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16/06/2017 15:13

The Foundation Announces Basic Research State Scientific Grants Competition of 2017

The aim of Basic Research State Scientific Grants competition of 2017 is to create new knowledge in various scientific fields. The Call for Proposals is oriented to theoretical and experimental analysis of the developments, facts, 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. Commercial benefit from the research done under this call is not obligatory. The call for Basic Research facilitates establishment of competitive research environment, approximation of research activities to international standards and internationalization, it facilitates integration of research and higher education, fostering career development of young scientists by means of their involvement in research projects The competition is financed from the state budget of Georgia according to the rules defined by the Resolution No.84 of the Government of Georgia on February 16, 2011 "On the Basic Research State Scientific Grant". To participate in the competition, projects can be presented in scientific directions defined by the classification of scientific directions. Grants can be obtained only through open, public competition. Only institutional grants will be issued within the competition. One or more organizations together with the project's key personnel can register the project and participate in the competition. As the project manager, a person can lead only one project at the same time. This rule applies to the projects presented in this competition, as well as in ongoing projects, which were funded and administered by the Foundation under the following competitions: state scientific grants for fundamental Research, state scientific grants for applied research, competitions of state grants for joint research with the participation of compatriots working abroad (FR, AR, DI). With the status of key personnel one can be involved in not more than 2 projects at the same time. Involves the projects presented in this competition, as well as ongoing projects, which were funded and administered by the Foundation under the following competitions: State Scientific Grants for Fundamental Research, State Scientific Grants for Applied Research, competitions of State Grants for joint research with the participation of compatriots working abroad.   Call Administration Schedule:   June 16, 2017 - Announcement of the competition; June 19, 2017 – Start of the e-registration of Projects; June 23, 16:00 - Group Consultation №1 - Registration Form; June 30, 16:00 - Group Consultation №2 - Registration Form; July 7, 16:00 - Group Consultation №3 - Registration Form; July 14, 16:00 - Complete e-registration of projects (deadline); July 19, 16:00 - Deadline for submitting application for participation in the competition in the chancellery of the foundation;   Individual consultations will not take place! The documentation presented in violation of the established terms, regulation rules and competition terms shall not be considered for competition.   See the detailed information about the competition rules and conditions in the following documents: Resolution # 84 of the Government of Georgia of February 16, 2011; Decree # 74 of the Director General of the Foundation of 16 June 2017; Competition Terms – Attachment (appendix) # 1; Project Manager – Attachment #2, in Georgian and English ; Project proposal - Attachment #3, in Georgian and English ; Professional biographies of the project key personnel (CV) - Appendix 4, in Georgian and English ; The overall budget of the project and justification of the amount requested from the Foundation - Appendix # 5 in Georgian and English ; Project implementation plan – Appendix # 6, in Georgian and English ; Summary of the scientific-research project implemented and completed in the preceding three years by the project manager – Appendix # 8, in Georgian and English ; Information about the leading and participating organizations - Appendix # 9, in Georgian and English ; Letter of consent of foreign scientist - Appendix # 10, in English ; Reference on co-financing - Appendix 11, in Georgian; Classification of scientific directions - Appendix # 12, in Georgian and English ; Budget classifier – Appendix #13, in Georgian; Frequently Asked Questions The registration for the competition has two stages:   Electronic Registration of the Project in the electronic database of the competition - from 19 June 2017 to 14 July 16:00. Registration in the chancellery of the Foundation – Present the applications for participation in the competition at the chancellery of the Foundation –till 16:00 pm July 19, 2017. To obtain further information related to the competition you can contact the program coordinators:   Nino Gachechiladze:-  Gachechiladze@rustaveli.org.ge Ketevan Gabitashvili-  Gabitashvili@rustaveli.org.ge Tornike Skhirtladze-  Skhirtladze@rustaveli.org.ge Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation wishes you best of luck with your project!  
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A joint research and educational program by Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation and Forschungszentrum Jülich for MA and PhD students

