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25/10/2018 10:14

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia and Forschungszentrum - Jülich announce “Joint Research and Education Programme for Master and PhD Students”

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia and Forschungszentrum - Jülich announce “Joint Research and Education Programme for Master and PhD Students”. Call abbreviation: JFZ Aim of the call: Research and education joint call between LEPL Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia and Forschungszentrum - Jülich aims to give future opportunity to Master and PhD students, to conduct fundamental and applied research, linked to their thesis field, at Jülich research centers. Also, programme aims to support German side, to attract and encourage successful students of Georgian high-educational institutions and involve them in scientific activities of Master and PhD programs. Only individual project proposals will be accepted. General terms of the call: Participation is open only for Master and PhD students under 30 and who have active status of student at Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgian Technical University, Ilia State University, Agrarian University of Georgia and other Georgian universities (in coordination with center). Joint call will fund maximum 3 PhD and 3 Master students, in frames of which they will be able to conduct research linked to their thesis field, at Jülich research centers and have scientific cooperation with researchers and scientists from research centers and universities, in several fields: Math Sciences; Information Technologies; Natural Sciences; Engineering Sciences; Life Sciences and Medical Sciences. For Master students: Duration of research internship, funded in frames of this call must be in full compliance with programme curriculum of particular Georgian Master programme on which student is studying. Monthly scholarship of research internship for Master student is 900 EUR equivalent for GEL. For PhD students: Duration of funded research internship for PhD student is defined for 3 year period. Monthly scholarship of research internship for PhD student is 1400 EUR equivalent for GEL. Grant funding will be divided equally between parties. 50% of funding will be covered by SRNSFG and 50% will be covered by Forschungszentrum - Jülich. Registration for the call consists of 2 stages: First stage: Online registration on juelich@rustaveli.org.ge from October 25, 2018 to November 20   16:00 on E-mail ; Second stage: Registration in chancellery of SRNSFG, until  November 21, 2018, 16:00. Regulatory documents of the call: Decree of Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports №226/ნ; Agreement on joint grant programme implementation; October 25, 2018 decree №156 of Director General of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia; FAQ Useful materials and annexes for project preparation; Terms and conditions of the call – (Annex 1); Project coverpage – (Geo Annex 2); (Eng Annex 2) CV of the participant (Annex 3, generated from GMUS); Project budget for Master students (Annex 4) ; Project budget for PhD students (Annex 5) ; Results foreseen by project; (For PhD students – Annex 6) ; “Application of participation” (Annex 7) Note: Each participant is allowed to submit one proposal only. In case of additional questions, do not hesitate to contact call coordinators: Tornike Skhirtladze (Programme related issues); E-mail: skhirtladze@rustaveli.org.ge Tel: (032) 2 200 220 (4133) Tamta Turashvili (Financial issues); E-mail: turashvili@rustaveli.org.ge Tel: (032) 2 200 220 (4301) Giorgi Tsotsoria  (Programme related issues) E-mail:  tsotsoria@rustaveli.org.ge Tel: (032) 2 200 220 (4019)   Foundation wishes you the best of luck!
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19/10/2018 12:58

