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Appeal results of the 1st and 2nd selection stages, 57th International Mathematics Olympiad

22/04/2016 09:35
SRNSF publishes rated list of 1 st and 2 nd selection stages, 57 th International Mathematics Olympiad. Please see the rated list
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21/04/2016 10:09

The 4th selection stage of the 47th International Physics Olympiad

The  4 th selection stage of the 47 th International Physics Olympiad will take place at Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation on April  21, 2016. The event will be organized by SRNSF. 
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21/04/2016 09:09

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation Announces Call for Applied Research Grants

Applied Research Grant call aims at supporting development of applied and technological research, selecting and funding applied research projects through transparent call procedures. Special focus is on innovative research, which results in high quality products demanded on local and international markets and solutions to practical problems created during the new technology development processes. It is of utmost importance to identify proposals with the potential of commercialization: those who may result in creating a prototype, developing advanced programs, equipment, medical products, construction materials and the related technology.    Applied research call 2016 is open to various fields of science (sub-fields are listed in the classification) : a) Natural Sciences; b) Engineering and Technology; c) Medical and health Sciences; d) Agricultural Sciences; e) Humanities (Interdisciplinary projects only); f) Social Sciences (Interdisciplinary projects only);   The foundation will fund institutional grant proposals only. Eligibility: Host and/or co-participant Institution  – Legal Entities of Public Law, established in accordance to the Georgian legislation, non-entrepreneurial (non-commercial) legal entities registered in Georgia, aiming at developing scientific research; higher educational institutions; Key personnel  – Master’s students, PhD students, applicants having Master’s degree or PhD or an equivalent degree; Support personnel  – staff employed under the project, supporting key personnel in dealing with technical issues;   Proposed project go through a two-phase evaluation: The first stage –  outsourcing proposed projects’ evaluation to the international independent experts. Therefore,  project proposals and relevant documentation must be submitted in two languages – English and Georgian . English version of the proposals are sent to the international experts for evaluation. Applicants (PI and the host institution) are responsible for the quality of English translation. Project final evaluation score is calculated on the basis of the evaluation scores, received from the independent experts and commission as well. If the project is scored up to 18 points (which is 30 % and less percent  out of maximum 60 points), the project Principal Investigator will not have the right to participate in the Call for proposals for Applied Research Grants announced by Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation in 2017 as the project Principal Investigator, or a key personnel. The Call Administration timeframe: Call opening: April 21, 2016 Consultations: April 22, 16:00 - Conference Hall, Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation; April 26, 16:00 - 106 Auditorium, Building G, Ilia State University; May 5, 16:00 - Conference Hall, Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation; May 10, 16:00 - 107 Auditorium, 1 st Building, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University; May 11, 14:00 - Green Hall, Akaki Tsereteli State University; May 16, 16:00 - Hall of Giorgi Nikoladze, the Administrative Building, Georgian Technical University The deadline for submitting questions online: May 17 Date of opening  electronic registration: May (the date will be specified later and detailed guidelines will be published on the website) Deadline of submitting electronic proposals: May 31, 00:00 The deadline for submitting proposals (hard copy) at the foundation office: June 2, 16:00 Technical expertise: June The first phase of evaluation –  evaluation by independent international experts: June, July, August The second phase of evaluation – presentations of the projects passed through the second phase evaluation, evaluation made by the committee: September  Announcement of the call results: September. Documentation submitted after the deadline shall not be considered!!! You can find detailed information on Call terms and conditions in the following documents: Decree of the Government of Georgia Decree of SRNSF Director General Call conditions (Annex 1) Fields of Science Classification (Annex 12) Classification of budget expenditure categories (Annex 13) Detailed guidelines on project preparation and registration (electronic database will open in May, 2016 and detailed instruction on how to register in database will also be published). Frequently Asked Questions.    