06/12/2017 13:10

Description and Digitalization of Manuscripts in the Museum of Literature

On December 1 st , 2017, at 18:00, at Giorgi Leonidze State Museum of Georgian Literature, presentation of the grant project ‘’ Description and Digitalization of Manuscripts of Literature Museum ‘’ was organized by The Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia. The presentation was attended by the administration of the Museum, scientists of relevant research institutes, employees of the LEPL - National Center for Teacher Professional Development and by Master’s and PhD students interested in the project. Principal Investigator of the project, curator of the Unique Books Foundation at Museum of Literature, Ia Ghadua, presented the project and introduced four books under the ‘’Description of the Literature Museum of Manuscripts’’ (XII-XIX centuries), which include 2636 manuscripts. 
06/12/2017 09:55

Migration, labor and School Achievements: Case of Georgia

Presentation of the Applied Research grant project “Migration, labour and school achievements: case of Georgia”, funded by the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia was held at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, building 1, Room #115.

Clarivate Analytics– access to the “Web of Science” Collection

05/12/2017 16:44
LEPL Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia, National intellectual property of Georgia (SAKPATENTI), and the following Legal Entities of Public Law under the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia: Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Ilia State university, Georgian Technical University, Tbilisi State Medical University, Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University, Akaki Tsereteli State University and Sokhumi State University signed the agreement with the LLC “Clarivate Analytics”. According to the agreement, signatory universities with Georgian National Academy of Sciences, Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences and the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia will have access to the “web of Science” collection from December 8, 2017. The web collection includes 16 000 scientific magazines of every fields- Technical science, medicine, social sciences, humanities and Art. The database includes information regarding Author’s index, which is the best indicator to assess the article, its importance and research impact.  The access to ‘’Web of Science’’ will allow the scientists working in Georgia to search the most important thematic papers in their field and find the best collaborator for a research and a high-impact magazine to publish their research. Via the “Web of Science” database the university administrations will have the opportunity to improve their scientific development strategies. Within the agreement LEPL Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia and Georgian National Intellectual Property Center ‘’ Sakpatenti’’ will have access to Derwent World Patent Index, which is a unique patent database and contains patent names, abstracts, information about the owner and expert classification, with the 90 % search relevance accuracy.

Announcement for the participants of the 2017 Fundamental Research Call

04/12/2017 13:27
Rules for the calculation of final scores of and terms for financing of the 2017 Fundamental Research call were approved by the LEPL Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia. Please see the decree of the Director General of the Foundation below .
01/12/2017 15:11

Joint Rustaveli-DAAD Fellowship Programme – summarizing conference

The Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) are organizing the summarizing conference “Joint Rustaveli-DAAD Fellowship Programme: Presentation of the Projects”. It will be held on December 12, from 09:30 to 17:00 at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, conference room N115. The reports will be presented by the grantees (PhD candidates, postdocs.) of Joint “Rustaveli-DAAD” Fellowship Programme 2017. The event will be especially informative for researchers in the field of natural sciences, medical and health sciences, social sciences and humanities. The conference working language is English. For detailed information, please, see the event agenda .
30/11/2017 19:02


