The aim of Basic Research State Scientific Grants competition of 2017 is to create new knowledge in various scientific fields. The Call for Proposals is oriented to theoretical and experimental analysis of the developments, facts, theories, models, new ideas and concepts that should facilitate socio-political, economic, public, cultural and technological progress of the country in a long-term perspective. Commercial benefit from the research done under this call is not obligatory. The call for Basic Research facilitates establishment of competitive research environment, approximation of research activities to international standards and internationalization, it facilitates integration of research and higher education, fostering career development of young scientists by means of their involvement in research projects
The competition is financed from the state budget of Georgia according to the rules defined by the Resolution No.84 of the Government of Georgia on February 16, 2011 "On the Basic Research State Scientific Grant".
To participate in the competition, projects can be presented in scientific directions defined by the classification of scientific directions.
Grants can be obtained only through open, public competition. Only institutional grants will be issued within the competition.
One or more organizations together with the project's key personnel can register the project and participate in the competition.
As the project manager, a person can lead only one project at the same time. This rule applies to the projects presented in this competition, as well as in ongoing projects, which were funded and administered by the Foundation under the following competitions: state scientific grants for fundamental Research, state scientific grants for applied research, competitions of state grants for joint research with the participation of compatriots working abroad (FR, AR, DI).
With the status of key personnel one can be involved in not more than 2 projects at the same time. Involves the projects presented in this competition, as well as ongoing projects, which were funded and administered by the Foundation under the following competitions: State Scientific Grants for Fundamental Research, State Scientific Grants for Applied Research, competitions of State Grants for joint research with the participation of compatriots working abroad.
Call Administration Schedule:
June 16, 2017 - Announcement of the competition;
June 19, 2017 – Start of the e-registration of Projects;
June 23, 16:00 - Group Consultation №1 - Registration Form;
June 30, 16:00 - Group Consultation №2 - Registration Form;
July 7, 16:00 - Group Consultation №3 - Registration Form;
July 14, 16:00 - Complete e-registration of projects (deadline);
July 19, 16:00 - Deadline for submitting application for participation in the competition in the chancellery of the foundation;
Individual consultations will not take place!
The documentation presented in violation of the established terms, regulation rules and competition terms shall not be considered for competition.
See the detailed information about the competition rules and conditions in the following documents:
Resolution # 84 of the Government of Georgia of February 16, 2011;
Decree # 74 of the Director General of the Foundation of 16 June 2017;
Project Manager – Attachment #2, in Georgian and English;
Project proposal - Attachment #3, in Georgian and English;
Professional biographies of the project key personnel (CV) - Appendix 4, in Georgian and English;
The overall budget of the project and justification of the amount requested from the Foundation - Appendix # 5 in Georgian and English;
Project implementation plan – Appendix # 6, in Georgian and English;
Summary of the scientific-research project implemented and completed in the preceding three years by the project manager – Appendix # 8, in Georgian and English;
Information about the leading and participating organizations - Appendix # 9, in Georgian and English;
Letter of consent of foreign scientist - Appendix # 10, in English;
Reference on co-financing - Appendix 11, in Georgian;
Classification of scientific directions - Appendix # 12, in Georgian and English;
Budget classifier – Appendix #13, in Georgian;
Frequently Asked Questions
The registration for the competition has two stages:
Electronic Registration of the Project in the electronic database of the competition - from 19 June 2017 to 14 July 16:00.
Registration in the chancellery of the Foundation – Present the applications for participation in the competition at the chancellery of the Foundation –till 16:00 pm July 19, 2017.
To obtain further information related to the competition you can contact the program coordinators:
Nino Gachechiladze:- Gachechiladze@rustaveli.org.ge
Ketevan Gabitashvili- Gabitashvili@rustaveli.org.ge
Tornike Skhirtladze- Skhirtladze@rustaveli.org.ge
Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation wishes you best of luck with your project!