International Calls
19/07/2018 14:06


Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia disseminates information about the European Commission Prize in contest, which aims the solution for launching light satellites into Low-Earth Orbit (LEO). This contest runs under Horizon 2020, the EU's Research and Innovation Framework Programme and Prize value is 10 million Euro . The solution will enhance on European access to space and associated technological non-dependence and thereby will provide strategic and competitive advantages for European companies, SMEs, universities and research organizations. Small satellites are well-suited for most kinds of institutional and commercial use: wireless communications networks, Internet services, broader connectivity, scientific observation, data gathering, Earth imaging and positioning. The contest is open to all legal entities (i.e. natural or legal persons, including international organizations) or groups of legal entities established in an EU Member State or in a country associated to Horizon 2020. Contest opens on 12 June 2018 and the deadline is considered to be 1 June of 2021. Rules of contest and other additional information are available on the European Commission webpage .
09/07/2018 10:51

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia disseminates information regarding H2020 European Health Brokerage Event – Oslo 2018

Health NCP Net 2.0 together with the Research Council of Norway will organize an international brokerage event on Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 1 “Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing” calls in Oslo, on 3&4 September 2018. This international brokerage event will help you to build your consortium for 2019 updated calls of the 2018-2020 Health work programme, which will be open until April 2019. Why participate? Get all information needed on the upcoming Horizon 2020 calls in the « Health, Demographic change and Wellbeing » work programme; Present your innovative project idea, or your competence, to an international audience and discover other participants’ solutions and technologies; Meet potential partners from Europe and beyond and start building your consortium. Any applicant eligible to Horizon 2020 calls: Companies, universities, research and technology organizations, public sector, NGOs and patients associations… Participation to the brokerage event is free of charge. The registration web-site is available.
20/06/2018 11:48

Grants for Networking in Brokerage Events or Preparatory meetings – 3rd call

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia disseminates information about the call for “Grants for Networking” under the multilateral project “ EaP PLUS ” funded by the EU framework programme for Research and Innovation “Horizon 2020”. The grants for networking financially support the participation of local researchers from Eastern Partnership countries in Brokerage Events related to Horizon2020 and Preparatory Meetings for the development of H2020 project proposals. The aim of the Grant scheme is to extend scientific networks between EU Member States/non-EaP Associated Countries and EaP countries as well to increase the number of EaP participants in submitted H2020 project proposals. The 3 rd round of the scheme continues to give special priority to applications concerning SPIRE calls which are explicitly encouraging participation from EaP countries. In this scheme particular attention will be given to applications related to preparation of proposals addressing the SPIRE which are explicitly encouraging the participation of EaP partners into the proposals. For SPIRE calls see page 62 in the document: The scheme will financially support the EaP researchers from : Research entities e.g. research institutions/organizations, higher education institutions etc, SMEs and Industry, Local authorities, Civil Society. Guidelines for Applicants Guidelines for application Application form for brokerage event Application form for preparatory meeting Letter of intent for preparatory meeting Follow up report for brokerage event F ollow up report for preparatory meeting Important dates Final deadline for submissions: 15 October 2018 unless the available budget is consumed earlier. Candidates can apply for one event scheduled between July 2018 and 31 December 2018. The application form needs to be sent minimum one month before the selected event .  It’s important to note that applicants who have already received grants in IncoNet EaP, BILAT-UKR*AINA, Black Sea projects can be excluded during the selection process. The same applies for applicants that participated in the (previous) 2 nd round for Grants from the EaP PLUS project or are resubmitting applications under the present 3 rd round. Applications are submitted to the to the Local Partner by e-mail.   For further information you can address to the local coordinators of the project at the SRNSFG : Mariam Keburia: Tamta Shkubuliani: Giorgi Tsotsoria:   For general enquiries, you can also contact International Expert at the Regional Centre for Information and Scientific Development, RCISD, Ms Margit Dávid, E-mail: Please, find the list of the events in frames of the Horizon 2020 via the link. For further details about the grant scheme, please see the guidelines for applicants.
20/06/2018 09:30

Joint Research Center (JRC) - annual report 2017

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia disseminates information about Joint research center’s annual report 2017.   Joint Research Centre a provider of world class regulatory science, is seeking to understand and explain, the drivers that influence policy decisions and political discourse, in order to optimize the way scientific evidence is used in policy-making. Report on the activities, accomplishments and resources related to the JRC’ s work carried out in 2017. An overview is given of the scientific achievements and activities as well as of corporate initiatives.    Report also provides information about implementing JRC strategy 2030, new policy of migration, collaborating with international partner and etc. Further information is available on European Commission webpage
18/06/2018 17:02

