Joint International Calls

Joint Call for Proposals 2015 of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF) and National Research Council of Italy (CNR)

19/11/2015 10:03

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:

For additional information you can contact:

Office of International Relations and Fundraising

  1. 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