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13/10/2016 16:32

Info day

On October 12, Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation organized an info day for applicants interested in SRNSF MA Research Scholarships 2016 Call for Proposals at Ilia State University. The call coordinators explained to the meeting participants, detailed instructions for preparing proposal and answered their questions.
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12/10/2016 09:53

Info day

On October 11, Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation organized an info day for applicants interested in SRNSF MA Research Scholarships 2016 Call for Proposals at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. The call coordinators explained to the meeting participants, detailed instructions for preparing proposal and answered their questions.
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11/10/2016 16:26

SRNSF announces call for development of structured PhD programs

The aims of the call for development of doctoral programs: Enhancing academic quality of scientific research and training of new academic staff  in higher educational institutions and scientific research centers, on the bases of the existing scientific potential; Enhancing quality of PhD programs in line with international standards by means of developing new doctoral programs in higher educational institutions; Strengthening interdisciplinary scientific cooperation of higher educational institutions and supporting development of multidisciplinary PhD programs; Promoting inter-institutional and intra-institutional cooperation at the doctoral level of education; Early career support of young scientists and PhD students; Supporting internationalization of doctoral education through strengthening international cooperation of higher educational institutions.   The call of 2016 is open to the following fields of science: Natural Sciences Engineering and Technology Medical and health Sciences Agricultural Sciences Humanities Social Sciences Georgian Studies Project can be interdisciplinary and include maximum three scientific sub-fields (see field of science and technology classification). In the frame of the call for development of structured PhD programs will be funded the projects aiming at: Development of current PhD programs at higher educational institutions; or Development of new PhD programs at higher educational institutions   The foundation will fund institutional grant proposals only!   The Call Administration timeframe: Opening of the call October 11 Info days October 18, 16:00 Registration form October 31, 16:00 Deadline for submitting electronic questions October 31, 18:00 Start of electronic submission of project proposals Deadline for submission October 26, 10:00 November 7, 16:00 Deadline for submitting proposals (hard copies) at the foundation office November 10, 16:00 Announcement of the call results December 2016   Individual consultations will not be provided! Documents submitted after deadline will not be considered. For detailed instructions, please see the following documents: Decree of the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia (N58/N, 06.2016) Decree of SRNSF Director General Annex 1 – Call terms and conditions ( GEO ) Annex 2 –Proposal cover page ( ENG / GEO) Annex 3 –Project proposal ( ENG / GEO ) Annex 4 – Competences and Management ( ENG / GEO ) Annex 5 –Project budget and budget justification ( ENG / GEO ) Annex 6 – Project timeframe ( ENG / GEO ) Annex 7 – Curriculum Vitae ( ENG / GEO ) Annex 8 – Consent Letter of the Foreign Consultant ( ENG ) Annex 9 – Letter of approval of co-funding ( GEO ) Annex 10 – Application form for participation in the call for development of structured PhD programs ( GEO ) Annex 11 – Field of science and technology classification ( ENG / GEO ) Annex 12 – Budget classification for SRNSF projects ( GEO ) Frequently asked questions   Applicants must prepare project proposals in accordance with the forms approved by Decree of SRNSF Director General. Deadline for submitting electronic proposals is November 7, 16:00. Deadline for submitting proposals (hard copies) at the foundation office is November 10, 16:00 . Documents submitted after deadline and prepared not in accordance with the abovementioned forms, will not be considered.   The call coordinators: Ketie Gabitashvili Email: gabitashvili@rustaveli.org.ge Phone: + (995 32) 2 200 220 (44 07)    
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Conference “Public Engagement for Research, Practice and Policy: Exploring Policy Options for Responsible Research, Sustainability and Innovation”.

10/10/2016 16:35
SRNSF disseminates information about the joint policy conference “Public Engagement for Research, Practice and Policy: Exploring Policy Options for Responsible Research, Sustainability and Innovation” that is to take place on November 16-17 th  2016 in the frame of CASI and PE2020 project consortia. The conference focuses on the intersection of public engagement and sustainable innovation, and will feature a debate on good public engagement and sustainable innovation practices with an ambition to identify common European priorities on how to stimulate societal engagement for sustainable innovation activities in European regions, scientific institutions, SMEs and other societal actors. It will bring together a broad range of experts, stakeholders, policy-makers, entrepreneurs, regional authorities and Commission officials. Detailed information can be found here:  http://www.casi2020.eu/casi-policy-conference-2016/ .
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05/10/2016 13:27

Info days

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation organizes info days for applicants interested in SRNSF MA Research Scholarships 2016 call for proposals. The call coordinators will explain to the meeting participants, detailed instructions for preparing proposal and will answer their questions. Schedule: October 11 – Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Building I, Auditorium 115, at 18:00 October 12 – Ilia State University, Building G, Information Hall (106), at 17:00  
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Calculation of final scores for projects submitted at Collaborative Research Project Call (compatriots call) 2016

05/10/2016 10:31
Decree of SRNSF Director General ‘on calculation of final scores for projects submitted at Collaborative Research Project Call (compatriots call) 2016
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03/10/2016 12:07

SRNSF disseminates information on ERC top-up innovation funding

Forty-five ERC grantees will bring the results of their frontier research closer to market thanks to Proof of Concept grants. This top-up funding will help them explore the innovation potential of their ERC-funded discoveries. The grants will support projects covering a wide array of subjects from physical sciences and engineering to life sciences and social sciences. These Proof of Concept grants, worth €150,000 each, can be used for example to establish intellectual property rights, investigate business opportunities or conduct technical validation. The scheme is open to ERC grant holders only. The grantees can apply for funding in one of the three rounds of the yearly call. Earlier this year the ERC announced the results of the first round. The budget of the overall 2016 Proof of Concept competition is €20 million. In the second round of the competition 131 ERC grant holders applied.  List of the 45 grantees by country of host institution   For more information: ERC website See the detailed information in file Also visit following site  
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EU Prize for Women Innovators

03/10/2016 11:01
The European Commission runs the fourth edition of the EU Prize for Women Innovators to reward women who have achieved outstanding innovations and brought them to market . The prize aims to raise awareness of the need for more female entrepreneurs and to inspire other women to follow in their footsteps. This year's edition is open to women of any nationality living in MS and AC that have founded or co-founded a company with a turnover of at least €100,000. To spotlight a new generation, the 2017 edition also features a Rising Innovator category for female entrepreneurs aged 30 years or under ! The first prize is worth €100 000, the second prize €50 000, third prize €30 000 and the Rising Innovator €20 000. You may download a promotional postcard and two slides for power point presentation here . More information on the awards can be found on our website www.ec.europa.eu/women-innovators .
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30/09/2016 13:57

Public presentation series of Travel Grants winning projects

SRNSF starts public presentation series of projects funded under the call for proposals for Travel Grants 2016. Grant winners, after returning from a trip, will share with the attending audience news in science. In order to share achievements and research results among scientists and integrate academic circles, presentations will be held in different universities.   Presentations are free to attend for anyone who is interested. Schedule of presentations  
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Financing of projects submitted at Collaborative Research Project Call (compatriots call) 2016

29/09/2016 11:10
Decree of SRNSF Director General on financing project s submitted at Collaborative Research Project Call (compatriots call) 2016.
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