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); email@example.com