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20/02/2018 15:15

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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15/02/2018 14:59
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23/01/2018 14:19

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia announces a call for Programme – ‘Science begins from School - Research projects with participation of secondary school students’

The competition aims at enhancing education quality at general educational institutions, integrating research in the teaching process, increasing the popularity of science and encouraging pupils to engage in research.  SRNSFG call intends to introduce innovative approaches to the educational process, facilitate a pupil to get the comprehensive understanding of different subjects and increase the curiosity for science. Increasing teachers’ motivation for involvement in student’s research.  Increasing interest in involvement in secondary school students’ research for scientists, including young scientists (PhD, MA). The introduction of such innovations in the learning process that will improve the efficiency of general education activities, which will help the students to understand the importance of a particular subject, that will increase their interest in science. Public school/schools can register a project for the competition. Private schools can apply in cooperation with a public school, which gives an opportunity to involve its students in the project.  Participating private school can’t be a grant holder. From the part of the public school, a supervisor has to be a teacher, which works with VII-XII grade students. That person can apply only with one project. Scientist involved in the project which gives consultations to the supervisor, project assistant and students, has to possess a PhD or equivalent degree, Involvement of a project assistant, who helps supervisor and scientist in the process of projects implementation is important. That person has to be a student of MA or PhD in Georgian high educational institution. Involvement of supervisor, scientist and project assistant is the main requirement of the competition. Presented Projects have to make provision public school students active involvement in specific scientific issue/problem scientific research. Competition is open to any person who are VII-XII graders at the general educational institutions (public and private schools). Duration of research has to be 24 working weeks, which doesn’t include school vacations. The requested budget for the project can’t be more than 12 000 GEL. Co-foundation is possible.    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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22/01/2018 10:18
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24/11/2017 17:27

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; 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   Irakli Grdzelishvili Tel: +995 322 200 220 (4445) Email:  grdzelishvili@rustaveli.org.ge   Tamta Shkubuliani Tel: +995 322 200 220 (4445) Email:   tshkubuliani@rustaveli.org.ge          
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05/05/2017 17:24

The foundation opens call for the French National Center for Scientific Research and Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation joint call - international Program for Scientific Cooperation (PICS)

The foundation opens call for the French National Center for Scientific Research and Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation joint call -  international Program for Scientific Cooperation (PICS) Under the call two group of scientists have to send joint application, one of them have to be involved in CNRS or other organization/laboratory associated with it, as for the second group, it must be presented by the scientist who are the   citizens   of other country but are their partners.     The key condition of the call is presenting joint application, prouf of cooperation between Georgian and French scientists which has to have  published one joint publication. Within the project of International Scientific cooperation (CNRS PICS) the foundation will fund a group of Georgian Scientists while the group of French Scientists will be financed by CNRS. The amount of grantee from the foundation must not be more than 10000 Euros equivalent in GEL per year. Grant can be used for the following category of the budget: business trips to partner countries(travel expenses) expenses of seminars and workshshops Other expenses related to research Amount of money required in other expenses must not be more than 50 percent of the whole amount Under the CNRS PICS call preference will be given to the group of scientists who are not older than 45 years short description of the program in English is available here   http://www.cnrs.fr/derci/spip.php?article881&lang=en Call conditions in French are given on the following link  http://www.cnrs.fr/derci/spip.php?article51&lang=fr The length of funded program must not be more than 36 months For the preparation of project proposal, the head of the group of Georgian scientists has to send all the necessary documents to her/his French colleague(in English or in French) in accordance with CNRS form(see this form in English in the appendix 2). Deadline to present online application in CNRS online registration system is 12 June, 2017  French and Georgian heads of the project should present joint applications in CRNS and National Science Foundation of Georgia before 15 th of June 17:00 PM. It has to be presented in pdf format and has to be saved in disk(CDR) see appendix 2.  In the application presented in the Foundation has to be included the description of the activities of Georgian and French partners and the application has to be signed by the both heads of the project.   The joint statement signed by the head of the project and by the head of the administration of host institution has to be presented at the chancellery of the Foundation. Evaluation committee which consists of with the independent experts of the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia make a decision about the size of funding for the winner projects nominated by CNRS. Detailed information about the call conditions are available in the following links The decree of Minister of Ministry of Education and Science in Georgia The decree of Director General of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia Projects application(English) Joint application form  Timeframe of call administration April 2017-announcement of the call May 2017 Opening the call 12/06/2017 -  Deadline of sending the applications in CNRS online registration system.; 15/06/2017 – Deadline of presenting the applications at the chancellery of  Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia.  March 2018-Results will be announced For additional information contact to  Contact person in CNRS Gulnara Le Torrivellec  +33 1 44 96 44 53  Gulnara.LETORRIVELLEC@cnrs-dir.fr Program coordinator at Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia Irakli Grdzelishvili +995 322 200 220 (4406);  grdzelishvili@rustaveli.org.ge
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31/03/2017 10:00

The Foundation announces call for proposals - Targeted Research & Development Initiatives STCU & SRNSF 2017-2018

In accordance with the “Statement of Intent to Cooperate Between the Science and Technology Center in Ukraine (STCU) and the Georgian National Science Foundation (since February 2016- Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation - SRNSF), the STCU and the SRNSF jointly issue this 2017 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 Project proposals should be limited to total budgets not to exceed US$ 70,000. Half of that, which is approximately US$ 35.000, should only be allocated by STCU for Grants (labour costs) and the Technology Transfer training, which is a part of the TI Program. A strict requirement for all project submissions is the involvement of at least one scientific collaborator letter from any of the two western funding parties: United States or the European Union. (It is preferable to seek collaborators from a minimum of two western funding parties.) In order to receive detailed information regarding the call administration, please visit the Georgian version of the website or contact the coordinators of the call:   Mr. David Chichua, Main Specialist of the Department of Grants and Programs Administration, Evaluation and Analysis Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation 1 Aleksidze Str. Tbilisi, 0193, Georgia Email:chichua@rustaveli.org.ge   Mr. Irakli Grdzelishvili Main Specialist of the Department of the Office of International Relations and Fundraising Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation Email: grdzelishvili@rustaveli.org.ge
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