International Calls

EU Prize for Women Innovators

03/10/2016 11:01
The European Commission runs the fourth edition of the EU Prize for Women Innovators to reward women who have achieved outstanding innovations and brought them to market . The prize aims to raise awareness of the need for more female entrepreneurs and to inspire other women to follow in their footsteps. This year's edition is open to women of any nationality living in MS and AC that have founded or co-founded a company with a turnover of at least €100,000. To spotlight a new generation, the 2017 edition also features a Rising Innovator category for female entrepreneurs aged 30 years or under ! The first prize is worth €100 000, the second prize €50 000, third prize €30 000 and the Rising Innovator €20 000. You may download a promotional postcard and two slides for power point presentation here . More information on the awards can be found on our website www.ec.europa.eu/women-innovators .
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04/04/2016 16:12

Maria Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

SRNSF disseminates information on call as part of Maria Sklodowska-Curie’s activities - Individual Fellowships. The goal of Individual Fellowships is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers, wishing to diversify their individual competence in terms of skill acquisition through advanced training, international and intersectional mobility. Proposals for Individual Fellowships can be submitted from 12 April, 2016 . Deadline for submissions: 14 September 2016, 17:00:00 Brussels time . Topic conditions and documents: List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in part A of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in part B and C of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.   For further information please visit web page
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30/03/2016 14:12

Grant Scheme to facilitate the participation of Georgian Scientists in Brokerage Events

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF) participates in the project “STI International Cooperation Network for Eastern Partnership Countries” ( IncoNet EaP. ), which was funded under the EU 7-th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) . The IncoNet EaP project has developed a grant scheme to financially support the participation of local researchers from Eastern Partnership countries in large-scale brokerage events and other similar activities in EU Member States or Associated Countries, which are related to Horizon 2020. Such events provide an excellent arena for researchers to liaise and develop synergies, therefore the participation of researchers from the targeted countries will increase their opportunities to get involved and be taken onboard in consortia set up in EU MS/AC countries. It will also allow the researchers to make their institutions and/or their research networks better known. The thematic priorities of the call are the three Societal Challenges targeted by the project, namely: 'Health', 'Energy' and 'Climate Change'. The events that can be chosen from will be: Networking events, Brokerage events organised by the European Commission, large international events organised by other European networks (e.g Enterprise Europe Network).   Deadline for Submission of Documents: 11 April, 2016, 17:00 hrs. (Tbilisi time) -   for the Brokerage Events scheduled between 25 April - 15 May. 1 May, 2016, 17:00 hrs. (Tbilisi time) – for the Brokerage Events scheduled between 15 May 30 June. The applicants should submit the completed application form alongside with respective documents to the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF) both electronically international@rustaveli.org.ge and in hard copies within the dates specified above. Note: The list of recommended Brokerage Events in the three societal challenges (Health, Energy, and Climate Change) can be found on the link below:  Recommended BEs While filling in the budgetary details, please, refer to the Decree (#220; dated 5 April, 2005) of the Minister of Finances of Georgia (Annex 8). Annexes : Guidelines for Applicants Application Form Evaluation Form Report Form (in English) List of Recommended Brokerage Events   Contact Person: Nikoloz Bakradze Address: M. Aleksidze str. 1, III-rd. floor Tel + (995 32) 2 200 220 (შიდა 4406) E-mail:  international@rustaveli.org.ge  
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Two grant programs managed by the National Science Center of Poland

02/03/2016 15:32
SRNSF disseminates information two grant programs managed by the National Science Center of Poland , state institution responsible for financing basic research, which might be potentially interesting to Georgian researchers implementing joint projects with Polish institutions: POLONEZ - funding opportunity for incoming researchers willing to do research in host institutions in Poland. The next call for proposals will be opened on March 15th with the deadline on June 15th . Further information can be obtained through the following link   HARMONIA - funding opportunity for Polish scientific institutions participating in international research projects. The next call for proposal will be opened on June 15th with deadline on September 15th. Further information can be obtained through the following link All basic research disciplines are eligible for funding by the National Science Center. Full information about the activities of NSC can be found at http://ncn.gov.pl
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Scholarship Programme for Young Researchers from European Neighbouring Countries

09/02/2016 15:13
SRNSF disseminates information on Scholarship Programme for Young Researchers from European Neighboring Countries. Coimbra Group Universities have been providing, since 1999, young researchers from the European Neighbourhood with the opportunity to spend a short stay at a Coimbra Group University to carry out part of their research work.  The following Coimbra Group Universities are participating in the 2016 edition of the Coimbra Group Scholarship Programme: University of Granada (Spain) Karl-Franzens University of Graz (Austria) University of Groningen (the Netherlands) University of Heidelberg (Germany) Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi (Romania) KU Leuven (Belgium) University of Padova (Italy)  University of Poitiers (France) University of Salamanca (Spain)   The call for applications is now open.  Deadline for applications: 31 March 2016. Further information about the scholarship can be found in the brochure and at the following link: http://www.coimbra-group.eu/index.php?page=european-neighborhood  
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SRNSF disseminates information on the calls announced in the framework of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)