For budget preparation please see the links: Decree of Minister of Finance of Georgia N220 dated 5 April 2005 on ‘Determining norms for business trip expenditures to be paid to the hired’ https://matsne.gov.ge/ka/document/view/60034 Budget expenditure classification (Annex 13) The documentation to be submitted to the foudnaiton consists of two parts: Project, that is filled online, in electronic database in English language and comprises of the following parts : announcement and a project cover page, project proposal, buget and budget justificaiton, project implimentation timeframe, CVs of Principal Invetigator and main personnel, CV of a foreign consultant (if applicable), informaton form about the host instituton, project resume and the resume of PI’s previous, completed proect. Letter of agreement from the foreign consultant (if applicable) will be uploaded in the form of PdF.   The same documetns in Georgian language are uploaded in the database in PdF format.   Additional document to the project are gathered and uploaded in the database in a single PDF format. These additional documents include: statute and the document defining the status of the host and co-participant institution (in case co-participant institution exsists). Banking account number of the insittution receiving the grant, copies of identificaiton documents (ID card or passport), documents certifying academic degree ( diploma or in case of a PhD student / MA student, a reference form the relevant institution), a letter of consent from the projects foreign consultant (if applicable), letter of agreement on co-funding, indicating the amount of co-funding and other legal documents in case such exsist.   A joint announcement of applicant individuals and legal entities regarding participation in the call (Annex 11) should be presented at the foundaiton. The document should have a registration number, should be filled in and signed by Principal investigator, project and key personnel. The document should be authorized by the heads of applicant (host / participant) institution(s), signed, sealed, project cover page in Georgian (Annex 2)   List of documents to be provided in English: Project cover page – Annex 2; Project proposal – Annex 3; CVs of Principal Investigator, key personnel and a foreign consultant of the project (if applicable) – Annex 4; Project budget and budget justificaiton – Annex 5; Project implementation timeframe – Annex 6; Project summary/ abstract – Annex 7; Summary of the previously funded, completed scientific project implemented by PI (during last 3 years) – Annex 8; Resume on Host Institution– Annex 9; Consent Letter of the Project Consultant (if applicable) – Annex 10; The abovementioned documents in English will be evaluated by independent experts – Annexes 2-10. It is important that annex 3 number of pages should not exceed 10 pages, project part ‘A’ English version page numbers should not exceed 35 pages. Otherwise, the project will not be considered. List of documents to be provided in Georgian: Project cover page – Annex 2; Project proposal – Annex 3; CVs of Principal Investigator, key personnel and a foreign consultant of the project (if applicable) – Annex 4; Project budget – Annex 5; Project implementation timeframe – Annex 6; Project summary/ abstract – Annex 7; Summary of the previously funded, completed scientific project implemented by PI (during last 3 years) – Annex 8; Resume on Host Institution– Annex 9; Consent Letter of the Project Consultant (if applicable) – Annex 10; A joint announcement of applicant individuals and legal entities regarding participation in the call - Annex 11. Additional documentation to be presented in Georgian in one file, PDF format: Documents on academic degree of the key personnel involved in the project (copies of Diplomas or reference letters); Copies of Identification Cards or passports of the key personnel involved in the project; Legal documents of the host institution: statute, registration document, bank account number. Legal documents of co- participant institution - statute, registration document, bank account number. Letter of approval of co-funding by individual or legal entity, and related legal documents: statute, registration document, bank account number. If the co-funder is a foreigner (foreign institution) the above mentioned legal documents should be translated and certified by the translator’s office.   Project submitted to the foundation should be prepared in accordance to the forms indicated while the call announcement. Applied Research Call 2016 coordinators:   Khatia Ananiashvili    Phone number: +(995 32) 2 200 220 Mail:   ananiashvili@rustaveli.org.ge   Davit Chichua             Phone number: +(995 32) 2 200 220 Mail: chichua@rustaveli.org.ge     Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation wishes you the best of luck!
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20/04/2016 15:55

Consulting Days

Info days, for scientists interested in scientific research support programs (Basic research, Applied research, Collaborative research projects (compatriots), will take place at Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation. Info days schedule: 22 April, 16:00 – SRNSF conference hall; 26 April, 16:00 – Ilia State University, building G, room 106; 5 May, 16:00 – SRNSF conference hall; 10 May, 16:00 - Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, building I, room 107; 11 May, 14:00 – Akaki Tsereteli State University , Green room; 16 May, 16:00 – Georgian Technical University, G. Nikoladze room (administrative building).
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Results of the first and the second selection stages 57th International Mathematical Olympiad 2016

