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15/03/2016 15:59

Condolences to the people of Turkey

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation expresses its deep condolences to the people of Turkey over explosion in Ankara and renews its solidarity wishes with Turkey.
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15/03/2016 15:46

STI International Cooperation Network for Eastern Partnership Countries - IncoNet EaP

EU-Eastern Partnership Countries International Cooperation Barometer in Science, Technology and Innovation (2016) IncoNet EaP  is a project, financed by the 7th Framework Program of the European Union aiming at the  support  of the bi-regional  Science , Technology and  I nnovation dialogue between the  EU  Member States and Associated Countries and the  Eastern Partnership  Countries  Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine  with a focus on three selected Societal Challenges:  Climate   Change ,  Energy  and  Health .   This questionnaire address the six countries of the Eastern Partnership. Following a first round in 2015  also in 2016  we would like to measure for a second time the  development  of framework conditions, cooperation opportunities and potentials of  bi-regional Science, Technology and Innovation cooperation . Your answers help us to see possible bottlenecks and trends, to define further actions and a  strategy  to  facilitate  bi-regional  Science, Technology and Innovation   cooperation .  It should take you about 10 minutes to complete the 35 questions of the survey, which you can find under the below link. http://survey20.zsi.at/index.php/222519/lang-en Please fill in the questionnaire at your earliest convenience but not later than 24th of March.
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11/03/2016 14:47

Scopus Editor Seminar

On March 10 at 15:00, Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation and the world-leading publishing company Elsevier organized a Scopus Editor Seminar. The representatives of the Consortium member universities and scientific research centers having access to the international scientific database of ELSEVIER, The Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia as well as the representatives of two Georgian scientific journals produced and hosted in ELSEVIER database attended the event. Director General of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation, Dr. Marine Chitashvili, gave general overview on two-year cooperation with the international world-leading online publishing company ELSEVIER BV including the future prospects for cooperation. Vakhtang Kokilashvili and Tengiz Urushadze the Chief Editors of two Georgian scientific journals produced and hosted in ELSEVIER database, Ludmila Gvertsiteli publisher of Bulletin of The Georgian National Academy of Sciences and Aleksandre Didebulidze Secretary of Innovative Technology Center of Georgian National Academy of Sciences shared their experiences.  The event included presentations by ELSEIER representatives: Scopus Content Selection and Policy (Susanne Steiginga, Product Manager Scopus Content, ELSEVIER), Scopus for editors (Krzysztof Szymanski, Research management solutions, Elsevier). You can download the presentation using the link. Susanne Steiginga Tengiz Urushadze Loudmila Gverdtsiteli, Alexandre Didebulidze Vakhtang Kokilashvili
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Call results – Travel Grants 2016

04/03/2016 10:42
SRNSF Call for Travel Grants aims at supporting the engagement of Georgia’s researchers in international scientific events. It focuses on strengthening the country’s scientific potential and facilitating Georgia’s integration in international scientific area. Overall, 99 proposals were submitted for the call of 2016 out of which 7 proposals were cancelled due to their incompliance to the call terms and conditions (proposals were cancelled by SRSNF Director General Decree) and 3 proposals were rejected by the evaluation committee. Decree of the Director General on cancelled proposals. List of proposals rejected by the evaluation committee. Submitted proposals were evaluated in line with the criteria under the Georgian Government Resolution #30, dated February 20, 2008. Subsequently, 46 proposals were selected for funding. List of proposals evaluated by the committee Decree of the Director General on approving the selected projects
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Call results – Travel Grants 2016

02/03/2016 10:42
SRNSF Call for Travel Grants aims at supporting the engagement of Georgia’s researchers in international scientific events. It focuses on strengthening the country’s scientific potential and facilitating Georgia’s integration in international scientific area.   Overall, 99 proposals were submitted  for the call of 2016 out of which 7 proposals were cancelled  due to their incompliance to the call terms and conditions (proposals were cancelled by SRSNF Director General Decree) and 3 proposals were rejected by the evaluation committee. Decree of the Director General on cancelled proposals. List of proposals rejected by the evaluation committee. Submitted proposals were evaluated in line with the criteria under the Georgian Government Resolution #30, dated February 20, 2008. Subsequently, 46 proposals were selected for funding. List of proposals evaluated by the committee Decree of the Director General on approving the selected projects
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26/02/2016 14:47

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation International Supervisory Board meeting

Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia, LEPL Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF) International Supervisory Board meeting took place on February 25, 2016. The Board comprises of outstanding international and Georgian scientists, as well as the representatives of the Georgian Government. The International supervisory board is headed by the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia, Ms. Tamar Sanikidze. The ISB is a collegiate body of the foundation that gathers twice a year to discuss the activities of SRNSF carried out over 6 months, talk over strategic issues and review the relevant action plan. The second meeting of the Board covered the following topics:  SRNSF annual report 2015, action plan and call calendar 2016, new evaluation schemes, grants’ efficacy evaluation, changes implemented in programs, prospects of international cooperation. So called ‘big grants’ evaluation outsourcing opportunities and ‘small grant’ evaluation schemes were presented to the Board. Discussion topics also included database development related issues and internal audit’s report.  
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26/02/2016 10:13

ERC Vice President, Mart Saarma delivered a Public Lecture

On February 26, at 15:00, Vice President of the European Research Council (ERC), Professor Mart Saarma delivered a public lecture on ‘ERC Funding Opportunities: Supporting Excellent Researchers All over Europe’. The event was organized by Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF). Lecture was attended by the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia Ms. Tamar Sanikidze, Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Georgia Mr. Giorgi Sharvashidze, Director General of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation Dr. Marine Chitashvili and around 90 researchers. Prof. Mart Saarma gave a general overview on ERC aims and strategy, structure and programs, funding schemes and outstanding features making the European Research Council distinguished among Horizon 2020 programs. ERC’s focus on excellent projects and support to young researchers was highlighted. Lecture included various practical topics, such as: How to prepare and submit an ERC research proposal, overview of grant schemes, evaluation panel structure, statistical data and ERC achievements. Presentation was followed by an interactive discussion. Prof. Saarma encouraged researchers of Georgia to participate in ERC grant schemes wishing them the best of luck in their endeavors. You can download the presentation using the link .
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24/02/2016 11:57

Happy Independence Day, Estonia!

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation extends its most sincere congratulations to the Estonian people on the 98 th  Anniversary of Estonia’s Declaration of Independence!                
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Elsevier Scopus Editor Seminar for scientific journals

24/02/2016 10:26
On March 10, Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation and the world-leading publishing company Elsevier will organize a Scopus Editor Seminar. The event is designed for the members of Consortium having access to the international scientific database of ELSEVIER. Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University; Tbilisi State Medical University; Ilia State University; Akaki Tsereteli State University; Shota Rustaveli Theatre University of Theatre and Cinema; Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University; Sarajishvili Tbilisi State Conservatoire; Iakob Gogebashvili Telavi State University; Tbilisi State Academy of Arts; Georgian Technical University; Sokhumi State University; Samtskhe-Javakheti State University; Shota Meskhia State Teaching University of Zugdidi; Gori State Teaching University; Korneli Kekelidze Georgian National Centre of Manuscripts; George Eliava Institute of Bacteriophage, Microbiology and Virology ; Ivane Beritashvili Center of  Experimental  Biomedicine ; Georgian National Academy of Sciences ; Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences ; George Chubinashvili National Research Centre for Georgian Art History and Heritage Preservation; Georgian National Museum. Representatives of scientific organizations willing to collaborate with Elsevier are welcome to attend the seminar.  Duration of the event is 3 hours (15:00 – 18:00). The workshop will be organized at Shota Rustaveli National Foundation Conference Hall (Address: 3 rd floor, 1 Merab Aleksidze Street, Tbilisi, 0193). The working language of seminar is Georgian. For participation, please register at http://goo.gl/forms/jHlH9uaYGs
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23/02/2016 09:28

Roger Cashmore delivers a public lecture on ‘Energy in the 21st century’

Today the Chairman of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, Professor Roger Cashmore delivered a lecture ‘Energy in the 21 st century’. The event was organized by Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF) for the schools focusing on Physics and Mathematics. Prof. Roger Cashmore is a co-chairman of SRNSF International Supervisory Board. Public lecture was attended by students form Private Demirel College, Tbilisi ‘Komarov’ Physics-Mathematical Boarding School and Georgian-English-Spanish School (Cervantes School),  Minister of Education and Science of Georgia and the Director General of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation. Simultaneous interpreting was provided by Aleksandre Pichkhadze, 11 th grade student of Private Demirel College.   Prof. Roger Cashmore gave a general review of situation in the field of energy, shared other countries’ experience and achievements in energy saving. The lecture was followed by discussion (Questions and Answers). Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation expresses its appreciation towards Tbilisi ‘Komarov’ Physics-Mathematical Boarding School administration for their support and consideration.
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