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14/06/2016 11:32

Joint Call for Proposals by SRNSF and TUBITAK

Joint call for Proposals by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) and The Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF) is now open. The call aims to develop cooperation between Turkish and Georgian higher educational institutions, scientific and research centers, strengthen collaboration between the team of researchers, facilitate scientific and research mobility of the two countries’ scientists. The call offers funding for two categories: Joint research and development projects Short term exchange of individual scientists The call refers to the following fields of science: Natural Sciences Engineering and Technologies Medical and health sciences Agricultural sciences Social Sciences and Humanities Joint research and development projects should be submitted by the team of Georgia’s scientists and Turkish scientists together : the team of Georgian scientists submits proposal to SRNSF, while team of Turkish scientists submits proposals to TUBITAK.  TÜBİTAK and the SRNSF do not match the collaborating partners.   The following Citizens of Georgia can submit a proposal for the short term exchange of individual scientists: MA students, PhD students, person under the age of 35 with the Master’s or equivalent degree; Persons with doctoral or equivalent degree. The maximum duration of joint research projects is 24 months. The maximum amount of funding requested from SRNSF is GEL 30 000 for 2 year projects, GEL 15 000 for one year projects. Short term exchange of individual scientists should not exceed 10 calendar days and the maximum funding from SRNSF shall amount to GEL 4 000. Required documentation can be submitted to Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF) through the following email address: srnsf-tubitak@rustaveli.org.ge   Deadline for submitting documents through email is September 26, 16:00. After completion of the online application procedure, Georgian scientists must submit the required signed documents to the foundation by September 29, 16:00. Address: 1 Aleksidze Str. Tbilisi, 0193, Georgia (III floor) Tel: +995 32 2 200 220   EVALUATION OF PROPOSALS   Only jointly submitted proposals will be eligible for evaluation. The proposals will be independently evaluated and approved by TÜBİTAK and SRNSF following their own rules and regulations. Only the project proposals, which are approved by TÜBİTAK and SRNSF will be supported.   Further information and detailed documentation on the joint call is available in Georgian language .   The link to TUBITAK joint call  For further questions please contact call coordinators from SRNSF side:   Mariam Keburia: Tel +995 322 200 220 (4022); email: keburia@rustaveli.org.ge Nikoloz Bakradze  Tel +995 322 200 220 (4406); email: bakradze@rustaveli.org.ge    
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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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Announcement: International Programs for Scientific Cooperation (PICS)

04/04/2016 14:52
International Programs for Scientific Cooperation (PICS) of The National Center for Scientific Research of France (CNRS) and Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF) opens on 15 April, 2016. Joint research projects should be submitted by two research teams: one from CNRS or its associated institution and the other from cooperating organizations worldwide. The main precondition of the program is the previous collaborative experience of the research teams resulting at least in one scientific publication. 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. Funding 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’ 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 - http://www.cnrs.fr/derci/spip.php?article51&lang=fr The duration of funded projects is 3 years. Please consider that the list of required documentation will be available by the announcement of the program. Proposed projects must be prepared according to required forms. CNRS contact person:  Ms. Gulnara Le Torrivellec: +33 1 44 96 44 53  Gulnara.LETORRIVELLEC@cnrs-dir.fr SRNSF contact person – Mr.  Nikoloz Bakradze  +995 322 200 220 (4406);  bakradze@rustaveli.org.ge  
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11/01/2016 11:06

