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22/01/2016 16:47

Info day for Seasonal Schools applicants

On January 22 at 16:00 the first group information meeting was held at the Foundation Conference Hall for Seasonal Schools 2016 applicants. Terms and conditions of the program were explained to the meeting participants.
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For the attention of Young Scientists applicants

20/01/2016 16:47
Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation will open call for application for Young Scientists program in the spring of 2016 .
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For the attention of Travel Grants applicants

20/01/2016 16:46
January 18, 2016 changes in order of Director General of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation about call for Travel Grants. Please see the order .
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20/01/2016 15:34

Call for Postdoctoral Internships 2016

 The competition aims to encourage young scientists improve their professional qualifications, establish international scientific contacts, expand their experience and learn to use the latest research technologies at the leading scientific centers abroad. In order to obtain funding, the application may be submitted by Georgian citizen, a young scholar permanently residing in Georgia, who speaks English or the country's official language where he/she plans internship, has PhD or an equivalent degree awarded in the period of last 7 years starting from the announcement date, or is a resident or a doctoral student who engages in research activities at the scientific research institutions or authorized higher educational institutions. A young scientist, who has received the same competition grant a year ago, cannot take part in 2016 competition (during 1 year from the end of previous internship grant period). The minimum duration of the grant project is 2 months, and the maximum duration - 6 months. If necessary, it is possible to request duration of 7, 8 months, which require additional substantiation by the applicant of the additional internship period. (A detailed work schedule for the additional months and the need for the additional period should be substantiated in writing by the inviting party). Scientific research internships shall start from October 1, 2016 and be completed by November 1, 2017 .       Requested Foundation funding shall not exceed 35 000 Gel . Completed competition application form together with attachments and all the relevant documents must be submitted electronically, in the form of scanned PDF format, to the following e-mail address: ig@rustaveli.org.ge by 17 May 2016, 18:00 ; Printed and signed Statement “ on the participation in 2016 science grant competition for Young Scientists Internship Abroad ” must be submitted to the Foundation’s Office by 19 May 2016, 17:00 . In case of violation of the terms and/or incomplete documentation presented, the project will be removed from the competition. In order to receive answers to any questions related to the terms of the competition, group consultations will be held for the participants according to the following schedule: Tuesday, 26 .01.16 16:00 at the Foundation’s Conference Hall Monday, 08.02.16. 16:00 at the Foundation’s Conference Hall Tuesday, 23.02.16. 16:00 at the Foundation’s Conference Hall Additionally, one outdoor group consultation will be held, the date and place will be disclosed through the web site. For detailed information about the competition requirements, please, see the links below: Order of the Director General Changes in the order of the Director General Government resolution Competition program and conditions Application form Proposal form Project annotation in Georgian and English Budget form Recommendation letter form The project submission instructions FAQ      Program coordinators: Maka Kajaia E-mail:  kajaia@rustaveli.org.ge Nodar Kiladze E-mail: kiladze@rustaveli.org.ge  
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18/01/2016 15:34

Call for Travel Grants 2016

LEPL Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation announces state science grant competition for short-term individual Travel Grants, for the participation in international scientific events from March 15, 2016 including June 30, 2016 Short-term individual Travel Grants competition aims to promote the participation of Georgian scientists in international scientific activities in order to exchange information and share the experience, and help strengthen the local scientific potential in the country and integration of Georgian scientists in the international scientific space. Travel Grants enable scientists to participate in the international scientific activities abroad. Travel Grants are funded from the state budget and are fully administered by LEPL Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation. For the participation in the competition, the applicants must submit documentation to the following email address: tg@rustaveli.org.ge 2016 competition will be conducted in 3 flows . The deadline of the electronic documentation submission for the first flow is: Not later than February 15, 2016 , 16:00 – for scheduled events from March 15, 2016 through June 30 , 2016 ; Registration deadline for submitting printed and signed applications at the Foundation Office is: For the first flow  – no later than  19 February 2016,  16:00. – for the events planned from 15 March 2016 including   30 June   2016 ; Proposals submitted after the submission deadline will not be considered for the relevant period. The deadline for the participants to send online questions related to the first flow competition terms and receive answers is January, 27. The Foundation will not provide individual consultations. Answers to electronically submitted questions will be posted on February 1. Answers to frequently asked questions during group consultations will be posted on February 8. Group consultations will be conducted on Tuesdays, according to the following schedule: On February 2 and 9, 16:00 at the Foundation Conference Hall, 3 rd floor, 1 Merab Aleksidze Street, Tbilisi       The competition participants will be informed about funding, through the Foundation website, within 10 working days starting from the application submission deadline. For detailed information about the competition requirements, please see the links below: Order of the Director General; Changes in the order of the Director General; Competition program and conditions; Evaluation criteria; Application form; Budget form   Decree of the President of Georgia N 231 of April 20, 2005; Government of Georgia Decree N 30 of February 20, 2008; The project submission instructions; Submission of the application/ registration at the Foundation Office; Frequently asked questions Please, consult with the program coordinators: Nino Demetrashvili email:  demetrashvili@rustaveli.org.ge Lolita Shengelia email:  l_shengelia@rustaveli.org.ge        
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18/01/2016 14:48
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15/01/2016 15:33

