20/09/2018 17:24

Information for the applicants of the Applied Research State Grants Call 2018

Within the frame of the Applied Research State Grants Call 2018, announcement of the first stage results and electronic registration dates of the full proposals will be postponed. Accordingly, electronic registration will not begin on September 25. Information on the amendments in the decree N 99 (approved by the SRNSFG Director General, dated as of July 13, 2018) and on the new terms will be announced on the SRNSFG web-page.
12/09/2018 16:36

International Conference “South Caucasus Chalk Circle 2”

On September 12, 2018 Ilia State University hosted the International Conference of Georgian Studies.  The conference organizers are: Ilia State University, University of Maryland (USA) and University Paris (France).  The conference is funded by Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia. International Conference of Kartvelology was founded by the initiative of foreign Georgian studies specialists in 2016. The first conference was held in Paris in the same year. On September 2-11, 2018, by the support of Ilia State University, the summer school of related thematic was held with the conference on September 12-14, which aimed Georgian studies internationalization, creating common platform for Georgian and foreign scientists, Georgian and Caucasian studies promotion in the foreign universities.   Together with Georgian scientists, 15 scientists working on Georgian language problems in American and European universities are participating in the conference.
10/09/2018 12:12

8th Georgian-German School and Seminar in Basic Sciences

On August 20-25, 2018, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University hosted the joint 8th Georgian-German School and Workshop in Basic Science (GGSWBS) with the participation of Jülich research center (Forschungszentrum Jülich) and Georgian partner universities (AUG, ISU, GTU and TSU) This event is a joint target programme of Shota Rustaveli  National Science Foundation of Georgia and German Jülich research Center (Forschungszentrum Jülich). The subject of this event was science at multidisciplinary SMART|Labs in Georgia". the school and seminar focused on three main components: Symmetries in Subatomic Physics, devoted to the subject of one of the fundamental direction in natural sciences - the dominance of matter over antimatter in the universe; Atmospheric Research and Modelling, related to the SMART|AtmoSim_Lab, Medical Imaging and Biomarkers. In this workshop, international experts participated from the accelerator groups, particle physicists and technology from various international collaborations (JEDI, Borexino, JUNO, PAX, ...). The goal of the school and workshop “Science at multidisciplinary SMART|Labs in Georgia" has been successfully achieved. Topics of the lectures fully covered the school thematics. The conference work envisaged summarizing the achievements in these fields and further improvement of the future cooperation between science and technology in the two countries. For Bachelor's, Master's and PhD students the thematic lectures were conducted in natural sciences and engineering by directors and leading scientists of the research center. During the event, the lectures were delivered by director of the Institute of Nuclear Physics at the Research Center Hans Ströher, director of Neuroscience and Medicine Institute Nadim Jon Shah, director of Neuroscience and Medicine Institute Bernd Neumaier, directors of electronics and electrical engineering institutes Natour Ghaleb and Stefan van Waasen, Directors of Climate Change and Atmospheric Research Institute Wahner Andreas and Astrid Kiendler-Scharr. As part of this event, 11 best students were selected from the various scientific fields - Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering Technology. They will have internship for 1 month in Jülich research center (Forschungszentrum Jülich). Internship is fully funded by the German side.
07/09/2018 12:02

SRNSFG Events – Science and Innovation Festival 2018

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia disseminates information about events under the “Science and Innovation Festival 2018”. Please see the brochure (available in Georgian).
30/08/2018 16:36

The Results of Conference Grant Call 2018

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia disseminates information about Conference Grant Call 2018 results. 26 applications have been registered in the conference grant competition for 2018. Due to the competition conditions, the competition commission has rejected 3 applications for the project. Applications rejected by the Commission (Available in Georgian) The Commission evaluated the applications submitted in compliance with the Criteria approved by the Government of Georgia Resolution No. 149 of July 9, 2008 and revealed 4 applications for funding. Projects evaluated by the Commission (Available in Georgian) Order of Director General on Approval of Selected Projects (Available in Georgian)
30/08/2018 16:31

Results of Grant Competition 2018 - "Support of Georgian Scientist’s Participation in the European Research and Innovation Framework Program" Horizont 2020 "

The project proposals submitted as part of the grant competition for the supporting of Georgian scientists 2018  in the EU Research and Innovation Framework Program "Horizont 2020" have been evaluated by the Expert Group in accordance with the Competition Assessment Criteria. See the Director General's order on the results of the competition. (Available in Georgian) The competition participants can see the results in the Grant Management Unified System (GMUS)
29/08/2018 16:32

Mobility and International Scientific Event 2018 - Results

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia disseminates information about grant competition of mobility and international scientific event 2018 results, the Commission has evaluated projects according to assessment criteria. Applicants can see assessments on the sutures projects in the Grant Management Unified System- GMUS. See  General Director command winner projects on . ( Available in Georgian)

24/08/2018 13:47
24/08/2018 12:40

“Acculturation process and its meaning for internal dialog for Georgians”

Vladimer (Lado) Gamsakhurdia developed a new theoretical innovation in frame of the young scientists’ research grant project “Acculturation process and its meaning for internal dialog for Georgians”. He showed inadequacy of existing acculturation research to the real-life human experiences and proposed new theoretical notion of Proculturation instead. Theory of proculturation implies meaningful renovation of views on personal adaptation to novel sociocultural meanings and environments. Newm person-centered appraoch was proposed, emphasizing subjectivity of human experiencing. Vladimer (Lado) Gamsakhurdia’s article was published in “Culture and Psychology” (5 years impact factor: 1.34). He is working on follow up articles based on empirical research on Georgian emigrants’ experience of proculturation.
22/08/2018 11:29

Developing Innovative Methods in Georgian Organic Viticulture

Shota Rustavei National Science Foundation of Georgia Disseminates information about the meeting with Biomedicors was held at the National Wine Agency, organized by the Agricultural Research Center. Meeting with Biomedmen was held within the frames of Shota Rustaveli Georgian National Science Foundation project "Developing Innovative Methods in Georgia in Organic Viticulture". Issues related to transition to biomass, buffer zones, soil fertilization system, bio wine production and regulation of pest diseases were discussed at the meeting. Levan Ujmajuridze, Director of Agriculture Scientific-Research Center, Deputy Director General of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation Sophio Uchaneishvili, Deputy Chairman of National Wine Agency, Levan Mekhuzla, Director of Biosafety Authority "Caucasus" Davit Bedoshvili and other interested parties participated in the meeting. The project "Developing Innovative Methods in Organic Viticulture in Georgia" has been in progress since 2016. Within the framework of the project, the first time in Georgia, scientifically developed bio wine production scheme. In order to support the development of organic viticulture, the Scientific Research Center of Agriculture carries out research in two distinctly different climatic regions - Kakheti and mountainous Adjara.