SRNSFG announces Call for MA research grants 2018

Title of the call:   MA research grants Call Abbreviation:  MR Aim of the call: MA research  grants aims at  supporting quality enhancement in scientific studies, raising academic level and development of research skills - related to the master's thesis of students enrolled at the accredited Master’s educational program, as well as improvement of higher educational institutions research capacity and integration of research in learning processes and support development of thematic and/or interdisciplinary research activities. Project type :   Individual Call Conditions: Only individual educational-research grants will be given within  the framework of the call; Grantee must be citizen of Georgia, active MA student at accredited high educational institution; During grant claiming period, grantee must be on the  last year of the MA programme; Project duration is defined from 4 to 10 months; Project budget should not exceed  6000 GEL; Scholarship of MA student should not exceed 1200 GEL; Submitting more than one project within  the call, from one applicant is forbidden.   Call administration calendar Octomber 19   2018  – call announcement; Octomber  24, 26  & 30  2018  – group consultations; Otomber 19 – November 12 16:00 –   dates for  registration in the Grants Management Unified System (GMUS); November  14, 16:00  – deadline for providing the application document at the SRNSFG office; November 5    2018  – deadline for sending the questions electronically; November 2018 – Eligibility check of the submitted projects; November   2018 – Publish midterm results of the call; December 2018  –  Evaluation of submitted projects by independent reviewers/group of reviewers; December 2018  – Publish final results of the call;    December 2018  – Sign the grant agreement. Call Regulatory documentation: Decree of the Government of Georgia N130 Decree of the SRNSFG Director General Science Classification Evaluation criteria Frequently asked questions   Useful annexes and material: Call conditions –  annex 1 General information about the project - template,  annex 2 Abstract - annex 3 Project proposal- annex 4 Project timeframe – template, annex 5 Project budget and justification - template, annex 6 CV – template, annex 7 Letter of Personal Commitment of the  advisor (if applicable) - annex 8 ( GEO / ENG ) Letter of support on providing access to research infrastructure (if applicable) – annex 9   Links to the Grants Management Unified System   ( link ) Instruction of the online registration ( link ).   Important: Please read Minister’s Decree, SRNSFG Director General’s decree, call conditions and other annexes carefully; Only group consultations will be held; Deadline for sending the questions electronically –  5 November, 16:00 at the e-mail address:  mr@rustavelil.org.ge . Frequently asked questions will be published on the webpage.   Call coordinators: Lana Davituliani 0322 200 220 (4302)  Contact information  -  mr@rustaveli.org.ge   Tamta Turashvili 0322 200 230 (4301)
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13/07/2018 16:17