Call for International / Regional Conference grants 2016

Call for International / Regional Conference grant aims to support Georgia in implementing international and regional scientific conferences, congresses, forums, symposiums and seminars, exchanging information and sharing experience, developing scientific research, popularizing Georgian scientists scientific works in international journals and scientific collections, and integration of Georgian scientists in international research area. Conference funded within the competition shall be held from April 10, 2016 until April 10, 2017 . Requested amount should not exceed 40 000 Gel. Applicants must submit documentation for participation in the competition to the following email: cg@rustaveli org.ge by 2 March 2016, 16:00. Printed and signed application form for the participation in the call for International / Regional Conference grants must be submitted to the Foundation Office (3 rd floor, 1 Merab Aleksidze Street) no later than 4 March 2016 16:00. Applications submitted later than the application deadline will not be considered.    Call Schedule 27.01.2016 16:00 Group consultation at the Foundation 22.02.2016 16:00 Group consultation at the Foundation 26.02.2016 Deadline for individual e-mail consultations with the coordinators 2.03.2016 Deadline for electronic (via e-mail) submission of the projects 4.03.2016 Deadline for project registration at the Foundation Office Group consultations will be held at the Conference Hall of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation, 3 rd floor, 1 Merab Aleksidze Street.  Additionally, one outdoor group consultation will be organized, the date and place of which will be known via the Foundation website. Please see the links below for the detailed information about the terms and conditions of the call:   Government of Georgia Ordinance Decree of the Director General; Terms and conditions;; Statement on participation in the call; Proposal form CV form Budget form Proposal submission instructions FAQ         Program coordinators:   Davit Chichua e-mail: chichua@rustaveli.org.ge Nino Bitsadze e-mail: bitsadze@rustaveli.org.ge    
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11/01/2016 15:33

Call for Seasonal Schools grant 2016

The goal of the competition is: To organize the seasonal schools / camps for young scientists and students of science and support functioning of the seasonal schools; to support development and popularization of Georgian science; to attract new staff in science, to improve young scientists’ qualifications through trainings, to encourage trainings, transferable skills development and interdisciplinary cooperation in research; to encourage international cooperation and integration of Georgian science in the international scientific space. Within the competition, Seasonal/ Summer Schools should be planned from 31 May 2016 including 31 May 2017. For each project requested Foundation funding should not exceed 45 000 Gel.  Applicants must submit requested documentation for participation in the competition via the following e-mail address :   ss@rustaveli.org.ge  by 15 March 2016, 16:00. Printed and signed application form must be submitted by the applicant at the Foundation Office not later than 17 March 2016, 16:00. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Competition administration schedule: 11/01/2016 Announcement of the competition; 22/01/2016 16:00 Group consultation (1); 4/03/2016 16:00 Group consultation (2); 29/02/2016 Deadline for e-mail submission of the related questions; 15/03/2016 16:00 Deadline for electronic application submission; 17/03/2016 16:00 Deadline for registration of printed and signed application at the Foundation Office; 27/04/2016 Announcement of the competition results; 3/05/2016-7/05/2016 Signing the grant agreements; Please see the links below for more details about the competition: Order of the Minister Order of the Director General Competition program and terms Application for the participation in the competition Proposal form Project budget and timetable form CV form for project participant Scientific fields classificatory Project preparation and registration instructions Frequently asked questions Program coordinators : Keti Gabitashvili Tel: + (995 32) 2 200 220 (extension 4407) e-mail:  gabitashvili@rustaveli.org.ge Nino Bitsadze Tel: + (995 32) 2 200 220 (extension 4405) e-mail:  bitsadze@rustaveli.org.ge Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation address: 3 rd floor, 1 Merab Aleksidze Street, Tbilisi 0193  Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation wishes success to all applicants! 
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11/01/2016 11:06