20/04/2016 12:00
Results of the first and the second selection stages, 57th International Mathematical Olympiad, please see here: 1 st and 2 nd stages results Forms of appeal can be submitted at Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation by April 21, 2016 at 15:00 Based on the results of the selection stages 3 and 4 and processed appeal forms, the final list of students determined, including team members and reserve students, will be published on SRNSF website not later than April 22, 2016 . Form of appeal Decree of SRNSF Director General on creation of appeal committee  
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20/04/2016 10:05

The 3rd selection stage of the 47th International Physics Olympiad

The 3 rd  selection stages of the 47 th International Physics Olympiad will take place at Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation on April 20, 2016. The event will be organized by SRNSF. 
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Horizon 2020 Monitoring Report 2014

19/04/2016 16:48
For Horizon 2020, the Commission has a legal obligation to monitor continually and systematically its implementation, to report annually and to disseminate the results of this monitoring. The first Annual Monitoring Report under Horizon 2020 is a comprehensive publication encompassing the analysis of Horizon 2020 through its calls closed in 2014  It helps identifying the most important issues related to performance as measured by the Key Performance Indicators, implementation aspects and participation trends, providing data for all priorities and specific objectives of Horizon 2020. The Report pays special attention to monitor progress with respect to the cross-cutting issues. It provides information also on the activities of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) as well as of the Euratom Research and Training Programme. Moreover, given the significant results and impacts that FP7 projects can still produce, the Annual Monitoring Report includes a section dedicated to results of ongoing FP7 projects. Evidence provided in the successive Annual Monitoring Reports will generate factual data that will feed into the Interim and Ex-post evaluations of Horizon 2020.
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Results of the first and the second selection stages 48th International Chemistry Olympiad 2016

19/04/2016 16:44
Results of the first and second selection stages and works of the students please see here: Results of the first and second selection stages   Forms of appeal can be submitted at Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation by April 21, 2016 at 15:00 Based on the results of the selection stages and processed appeal forms, the final list of students determined, including team members and reserve students, will be published on SRNSF website not later than April 25, 2016 .   Form of appeal Decree of SRNSF Director General on creation of appeal committee    
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The 57th International Mathematical Olympiad 2016, 1st and 2nd selection stages - Tasks and Answers

19/04/2016 13:08
The 57th International Mathematical Olympiad 1st and 2nd selection stages took place at Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation on April 17-18, 2016. The events were organized by SRNSF. Please see the following links: Tasks and Answers of the 1st and 2nd selection stages
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19/04/2016 09:55

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation announces Collaborative Research Project Call (compatriots call)

