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Second Stage, Call for “Leonardo Da Vinci” 2016

17/06/2016 16:31
At the second stage , an applicant will submit a statement for participation in the competition, electronic files containing project description and illustrative layout / model / or drawings (photos), (scanned versions of drawings are allowed to upload); professional biographies of the project manager and the relevant field scientist or supervisor (if any) (uploaded PDF file) to the following email address:  leo@rustaveli.org.ge. - from May 10, 2016 until September 19, 2016, 16:00.  Deadline for the second stage, submission of the statement of participation in the competition, documents containing project description and illustrative layout / model / or drawings (photos); professional biographies of the project manager and the relevant field scientist or supervisor (if any) at the Foundation Office - 22/09/2016 at 16:00. Deadline for the registration of the statement of participation and the illustration / model at the Regional Resource Center - 22/09/2016 at 16:00. Documents submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Project code will be allocated to each project that passed the second stage evaluation and will be sent via email to the candidate. Candidate will print out the application for participation (Annex 3) and indicate project code: leo/…/…/16 and sign. Candidates must submit printed and signed documentation at the Foundation office or at Regional Resource Centers. Project description text must not exceed 250 words: font - Sylfaen, size – 11, interval 1.5. Competition commission will select the finalists not later than October 20, 2016. Competition commission will announce the winners not later than November 11, 2016.
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16/06/2016 17:56

Georgian Scientists’ International Success

Two volumes of monograph (1000 pages) were published at international publishing Birkhauser-Springer . The monograph was prepared based on cooperation of international and Georgian scientists, authors of the work (Vakhtang Kokilashvili, Aleksander Meskhi, Humberto Rafeiro and Stefan Samko).    Foundation is pleased to have contributed to this international achievement of Professors Vakhtang Kokilashvili and Aleksander Meskhi and congratulates them on the successful accomplishment.
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Amendment in decree #121 of June 14, 2016

16/06/2016 13:42
Paragraph 3 of article 6 of Annex 1 of the decree #121 dated June 14, 2016 was amended as follows: Deadline for online submission of the project documentation at srnsf-tubitak@rustaveli.org.ge is September 21, 2016 at 16:00 . Deadline for registration of project proposal at the foundation office is September 23, 2016 at 16:00. Proposals submitted after deadline will not be considered.
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Amendments to the decree N101 of May 30, 2016 “about announcement of the call for young scientists 2016”

16/06/2016 10:34
Annex 1 – article 4, paragraph 5, subparagraph “c”, the terms and conditions of the call for young scientists 2016, will state as follows: “Overhead should not exceed 1500 an year”. Annex 5 – the following text added at the end of the English version: "In case of Georgian publications, it is mandatory for Young Scientist, Mentor and Advisor (if available) to include the abstract in English below".
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15/06/2016 14:45

STCU & SRNSF Targeted Research & Development Initiatives 2016 Competition Announcement: Call for Proposals

In accordance with the “Statement of Intent to Cooperate Between the Science and Technology Center in Ukraine (STCU) and the Georgian National Science Foundation (since February 2016- Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation - SRNSF), the STCU and the SRNSF jointly issue this 2016 call for proposals within the framework of the Targeted Research & Development Initiatives (TRDI) Program in the following priority areas: Biotechnologies and Life Sciences New Materials and Nanotechnologies Information and Communications Technologies   For detailed guidelines on project preparation and registration, please see the Georgian version. Deadline for proposal submission is July 12, 2016 at 16:00. Project coordinators: Khatia Ananiashvili Phone: + (995 32) 2 200 220 (extension 4133) Mail:  ananiashvili@rustaveli.org.ge   Nika Bakradze + (995 32) 2 200 220 (extension 4406) Mail:  bakradze@rustaveli.org.ge  
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Amendments to the decree N101 of May 30, 2016 “about announcement of the call for young scientists 2016”

15/06/2016 09:37
1. Annex 1 – article 4, paragraph 5, subparagraph “c”, the terms and conditions of the call for young scientists 2016, will state as follows: “Overhead should not exceed 1500 an year”.  2. Annex 5 – the following text added at the end of the English version: "In case of Georgian publications, it is mandatory for Young Scientist, Mentor and Advisor (if available) to include the abstract in English below".
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14/06/2016 15:24

SRNSF and Association of Georgian Regional Broadcasters formed Memorandum of Cooperation