15/06/2017 14:01
The Joint program of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF) and Jülich Research Center of Germany ( Forschungszentrum Jülich) aims to extend the cooperation between Georgia and Germany. Under the aforementioned program, Georgian students are given the opportunity to visit world’s leading research center and to carry out their research activities adhering to international standards. The funding from SRNSF and Forschungszentrum Jülich provides  the Georgian MA (max. 3) and PhD students (max. 3) with an opportunity to to conduct the research related with the preparation of diploma / dissertation papers through an internship at Forschungszentrum Jülich. Moreover, the program provides an opportunity for establishing a long-term partnership with other scientific centers of Jülichand Germany or with the scientists from universities in the following research fields: Mathematical Sciences Natural Sciences, Information Technology, Engineering, Life Sciences and Medical Sciences. The program aims to encourage the young generation of researchers and to increase the scientific potential of the country. On the basis of the competition, it will be possible to identify talented young scientists, to facilitate the involvement of MA and PhD students in research projects of Jülich Research Center, as well as to encourage long-term cooperation with the aforementioned institution and with other scientific centers of Germany. Target Group: Graduate or PhD students with active status, from the universities of the consortium of higher education institutions of Georgia (TSU, GTU, ILIAUNI, AGRUNI), also approved by the Forschungszentrum Jülich. Submission of the application and relevant documents, in Georgian and English languages, should be facilitated as follows: For MA students: Annexes 3, 4, 5 and other requested documents completed and attached in PDF format to be sent on the following e-mail address: juelich@rustaveli.org.ge . Deadline of the submission: 15 th , of September, 2017 17:00; All the documents that were sent electronically and signed must be presented ) at the chancellery of the Foundation including 20 th September, 2017, 17:00 (see the annex 7) For PhD Students: Annexes 3, 4, 6 and other requested documents completed and attached in PDF format must be sent on the following e-mail address: juelich@rustaveli.org.ge Including 30 th of October, 2017, 17:00; To present printed documents (all the documents sent electronically and signed before) at the chancellery of the Foundation. Deadline: 3 rd of November, 2017 17:00 (see the annex 7)   For further information, please contact the program coordinators: LEPL Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation: Tornike Skhirtladze Skhirtladze@rustaveli.org.ge   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
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15/05/2017 16:36

Joined Call of the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia and the National Research Council (CNR), Italy

The Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia (SRNSFG) and the National Research Council (CNR), Italy are pleased to invite applicants for the joint SRNSFG-CNR research/ mobility call. The competition aims to strengthen collaboration among scientists and scientific centers of Georgia and Italy, to support the mobility and research activities of scientists through funding joint projects. The call is open in two categories: Joined research project (with the duration of two years) Joined Seminars The grant scholarship is administered and equally supported by the two foundations: SRNSFG and CNR. The Georgian scientists are invited to submit their proposal at Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia, while Italian researchers apply at the National Research Council. Applicants are expected to submit the following:   Project proposal in English and in Georgian, printed and signed by the project coordinator, also on CD with the detailed information on budget, goals and objectives, action plan, CVs of the engaged personnel. Certificates which prove qualification and working experience of the Georgian applicants; Deadline of the application: June 30, 14:00 (by Tbilisi Time). Late application will be rejected. The joint call is administered based on the following regulatory documents: Decree of the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia; Decree of the General Director at SRNSFG; Eligibility criteria; Template of the joined proposal; Information is also available on CNR’s web page: https://www.cnr.it/en/news/7463/nuovi-bandi-accordi-bilaterali-cnr-con-l-internazionalizzazione-la-ricerca-va-lontano Joint call coordinators at the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia: Office of International Relations and fundraising   Ms. Mariam Keburia keburia@rustaveli.org.ge   +995 322 200 220 (extension: 4022)   Mr. Irakli Grdzelishvil grdzelishvili@rustaveli.org.ge +995 322 200 220 (extension: 4406)
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05/05/2017 09:59
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31/03/2017 12:07

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation announces 2017 MA research call

