Activities of the Grantees
12/09/2018 16:36

International Conference “South Caucasus Chalk Circle 2”

On September 12, 2018 Ilia State University hosted the International Conference of Georgian Studies.  The conference organizers are: Ilia State University, University of Maryland (USA) and University Paris (France).  The conference is funded by Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia. International Conference of Kartvelology was founded by the initiative of foreign Georgian studies specialists in 2016. The first conference was held in Paris in the same year. On September 2-11, 2018, by the support of Ilia State University, the summer school of related thematic was held with the conference on September 12-14, which aimed Georgian studies internationalization, creating common platform for Georgian and foreign scientists, Georgian and Caucasian studies promotion in the foreign universities.   Together with Georgian scientists, 15 scientists working on Georgian language problems in American and European universities are participating in the conference.
24/08/2018 12:40

“Acculturation process and its meaning for internal dialog for Georgians”

Vladimer (Lado) Gamsakhurdia developed a new theoretical innovation in frame of the young scientists’ research grant project “Acculturation process and its meaning for internal dialog for Georgians”. He showed inadequacy of existing acculturation research to the real-life human experiences and proposed new theoretical notion of Proculturation instead. Theory of proculturation implies meaningful renovation of views on personal adaptation to novel sociocultural meanings and environments. Newm person-centered appraoch was proposed, emphasizing subjectivity of human experiencing. Vladimer (Lado) Gamsakhurdia’s article was published in “Culture and Psychology” (5 years impact factor: 1.34). He is working on follow up articles based on empirical research on Georgian emigrants’ experience of proculturation.
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.
21/08/2018 16:34

Presentation day of the SRNSF funded project findings

On August 20, 2018 at 15:00 presentation of the SRNSFG funded project under the Grant Call for Fundamental Research (FR) titled “Optically dense, random phase screen fluorescent qualitative characteristics and scattered laser radiation intensity correction function of the statistical analysis of spectral moments” (PI – Nugzar Ghomidze). The project participants introduces project aims, goals and major findings. The implementation of the project started in 2015 and finished in September 2018. Total budget of the project was 149 200 GEL. The major research findings have been published in the high impact scientific journals and international for a (in Poland – 2018, Spain – 2017, the Ukraine – 2016, Turkey – 2016, 2015, Italy- 2015, Israel – 2014). The full text is available in Georgian.
20/08/2018 16:00

World 21th Congress of Soil Science

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia disseminates information about the World 20 th Congress of Soil Sciences hosted by Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The professor of Georgian Agrarian University and the director of Mikheil Sabashvili Institute of Soil Sciences, Agro-chemistry and melioration, Tengiz (Gizo) Urushadze was selected as an Honorary Member of the International Society of World soil sciences, which is an unprecedented case for Georgian academic society. The Congress was attended by 7,500 the delegates from 145 countries. This honor has been a total of 92 well-known scientists since 1924.  Participation in Mr. Tengiz Urushadze's congress was carried out within the framework of the project "Creation and Issue of Red book of Georgian Soils" funded in the grant call of Applied Researches of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia. Consequently, the results of scientific research on the project were presented at the Congress.
23/07/2018 10:32

The Soviet Policy and Georgia in a new space (1921- 1991)

On July 20, Georgian Technical University hosted the presentation of the book “The Soviet Policy and Georgia in a new space (1921- 1991) “funded by the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia. Three monographs have been published in frames of the project, authors: 1. Avtandil Songhulashvili (Principal Investigator) – Soviet politics and Georgian national minority; 2. Shota Vadachkoria – Georgian emigration and national liberty movement (1921-1990); 3. Nato Songhulashvili- soviet regime and Georgian National idea (1921-1991). The project reviews Georgia in 1921-1991 based on various aspects. Full text is available in Georgian.
02/07/2018 14:51

Manuscript Heritage of Tao-Tlarjeti

On June 28, 2018, the international conference dedicated to the 60 th anniversary of establishment of the National Parliamentary Library of Georgia was held. The Conference “ Manuscript Heritage of Tao-Tlarjeti   “  aimed at presenting the research findings of the project “Manuscript Heritage of Tao-Tlarjeti“ funded by the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia. The Principal Investigator of the project – Mzia Surguladze, and participants: Nestan Chkhikvadze, Maia Karanadze, Lela Shatirishvili, Nikoloz Zhgenti, Eter Edisherashvili. The presenters reviewed the historic-geographical aspects of the Tao-Klarjeti in the scientific literature and manuscripts. The project is divided into sections in accordance to centuries (IX-X, XI-XIII and XIV-XVI). Each chapter is grouped an analyzed based on the manuscripts of each period of time. Full text is available in Georgian.
02/07/2018 14:38

“Clinical Ethics Committee’s (CEC) activity at the Georgian Hospitals”

On June 29, working meeting was held at the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. The aim of the meeting was to present results of the research- “Clinical Ethics Committee’s (CEC) activity at the Georgian Hospitals” funded by Shota Rustaveli National Foundation  and revision of the elaborated action plan by Dr.Nato Pitskhelauri. Few days ago she has presented results of the study at the International Conference -,,ICCEC 2018” at the University of Oxford (Oxford, England). Experts from the Department of Medical Ethics, Faculty of Medicine (TSU) and experts of bioethics have participated in the meeting. Dr. Pitskhelauri has presented results of the qualitative, as well as quantitative surveys regarding the CECs’ activity in Georgian hospitals. Similar survey hasn’t been conducted since 2003. Results were quite interesting, they included the following aspects: committees’ structure and membership, experience of CEC members, their education and training, cases discussed during the year, identified ethical dilemmas and barriers etc. Based on the results of the qualitative research SWOT analysis was held. Action plane has been developed in order to raise effectiveness of the CEC’s. After presentation interesting discussion took place and young scientist has noted that those remarks will be taken in to consideration, and at the final stage of the project monography will be published together with the summary report, which will be presented for the scientific and medical society by the end of the current year.
29/06/2018 15:18

"Georgian proverbs and cultural models of adaptive behavior"

On June 27, 2018, the presentation of the grant call for PhD research, funded by the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia was held at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. The PhD thesis defence of the PhD student – Dimitri Chubinidze, faculty of Psychology and Education was entitled as "Georgian proverbs and cultural models of adaptive behavior". Full text is available in Georgian.
25/06/2018 14:54

International scientific forum “Remembering the first Georgian democratic republic after 100 years: a model for Europe?”

On June 25, at 10:00 the international scientific forum – “Remembering Georgia’s first democratic republic after 100 years : a model for Europe?” was opened. The forum was funded in frames of the call funded by the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia. Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, National archives of Georgia, National Parliamentary Library of Georgia, Georgian National Museum and ARISC. The event will last until June 30. 2018, and the International Scientific Conference will be held on June 25-26 and International Summer school will be held during 27-30 June. The conference will be attended by Georgian and international professor s and researchers of the region. 13 Georgian and 8 Foreigner students and young scientists from the leading universities will participate in the summer school. The forum is dedicated to the 100 th anniversary of the establishment of the first democratic republic of Georgia and aims to analyze the time of the first democratic republic.