On June 14, Marine Chitashvili, Director General of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation and Natia Kuprashvili, Executive Director of Association of Georgian Regional Broadcasters signed memorandum of cooperation. The parties agreed to cooperate for popularizing education and science. To achieve this, it is important to support and promote scientific and academic activities of students, teachers and scientists: informing the target audience and involving them in these activities; raising interest among the scientists towards science; raising awareness of the latest scientific achievements. 
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Call for Internship 2016 results

14/06/2016 10:51
Overall, 55 proposals were submitted at the Call for Internship 2016 out of which 1 proposal was cancelled  due to its incompliance to the call terms and conditions. Proposals were cancelled as result of Technical Expertise (The code of the cancelled project: IG/1/6/16).   On June 13, 2016, at Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation, was held meeting of project evaluation committee, appointed in accordance to N106 decree of SRNSF Director General dated June 1, 2016 “About appointment and terms and conditions of work of Project Evaluation Committee, under young scientists’ internship program 2016”.     Submitted proposals were evaluated in line with the criteria under the Georgian Government Resolution #120, dated June 23, 2009. Subsequently, 30 proposals were selected for funding. Decree of the Director General on cancelled proposals. Decree of the Director General on approving the selected projects List of winning projects List of proposals evaluated by the committee
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14/06/2016 10:39

Joint Call for Proposals by SRNSF and TUBITAK

Joint call for Proposals by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) and The Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF) is now open. The call aims to develop cooperation between Turkish and Georgian higher educational institutions, scientific and research centers, strengthen collaboration between the team of researchers, facilitate scientific and research mobility of the two countries’ scientists. The call offers funding for two categories: Joint research and development projects Short term exchange of individual scientists The call refers to the following fields of science: Natural Sciences Engineering and Technologies Medical and health sciences Agricultural sciences Social Sciences and Humanities Joint research and development projects should be submitted by the team of Georgia’s scientists and Turkish scientists together : the team of Georgian scientists submits proposal to SRNSF, while team of Turkish scientists submits proposals to TUBITAK.  TÜBİTAK and the SRNSF do not match the collaborating partners.   The following Citizens of Georgia can submit a proposal for the short term exchange of individual scientists: MA students, PhD students, person under the age of 35 with the Master’s or equivalent degree; Persons with doctoral or equivalent degree. The maximum duration of joint research projects is 24 months. The maximum amount of funding requested from SRNSF is GEL 30 000 for 2 year projects, GEL 15 000 for one year projects. Short term exchange of individual scientists should not exceed 10 calendar days and the maximum funding from SRNSF shall amount to GEL 4 000. Required documentation can be submitted to Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF) through the following email address: srnsf-tubitak@rustaveli.org.ge   Deadline for submitting documents through email is September 26, 16:00. After completion of the online application procedure, Georgian scientists must submit the required signed documents to the foundation by September 29, 16:00. Address: 1 Aleksidze Str. Tbilisi, 0193, Georgia (III floor) Tel: +995 32 2 200 220   EVALUATION OF PROPOSALS   Only jointly submitted proposals will be eligible for evaluation. The proposals will be independently evaluated and approved by TÜBİTAK and SRNSF following their own rules and regulations. Only the project proposals, which are approved by TÜBİTAK and SRNSF will be supported.   Further information and detailed documentation on the joint call is available in Georgian language .   The link to TUBITAK joint call  For further questions please contact call coordinators from SRNSF side:   Mariam Keburia: Tel +995 322 200 220 (4022); email: keburia@rustaveli.org.ge Nikoloz Bakradze  Tel +995 322 200 220 (4406); email: bakradze@rustaveli.org.ge    
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13/06/2016 13:46

In Goethe Institute Georgia was held a workshop about research opportunities in Germany.

On 11 June in Goethe Institute Georgia was held a workshop for PHD and Post-Doctoral students, as well for young scientists who are interested in conducting research activities in Germany and research funding opportunities.  Guests were greeted by Doctor Irine Darchia and deputy director of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation, Manana Mikaberidze. The meeting was addressed by representative of German Academic Exchange Service in Tbilisi, Dr. Martin Praxenthaler, Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation Department of Grants and Programs Management Evaluation and Analysis head, Giorgi Khishtovani; Technical University of Georgia, Dr.Ketevan Kotetishvili; Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, deputy rector Ioseb Salukvadze;  Grigol robakidze University vice-rector Giorgi Glonti; Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, professor Dimitri Khoshtaria.
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