MA research call is dedicated to support MA students to study in accredited Georgian Universities in order to advance their scientific research skills and improve the quality of academic research papers of MA studies in Georgia. Additionally, MA research call promotes building up improved research capacity in higher education institutions of Georgia.  The call is open to citizens of Georgia who are currently students of Georgian accredited higher educational institutions and are studying at the senior or junior year of an undergraduate (MA) course. The project duration must be 4-10 months and the total budget of the project should not exceed 6000 GEL. In order to apply for the call, all necessary documents must be sent to the following e-mail address: mr@rustaveli.org.ge from 03.07.2017 until 24.10.2017, 17:00 Statement of participating in the call must be submitted to the Office of until 17:00 of 27 October 2017 at the following address: Tbilisi, 1 Aleksidze, 3 rd Floor, Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (Chancellery) For more information about the call, contact the program coordinators: D.Chichua Tel: + (995 32) 2 200 220 (41 of 33) E-mail:chichua@rustaveli.org.ge V. Lomidze E-mail: lomidze@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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22/03/2017 10:01

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation announces the call of the Young Scientists Research Grants 2017

The current SRNSF call aims to enhance the quality of research by supporting projects of young scientists, to promote their involvement in interdisciplinary scientific cooperation. Also, to help higher education institutions strengthen their scientific-research environment. Eligibility: Citizen of Georgia with a PhD or equivalent degree who has been awarded the degree in the past 7 years before the announcement date of the call. For the Young Scientists Research Grants call projects may be submitted to the following scientific fields: Natural Sciences Engineering and Technology Medical and Health Sciences Agricultural Sciences Humanities Social Sciences Georgian Studies The administration schedule: Call announcement - March 22 Group consultations: 5 April at 16:00. - Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation conference room (Address: 1 M.Aleksidze str) April 28, 16:00. - Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation conference room For more information, please contact the program coordinators: Ms. Nino Bitsadze,  E-mail: bitsadze@rustaveli.org.ge Mr. Vazha Lomidze,   E-mail: lomidze@rustaveli.org.ge All the related documents and detailed information is available on the Georgian website of SRNSF.   
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10/03/2017 16:00

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation announces call for PhD scholarships 2017

The main goal of the program is developing intellectual potential of the country and preparing high qualified science staff.  Sub-goals of the program are: targeted use of intellectual potential existing in the universities, creating relevant conditions for the research, collaboration between PhD students and higher education institutions abroad. Objective of the project is identifying successful, talented, young researchers and contributing towards bringing his/her doctoral research project to international standards. This program will contribute to young researchers’ integration in international projects and increase Georgia’s scientific research quality. Call for PhD scholarships 2017 is open to the various fields of science ( sub-fields are listed in the classification ): Natural Sciences; Engineering and Technology; Medical and health Sciences; Agricultural Sciences; Social Sciences; Humanities; Georgian Studies. SRNSF will fund individual grant proposals only. Program participation is announced through open Call. Eligibility: Georgian citizen PhD students of Higher Educational Institutions, enrolled in PhD programs in accordance with Georgian legislation.  2014 and 2016 Call winner PhD students are not eligible to participate in the program. For implementation of the project, researchers can use material-technical base, which belong to the higher educational institution, scientific-research institute or other legal/physical body. Project duration: minimum 6 months, maximum 36 months. Implementation of the winning projects will start from October 1, 2017. Requested funding from SRNSF for each reporting period should not exceed 10 500 GEL. The Call Administration timeframe: March 10, 2017 - Call opening; March 24, 16:00 - Info days 1 - registration form; April 7 - Date of opening electronic registration database; April 12, 16:00 - Info days 2 - registration form; April 20 - Deadline for submitting questions online; April 28, 16:00 - Deadline of submitting electronic proposals; May 3, 16:00 - The deadline for submitting proposals (hard copy) at the foundation office. August – Call results. There will be no individual consultations. Documentation submitted after the deadline shall not be considered. You can find detailed information on Call terms and conditions in the following documents: Decree of the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia, #128/N, dated September 30, 2014;    Decree of SRNSF Director General dated March 10, 2017; Call conditions (Annex 1); Project cover page and abstract (Annex 2); Project proposal (Annex 3); CV of PhD student (CV) (Annex 4) ; Project implementation timeframe (Annex 5); Project budget (Annex 6); CVs of PhD thesis supervisor, co-supervisor (if applicable) and consultant (if applicable)  (Annex 7)  Georgian / English; Letter of commitment of foreign consultant or foreign co-supervisor (Annex 8); Document proving co-funding (if applicable, Annex 9) Field of Science Classification (Annex 10)  Funding norms per country category  (Annex 11) Decree of the President of Georgia, N231, dated April 20, 2005; Frequently asked questions. Project submitted to the foundation must be prepared in accordance to the forms indicated while the call announcement. Additional documents must be submitted with the project proposal: Copy of PHD student’s ID or passport (active document); Document proving previous academic degree of the PhD student; Certificate proving enrolment at accredited PhD program (issued March 10 – April 28, 2017). Foreign documents (if applicable) must be accompanied by Bureau approved Georgian translation. Each project, after registration at the database, will be assigned special project code. Applicants will be able to generate proposal from the database.   Call for PhD scholarships 2017 coordinators: Ketie Gabitashvili    Mail:   gabitashvili@rustaveli.org.ge   Davit Chichua Mail:   chichua@rustaveli.org.ge Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation wishes you the best of luck!    
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07/02/2017 14:53