A joint Programme of SRNSF and University of Oxford has been announced

  On 23 October 2015, the “Georgian Studies Programme” was established at Oxford University’s School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies (SIAS). In accordance with the Agreement between the University of Oxford and Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF), signed on 12 November 2015, this Programme will annually award visiting attachments by 2 Georgian scholars to the University of Oxford for periods of up to one year. The Visiting Georgian scholar shall be selected by a panel organized by Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF) with the participation of Oxford University scholars. In the framework of the grant competition, those research projects will be funded that fall within the boundaries of Oxford University’s School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies (http://www.area-studies.ox.ac.uk/), Russian and East European Studies Unit (http://www.rees.ox.ac.uk) in all thematic areas that are relevant to Georgia: Anthropology, sociology, economics, politics, international relations, history, religion, society and culture. To be eligible, the Georgian applicant must be either Ph.D. candidate or within 12 years of having earned a Ph.D. or the equivalent. The program will support competitively selected visiting scholars, with a view to a twelve month research-related visit to University of Oxford commencing in January 2017. Applicants should submit in English the following required documents: Research project (not exceeding 1800 words,  MS WORD document,  Type size 11, Interval - 1.15, Font: Times New Roman); Resume (CV, up to 2 pages, PDF format); Three recent professional referees list that include the following information: Name, surname, affiliation, contact details (Phone,E-mail). Completed and signed statement document (Annex 4); Proof of awarded degree certification in PDF; Copy of identification card (ID/International passport) in PDF format. In order to register the project, the applicant should send the required documents (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6) by e-mail before 30 May 2016, 18:00, to the following address: uo@rustaveli.org.ge  . A special code number will be assigned to the electronically registered project and will also be sent by e-mail to the applicant. The applicant should indicate the code number in the “Statement on participation in the call” (Annex 4) and submit the completed and signed “Statement Form” to the Foundation’s Office not later than 31.05.2016, 18:00. Call Schedule : 11/01/2016 – Call announcement; 30/05/2016, 18:00 - Deadline for submitting call related documents by e-mail; 31/05/2016, 18:00 – Deadline for submitting “Statement on participation in the call” to the Foundation’s Office; Consultation Days: 4.02.1016 – Conference Room of the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation, 16:00 hrs. 10.03.2016 - Conference Room of the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation, 16:00 hrs. -  Registration Form 19.04.2016 - Conference Room of the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation, 16:00 hrs. -  Registration Form 4/07/2016 – SRNSF sends notification to the shortlisted applicants selected for interviews; July 2016 – Panel interviews; September – Announcement of the Call’s Results; September – Conclusion of grant agreements Detailed information on the application form and submission procedure can be found in the following documents:   Order of the Minister Order of the Director General Annex 1 – Call Guidelines  Annex 2 – Agreement between Foundation and University of Oxford Annex 3 – Agreement Form between University of Oxford and Visiting Scholar Annex 4 – Application Form. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)   Questions and correspondence regarding this call should be directed to the following contact persons: Nino Gachechiladze E-mail:  gachechiladze@rustaveli.org.ge Nino Demetrashvili E-mail:  demetrashvili@rustaveli.org.ge Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation wishes you a success!
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31/12/2015 09:33

2015 Annual Conference

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation’s conference "Overview of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation 2015 Activities and future prospects" was held on December 29, 2015 in hotel "Radisson Blue Iveria". The conference was attended by the Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Georgia, the heads of its sub-agencies (LEPLs), the President of the National Academy of Science, rectors and pro-rectors of Georgian accredited universities, the heads of the scientific departments and research institutes, national contact persons for international scientific agencies and programs, and target groups concerned with the science development issues.    The Foundation’s 2015 annual report was presented during the conference. The Director General of the Foundation, Marine Chitashvili, introduced to the public 2015 activities and results and 2016 plans and priorities of the Foundation. The second half of the conference was the activities performed in the working groups, where thematically, in accordance with their interests, the target audience was divided into working groups. The working groups discussed: the Foundation’s main challenges –research grants; competition committee activities and evaluation criteria; international grants and the involvement of Georgian scientists in the international programs.   2015 activities and results, 2016 plans and challenges Increasing the effectiveness of research projects The Foundation’s competition applications and program evaluation: challenges, prospects International cooperation
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