For Georgian Science Society
In November Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia announces Applied Research Grant Programme Call 2019 (CARYS), which is part of the Georgian National Innovation Ecosystem – GENIE and is implemented by the World Bank funding.
Programme aims to engage the private, public and academic sectors in innovation and digital economy development; Implement collaborative applied researches by young scientists; Strengthen research and technology transfer skills of young scientists; Implement technology transfer-oriented projects with the commercialization perspective;
In Applied Research Grant Programme Call projects can be submitted in following Academic Fields:
- Natural Sciences
- Engineering and technology
- Medical and Health Sciences
- Agricultural Sciences
- Social Sciences
Project can not be extended for longer than 12 months, a total budget of 250 000 GEL is available for project implementation. Project or any other activity related to the particular Call cannot be funded repeatedly for the same researcher or a group of researchers by the donor organization.
Projects that are related to one of the below-mentioned field will not receive a Funding
- Military and Nuclear technologies
- Alcohol and Tobacco production (Viticulture and winemaking is permitted)
Group of researchers who are supported by the host organization (material-technical base for research) are eligible to participate. Project should be leaded by the principal investigator who is also a representative of scientific-research sector, while key personal is expected to be the representatives of both, scientific-research and private sectors. 50 % of the project’s key personal should be young researchers, project should involve representatives (no more than 25 % of the key personal) of the research-relevant private sectors.
Project evaluation is carried out in two stages;
- By independent experts.
- By the selection committee.