The ERC has announced today the awarding of the Consolidator Grants that go to 329 top researchers across Europe. The funding, part of the EU's Horizon 2020 programme, is worth in total €630 million and will give them a chance to have far-reaching impact on science and beyond. On this occasion, Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, said:  "The Horizon 2020 programme will be funding 329 new ERC grants with €630 million to boost the EU's scientific excellence and competitiveness. Such grants contribute to increase the EU's attractiveness as a place for research and innovation. I'm also pleased to see that the share of grants attributed to women researchers is growing in ERC competitions. We still have much to do, but it has always been my ambition to deploy all efforts possible to make gender equality a reality in the realm of research and innovation."   The President of the ERC, Professor Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, commented : "On behalf of the Scientific Council, I'd like to congratulate the new ERC grant winners. I also express my gratitude to the over 3,000 top scientists and scholars for their pain-staking work, evaluating and identifying the most ambitious proposals submitted to the ERC. The funding will encourage these mid-career scientists to explore further the unknown and develop their most daring ideas at their own initiative. By leaving them freedom, the ERC is enabling breakthroughs. This conditions the capacity of Europe to respond to a number of challenges and to improve the lives of its citizens if the appropriate policies are adopted."   The grantees will carry out their projects at universities and research centres in 22 different countries across Europe, with as leading locations the United Kingdom (60 grants), Germany (56), France (38) and the Netherlands (25). In this competition, researchers of 39 nationalities received funding, amongst them are notably Germans (55 grants), Italians (33), French (32) and Britons (31). The research projects proposed by the new grantees cover a wide range of topics in physical sciences and engineering, life sciences, as well as social sciences and humanities. ( See more  examples )   The ERC has evaluated 2,538 research proposals this time, out of which 13% will be funded. Thirty-two percent of grants were awarded to female applicants. The grants will create an estimated 2,000 jobs for postdocs, PhD students and other staff working in the grantees' research teams.  (See more  statistics )   List of all selected researchers  in alphabetical order Lists of selected researchers by domain (in alphabetical order): Physical Sciences and Engineering Life Sciences Social Sciences and Humanities   Statistics – Consolidator Grants 2017 Discover more projects in this Consolidator Grant competition   Background The ERC Consolidator Grants are awarded to outstanding researchers of any nationality and age, with at least seven and up to twelve years of experience after PhD, and a scientific track record showing great promise. Research must be conducted in a public or private research organisation located in one of the EU Member States or Associated Countries. The funding (maximum of €2 million per grant), is provided for up to five years and mostly covers the employment of researchers and other staff to consolidate the grantees' teams.   About the ERC The European Research Council, set up by the European Union in 2007, is the first European funding organisation for excellent frontier research. Every year, it selects and funds the very best, creative researchers of any nationality and age, to run projects based in Europe. The ERC has three core grant schemes: Starting Grants, Consolidator Grants and Advanced Grants. An additional funding scheme, Synergy Grants, was re-launched in 2017. To date, the ERC has funded over 7,500 top researchers at various stages of their careers, and more than 50,000 postdocs, PhD students and other staff working in their research teams. The ERC has an annual budget of €1.8 billion for the year 2017, which is around 1% of overall spending on research in Europe. With a budget of over €13 billion for the years 2014 to 2020, the ERC is part of the EU research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020, for which European Commissioner Carlos Moedas is responsible. The ERC is led by an independent governing body, the Scientific Council, chaired by the ERC President, Professor Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, since January 2014.  

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia announces the results of the 2017 Young Scientists Research Grant call. Here you can find the decree by the Director General regarding the approv

30/11/2017 18:59
Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia announces the results of the 2017 Young Scientists Research Grant call. Here you can find the decree by the Director General regarding the approval of ranked lists. The authors of the winner projects have to submit the documents defined by the decree of the Director General before 6 th of December, 18:00 at the chancellery of the Foundation. Please note, that the grant agreement will not be signed if the documents are provided later than the aforementioned deadline.
29/11/2017 15:22
29/11/2017 14:22

Catalogue of Georgian manuscripts – presentation of album and database

On November 29 th , 2017, at 16:00, a presentation of the project ‘’Georgian Palimpsest Catalogue Album Database’’ was held at the National Center of Manuscript of Kekelidze. The project presentation was financed by The Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia.  The exhibition was presented with unique samples of the palimpsest preserved in the National Center of Manuscripts. The interest in Georgian Palimpsest comes from 1920s. The history of this research is related to Ivane Javakhishvili and Akaki Shanidze. The founder of the Institute of Manuscript, Ilia Abuladze, also contributed to the study of the Palimpsest.

28/11/2017 15:35