Activities of the Foundation
11/10/2018 09:52

Presentation of the final report of the NIH professor

On October 10, 2018 Professor of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Leonid Margolis held presentation of the report at the US embassy in Georgia. Professor Margolis has visited Georgia in frames of the US Embassy Science Fellows Program, which provides US embassies access to the expertise of the US government officers in science and technology fields. During his one-month working visit in Georgia, he held several meetings not only at the SRNSFG but at the various research organizations, centers and institutions. The meeting of October 10, 2018, was attended by representatives of the US embassy and SRNSFG. Professor Margolis presented his view, and shared his advice and recommendation for development of foundation activities and promoting Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) system in Georgia, in general. At the end of the presentation, the audience had a chance to open discussion. Prof. Margolis also reviewed perspectives for the future scientific cooperation between SRNSFG, Georgian research institutions and NIH as well as between the US – Georgian scientific collaboration opportunities.
05/10/2018 17:29

Meeting in NCDC

On October 5, 2018 NCDC hosted introductory, work meeting for representatives of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia and professor of US’s National Institution of Health, Mr. Leonid Margolis. Prof. Leonid Margolis visited Georgia in frames of US Embassy project – “Embassy Science Fellows Programme”. Project implementation includes, visit of US leading scientific center representative in Georgia, particularly in Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia, for introducing to STI system of Georgia, sharing experience and precise recommendations to Georgian side concerning future development of STI system. At National Center for Disease Control and Public Health, Prof. Margolis, representatives and Director General of SRNSFG, Prof. Zviad Gabisonia were introduced to unique and high quality research projects implemented by Richard Lugar Center for Public Health Research, to future plans and successful partnership with US side. Meeting was personally hosted by Director General of the center Mr. Amiran Gamkrelidze, Deputy Director for scientific field and Head of Lugar Center for Public Health Research Mr. Paata Imnadze.
27/09/2018 16:45

Presentation of the SRNSFG successful grant holders on the topic: How I obtained grant, how I implement the grant

In frames of the “Science and Innovation Festival 2018”, Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia hosted the presentations of the successful grant holders on the topic “How I obtained grant, how do I implement the grant” ((HE, MG/GeoConf, H2020PG, , FR 2017, YS 2017, PhDF2017, Oxford GSP 2018, SCR.). The Principal Investigators of the funded projects presented the major findings of their projects and shared their experience on the grant writing and project implementation-related issues.
26/09/2018 16:46

“In frames of the Science and Innovation Festival 2018”, SRNSFG hosted the brokerage event with the purpose of the future cooperation initiatives. The event was attended by successful young scientists and secondary school students of the VIII-XI grades (public and private schools) funded by the foundation.
24/09/2018 16:50

Science and Innovation Festival 2018

“Science and Innovation Festival 2018” will be organized by the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia during September 22 – October 1, 2018. On September 22, the festival was opened at the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.  
24/09/2018 16:49

Seminar on Clarivate Analytics

In frames of the “Science and Innovation Festival 2018”, SRNSFG hosted the seminar on Clarivate Analytics. The topic of the Seminar: “Electronic Databases and the presentation of the foundation on scientific productivity of scientific research institutes in Georgia”.
24/09/2018 16:48

Information Day on the European Research Council (ERC) grant schemes

On September 24, at 15:00 information meeting on the ERC grant call was held at the SRNSFG in frames of the “Science and Innovation Festival 2018”. At the meeting, the representatives of the foundation reviewed the ERC work programme 2019 , presented the ongoing ERC grant calls as well as the Foundation’s plans in terms of supporting the Horizon 2020 activities in Georgia. ERC is one of the major components of the EU framework programme for Research and Innovation “Horizon 2020 ” with the total budget of 13 billion, which was founded in 2007 as the first pan European organization granting the excellent science around the Europe and beyond. The representatives of the foundation are national contact points (NCP) of the ERC. Detailed information about the European Research Council can be found here.
22/08/2018 11:29

Developing Innovative Methods in Georgian Organic Viticulture

Shota Rustavei National Science Foundation of Georgia Disseminates information about the meeting with Biomedicors was held at the National Wine Agency, organized by the Agricultural Research Center. Meeting with Biomedmen was held within the frames of Shota Rustaveli Georgian National Science Foundation project "Developing Innovative Methods in Georgia in Organic Viticulture". Issues related to transition to biomass, buffer zones, soil fertilization system, bio wine production and regulation of pest diseases were discussed at the meeting. Levan Ujmajuridze, Director of Agriculture Scientific-Research Center, Deputy Director General of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation Sophio Uchaneishvili, Deputy Chairman of National Wine Agency, Levan Mekhuzla, Director of Biosafety Authority "Caucasus" Davit Bedoshvili and other interested parties participated in the meeting. The project "Developing Innovative Methods in Organic Viticulture in Georgia" has been in progress since 2016. Within the framework of the project, the first time in Georgia, scientifically developed bio wine production scheme. In order to support the development of organic viticulture, the Scientific Research Center of Agriculture carries out research in two distinctly different climatic regions - Kakheti and mountainous Adjara.
20/08/2018 12:21

8th Georgian-German School and Seminar in Basic Sciences

On August 20-25, 2018, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University hosted the joint 8th Georgian-German School and Workshop in Basic Science (GGSWBS) with the participation of Jülich research center (Forschungszentrum Jülich) and Georgian partner universities (AUG, ISU, GTU and TSU) This event is a joint target programme of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia and German Jülich research Center (Forschungszentrum Jülich). The subject of this event was science at multidisciplinary SMART|Labs in Georgia". the school and seminar focused on three main components: Symmetries in Subatomic Physics, devoted to the subject of one of the fundamental direction in natural sciences - the dominance of matter over antimatter in the universe; Atmospheric Research and Modelling, related to the SMART|AtmoSim_Lab, Medical Imaging and Biomarkers. In this workshop, international experts participated from the accelerator groups, particle physicists and technology from various international collaborations (JEDI, Borexino, JUNO, PAX, ...). The goal of the school and workshop “Science at multidisciplinary SMART|Labs in Georgia" has been successfully achieved. Topics of the lectures fully covered the school thematic. The conference work envisaged summarizing the achievements in these fields and further improvement of the future cooperation between science and technology in the two countries. For Bachelor's, Master's and PhD students the thematic lectures will be conducted in natural sciences and engineering by directors and leading scientists of the research center. As part of this event, the best students will be selected from the various scientific fields - Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering Technology. They will have internship for 1 month in Jülich research center (Forschungszentrum Jülich). Internship is fully funded by the German side.
07/08/2018 16:47

Information Day

On August 7, 2018 at 16:00 Consultation meeting (Information Day) on the grant call for Applied Research was held at the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia. The call coordinators reviewed the terms of reference of the call and answered the questions of the audience.