08/02/2016 15:07
Individual Fellowships The goal of Individual Fellowships is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers, wishing to diversify their individual competence in terms of skill acquisition through advanced training, international and intersectoral mobility. Individual Fellowships provide opportunities to acquire and transfer new knowledge and to work on research and innovation in a European context (EU Member States and Associated Countries) or outside Europe. The scheme particularly supports the return and reintegration of researchers from outside Europe who have previously worked here. It also develops or helps to restart the careers of individual researchers that show great potential, considering their experience. The deadline for submission of application is 14 September 2016 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange The RISE scheme will promote international and inter-sector collaboration through research and innovation staff exchanges, and sharing of knowledge and ideas from research to market The deadline for submission of application is 28 April 2016 Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes The COFUND scheme aims to stimulate regional, national or international programmes to foster excellence in researchers' training, mobility and career development, spreading the best practices of Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions. The deadline for submission of application is 29 September 2016 The National Contact Point for Marie Skłodowska - Curie Actions (MSCA) in Georgia is Dr. Zurab Kiguradze. Organization: International Center for Advancement of Research, Technology and Innovation (ICARTI).  E-mail:  zkigur@yahoo.com
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Funding opportunities in the framework of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)

14/12/2015 15:07
MSCA support research training and career development focused on innovation skills. The programme funds worldwide and cross-sector mobility that implements excellent research in any field (a "bottom-up" approach). MSCA provides grants for all stages of a researcher's career, from PhD candidates to highly experienced researchers, which encourage transnational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility. Endowing researchers with new skills and a wider range of competences, while offering them attractive working conditions, is a crucial aspect of the MSCA. In addition to fostering mobility between countries, the MSCA also seek to break the real and perceived barriers between academic and other sectors, especially business. Several MSCA initiatives promote the involvement of industry etc. in doctoral and post-doctoral research. There are four main types of MSCA:   Innovative Training Networks (ITN)   Individual Fellowships (IF)   Research and Innovation Staff Exchanges (RISE)   Co-funding You will find all information necessary to prepare and submit a proposal for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions call on the call page of Participants portal. The  Participant Portal   contains the essential information to guide you through the process of preparing and submitting a proposal, including the Guide for Applicants. Proposals are submitted electronically via the Commission's Participants portal - Electronic Proposal Submission Service (EPSS) before a strictly-enforced deadline. The detailed information can be accessed through the following link: http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/ Funding opportunities in the framework Marie Skłodowska - Curie Actions (MSCA) ( In Georgian  and  English  Languages) The National Contact Point for Marie Skłodowska - Curie Actions (MSCA) in Georgia is Dr. Zurab Kiguradze. Organization: International Center for Advancement of Research, Technology and Innovation (ICARTI).  E-mail:  zkigur@yahoo.com Website: www.icarti.ge
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SRNSF disseminates information on opportunities of cooperation with Austrian Organization SYNYO GmbH

08/12/2015 15:06
SYNYO GmbH, an enterprise based in Vienna, Austria, is an independent research, innovation and technology hub that explores, develops and implements novel technologies to tackle business and societal challenges. The interdisciplinary team at SYNYO focuses on the intersection between ICT and Society to provide solutions to citizens, consumers and decision makers. Additionally, SYNYO is a member of various networks and well-connected with the scientific community to keep up to date on new technologies, solutions, and methodologies. SYNYO has extensive experience in collaborative European-level and national research projects. Under various European funding frameworks SYNYO is coordinating pioneering projects and participating in other interdisciplinary consortia. Detailed information about the organization and partnering opportunities can be found in the following website: http://www.synyo.com/downloads/SYNYO.Corporate.Profile.pdf
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SRNSF disseminates information on the grant competition in the framework of the European Research Council (ERC)

08/12/2015 15:06
The European Research Council (ERC) has announced the awarding of its Starting Grants to 291 early-career researchers. The funding, worth in total €429 million and up to €1.5 million per grant, will enable them to set up their own research teams and pursue ground-breaking ideas. The grants are awarded under the 'excellent science' pillar of Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation programme The new grantees will work on a wide range of topics, such as exploring Earth's past climates, investigating neglected tropical diseases, and studying how diplomacy transforms under the pressure of new media. The funded research covers all disciplines: physical sciences and engineering, life sciences, and social science and humanities. Detailed information on the grant competition can be found in the following website: https://erc.europa.eu/ Or through information material: https://erc.europa.eu/sites/default/files/press_release/files/erc_press_release_stg2015_results.pdf
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