SRNSFG announces the Call for Applied Research State grants 2018

Call title Call for Applied Research State grants 2018 Call abbreviation – AR Call goals: Goal of the state grant call for the Applied Research (hereinafter referred to as “the grant call”) is to support: a) Further development of the applied and technological scientific research; b) Development of the long-term innovative and technological applied research projects in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, medical and health sciences, and agricultural sciences of the Georgian Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) with international partners and non-scientific sector (private sector – small and medium enterprises, non-governmental organizations, public sector); c) Providing Technology and innovation transfer reflecting on the social and economic challenges of the State; d) Funding the significant research projects through the open competition; e) Implementation of the technology transfer-oriented projects with the commercialization perspective; f) Identifying and supporting innovation researches with the high technological outcomes on the local or/and international market, reflecting on the existed problems in development of New Technologies;   Project proposal type – institutional Basic terms and conditions of the call: Projects in the three categories will be funded under the call: 1st category – pilot grant for supporting the technology transfer for organization(s); 2nd category – grant for innovative research and technological development for consortium; 3rd category – proof of research concept: grant for infrastructure, training and cluster development for consortium;   Duration of the project can be 2, 3 or 4 years, and the duration of reporting period is defined as 1 year (12 months).   Requested budget from the foundation for one organization should not exceed 140 000 GEL per year and 420 000 GEL per consortium.   The grant budget can include the following categories of expenditure: The sum of monthly amounts of funding the key personnel and supporting personnel should not exceed 50 % of the requested budget from SRNSFG; Overhead costs - total amount of the overhead costs for host and co-participant organizations should not exceed 7 % of the requested budget from SRNSFG.   Grant call includes three stages:   First stage – submitting the concept of the project proposal; Second stage – submitting the project; Third stage – presentation of the project to the commission.   The grant call calendar:   July 24, July 26, August 7 – group consultations (information days); August 14 – deadline for sending the questions; July 13 – July 20 (16:00) – registration of the concepts at the first stage of the grant call; August 21 (16:00) – deadline for submitting the statement on participation at the SRNSFG office; October  – results of the first stage of the grant call; October 12, 18  – group consultations (information day); October 22  – deadline for sending the questions; October 10 – October 28 (16:00) – registration of the full proposals in GMUS; October 29 (16:00) – submitting the statement on participation at the SRNSFG office; November  – interim results of the second stage of the grant call – information on rejected projects at the second stage; November – evaluation by the experts/group of experts of the full proposals submitted at the second stage of the grant call; November – results of the second stage of the call, information about the selected projects for the third stage; December – presenting the projects to the commission; December, 2018 – results of the evaluation by experts/group of experts and commission; providing the three ranking lists according to the project categories and revealing selected projects for funding; December, 2018 – approving the final list of selected projects for funding by the Director General and announcement of the results; December 2018 – Signing the grant agreement.   Call regulatory documents : Decree of the Government of Georgia №85, February 16, 2011 Decree of the SRNSFG Director General N99, July 13, 2018 Amendment in the decree of the SRNSFG Director General Amendment 2 in the decree of the SRNSFG Director General Amendment 3  in the decree of the SRNSFG Director General Amendment 4 in the decree of the SRNSFG Director General Budget classification – annex 13 Scientific fields classification – annex 14 ( GEO / ENG) Evaluation criteria Documents and annexes required for the Project:   Terms and conditions of the call – annex 1 terms and conditions of the call - Consolidated version (29.10.2018) Concept of the project proposal – annex 2 ( GEO / ENG , PDF format) Invention disclosure form – annex 3 ( GEO / ENG ) Statement of participation on the first stage – annex 4 Cover page (general information) of the project – sample, annex 5 ( GEO/ENG ) Project proposal – annex 6 ( GEO / ENG ) CVs of the key personnel – sample, annex 7 Project timeframe – sample, annex 8 Project budget and budget justification – sample, annex 9 ( GEO / ENG ) Letter of co-funding (if applicable) – annex 10, ( GEO / ENG ) Letter of support on providing access to the research infrastructure (if applicable) – annex 11 ( GEO / ENG)     Electronic registration links: The Grants Management Unified System (GMUS) – for project registration (link) Instruction for electronic registration (link) Submitting the invention disclosure form to the-electronic system of the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia – SAKPATENTI (link) Instruction to the invention disclosure of SAKPATENTI (link)   Important information for applicants : Please, carefully read the Decree of the Government of Georgia, decree of the SRNSFG Director General, call terms and conditions and other annexes; Only group consultations will be held; Frequently asked questions; Presentation for consultations.   Coordinators: Natalia Gverdtsiteli – 2 200 220 (4015) Ana Polodashvili Otar Gogiashvili Giorgi Bagashvili Ketevan Gabitashvili Contact information: ar@rustaveli.org.ge   Good luck!
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10/07/2018 17:52

SRNSFG announces 2018 Call for Research State Grants with Participation of Compatriots

