 1 st Building, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University; May 11, 14:00 - Green Hall, Akaki Tsereteli State University; May 16, 16:00 - Hall of Giorgi Nikoladze, the Administrative Building, Georgian Technical University The deadline for submitting questions online: May 17 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: May 31, 00:00 The deadline for submitting proposals (hard copy) at the foundation office: June 2, 16:00 Technical expertise: June The first phase of evaluation –  evaluation by independent international experts: June, July, August The second phase of evaluation – presentations of the projects passed through the second phase evaluation, evaluation made by the committee: 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 Government of Georgia Decree of SRNSF Director General Call conditions (Annex 1) Fields of Science Classification (Annex 12) Classification of budget expenditure categories (Annex 13) 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: 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 Budget expenditure classification (Annex 13) The documentation to be submitted to the foudnaiton 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, buget and budget justificaiton, project implimentation timeframe, CVs of Principal Invetigator and main personnel, CV of a foreign consultant (if applicable), informaton form about the host instituton, project resume and the resume of PI’s previous, completed proect. Letter of agreement from the foreign consultant (if applicable) will be uploaded in the form of PdF.   The same documetns 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 exsists). Banking account number of the insittution receiving the grant, copies of identificaiton 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 exsist.   A joint announcement of applicant individuals and legal entities regarding participation in the call (Annex 11) should be presented at the foundaiton. The document should have a registration number, should be filled in and signed by Principal investigator, project and key personnel. The document should be authorized by the heads of applicant (host / participant) institution(s), signed, sealed, project cover page in Georgian (Annex 2)   List of documents to be provided in English: Project cover page – Annex 2; Project proposal – Annex 3; CVs of Principal Investigator, key personnel and a foreign consultant of the project (if applicable) – Annex 4; Project budget and budget justificaiton – 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 Institution– Annex 9; Consent Letter of the Project Consultant (if applicable) – Annex 10; The abovementioned documents in English will be evaluated by independent experts – Annexes 2-10. It is important that annex 3 number of pages should not exceed 10 pages, project part ‘A’ English version page numbers should not exceed 35 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, key personnel and a foreign consultant of the project (if applicable) – Annex 4; Project budget – 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 Institution– Annex 9; Consent Letter of the Project Consultant (if applicable) – Annex 10; A joint announcement of applicant individuals and legal entities regarding participation in the call - Annex 11. Additional documentation to be presented in Georgian in one file, PDF format: Documents on academic degree of the key personnel involved in the project (copies of Diplomas or reference letters); Copies of Identification Cards or passports of the key personnel involved in the project; Legal documents of the host institution: statute, registration document, bank account number. Legal documents of co- participant institution - statute, registration document, bank account number. Letter of approval of co-funding by individual or legal entity, and related legal documents: statute, 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. Applied Research Call 2016 coordinators:   Khatia Ananiashvili    Phone number: +(995 32) 2 200 220 Mail:   ananiashvili@rustaveli.org.ge   Davit Chichua             Phone number: +(995 32) 2 200 220 Mail: chichua@rustaveli.org.ge     Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation wishes you the best of luck!
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18/04/2016 15:02

Joint Call for Proposals of French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF)

