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On February 20, 2018, the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia held information day at the foundation conference room, which was attended by interested figures for the SRNSFG-DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) joint call “Rustaveli-DAAD Joint Fellowship Programme”. The SRNSFG and DAAD representatives provided the audience with detailed information about call regulations and answered their questions.
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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 –, Tel: 2200220(4409) Ms. Ana Goguadze -    The instructions for electronic registration of the competition will be posted on the foundation's website later!

For the Rustaveli-DAAD Grant Call participants

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Consultation meeting will be held on February 20, at 17:00 instead of 16:00 at the Conference Hall of SRNSFG (Address: #1. M. Aleksidze str, III Floor). In case of your interests, please register via the link.
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Georgian Diaspora Workshop

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia in cooperation with the EaP PLUS Project, funded by the EU Framework programme Horizon 2020, organized an international scientific event- Georgian Diaspora Workshop on February, 17, 2018 at the hotel Courtyard by Marriott. The event was attended by around 60 participants, and the targeted audience was selected in accordance with the Societal Challenges reflecting Georgia’s priorities and Diaspora’s potential (Major focus on Health, Biology, Alternative Energy sources). Major aim of the event was support in identification cooperation opportunities in fames of Horizon 2020 between successful Georgian scientists abroad and scientist, students and SME representatives residing in Georgia. The event was divided into three sessions, out of which the speakers made presentations regarding Horizon 2020 funding opportunities and their professional background during the 1 st session : Zaal Kokaia , Professor and Director of Lund Stem Cell Center, Lund University, Sweden – European Research Council, Grant calls and funding opportunities ; David Prangishvili- Professor at the  Pasteur Institute of Paris , France (Archaea, virology) –International Cooperation opportunities, participation in Horizon 2020  funded projects; Guram Khelashvili – PhD in Alternative Energy Sources from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology , Research and Development Department at Strem Chemicals, Inc – International Cooperation opportunities for Small and Medium-size Enterprises (SMEs); (including opportunities in H2020); David Tskhakaya- PhD in theoretical Physics, Vienna University of Technology , Austia – International cooperation opportunities for Georgian scientists, Horizon 2020 funded project EUROFusion; Meri Rogava- young scientist, Biomedical Sciences, Universität Bonn , Germany – Horizon 2020 work programme , opportunities for the consortia building in participation to H2020 projects; Khatuna Kakhiani – Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences, PhD in Theoretical Physical Chemistry, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany - Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) –opportunities for Georgian scientists; Second session of the workshop had rather practical value and was moderated by the speakers. Each group identified various important issues related to Horizon 2020 such as project writing, partner search, consortia building and other opportunities for Georgian scientists, SME representatives etc. Third session (mini brokerage event) was conducted in more of a mini brokerage event format where participants enlarged their networking opportunities, expressed their opinion and exchanged information regarding participation in international projects. The very interactive working sessions were successfully conducted and the participants gained immense knowledge regarding Horizon 2020 funding opportunities and identified future collaboration capabilities.  

Attention to attendees of the call – ‘Science begins from School - Research projects with participation of secondary school students’ public consultation!

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Public consultation for the call – ‘Science begins from School - Research projects with participation of secondary school students’ will be held: 16:00 February 22, 2018; 16:00 March 16, 2018;   Address: 1 Alexidze Street (First Floor) Conference Hall For additional information, please contact the call coordinators: Maka Kajaia : e-mail: ,   Tel. 2200220(4409) Davit Chichua: e-mail:  Tel. 2200220(4333) Ana Goguadze:  e-mail:
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Studying/teaching the second language in the context of the multilingual education

On February 15, 2018, a three-day International Conference on the topic: studying/teaching the second language in the context of multilingual education was opened. The conference will end on February 17. The third conference is funded by Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia and is conducted by the Center for Civil Integration and Inter-Ethnic Relations (CCIIR), in cooperation with Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University and the University of Tartu (Estonia). The purpose is to consider and convey the concept of local and foreign specialists on approaches and strategies for teaching second language in the context of multilingual education.

Deadlines of the joint call for proposals2017 by SRNSFG and TUBITAK has changed

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Deadlines of the Joint Call for Proposals 2017 by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) and Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia have changed for online registration and submitted documentations to the Foundation. Turkish and Georgian partners will submit a joint online application in English via TUBITAK’s online system accessed at r until March 1, 2018.  Georgian participants should submit the required documentation to the Foundation till March 15, 2018, 15:00. Please, see the Decree Please also find the related documentation via the link 
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SRNSFG International Policy Board Meeting

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia hosted VI International Policy Board Meeting on 15-16 February, 2018. International Policy Board is the collegial body of the foundation with Georgian and international scientists and representatives of the Government of Georgia. IPB holds meetings twice a year and discusses the foundation mission and policy, supervises foundation’s activities. Besides, the board defines strategic priorities and monitors the Foundation’s activity plan. International Policy Board meetings will last for two days. Representatives of the Foundation will present and discuss: New Programme Portfolio and 2018 Action plan (Budget and programmes, International cooperation, Science Communication, evaluation schemes, Efficacy evaluation, GMUS, Strategy of the Ministry of Education and Science, Science, Innovation and Technology (STI) System and related topics; large-scale STI projects- linkage to the programmes administered by the Foundation, policy towards DUBNA and CERN, 2019 challenges and new schemes, programmes and grant monitoring; participation in the EU framework programme for Research and Innovation “Horizon 2020”. (participation schemes- PSF, EU twinning).  On February 16, the International Policy Board will finalize winter meetings, summarize identified topics and issues and will provide recommendations for the next VII meeting.

Statement of SRNSFG Administration

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On 15 and 16 February 2018, because of the International Policy Board meeting, only the Chancellery of the Foundation will work. Please consider this situation and plan your business visit on the other day.
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Scholarship Program of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia and German Academic Exchange Service

The aim of the joint grant project is to support Young Scientists and Phd Students in: Implementation of scientific researches and acquiring high quality education; Creation of a scientific network for the improvement of international exchange processes of the best scientific practice with collaboration of German colleagues. Increasing scientific cooperation in thematic or interdisciplinary directions.   More information about the project is available in Georgian.