Title of the call:  Call for Research State Grants with Participation of Compatriots Call Abbreviation : DI Aim of the call:   The call aims at strengthening ties between Georgian scientists and our successful compatriot working in the research universities and centers abroad. In addition, the call aims at supporting exchange of knowledge and experience, promoting development of scientific research at local research institutions in compliance with international standards, promoting cooperation between the local scientists and our compatriots working abroad and their return to Georgia by funding innovative research projects.  The call enables Georgian scientists be familiar with new information and modern technologies. The call also aims at developing scientific potential of young researchers and their integration into international scientific community.   Project type :   Institutional   Call Conditions:  The project budget and duration is determined based of the scheme below:   The expenditure of requested sum from the foundation must meet the following requirements  Funding of key personnel in case of young researchers’ engagement in the project should not exceed 15,000 GEL per year. Meanwhile, funding of experienced scientists should not exceed 30,000 GEL per year. Young scientist’s engagement in all reporting periods of the projects in compulsory. Funding of key personnel in case there is no young researchers’ engagement in the project should not exceed 30,000 GEL per year. Funding of supporting personnel should not exceed 5,000 GEL per year. “Overhead Costs” should not exceed 7% of requested sum from the foundation.   Call administration calendar July 17 & August 1, 2018 - group consultations; August 10 - deadline for sending the questions electronically; July 19 – August 14, 16:00 pm - dates for registration in the Grants Management Unified System (GMUS); August 16, 16 pm - deadline for providing the application document at the SRNSFG office; September - October - eligibility check of the submitted projects; October - November - publish midterm results of the call; November - December - evaluation of submitted projects by independent reviewers/group of reviewers; December - publish results of the call; December - sign the grant agreement.   Call Regulatory documentation: Decree of the Government of Georgia N88 Decree of the SRNSFG Director General Science Classification ( GEO / ENG ) Budget Classification Evaluation criteria   Useful annexes and material: Call conditions – annex 1 General information about the project – template, annex 2 Project proposal- annex 3 ( GEO / ENG ) CV – template, annex 4 Project timeframe – template, annex 5  Project budget and justification - template, annex 6 ( GEO / ENG ) Letter of Personal Commitment of PI/compatriot - annex 7 ( GEO / ENG ) Letter of co-funding commitment (if applicable) – annex 8 ( GEO / ENG ) Letter of support on providing access to research infrastructure (if applicable) – annex 9 ( GEO / ENG ) Links to the Grants Management Unified System (will open on July 19) Instruction of the online registration ( link ). Important: Please read Minister’s Decree, SRNSFG Director General’s decree, call conditions and other annexes carefully; Only group consultations will be held; Deadline for sending the questions electronically – August 10, at the e-mail address:  di@rustavelil.org.ge . Frequently asked questions will be published on the webpage.   Call coordinators: Salome Sharashenidze Megi Kartsivadze 2 200 220 (4017) Ana Goguadze Davit Chichua   Contact information - di@rustaveli.org.ge   Good Luck!    
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20/06/2018 12:42

SRNSFG announces 2018 Call for Basic Research State Grants

Title of the call:  Basic Research State Grants Call Abbreviation: FR Aim of the Call: Call for Basic Research State Grants aims at gaining new knowledge in various scientific fields and focuses on theoretical and experimental analysis of the theories, models, new ideas and concepts that should facilitate socio-political, economic, public, cultural and technological progress of the country in a long-term perspective. The call supports establishment of competitive research environment, promotes the development of excellent research in compliance with international standards and internationalizations.  The call aims at attracting young researchers and developing their scientific potential.   Project type :   Institutional Call Conditions: The project budget and duration is determined based of the scheme below:   The expenditure of requested sum from the foundation must meet the following requirements:  Funding of key personnel in case of young scientists’ engagement in the project should not exceed 45,000 GEL per year. Consequently, funding of young scientists should not exceed 15,000 GEL per year and funding of experienced scientists should not exceed 30,000 GEL per year. Young scientists’ engagement in all reporting periods of the projects in compulsory. Funding of key personnel in case there is no young scientists’ engagement in the project should not exceed 30,000 GEL per year. Funding of supporting personnel should not exceed 5,000 GEL per year. “Overhead Costs” should not exceed 7% of requested sum from the foundation.   Call administration calendar June 20 2018 – call announcement; June 29 &  July 6, 13  2018 – group consultations; July 16  2018 – deadline for sending the questions electronically; June 27 – July 25 16:00 –  dates for  registration in the Grants Management Unified System (GMUS); July 27 , 16:00 – deadline for providing the application document at the SRNSFG office; July – August   – Eligibility check of the submitted projects; October – Publish midterm results of the call; October  – December - Evaluation of submitted projects by independent reviewers/group of reviewers; January 2019 – Publish final results of the call;   January 2019 – Sign the grant agreement.   Call Regulatory documentation: Decree of the Government of Georgia N84 Decree of the SRNSFG Director General Amendment in the decree of the SRNSFG Director General Science Classification ( GEO / ENG) Budget classification Evaluation criteria   Useful annexes and material: Call conditions – annex 1 General information about the project - template, annex 2 Project proposal- annex 3 ( GEO / ENG ) CV – template, annex 4 Project timeframe – template, annex 5 Project budget and justification - template, annex 6  ( GEO / ENG )   Letter of Personal Commitment of the foreign advisor (if applicable) - annex 7 (ENG) Letter of co-funding commitment (if applicable) – annex 8 ( GEO / ENG ) Letter of support on providing access to research infrastructure (if applicable) – annex 9 ( GEO / ENG )   Links to the Grants Management Unified System  (will open on July 27, 2018) Instruction of the online registration ( link ).   Important: Please read Minister’s Decree, SRNSFG Director General’s decree, call conditions and other annexes carefully; Only group consultations will be held; Deadline for sending the questions electronically – July 16 at the e-mail address:  fr@rustavelil.org.ge . Frequently asked questions will be published on the webpage.   Call coordinators: Ketevan  Gabitashvili Tornike Skhirtladze Salome Sharashenidze 2 200 220 (4016) Giorgi Bagashvili Tamta Turashvili Ana Goguadze   Contact information - fr@rustaveli.org.ge   Good Luck!
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14/06/2018 12:55