Call for “Leonardo Da Vinci” 2017

Program for high school students “Leonardo da Vinci” aims to support ongoing reforms at general educational institutions; to stimulate and improve learning process and raise pupils’ interest towards learning; to raise interest towards innovation and technology; to develop creative thinking and practical skills. Call is open to any person who are VII-XII graders at the general educational institutions (public and private schools). The Call will be conducted in two stages: At the first stage of the Call,   a participant shall submit an application form and a research plan / primary idea (uploaded PDF file) (with scanned signatures) to the following email address:  leo@rustaveli.org.ge . Project evaluation committee will review submitted application form and research plan / primary idea in accordance with the first stage evaluation criteria, and determine short-listed projects that moved to the second stage. At the second stage , an applicant will submit a statement for participation in the Call, electronic files containing project description and illustrative layout / model / or drawings (photos), (scanned versions of drawings are allowed to upload); professional biographies of the project manager and the relevant field scientist or supervisor (if any) (uploaded PDF file) to the following email address:  leo@rustaveli.org.ge . Call administration schedule: 10/04/2017 16:00 - deadline for the first stage application form and the research plan / primary idea submission; 18/04/2017 16:00 - deadline for the application submission at the Foundation Office; 12/05/2017 - Announcement of the first stage Call results; 04/10/2017 16:00 - deadline for the second stage, submission of the statement of participation in the Call, electronic files containing project description and illustrative layout / model / or drawings; professional biographies of the project manager and the relevant field scientist or supervisor (if any); 10/10/2017 16:00 - deadline for the registration of the statement of participation and the illustration / model at the Regional Resource Center or the Foundation Office; 20/10/2017 - Finalists will be selected by the project evaluation committee; 15/11/2017 - The project evaluation committee will announce the winner. Please see the links below for the detailed information about the Call requirements: Government of Georgia resolution Order of SRNSF Director General Terms of the Call Research project plan / primary idea for the first stage submission The first stage application form Project description to be submitted at the second stage Statement of participation to be submitted at the second stage Scientific directions and sub-categories Registration instructions At 16:00 at the Foundation Conference Hall; address: 3 rd  floor, 1 Merab Aleksidze Street.   For detailed information, please contact: Maka Kajaia, Nodar Kiladze - the Program Coordinators Tel: + (995 32) 2 200 220 (4409); 577 97 72 02; 599555644 (4333) E-mail: kajaia@rustaveli.org.ge ;  kiladze@rustaveli.org.ge Address: 3 rd  floor, 1 Merab Aleksidze Street Website: www.rustaveli.org.ge We wish you good luck!
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14/06/2016 14:51

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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