A joint Programme of SRNSF and University of Oxford has been announced

  On 23 October 2015, the “Georgian Studies Programme” was established at Oxford University’s School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies (SIAS). In accordance with the Agreement between the University of Oxford and Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF), signed on 12 November 2015, this Programme will annually award visiting attachments by 2 Georgian scholars to the University of Oxford for periods of up to one year. The Visiting Georgian scholar shall be selected by a panel organized by Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF) with the participation of Oxford University scholars. In the framework of the grant competition, those research projects will be funded that fall within the boundaries of Oxford University’s School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies (http://www.area-studies.ox.ac.uk/), Russian and East European Studies Unit (http://www.rees.ox.ac.uk) in all thematic areas that are relevant to Georgia: Anthropology, sociology, economics, politics, international relations, history, religion, society and culture. To be eligible, the Georgian applicant must be either Ph.D. candidate or within 12 years of having earned a Ph.D. or the equivalent. The program will support competitively selected visiting scholars, with a view to a twelve month research-related visit to University of Oxford commencing in January 2017. Applicants should submit in English the following required documents: Research project (not exceeding 1800 words,  MS WORD document,  Type size 11, Interval - 1.15, Font: Times New Roman); Resume (CV, up to 2 pages, PDF format); Three recent professional referees list that include the following information: Name, surname, affiliation, contact details (Phone,E-mail). Completed and signed statement document (Annex 4); Proof of awarded degree certification in PDF; Copy of identification card (ID/International passport) in PDF format. In order to register the project, the applicant should send the required documents (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6) by e-mail before 30 May 2016, 18:00, to the following address: uo@rustaveli.org.ge  . A special code number will be assigned to the electronically registered project and will also be sent by e-mail to the applicant. The applicant should indicate the code number in the “Statement on participation in the call” (Annex 4) and submit the completed and signed “Statement Form” to the Foundation’s Office not later than 31.05.2016, 18:00. Call Schedule : 11/01/2016 – Call announcement; 30/05/2016, 18:00 - Deadline for submitting call related documents by e-mail; 31/05/2016, 18:00 – Deadline for submitting “Statement on participation in the call” to the Foundation’s Office; Consultation Days: 4.02.1016 – Conference Room of the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation, 16:00 hrs. 10.03.2016 - Conference Room of the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation, 16:00 hrs. -  Registration Form 19.04.2016 - Conference Room of the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation, 16:00 hrs. -  Registration Form 4/07/2016 – SRNSF sends notification to the shortlisted applicants selected for interviews; July 2016 – Panel interviews; September – Announcement of the Call’s Results; September – Conclusion of grant agreements Detailed information on the application form and submission procedure can be found in the following documents:   Order of the Minister Order of the Director General Annex 1 – Call Guidelines  Annex 2 – Agreement between Foundation and University of Oxford Annex 3 – Agreement Form between University of Oxford and Visiting Scholar Annex 4 – Application Form. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)   Questions and correspondence regarding this call should be directed to the following contact persons: Nino Gachechiladze E-mail:  gachechiladze@rustaveli.org.ge Nino Demetrashvili E-mail:  demetrashvili@rustaveli.org.ge Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation wishes you a success!
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Forschungszentrum Jülich & Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation announce “Joint Research and Education Programme for PhD Students”

06/10/2015 12:02
Forschungszentrum Jülich (JÜLICH) and Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF) have opened the Call for Project Proposals in the frame of “Joint Research and Education Programme”.The aim of the Programme is to: (i) Enable Georgian students the access to JÜLICH world-leading scientific research centre to experience and conduct frontier research in fundamental and applied sciences and (ii) Assist JÜLICH in recruiting the best and the brightest students from Georgian universities and prepare PhD theses for further progress of Georgian science. Georgian PhD students granted by JÜLICH and SRNSF under the Call (up to 3) will get the opportunity to carry out a research project at JÜLICH during their internship, and to establish long-term cooperation with researchers in JÜLICH as well as in German universities or non-university research institutions in the following agreed research fields: 1) Mathematics; 2) Information Technologies; 3) Natural Sciences; 4) Engineering Sciences; 5) Life Science and Health; In accordance with “Memorandum of Understanding “concluded on June 16, 2015 between the parties, as part of the program, PhD students of the Georgian Universities’ consortium - Ivane Javakhisvhili Tbilisi State University (TSU), Georgian Technical University (GTU) and Ilia State University (ISU) or other Georgian Universities upon approval by Jülich Center - are enabled to visit Jülich Center and work on research projects (PhD thesis) in collaboration with German academic supervisors. To be eligible, applicants must be under 30 years (as of the date of the announcement of the programme). Application forms and relevant documents prepared in Georgian and English Languages should be submitted as follows: Annexes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and other requested scanned documents that are completed and converted into PDF format should be sent to: juelichphd@rustaveli.org.ge   before 26 October 17:00. The printed versions of all the documents that were sent electronically as well as signed applications (See. Annex 6) should be submitted before 27 October 17:00. Relevant information on the application form and submission procedure can be found on the following links: Order of the SRNSF Director General Annex 1 – Programme Guidelines Annex 2 – Agreement on Implementation of Joint Programme  Annex 3 – Application Form (in Georgian and English Languages) Annex 4 – Grant Seeker’s Tabulated CV (in Georgian and English Languages) Annex 5 – Budget Form (in Georgian and English Languages) Annex 6 – Statement Form to be submitted to SRNSF Office Group consultations will be take place on 15 and 20 October at 16:00 at SRNSF Conference room. Contact persons for the Call:  At Jülich Center - Sabine Dues Manager International Affairs Office of the Board of Directors and International Affairs Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH D-52425 Jülich, Germany s.dues@fz-juelich.de ; At SRNSF  - Khatia Ananiashvili +995 322 200 220 (4133); juelichphd@rustaveli.org.ge
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Joint Call for Proposals 2015 of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF) and National Research Council of Italy (CNR)