The French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF) announced a joint call for proposals in the frame of “International Program for Scientific Cooperation” (PICS). PICS is a joint research program aimed at supporting joint research projects carried out by two teams, one from CNRS and one from abroad. Funding required by the cooperation to support exchanges comes from both partners. 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 period. It brings together two research teams and the participation of young researchers (Ph.D.s and postdocs) is encouraged. In the framework of international scientific cooperation (CNRS PICS), Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation will fund Georgian research team -  between 5000-10000 Euros per project annually - while CNRS supports French team of scientists. The duration of funded projects is  3 years. Funding provided by SRNSF can be used for the following budget categories: Scientific visit to partner country (travel expenses), Arranging business meetings and seminars, other costs related to research. Other costs ‘Other costs’ must not exceed 50% of required sum from the foundation. Additional information about the program is available on CNRS website-  http://www.cnrs.fr/derci/spip.php?article881&lang=en Call description in French can be accessed through the following link:  http://www.cnrs.fr/derci/spip.php?article51&lang=fr The Georgian scientists should submit their applications to SRNSF, while their counterpart French researchers are to submit their applications to CNRS. The deadline for submission of applications to CNRS is June 2, 2016. The deadline for submission of applications to SRNSF is June 3, 2016, 17:00. Applications submitted to SRNSF after the deadline will not be considered. Call Schedule : 18/04/2016 – Call announcement; 2/06/2016 - Deadline for submission of applications to CNRS; 3/06/2016, 17:00 – Deadline for submitting application and “Statement on participation in the call” to the Foundation’s Office; June 2016: Eligibility check conducted by SRNSF; November 2016 – January 2017: Evaluation of proposals by CNRS Panel; February 2017 – Evaluation and approval of the proposals selected by CNRS by Georgian Independent Experts; March 2017 – Approval and Announcement of the Call’s Results; The detailed information on the call can be found in the following documents: Order of the Minister of Education and Science Order of SRNSF Director General Guidelines and Rules for Participationროგრამა და პირობები სApplication Form (In English) Joint Statement Form Contact person at CNRS:  Ms. Gulnara Le Torrivellec: Tel: +33 1 44 96 44 53; E-mail:   Gulnara.LETORRIVELLEC@cnrs-dir.fr Contact person at SRNSF: Mr.  Nikoloz Bakradze; Tel: +995 322 200 220 (4406); E-mail: bakradze@rustaveli.org.ge      
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06/04/2016 15:37

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF) announces call for short-term individual travel grants, from June 2016- until 31 October 2016

 The goal of short-term individual 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. Individual Travel Grants will enable scientists of Georgia to participate in international scientific activities worldwide. Individual 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 will be held in 3 phases: All necessary electronic documentation should be submitted by May 3, 2016 , 16:00. For scheduled activities from June 2016-till 31 October 2016 . Printed and signed documentation should be submitted to SRNSF office by May 6, 2016, 16:00. For scheduled activities from June 2016-till 31 October 2016.   Documentation that are not submitted due time will not be considered. The deadline for submitting  online questions about the call is 20 April, 2016. SRNSF will not provide individual consultations. Answers to online questions will be published on 22 of April. Answers to frequently asked questions during group consultations will be available on 26 of April. Schedule for group consultations: 14 and 22 of April, 16:00. SRNSF Conference hall. Address: #1 M. Aleksidze, 3 rd floor, Tbilisi. Participants will be informed about the outcome of their proposals after 10 days from submission of project proposals. For additional information, please address coordinators of the program : Ms. Nino Demetrashvili demetrashvili@rustaveli.org.ge   Ms. Lolita Shengelia l_shengelia@rustaveli.og.ge
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09/02/2016 16:05