University groups call for more science spending in Horizon Europe

SRNSFG disseminates information about a new initiative by the European Universities regarding the future 9 th framework programme for Research and Innovation. Some of Europe’s biggest university groups joint plea to member states and the European Parliament to increase spending on science under the EU’s next research programme - Horizon Europe . Statement includes key messages: increase the total budget Review the budget allocation Include a human and societal reflection, as well as options for fundamental research, in all clusters and missions. European Research Universities, the Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities and the European University Association (EUA), call for an increase in the total Horizon Europe budget, from €94.1 billion to €160 billion, and a re-organizing of spending priorities within the programme’s three pillars. The group of universities consider reorganization in the 3 pillar funding structure in the Horizon Europe. The second pillar ,,global challenges and industrial competitiveness “ takes the considerable amount on budget52.7 Billion Euro, while ,,inclusive and secure societies” gets only 2.8 Billion. Meanwhile, the role of universities in the European Innovation Council (EIC), which is earmarked for more than €10 billion for technology commercialisation, “must be amplified and recognised,” the universities say. The group of universities suggest reorganization and underlines the issues which needs to be settled. Further information is available on the webpage
13/06/2018 16:37

UNESCO Awards for Female Scientists

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia disseminates information about UNESCO awards 2019, for female scientists.   L’ORÉAL–UNESCO FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS. The award competition is open for female scientists with advanced scientific achievements in the given fields: Physics Mathematics Computer science Distinguished scientists from all around the world can participate in the programme, the funding includes 100 thousand EUR for 5 candidates. As part of this UNESCO Programme 102 scientists have been awarded since 1998 and three candidates among them achieved Nobel prize. Presenting the candidates is available on online platform by the Universities and Scientific-Research organizations. Nominated candidates fill in the online platform application and provide necessary documents. The deadline of the online registration is June 29 – 2018. Additional Information is available in Annex 1 and Annex 2 .
07/06/2018 11:21

UNESCO - The Young Professionals Programme (YPP) 2018

SRNSFG disseminates information about the UNESCO Young Professionals Programme (YPP) 2018. The aim of the programme is to engage professional youth in UNESCO activities at the headquarters or regional bureaus of the organization worldwide. According to the rules of the Human Resource Management Bureau, the country has the right to nominate maximum 15 candidates until 27 July 2018.   Candidates must have no more than 32 years old, speak English or French languages on an advanced level and hold minimum MA degree. To participate in the programme, applicants should send the following documentation electronically to the e-mail address: until June 29, 2018: CV- in Georgian and English; Motivation letter – in English or French (maximum 500 words describing the vision of the applicant with regards to his/her role and contribution to the organization). Georgian National Commission for UNESCO will present the nominated candidates to the UNESCO head office and the final selection will be based on online interviews with the applicants. Details about the programme is available on the link.
05/06/2018 14:16

Annual S/B Framework conference “Innovative Europe? Time for a new EU innovation Strategy”

SRNSFG disseminates information about the Science|Business annual conference “Innovative Europe? Time for a new EU Innovation Strategy” will will be held on June 5th, 2018 from 9:00 -17:15 (Brussels time). Europe’s economy is picking up – but what about its engine for future growth: Research and Innovation? This conference debates the policies and programmes Europe will need for long-term prosperity – across all sectors: health, ICT, manufacturing, energy, regional development and more. Highlights include: Devising a broad, cross-sectoral innovation policy – energising industry large and small How to finance innovation – from Juncker Plan to European Innovation Council? What mission for the next EU Framework Programme? Workshops on removing barriers to innovation – in artificial intelligence, finance, regional development, health and international cooperation. information about the Science Business. You can attend the live webcast of the conference. Please register via using the link.  Use #InnovativeEU and #HorizonEU to interact with us at the conference.   Additional information, including the list of speakers and the conference programme can be accessed on the website.  
28/05/2018 15:23

Design for Innovation training for SMEs in Athens

SRNSFG disseminates information about new cost-free training for SMEs (small and medium enterprises) in Athens. The training ,which is under the auspices of the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT), is hosted by the MBA International Programme, of the Athens University of Economics and Business on June 21, 2018 . The course will provide the participants with a meaningful view of the benefits and the opportunities of design-driven innovation, with presentations, case studies and team work in one full day. During the training participants will learn and experience: The benefits of Strategic Design for SMEs Shaping your products through Customer-Centered Design What Design-Driven Innovation means Design Case Studies Teamwork on Design-Driven Innovation Teamwork on Strategic design for SMEs The course will be held by design and business administration teachers from Milan Politecnico – among the best European universities in these fields.     The event will be held in Athens University of Economic and Business. Participation is free . Further information can be accessed on the webpage.
23/05/2018 10:22

Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation Programme (ITEC)

SRNSFG disseminates information about the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation Programme (ITEC) , in terms of which training courses are to be conducted in 2018-2019, India. The programme unites 80 institutes that conduct more than 250 short-term, medium-term and long-term training courses in 25 disciplines: Agriculture, Banking, Finance, Education, Engineering & Technology, etc. The Government of India has increased the training slots for Georgia to 30 . The eligible applicants should be within the age group of 25-45 years, speak English language and be medically fit. Candidates should register online , 3 months prior to the appropriate course. The entire training cost, including air travel expenditure, will be covered by the Government of India. For the further information, please, follow the link .