02/09/2015 09:49
The aim of the call is to promote cooperation between Georgian and Italian scientists and research centers; to support the mobility of researchers of two countries; to provide funds for joint research projects and joint workshops; to strengthen Georgia’s scientific-research potential; to foster the integration of scientific community into international research area and creation of new collaborative groups/networks. The program supports exchange of scientists to facilitate bilateral cooperation in all thematic areas and to initiate preparation of full-scale joint research projects. The programme provides 2 types of grants for: 1) two years duration mobility projects that enable groups of Italian and Georgian researchers to visit each other twice a year, exchange research methodology and information, prepare joint publications. 2) Organization of joint workshops (2 in each country) during two years. SRNSF and CNR will support up to 5 joint research projects every year implemented on specific subjects with the participation of scientists from each country and will be mutually agreed in advance by both sides. They will also provide financial support for organization of joint scientific workshops on specific subjects with the participation of scientists from each country. Joint scientific workshops will be meetings held on a small scale, with duration not to exceed one week. The maximum number of joint seminars to be funded will be two per year. In principle, one seminar will be held in Georgia and the other in Italy, and both must be mutually agreed upon by both parties in advance. The Georgian scientists should submit their applications to SRNSF, while their counterpart Italian researchers are to submit their applications to CNR. The deadline for submission of applications to SRNSF is September 2015, 17:00. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. 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 Amendment to the Order of SRNSF Director General Programme Guidelines and Rules for Participation Evaluation Criteria Joint Statement Form Application Form   For additional information you can contact: Office of International Relations and Fundraising Aleksidze #1, 3-rd floor Tel: +995 322 200 220 (Ext: 4022; 4406); + (995 591 11 12 15); + (995 577 57 75 11);  E-mail:  keburia@rustaveli.org.ge ; bakradze@rustaveli.org.ge Website: www.rustaveli.org.ge See below links for Italian beneficiaries: http://www.cnr.it/sitocnr/IlCNR/Attivita/Attivitainternazionali/Mobilita_file/AIview.html?id=32   http://www.cnr.it/sitocnr/IlCNR/Attivita/Attivitainternazionali/Mobilita_file/AIbandiView.html?id=73    
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Forschungszentrum Jülich & Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation announce “Joint Research and Education Programme for Master Students” (2015-2016)