Call for MA research scholarships grants 2016

The goal of the competition is : to support quality enhancement in scientific studies, raising academic level and development of research skills - related to the master's thesis of students enrolled at the accredited Master’s educational program, as well as to support improvement of higher educational institutions research capacity and integration of research in learning processes and support development of thematic and/or interdisciplinary research activities. Competition is open to Georgian citizens, graduate students (with active student status) enrolled in higher educational institutions’ accredited Master’s educational program. In the grant receiving period, an applicant must be the final year student or previous semester student of Master’s educational program. The projects participating in the competition may last 4-10 months, the total project budget - requested from the Foundation - should not exceed 6 000 GEL. Project implementation should be planned during 01/01/2017 - 31/12/2017 period. For participation in the competition, the applicants are required to submit documentation by e-mail at the following address: mr@rustaveli.org.ge from July 4 - including October 3 , 2016 , 17:00 . Statement of participation in the competition must be submitted to the Foundation Office by October 7, 2016 at 17:00 to the following address: Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (office), 3 rd floor, 1 Merab Aleksidze Street, Tbilisi. Applications submitted by breaking the submission deadline will not be considered for the competition. Projects submitted breaking the deadline stated in the competition terms, will not be considered. In case of breaking the established rules and incompliance with format requirements for the document submission, the projects will be removed from the competition. It is possible to ask questions via e -mail until September 19 , 2016. The answers will be published in "frequently asked questions" on the foundation’s website.   Competition administration schedule : 09/02/2016 – competition announcement; 04/07/2016 – electronic registration (competition documentation submission) starting date; 24/02/2016 16:00  – group consultation - Registration Form 11/07/2016 16:00  – group consultation -  Registration Form 23/09/2016 16:00  – group consultation -   Registration Form 19/09/2016 – deadline for questions via email; 03/10/2016 17:00  - deadline for competition documentation submission via email; 07/10/2016 17:00  - deadline for registration of printed and signed application forms at the Foundation Office;   24/11/2016 – publishing competition results; 24/11/2016-05/12/2016 – signing agreements. Detailed information on the competition terms and conditions can be found in the following documents:   Order of the Minister  Order of the Director General  Competition program and terms (Appendix №1)  Project proposal form (Appendix №2)  Project budget and schedule form  (Appendix №3; 3.1) CV form for Graduate Student (Appendix №4) CV form for Master’s thesis supervisor (Appendix №5)  CV form for consultant (Appendix №6)  Project summary form (Appendix №7) A letter of consent form for the Master’s thesis supervisor (Appendix №8)  A letter of consent form for the consultant (Appendix №9) Statement of participation (in the competition) Form (Appendix №10) Letter of consent form for higher educational institutions about free of charge usage of material-technical base (Appendix №11) Classificator (Appendix №12)  Instructions for project preparation and registration for the competition  Frequently asked questions      Other documents: Order of the Minister of Finance №220 of April 5, 2005 "About employee travel expense rates determination";                     https://matsne.gov.ge/ka/document/view/60034 For the competition related information, please contact the program coordinator:  Davit Baratashvili  Tel: + (995 32) 2 200 220 (extension 41 33) E-mail: baratashvili@rustaveli.org.ge     Vazha Lomidze Tel: + (995 32) 2 200 220 (extension 44 04) E-mail:  lomidze@rustaveli.org.ge       Shota Rustaveli National S cience Foundation wishes good luck to all  !  
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04/02/2016 17:30

Call for “Leonardo Da Vinci” 2016

Inventor pupils’ competition “Leonardo Da Vinci” aims to support ongoing reforms at general educational institutions; to stimulate and improve learning process and raise pupils’ interest towards learning; to raise interest towards innovation and technology; to develop creative thinking and practical skills. Competition is open to any person who are VII-XII graders at the general educational institutions (public and private schools). Only 2016 inventor pupils’ competition “Leonardo Da Vinci” winner IX-XII graders can participate in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF). The competition will be conducted in two stages: At the first stage of the competition, a participant shall submit an application form and a research plan / primary idea (uploaded PDF file) (with scanned signatures) to the following email address: leo@rustaveli.org.ge. Competition commission will review submitted application form and research plan / primary idea in accordance with the first stage evaluation criteria, and determine short-listed projects that moved to the second stage. At the second stage , an applicant will submit a statement for participation in the competition, electronic files containing project description and illustrative layout / model / or drawings (photos), (scanned versions of drawings are allowed to upload); professional biographies of the project manager and the relevant field scientist or supervisor (if any) (uploaded PDF file) to the following email address: leo@rustaveli.org.ge. Competition administration schedule:                  14/04/2016 at 16:00 – deadline for the first stage application form and the research plan / primary idea submission; 18/04/2016 at 16:00 – deadline for the application submission at the Foundation Office; 6/06/2016 – Announcement of the first stage competition results; 19/09/2016 at 16:00 – deadline for the second stage, submission of the statement of participation in the competition, electronic files containing project description and illustrative layout / model / or drawings (photos); professional biographies of the project manager and the relevant field scientist or supervisor (if any); 22/09/2016 at 16:00 – deadline for the registration of the statement of participation and the illustration / model at the Regional Resource Center or the Foundation Office; 10.2016 – Finalists will be selected by the competition commission; 11.2016 – The competition commission will announce the winner.   Please see the links below for the detailed information about the competition requirements: Government of Georgia resolution Order of the Director General Terms of the competition Research project plan / primary idea for the first stage submission The first stage application form Project description to be submitted at the second stage Statement of participation to be submitted at the second stage Scientific directions and sub-categories Registration instructions Group consultations will be held for applicants: March 1, 2016  April 7, 2016  September 1, 2016   At 16:00 at the Foundation Conference Hall;   address: 3 rd floor, 1 Merab Aleksidze Street.   For detailed information, please contact: Maka Kajaia, the Program Coordinator Address: 3 rd floor, 1 Merab Aleksidze Street Tel: + (995 32) 2 200 220 (4409); 577 97 72 02 E-mail: kajaia@rustaveli.org.ge Website: www.rustaveli.org.ge We wish you good luck!  
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20/01/2016 15:34