Collaborative Research Project Call (compatriots call) opens in April 2016. Updated regulations are available on the following link (Government regulation N88, amendments in regulation N149 dated 29.03.2016) The overall objective of the Collaborative Research Projects call (compatriots call) is to intensify the process of involvement of successful Georgian scientists working abroad into joint activities in order to improve standards of research in Georgia. Close cooperation with successful Georgian scientists working abroad will give an opportunity to local researchers to raise their awareness on state of art in developed countries and to adopt modern research methods. The implementation of the joint projects will enable our scientific Diasporas’ representatives to have permanent business contacts with home country and to make use of their knowledge and experience to raise the level of science in Georgia. An important component of the Program is involvement of young scientists in research projects, designed to support development of their scientific potential and integration in international scientific network.   Collaborative Research Project Call (compatriots call) is open in various scientific fields:  a) Natural Sciences: a.a) Mathematics; a.b) Information Technologies; a.c) Physical Sciences; a.d) Chemical Sciences; a.e) Earth and Environmental Sciences; a.f) Biological Sciences; a.g) Other natural sciences.   b) Engineering and Technology: b.a) Civil Engineering; b.b) Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering; b.c) Mechanical Engineering; b.d) Chemical Technology; b.e) Materials Technology; b.f) Medical Technology; b.g) Environmental Study Engineering; b.h) Ecological Biotechnology; b.i) Industrial Biotechnology; b.j) Nano-technology; b.k) Other engineering technologies.   c) Medical Sciences: c.a) Basic Medicine; c.b) Clinical Medicine; c.c) Health Sciences; c.d) Medical Biotechnology; c.e) Other medical fields.   d) Agricultural Sciences: d.a) Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries; d.b) Livestock and Dairy; d.c) Veterinary Sciences; d.d) Agricultural Biotechnologies; d.e) Other agricultural sciences.   e) Social Sciences: e.a) Psychology; e.b) Economics and Business; e.c) Education Sciences; e.d) Sociology; e.e) Law; e.f) Political Sciences; e.g) Social and Economic Geography; e.h) Media and Communication; e.i) Other social sciences.   f) Humanities: f.a) History and Archeology; f.b) Languages and Literature; f.c) Philosophy, Ethics and Religion; f.d) Arts (arts, history of arts, performing arts, music); f.e) Other Humanities.   g) Georgian Studies.   The foundation will only consider institutional grant proposals. Eligibility: Leading and/or co-participating organizations – Legal Entities of Public Law, established in accordance to the Georgian legislation, non-entrepreneurial (non-commercial) legal entities registered in Georgia, aiming at developing scientific research; the higher educational institutions. Together with leading organization, co-participating organization provides project key personnel and support personnel with the material-technical base described in the project. Apart from an organization’s accounting process, co-participating organization performs grant accounting and other responsibilities under the grant agreement; Key personnel  – individuals funded to carry out the main tasks of the proposed project. The ‘Key Personnel’ can be Master’s students, PhD students, applicants having Master’s degree or PhD or an equivalent degree; Support personnel – persons employed under the project, supporting key personnel in dealing with technical issues. The project should be led by Compatriot Residing Abroad – citizen of Georgia/ Georgian emigrant or his/her descendant with PhD or an equivalent degree, professor (or equivalent) at a higher educational institution (for example, university) abroad or laboratory/structural unit manager or scientist at research organization/clinic. Proposed project should be led by a Principal Investigator (PI) – key personnel of the project, citizen of Georgia with PhD or an equivalent degree. PI coordinates the project implementation and all the related research. She/he is responsible for the project’s scientific outcomes, as well as the administration and reporting.   Proposed project should involve a coordinator – individual from the key personnel, involved in the project administration processes, responsible for the project management and organizational issues. Restrictions on submission of proposals for the Collaborative Research Project Call (compatriots call): A person regarded as ’Key Personnel’ cannot simultaneously participate in more than 2 funded projects as part of Applied Research Call, Basic Research Call and a Collaborative Research Project Call (compatriots call). Principal Investigator (PI) - cannot simultaneously lead more than one funded project as part of Applied Research Call, Basic Research Call and a Collaborative Research Project Call (compatriots call). It is not acceptable to propose projects for Collaborative Research Project Call (compatriots call), which contradict the rules indicated in points 1 and 2 above. Explanation to the restrictions on proposal submission for the Collaborative Research Project Call (compatriots call): An applicant regarded as ‘Compatriot Residing Abroad’ cannot simultaneously propose more than one project for the Collaborative Research Project Call (compatriots call). An applicant regarded as ‘Principal Investigator’ cannot simultaneously propose more than one project for the Collaborative Research Project Call (compatriots call). An applicant regarded as ‘Key Personnel’ cannot simultaneously participate in more than two funded project as part of Collaborative Research Project Call (compatriots call). An applicant regarded as ‘Principal Investigator’ can participate and lead one project only if 1) he/she is NOT Principal Investigator at one ongoing SRNSF funded project as part of Applied Research Call, Basic Research Call and a Collaborative Research Project Call (compatriots call). 