SRNSFG announces the Scientific-Research Grant Call for

Call title Scientific-Research Grant Call for " Halyomorpha Halys Elimination State Programme 2018" Call abbreviation – SRNSFG -NFA Call goals: Facing the social-economic challenge of the Government - Halyomorpha Halys elimination and addressing agricultural issues, caused by its dissemination, through conducting scientific-technological research; facilitation of innovative scientific research, focused on solving difficulties caused by Halyomorpha Halys; seeking for new knowledge, methods and innovative technological decisions; theoretical and experimental analysis of addressing problems through sharing best international experience. Project proposal should aim at: studying the biology and quantitative dynamics of Halyomorpha halys in Georgia; identifying its bio antagonists and biological enemies, their consumption opportunities, monitoring and studying the efficiency of biological tools for plants protection; experimental proof of new hypotheses and concepts in terms of problem solution. Funded research should provide the basis of progress in long-term perspective for the state or in terms of regional and international scales.     Project proposal type – institutional   Basic programme and conditions of the call: Requested funding from SRNSFG should not exceed 61 250 Gel for 1-year project and 122 500 Gel for 2-year project.    Project implementation period: 1 or 2 years.   Call administration calendar : Call announcement:                                        June 14, 2018 Group consultations:                                       June 26, 2018  16:00 pm. ( registration form )                                                                         July 10, 2018   16:00 pm. (registration form) Deadline for sending questions electronically: July 17, 2018 Electronic registration starting date:                July 7, 2018 Registration deadline:                   Electronic:                        July 23, 2018   16:00 pm.                   Submission to the office:   July 24, 2018    16:00 pm.   Call regulatory documents : Decree of the Government of Georgia №970 , May 3, 2018 Decree of the SRNSFG Director General N77 , June 14, 2018 Amendment in the decree of the SRNSFG Director General Amendment 2 in the decree of the SRNSFG Director General Evaluation criteria Budget classification Scientific fields classification ( GEO / ENG ) Documents and annexes required for the Project : Project programme and conditions (annex 1) Cover page (annex 2) - template Project proposal (annex 3) GEO / ENG CV of the key personnel (annex 4) - template Project timeframe (annex 5) GEO / ENG Project budget (annex 6) - templates GEO / ENG Letter of research advisor’s commitment (annex 7) GEO / ENG Letter of co-funding commitment (if applicable) (annex 8) GEO / ENG Frequently asked questions   Electronic registration links: The Grants Management Unified System (GMUS) – for project registration (link) Instruction for electronic registration (link) Important information for applicants : Please, carefully read the Decree of the Government of Georgia, decree of the SRNSFG Director General, call programme and conditions and other annexes; Annexes, provided as templates, should be filled in the Grants management Unified System – GMUS, during electronic registration; Only group consultations will be held. For the further information, please, contact us via email: nfa@rustaveli.org,ge   from 14/06 to 17/07. Frequently asked questions will be renewed periodically.   Coordinators : Natalia Gverdtsiteli  2 200 220 (4015) Email: nfag@rustaveli.org,ge   Good luck!    
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05/04/2018 15:10