24/07/2015 12:02
Forschungszentrum Jülich (JÜLICH) and Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF) have opened the Call for Project Proposals in the frame of “Joint Research and Education Programme for Master Students”.The aim of the Programme is to: (i) Enable Georgian students the access to JÜLICH world-leading scientific research centre to experience and conduct frontier research in fundamental and applied sciences and (ii) Assist JÜLICH in recruiting the best and the brightest students from Georgian universities and prepare Master theses for further progress of Georgian science. Georgian Master Students granted by JÜLICH and SRNSF under this Call (up to 3) will get the opportunity to carry out a research project at JÜLICH during 2015-2016, and to establish long-term cooperation with researchers in JÜLICH as well as in German universities or non-university research institutions in the following agreed research fields: 1) Mathematics; 2) Information Technologies; 3) Natural Sciences; 4) Engineering Sciences; 5) Life Science and Health; In accordance with “Memorandum of Understanding “concluded on June 16, 2015 between the parties, as part of the program, Master students of the Georgian Universities’ consortium - Ivane Javakhisvhili Tbilisi State University (TSU), Georgian Technical University (GTU) and Ilia State University (ISU) are enabled to visit Jülich Center and work on research projects (PhD thesis) in collaboration with German academic supervisors. Duration of the internship for Master students depends on the corresponding curricula at the Home University. The accumulated duration of research stays in JÜLICH must not be shorter than 8 months in each academic year and/or 4 months in each academic semester. The grants, jointly funded by the Foundation and JÜLICH, consist of: a) Targeted grant funding for Master Students. Grant installment, totaling 900 € per month for Master students includes daily allowance, health, accident and Personal Liability Insurance;b) Travel grants for Master Students: b.1) One travel annually within EU for participation in a scientific event with high relevance to the topic of the Master study; b.2) Up to two return travels annually between Georgia and Germany (economy class); Application forms and relevant documents prepared in Georgian and English Languages should be submitted by 17 August 2015, 17:00. Annexes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and other requested scanned documents that are completed and converted into PDF format should be sent to: ananiashvili@rustaveli.org.ge   The printed versions of all the documents that were sent electronically as well as signed applications (See. Annex 6) should also be submitted. Relevant information on the application form and submission procedure can be found on the following links: Order of SRNSF Director General Annex 1 – Programme Guidelines Annex 2 - Agreement on Implementation of Joint Programme Annex 3 - Application Form (in Georgian and English Languages) Annex 4 - – Grant Seeker’s Tabulated CV (in Georgian and English Languages) Annex 5 - Budget Form (in Georgian and English Languages) Annex 6 - Statement Form to be submitted to SRNSF Office Annex 7.1 – Statement on Submission of the Report Annex 7.2 – Progress Report Form Annex 7.3 – Financial Report Form  Contact persons for the Call:  At Jülich Center - Sabine Dues Manager International Affairs Office of the Board of Directors and International Affairs Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH D-52425 Jülich, Germany s.dues@fz-juelich.de   At SRNSF – Khatia Ananiashvili +995 322 200 220 (4133); ananiashvili@rustaveli.org.ge
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CNRS Call for Georgian Scientists

07/05/2015 09:46
SRNSF’s partner organization - French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), launched a call for proposals in the framework of “International Scientific Cooperation Project” (PICS) Program. 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 time frame. It brings together two research teams and the participation of young researchers (Ph.D.s and postdocs) is encouraged. PICS is a scientific project prepared and presented jointly by two research teams, one at the CNRS and the other abroad. Over a period of non-renewable 3 years, it aims to consolidate and formalize ongoing cooperation with a foreign partner that has already resulted in one or more joint publications PICS allows the team from a laboratory affiliated with the CNRS (UPR / UMR) receive additional funds (usually between 5,000 and € 7,000 per year) to finance missions, seminars and work meetings. The PICS is intended primarily for researchers under 45 years. A call for proposals is published annually on the website of the CNRS European research and international cooperation office (DERCI). The two-stage application process begins on March 1 and finishes on the first week in June . Funding begins at the start of the following year. Before submitting a proposal, CNRS researchers must seek approval from the relevant thematic institute. Once they have obtained it, they can request an application form from DERCI. The foreign partner must simultaneously submit a proposal to their home institution. A provisional budget is to be presented with the research project proposal. The deadline for submission of applications to SRNSF is 3 June 2015, 17:00. The results of the call will be known in January 2016. The brief introduction to the Programme in English Language is available on CNRS link  http://www.cnrs.fr/en/workingwith/PICS.htm   or see Annex 1. The guidelines of the call is available (in French) on the following link  http://www.cnrs.fr/derci/spip.php?article51&lang=en The detailed information on the call can be obtained from: Caroline Danilovic, caroline.danilovic@cnrs-dir.fr Programme Description Guidelines and Rules for Participation Evaluation Form Application Form Statement
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Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF) and Science and Technology Center in Ukraine (STCU) announce a Call in the frame of Targeted Research and Development Initiatives (TRDI) Program

24/02/2015 09:43
In accordance with the “Statement of Intent to cooperate between the Science and Technology Center in Ukraine (STCU) and Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF), the STCU and the SRNSF jointly issued this 2015 call for proposals within the framework of the Targeted Research & Development Initiatives (TRDI) Program in the following priority areas: Biotechnologies and Life Sciences; New Materials and Nanotechnologies; Information and Communications Technologies; The English language version of call’s guidelines may be accessed here: http://www.stcu.int/documents/download/2015_Georgian_Competition_Announcement_ENG.pdf
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