2) An applicant is Principal Investigator of one winning project as part of Applied Research Call, Basic Research Call and a Collaborative Research Project Call (compatriots call), but the project ends in September 1, 2016 . An applicant regarded as ‘PI’ cannot participate in the Collaborative Research Project Call (compatriots call) if previously funded scientific project completes after September 1, 2016. An applicant regarded as ‘Key Personnel’ can participate in the Call if he/she is NOT a Key Personnel at one ongoing SRNSF funded project as part of Applied Research Call, Basic Research Call and a Collaborative Research Project Call (compatriots call). An applicant regarded as ‘Key Personnel’ can participate in one funded project if he/she is a Key Personnel at two ongoing SRNSF funded project as part of Applied Research Call, Basic Research Call and a Collaborative Research Project Call (compatriots call), but one of the two projects completes in September 1, 2016. An applicant regarded as ‘Key Personnel’ can participate in two funded project if he/she is a Key Personnel at one ongoing SRNSF funded project as part of Applied Research Call, Basic Research Call and a Collaborative Research Project Call (compatriots call), but the project completes in September 1, 2016 . Proposed projects’ evaluation is outsourced to the international independent experts. Therefore, project proposals and relevant documentation must be submitted in two languages – Georgian and English. It is essential to prepare high quality English translation of the project proposals. English version of the proposals are sent to the international experts for evaluation. Applicants (PI and the leading institution) are responsible for the quality of English translation. Applicant must provide the following translated documents in English: Application form/ Project’s cover page; Project proposal; Project summary; Project budget; Project implementation timeframe; CVs of key personnel (Compatriot Residing Abroad, PI, Project Coordinator, other Key Personnel and a foreign partner/Consultant of the project); Leading organization summary; Summary of the previously funded, completed scientific project. It is NOT mandatory to translate the following documents: Registration certificate of the leading organization; Regulations of the leading organization; Registration certificate of co-participating organization; Regulation of co-participating organization; Documents proving academic degrees of the key personnel; Letter of approval of co-funding by individual or legal entity, and related legal documents.   Overall evaluation scores are calculated based on the evaluation received from the independent international experts.   The project evaluation criteria Principal Investigator of the project must submit electronic versions of the following documents (preliminary forms): Application form /Project cover page; Project proposal; CVs of key personnel (Compatriot Residing Abroad, PI, Project Coordinator, other Key Personnel and a foreign partner/Consultant of the project (if applicable); Project budget; Project implementation timeframe; Project summary/Abstract (maximum 250 words in English, maximum 350 words in Georgian); Summary of the previously funded scientific project of the Compatriot Residing Abroad completed over  3 years by (maximum 400 words in English, maximum 600 words in Georgian); Summary of the previously funded scientific project of the Principal Investigator completed over  3 years by (maximum 400 words in English, maximum 600 words in Georgian); Leading organization summary; Documents showing academic degrees of the key personnel; The legal documents of leading organization (statute, registration certificate, bank details); The legal documents of co-participating organization (statute, registration certificate, bank details); Letter of approval of co-funding by individual or legal entity (registration certificate, bank details). If co-funding organization or individual is a citizen of a foreign country, he/she must present the notary certified Georgian translation of the documents. The Call administration schedule: Call Announcement: April 7, 2016 Call Opening: April Info days: April, May (dates will be announced once the call opens) The deadline for submitting questions online: May Date of opening  electronic registration: May Deadline of submitting electronic proposals: May The deadline for submitting proposals (hard copy) at the foundation office: May Technical expertise: June Evaluation by independent international experts: June, July, August Announcement of the call results: September. Collaborative Research Call (compatriots call) 2016 coordinators: Lolita Shengelia  l_shengelia@rustaveli.org.ge Davit Chichua  chichua@rustaveli.org.ge Please consider, that the foundation will publish project submission forms (project proposal, budget, project implementation schedule, CV template, project summary and previous grant summary) on SRNSF website in April, on the date of call opening. Candidates must prepare the projects in accordance to the forms specified on the date of the call opening!  The foundation will publish the detailed instructions for project registration and answers to the frequently asked questions on SRNSF website once the call is open.    
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