SRNSFG announces 2018 call for PhD Programmes

Title of the Call Call for  PhD programmes Call abbreviation – PHDF   Aim of the call The call aims at supporting the development of the intellectual capabilities and scientific quality, enhanced scientific capabilities of the HEIs, providing proper environment for scientific research, integrating young scientists into international scientific community, identification of young, talented scientists and supporting their research capabilities, advancement of the high quality research in the country, increasing the academic level of PhD educational programmes and providing proper conditions for young researchers.   Project proposal type –  Individual Major terms and conditions of the Call: Project proposals can be submitted in fields defined by scientific field classifier: Natural studies; Engineering and technology; Medical and health sciences; Agricultural sciences; Social Sciences; Humanities Georgian Studies. Financial requirements: Funding required from the SRNSFG should not exceeded 10 500 GEL (6 months) per period; PhD student’s scholarship should not exceed 5250 GEL (6 months)  per period; Duration of the project: 6-36 months (in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of the call). Call administration calendar:   April 5 –  Call announcement; April 24, May 24, and June 12 -  group consultations; June 14 –  deadline for sending questions electronically; From June 1 st to June 21, 16:00 PM –  dates for electronic registration in GMUS; June 22, 16:00 PM –  deadline for providing the application document at the SRNSFG office June – July – technical expertise of the submitted projects; July  – announcement of the results of technical expertise – information about the projects cancelled due to incompliance with the terms and conditions of the call; July  – August – evaluation of submitted projects; September -  publishing results; September  – October - signing the grant agreement. It is recommended that legal/natural persons involved in the project be registered in the Grants Management Unified System (GMUS) until the electronic registration.   Call regulatory documents Decree of the minister of education and science of Georgia №128/N Decree of the SRNSFG Director General №39 Evaluation Criteria Field of science and technology classification Decree of the minister of finance of Georgia №220 Terms of reference Documents and annexes required for the project Project terms and conditions – annex 1 Cover page (sample) – annex 2 Project proposal – annex 3 ( GEO / ENG ) CV (sample) - annex 4 Project timeframe - annex 5 ( GEO / ENG ) Project budget (sample) - annex 6 ( GEO / ENG ) Letter of personal commitment of foreign advisor/co-supervisor (if applicable) – annex 7 Letter of co-funding (if applicable) - annex 8 ( GEO / ENG ) Reference for the PhD student - annex 9 ( GEO / ENG ) Letter of support on providing access to research infrastructure - annex 10 ( GEO / ENG ) Funding norms of the PhD fellow’s scientific-research visit abroad – annex 13 Frequently asked questions   Links for electronic registration The Grants Management Unified System (GMUS) – for project registration ( link ) Instruction for electronic registration ( link )   Important Please, carefully read the Minister’s Decree, SRNSFG Director General’s decree, call Terms and conditions and other annexes; Only group consultations will be held; Deadline for sending the questions electronically - 15/06/2018 at the e-mail address:  do@rustavelil.org.ge . The document of Frequently Asked Question will be uploaded online and updated periodically.   Coordinators: Ana Polodashvili Natalia Gverdtsiteli Otar Gogiashvili   Contact information: do@rustaveli.org.ge        
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02/04/2018 15:10

