18/05/2018 16:39
18/05/2018 16:32

“Medieval Georgian Literacy in the Christian East and Byzantium”

On May 17, 2018 at 16:00, the National Center for Manuscripts hosted the presentation of the final results of the project funded by SRNSFG titled “Medieval Georgian Literacy in the Christian East and Byzantium”. Participants presented the research findings and implemented activities during the project. The catalog contains information about the Georgian manuscripts kept in antique Georgia, created in the X-XVIII centuries, or kept in the monastery centers of the Christian East and the Byzantine monasteries: Old Palestine, Bitvina, Eaton, Constantinople, Antioch and Balkan regions. There are photos of one or two manuscripts from abroad, describing short description, the wills, notes regarding the place and first sources of the manuscripts, authors etc. The introduction of the publication answers the question: how did the particular manuscripts appear in Georgia and how did they become the part of museums and libraries? The publication is a valuable work for Georgian and foreign researchers, for Byzantinists and Orientalists, medieval manuscripts as well as for the research related to the monastery and literacy centers and will enable the readers to learn about medieval literacy, old manuscripts and history.
18/05/2018 16:31

Information Day

On May 16, 2018, 16:00, the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia organized information day in frame of the Research Grants for Young Scientists call. The coordinators answered the questions and explained to the audience the terms and conditions of the call.

Online registration for the Call for Mobility and International Scientific Events 2018 has started

15/05/2018 09:40
Online registration for the Call for “Mobility and International Scientific Events”, 2018 has started. Please visit the  link  for registration. Deadline for online registration is June 5, 16:00.
15/05/2018 09:28

Final presentation of project

Traditional   Agriculture  and Prospects for the Development of the Georgian Village ( Historical - Ethnographic  Study of  Kakheti Region) Traditional agriculture in Kakheti and its different fields has developed in compliance with the region’s geoclimatic zoning (plain, foothill, mountain).  Wrong agricultural policy in Georgia in the 1990s dramatically slowed rural development; consequently, the rural infrastructure in Kakheti was destroyed, irrigation systems and physical infrastructure were disrupted, prices for agricultural materials and tools went up, etc. The 20-year period of institutional reforms could not create favorable social and economic environment for rural development. Today the small and medium-sized farming are mainly developing in Kakheti.Some of the farmers use old technics and traditional methods, some utilize modern technologies. At present farmers' cooperation which is rather important for the development of separate agricultural sectors is at a slow pace, though showing an increasing trend. Due to the unique geo-climatic conditions, Kakheti can become a serious manufacturer and competitive exporter of bioproduction on the foreign market. The government’s incorrect strategy of agricultural land distribution seriously hinders the development of agriculture. At the same time, there  is a low level of production and management, poorly treated arable lands and pastures, lack of affordable technology, poor quality seeds, absence of veterinary laboratories, etc. Agriculture in Kakheti  is experiencing a lack of qualified personnel; however, the existence of agricultural vocational colleges gives a perspective to overcome this drawback. The project results have both theoretical and practical value. It will provide the theorists and practitioners of the relevant fields with the necessary information and create a theoretical basis for state organizations to devise a strategy for rural development.
11/05/2018 14:48

First results of 2018 Call for Research projects of the grant call “Science begins from school-research projects with participation of the secondary school students“

First results of the 2018 Grant call for “Science begins from school-research projects with participation of the secondary school students” of SRNSFG is available. 41 proposals were submitted from the following scientific directions: Mathematics - 2 proposals Informatics -2 proposals Physics - 3 proposals Chemistry -12 proposals Life sciences-1 proposal Earth sciences -2 proposals Ecology-6 proposals Engineering and technology-5 proposals Agricultural sciences-8 proposals Due to incompliance to the Call terms and conditions, 4 proposals (SCR/ 23/7/2018, SCR/ 26/ 9 /2018;  SCR/ 34/  4/2018 ;  SCR/ 40/ 7/2018) have been rejected by the technical expertise decree # 52 of the Director General of SRNSFG. Relevant regulatory documents are available in Georgian. 15 proposals which meet technical regulations as well as call terms and conditions, were selected for the second phase of selection process The threshold for proposed projects - 17 points out of 25. Selected projects for the second round. The Principal Investigators of the project proposals, selected in the first stage will have to present their projects in May.

Regarding the 2018 Call for Mobility and international scientific events

11/05/2018 12:27
The amendment has been made in the Director General’s decree # 43 dated as April 11, 2018 regarding the 2018 Grant call for “Mobility and international scientific events”. See the decree.
11/05/2018 10:38

Information day on Grants for Networking in brokerage events or Preparatory meetings

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia hosted the information day on Grants for Networking . The scheme is the part of the multilateral project EaP PLUS under the EU framework programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020. At the Information Day, the audience was given the information about the Call and reviewed the EU framework programme for Research and Innovation “Horizon 2020” in general. Major aim of the Grant for Networking is to support the participation of local researchers from Eastern Partnership countries in Brokerage Events related to Horizon2020 and Preparatory Meetings for the development of H2020 project proposals. Deadline for submission is May 31, 2018 and candidates can apply for an event scheduled until August 31, 2018. Please, visit the link for more information.
10/05/2018 10:19

Study and protection of Colhic Forest Genetic Resources

,,Study and protection of Colhic Forest Genetic Resources“- the three-year project was finished, which has been financed in the frame of State Grants for Fundamental Research 2014. For the first time, in the framework of project inventory of rare and endangered woody species spread in the Adjara region was carried out according to the traditional and modern methods. The data base was established, maps of habitats and web-site ( were prepared in two languages: in Georgian and in English. In the process of the research 5 district of high conservation value were revealed and recommendations according to IUCN were prepared to correct The Red List of Georgia. On the basis of the research information about rare and endangered woody species has been updated. These plants are very important, because they are relict and endemic species of Colhic forest and at the same time they represent the unique elements of biodiversity.  
07/05/2018 21:41

Dedicated to 105 Anniversary of the Museum

Exhibition “From Colonial to the National Museum-1913-2018” is the part of scientific research grant of Shota Rustaveli National foundation. It aims to show the reinterpreted and renovated display of the artifacts in the Museum, showing the different periods of the development and artistic tendencies, based to the new research materials. The Unique artifacts and archive materials will be on display in the various spaces of the Museum and will tell the controversial and interesting story of the Museum from the Russian Imperial Policy to the period of Independency.  The exhibition is enriched with the new materials and thematically unifies not only temporary and permanent exhibition spaces, but also the library, the educational space, lobby and garden of the Museum. The objects are presented in the chronological range and show history of the Museum from the period of the establishment of Caucasian Handicrafts Museum and Handicrafts Museum (1899-1913), to the periods of Georgian Democratic Republic (1918-1921), Georgian Socialist republic (1921-1991) and period of Independency (1991-till today). In that period, beside the political/ ideological changes, wars, difficulties, the museum preserve and saved most of it`s collections and turned from the Colonial to the National Museum.