Call for Postdoctoral Internships 2016

 The competition aims to encourage young scientists improve their professional qualifications, establish international scientific contacts, expand their experience and learn to use the latest research technologies at the leading scientific centers abroad. In order to obtain funding, the application may be submitted by Georgian citizen, a young scholar permanently residing in Georgia, who speaks English or the country's official language where he/she plans internship, has PhD or an equivalent degree awarded in the period of last 7 years starting from the announcement date, or is a resident or a doctoral student who engages in research activities at the scientific research institutions or authorized higher educational institutions. A young scientist, who has received the same competition grant a year ago, cannot take part in 2016 competition (during 1 year from the end of previous internship grant period). The minimum duration of the grant project is 2 months, and the maximum duration - 6 months. If necessary, it is possible to request duration of 7, 8 months, which require additional substantiation by the applicant of the additional internship period. (A detailed work schedule for the additional months and the need for the additional period should be substantiated in writing by the inviting party). Scientific research internships shall start from October 1, 2016 and be completed by November 1, 2017 .       Requested Foundation funding shall not exceed 35 000 Gel . Completed competition application form together with attachments and all the relevant documents must be submitted electronically, in the form of scanned PDF format, to the following e-mail address: ig@rustaveli.org.ge by 17 May 2016, 18:00 ; Printed and signed Statement “ on the participation in 2016 science grant competition for Young Scientists Internship Abroad ” must be submitted to the Foundation’s Office by 19 May 2016, 17:00 . In case of violation of the terms and/or incomplete documentation presented, the project will be removed from the competition. In order to receive answers to any questions related to the terms of the competition, group consultations will be held for the participants according to the following schedule: Tuesday, 26 .01.16 16:00 at the Foundation’s Conference Hall Monday, 08.02.16. 16:00 at the Foundation’s Conference Hall Tuesday, 23.02.16. 16:00 at the Foundation’s Conference Hall Additionally, one outdoor group consultation will be held, the date and place will be disclosed through the web site. For detailed information about the competition requirements, please, see the links below: Order of the Director General Changes in the order of the Director General Government resolution Competition program and conditions Application form Proposal form Project annotation in Georgian and English Budget form Recommendation letter form The project submission instructions FAQ      Program coordinators: Maka Kajaia E-mail:  kajaia@rustaveli.org.ge Nodar Kiladze E-mail: kiladze@rustaveli.org.ge  
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18/01/2016 15:34

Call for Travel Grants 2016

LEPL Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation announces state science grant competition for short-term individual Travel Grants, for the participation in international scientific events from March 15, 2016 including June 30, 2016 Short-term individual Travel Grants competition aims to promote the participation of Georgian scientists in international scientific activities in order to exchange information and share the experience, and help strengthen the local scientific potential in the country and integration of Georgian scientists in the international scientific space. Travel Grants enable scientists to participate in the international scientific activities abroad. Travel Grants are funded from the state budget and are fully administered by LEPL Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation. For the participation in the competition, the applicants must submit documentation to the following email address: tg@rustaveli.org.ge 2016 competition will be conducted in 3 flows . The deadline of the electronic documentation submission for the first flow is: Not later than February 15, 2016 , 16:00 – for scheduled events from March 15, 2016 through June 30 , 2016 ; Registration deadline for submitting printed and signed applications at the Foundation Office is: For the first flow  – no later than  19 February 2016,  16:00. – for the events planned from 15 March 2016 including   30 June   2016 ; Proposals submitted after the submission deadline will not be considered for the relevant period. The deadline for the participants to send online questions related to the first flow competition terms and receive answers is January, 27. The Foundation will not provide individual consultations. Answers to electronically submitted questions will be posted on February 1. Answers to frequently asked questions during group consultations will be posted on February 8. Group consultations will be conducted on Tuesdays, according to the following schedule: On February 2 and 9, 16:00 at the Foundation Conference Hall, 3 rd floor, 1 Merab Aleksidze Street, Tbilisi       The competition participants will be informed about funding, through the Foundation website, within 10 working days starting from the application submission deadline. For detailed information about the competition requirements, please see the links below: Order of the Director General; Changes in the order of the Director General; Competition program and conditions; Evaluation criteria; Application form; Budget form   Decree of the President of Georgia N 231 of April 20, 2005; Government of Georgia Decree N 30 of February 20, 2008; The project submission instructions; Submission of the application/ registration at the Foundation Office; Frequently asked questions Please, consult with the program coordinators: Nino Demetrashvili email:  demetrashvili@rustaveli.org.ge Lolita Shengelia email:  l_shengelia@rustaveli.org.ge        
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15/01/2016 15:33