The SRNSFG announces the 2018 Call for Research Grants for Young Scientists

The SRNSFG announces the 2018 Call for Research Grants for Young Scientists Title of the Call Research Grants for Young Scientists Call abbreviation – YS Goals of the call The call aims to enhance development of the young scientists’ research quality through supporting their research projects, interdisciplinary scientific collaboration and integration in the international scientific activities as well as to support the development and improvement of the higher educational institutions in Georgia. Project proposal type – institutional Major terms and conditions of the Call: Within the frame of the call, young scientists can submit project proposals in the scientific fields defined by the scientific field classification as follows: Natural sciences; Engineering and technology; Medicine and healthcare; Agricultural sciences; Social Sciences; Humanitarian sciences; Georgian Studies. In order to obtain grant in the frame of the Call for Research Grants for Young Scientists, a proposal should be submitted jointly by the host institution and a young scientist, having attained the PhD degree during 7 years prior to the Call announcement. The host institution can be LEPL or NNLE registered in Georgia, the statute of which defines implementation of research activities as its primary goal as well as higher educational institution in Georgia. A young scientist should have a mentor who is a member of academic personnel of the host institution; A young scientist can also have consultant (s). The consultant(s) can be a citizen of a foreign country; No more than 2 people can be involved in the project as supporting personnel. Duration of the research project should be 2 years. Requested funding from SRNSFG should not exceed 30 000 GEL per year and 60 000 GEL per two years. The project can have co-funding (additional financial source) that will cover certain part of expenditures defined in the project budget. Funding required from the SRNSFG includes the following categories of expenditures: Young scientist’s stipend (should not exceed 15 000 GEL per year) Expenditure for research activities (should not exceed 13 500 GEL per year) Overhead costs (should not exceed 1500 GEL per year) Call administration calendar: April 2 – Call announcement; April 18, May 3, May 16 - group consultations; May 18 – deadline for sending questions electronically; From April 30 to May 25, 16:00 PM – dates for electronic registration in GMUS; May 28, 16:00 PM – deadline for providing the application document at the SRNSFG office; June – technical expertise of the submitted projects; June-July – announcement of the results of technical expertise – information about the projects cancelled due to incompliance with the terms and conditions of the call; June-July – evaluation of submitted projects; August - publishing results; August - September – signing the grant agreement. It is recommended that a young scientist, mentor, host institution, consultant, co-funding institution/person and other legal or natural person, providing research infrastructure for the project (if applicable), register in the Grants Management Unified System (GMUS) after April 5 until the start date of the electronic registration. Call regulatory documents Minister’s decree №135/ნ Decree of the SRNSFG Director General №35 Evaluation criteria Field of science and technology classification Terms of Reference   Documents and annexes required for the project Project terms and conditions – annex 1 Cover page (sample) – annex 2 Project proposal – annex 3 ( GEO / ENG ) CV (sample) - annex 4  Letter of commitment of mentor/consultant - annex 5 ( GEO / ENG ) Project timeframe - annex 6 ( GEO / ENG ) Project budget (sample) - annex 7 ( GEO / ENG ) Letter of co-funding commitment (if applicable) - annex 8 ( GEO / ENG ) Letter of support on providing access to research infrastructure (if applicable) - annex 9 ( GEO / ENG ) Frequently asked questions Links for electronic registration The Grants Management Unified System (GMUS) – for project registration ( link ) Instruction for electronic registration ( link ) Important Please, carefully read the Minister’s Decree, SRNSFG Director General’s decree, call Terms and conditions and other annexes; Only group consultations will be held; Deadline for sending the questions electronically - 18/05/2018 at the e-mail address:  ys@rustavelil.org.ge . The document of Frequently Asked Question will be uploaded online and updated periodically.      
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20/02/2018 12:04

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia announces call for Young Inventors and Researchers “Leonardo Da Vinci”

