Calls 2017
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The foundation opens call for the French National Center for Scientific Research and Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation joint call - international Program for Scientific Cooperation (PICS)

05/05/2017 18:44

The foundation opens call for the French National Center for Scientific Research and Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation joint call -  international Program for Scientific Cooperation (PICS)

Under the call two group of scientists have to send joint application, one of them have to be involved in CNRS or other organization/laboratory associated with it, as for the second group, it must be presented by the scientist who are the   citizens   of other country but are their partners.  

 

The key condition of the call is presenting joint application, prouf of cooperation between Georgian and French scientists which has to have  published one joint publication.

Within the project of International Scientific cooperation (CNRS PICS) the foundation will fund a group of Georgian Scientists while the group of French Scientists will be financed by CNRS.

The amount of grantee from the foundation must not be more than 10000 Euros equivalent in GEL per year.

Grant can be used for the following category of the budget:

  • business trips to partner countries(travel expenses)
  • expenses of seminars and workshshops
  • Other expenses related to research

Amount of money required in other expenses must not be more than 50 percent of the whole amount

Under the CNRS PICS call preference will be given to the group of scientists who are not older than 45 years

short description of the program in English is available here  http://www.cnrs.fr/derci/spip.php?article881&lang=en

Call conditions in French are given on the following link  http://www.cnrs.fr/derci/spip.php?article51&lang=fr

The length of funded program must not be more than 36 months

For the preparation of project proposal, the head of the group of Georgian scientists has to send all the necessary documents to her/his French colleague(in English or in French) in accordance with CNRS form(see this form in English in the appendix 2).

Deadline to present online application in CNRS online registration system is 12 June, 2017

 French and Georgian heads of the project should present joint applications in CRNS and National Science Foundation of Georgia before 15th of June 17:00 PM. It has to be presented in pdf format and has to be saved in disk(CDR) see appendix 2.

 In the application presented in the Foundation has to be included the description of the activities of Georgian and French partners and the application has to be signed by the both heads of the project.   The joint statement signed by the head of the project and by the head of the administration of host institution has to be presented at the chancellery of the Foundation.

Evaluation committee which consists of with the independent experts of the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia make a decision about the size of funding for the winner projects nominated by CNRS.

Detailed information about the call conditions are available in the following links

 Timeframe of call administration

  • April 2017-announcement of the call
  • May 2017 Opening the call
  • 12/06/2017 -  Deadline of sending the applications in CNRS online registration system.;
  • 15/06/2017 – Deadline of presenting the applications at the chancellery of  Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia. 
  • March 2018-Results will be announced

For additional information contact to

  • Program coordinator at Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia Irakli Grdzelishvili +995 322 200 220 (4406); grdzelishvili@rustaveli.org.ge