Call for International / Regional Conference grants 2016

Call for International / Regional Conference grant aims to support Georgia in implementing international and regional scientific conferences, congresses, forums, symposiums and seminars, exchanging information and sharing experience, developing scientific research, popularizing Georgian scientists scientific works in international journals and scientific collections, and integration of Georgian scientists in international research area. Conference funded within the competition shall be held from April 10, 2016 until April 10, 2017 . Requested amount should not exceed 40 000 Gel. Applicants must submit documentation for participation in the competition to the following email: cg@rustaveli org.ge by 2 March 2016, 16:00. Printed and signed application form for the participation in the call for International / Regional Conference grants must be submitted to the Foundation Office (3 rd floor, 1 Merab Aleksidze Street) no later than 4 March 2016 16:00. Applications submitted later than the application deadline will not be considered.    Call Schedule 27.01.2016 16:00 Group consultation at the Foundation 22.02.2016 16:00 Group consultation at the Foundation 26.02.2016 Deadline for individual e-mail consultations with the coordinators 2.03.2016 Deadline for electronic (via e-mail) submission of the projects 4.03.2016 Deadline for project registration at the Foundation Office Group consultations will be held at the Conference Hall of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation, 3 rd floor, 1 Merab Aleksidze Street.  Additionally, one outdoor group consultation will be organized, the date and place of which will be known via the Foundation website. Please see the links below for the detailed information about the terms and conditions of the call:   Government of Georgia Ordinance Decree of the Director General; Terms and conditions;; Statement on participation in the call; Proposal form CV form Budget form Proposal submission instructions FAQ         Program coordinators:   Davit Chichua e-mail: chichua@rustaveli.org.ge Nino Bitsadze e-mail: bitsadze@rustaveli.org.ge    
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11/01/2016 15:33

Call for Seasonal Schools grant 2016

The goal of the competition is: To organize the seasonal schools / camps for young scientists and students of science and support functioning of the seasonal schools; to support development and popularization of Georgian science; to attract new staff in science, to improve young scientists’ qualifications through trainings, to encourage trainings, transferable skills development and interdisciplinary cooperation in research; to encourage international cooperation and integration of Georgian science in the international scientific space. Within the competition, Seasonal/ Summer Schools should be planned from 31 May 2016 including 31 May 2017. For each project requested Foundation funding should not exceed 45 000 Gel.  Applicants must submit requested documentation for participation in the competition via the following e-mail address :   ss@rustaveli.org.ge  by 15 March 2016, 16:00. Printed and signed application form must be submitted by the applicant at the Foundation Office not later than 17 March 2016, 16:00. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Competition administration schedule: 11/01/2016 Announcement of the competition; 22/01/2016 16:00 Group consultation (1); 4/03/2016 16:00 Group consultation (2); 29/02/2016 Deadline for e-mail submission of the related questions; 15/03/2016 16:00 Deadline for electronic application submission; 17/03/2016 16:00 Deadline for registration of printed and signed application at the Foundation Office; 27/04/2016 Announcement of the competition results; 3/05/2016-7/05/2016 Signing the grant agreements; Please see the links below for more details about the competition: Order of the Minister Order of the Director General Competition program and terms Application for the participation in the competition Proposal form Project budget and timetable form CV form for project participant Scientific fields classificatory Project preparation and registration instructions Frequently asked questions Program coordinators : Keti Gabitashvili Tel: + (995 32) 2 200 220 (extension 4407) e-mail:  gabitashvili@rustaveli.org.ge Nino Bitsadze Tel: + (995 32) 2 200 220 (extension 4405) e-mail:  bitsadze@rustaveli.org.ge Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation address: 3 rd floor, 1 Merab Aleksidze Street, Tbilisi 0193  Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation wishes success to all applicants! 
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