Program for high school students “Leonardo da Vinci” aims to support ongoing reforms at general educational institutions; to stimulate and improve the learning process and to raise pupils’ interest towards learning; to raise interest towards innovation and technology; to develop creative thinking and practical skills. The call is open to VII-XII graders at the general educational institutions (public and private schools). Applications can be submitted individually and in groups. The number of members of the group should not exceed three students of the relevant grades. After the registration of the project, the change of group members is inadmissible. Each team can appoint a team leader who will coordinate the ongoing work and who will be the team speaker and contact person. Nevertheless, each member of the team should be able to fulfil the role of a speaker/contact person, must be fully involved in the project and should get acquainted with all its aspects. The final work should reflect the coordinated efforts of all members of the team. Group projects will be evaluated by the rules and assessment criteria of individual projects. The same person can’t be the author or co-author of more than two submissions. In case of victory, only one project will be financed. The research submitted to the call should not have taken place until January 2017. Each team or student must have a supervisor who may be a teacher, parent or scientist. The supervisor of the project should be in close contact with the student during the whole period of the work, should be familiar with all relevant regulations concerning potentially dangerous or risky research related to the student's project. Such research can include the use of chemical or biological substances and equipment, experimental methods, study of cell culture, microorganisms or dangerous animals/animal tissues. The Commission of competition will reveal the winners and special prizes to the exhibition. The grant-awarded project author will travel abroad with a tour. The author of the project winning first place will be awarded with the amount of 5000 GEL, the author of the project in the second place - 3000 GEL and the author of the project in the third place - GEL 2000. In case of a group of projects presented, the relevant amount is divided equally between the members of the group. The complete description of the competition is given on the Georgian page of SRNSFG.   Further information can be obtained from the call coordinators: Ms. Maka Kajaia – kajaia@rustaveli.org.ge, Tel: 2200220(4409) Ms. Ana Goguadze - goguadze@rustaveli.org.ge    The instructions for electronic registration of the competition will be posted on the foundation's website later!
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24/11/2017 11:29

Joint call for proposals by the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia and the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) is now open

Joint call for proposals by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) and the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia (Foundation) is now open. The call aims to develop cooperation between Georgian and Turkish higher educational institutions, scientific and research centers, and to strengthen collaboration between the Georgian and Turkish teams of scientists. The joint call of 2017 offers funding for the joint research projects for Georgian and Turkish researcher teams. The team of Georgian researchers should have a Principal Investigator (PI) from Georgia and the Turkish team should have one from Turkey. Turkish and Georgian partners will submit a joint online application in English via TUBITAK’s online system, that can be accessed at uidb-pbs.tubitak.gov.tr until February 15, 2018. The duration of a project should not exceed 24 months and the Georgian partners that are eligible for funding can receive up to 30.000 GEL per project, 15 000 GEL annually. Georgian participants should submit the required documents to the Foundation till 15:00 on March 1 st , 2018. A copy of the full project proposal in English - registered at the TUBITAK online system; A complete version of the project proposal translated in Georgian by the Translation Bureau; A statement by the Georgian research team, signed by the Principal Investigator and the key personnel; The identification documents and proof of academic degree of the Principal Investigator and the key personnel from Georgia. If the aforementioned documents are not issued in Georgia, it should be accompanied with the approval by the LEPL National Education Quality Enhancement Center of Georgia. Academic degrees issued in the USSR do not require Georgian translation and approval; Professional Biography (CV) of the key personnel of the project; (Annex #3 Georgian and  English versions) ; Letter of co-financing, indicating the amount of co-financing (in case of such), signed by the head of the corresponding legal entity or by the person ( Annex #4 ) . View the annexes related to the Call: Decree by the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia; Decree by the Director General of the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia; AMANDEMENT in the  decree of  Director General of the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia; Terms of the Joint Call   (Annex №1); Statement by the key personnel    (Annex №2); CV of a Scientist  Georgian  /  English (Annex №3); Letter of Co-financing   (Annex №4); Budget Classifier (Annex №5); Evaluation Criteria .   Information about the Call is also available at the TUBITAK’s website . For additional questions, you can contact the coordinators of the call:   Mariam Keburia Tel: +995 322 200 220 (4022)  Email:   keburia@rustaveli.org.ge     Giorgi Tsotsoria Tel: +995 322 200 220 (4445) Email:  tsotsoria@rustaveli.org.ge   Tamta Shkubuliani Tel: +995 322 200 220 (4445) Email:   tshkubuliani@rustaveli.org.ge          
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