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18/12/2018 14:38

Innovative Medicine Initiative – Future Topics

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation disseminates information about the Innovative Medicine Initiative ( IMI ), which regularly publishes and updates information about future topics and official call launches. The  Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI)  is a partnership between the European Union and the European pharmaceutical industry. IMI facilitates open collaboration in research to advance the development of, and accelerate patient access to, personalized medicines for the health and wellbeing of all, especially in areas of unmet medical need. Regular update of the information will give an opportunity to possible applicants to start working actively on proposals and forming consortia. The calls, published by the IMI as follows: Optimizing future obesity treatment Open access chemo genomics library and chemical probes for the druggable genome Intelligent prediction and identification of environmental risks posed by human medicinal products  To keep up the announced calls and other information, applicants can register on IMI newsletter and follow on the Twitter.  For the additional information, please visit IMI website    
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17/12/2018 15:05

SRNSFG disseminates information about the Japanese Research Fellowship program

SRNSFG disseminates information about the “Matsumae International Foundation’s” Research Fellowship program, which offers 3-6 months fellowship opportunities for non-Japanese citizens in the fields of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Applicant must hold a PhD degree or be recognized by MIF as possessing equivalent academic qualifications. The applicant must be at the age of 49 years or younger when submitting the documents. Applicants are free to select host institutions in which they carry out their research, however applicants are reminded that they are obliged to obtain acceptance from host institutions prior to submitting their applications. Applicants should be in employment in their home counties and must return to their countries upon completion of their MIF fellowship tenure. Application must be submitted from the applicant’s home country, MIF accepts documents submitted by POST. Electronically submitted applications cannot be accepted. The fellowship should be implemented between April 2020 and March 2021 period. Application deadline: July 31, 2019. Fellowship covers allowance for research and stay costs up to 220 000 JPY, insurance and air transportation fees. Please, find the application form  and detailed information  about the program.    
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17/12/2018 12:26

Funding and Tenders Portal

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia Disseminates information about the phasing of the Participation Portal and replacing it with Funding and Tenders Portal in the EU Framework Programme “HORIZON 2020” The Participant Portal was established, at the beginning, for the EU Research & Innovation Programme (Horizon 2020) only. Other EU programmes joined later. The new Funding & Tenders Portal to allow searching for EU funding and tender opportunities, and managing grants and contracts in one place and it will cover calls for tender and the related procurement contracts.  Funding and Tender Opportunities Portal look and feel a bit different, it still gives access to the electronic workflows that you are familiar with. It is also possible to continue using existing username and password. You will find all your assets that you had in the old portal and all functions for managing them. Please visit Funding and Tenders Portal and test out new site and its functions For the additional information, please see European Commission’s Website
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11/12/2018 17:35

EaP Plus Webinar 5 - Opportunities for developing Research Infrastructures in H2020

SRNSFG disseminates information about the 5 th webinar planned in frames of the EaP PLUS project entitled as “EaP Plus Webinar 5 - Opportunities for developing Research Infrastructures in H2020”, Research infrastructures are facilities, resources and services that are used by the research communities to conduct research and foster innovation in their fields. They play an increasing role in the advancement of knowledge and technology and their exploitation. The European approach to research infrastructures has made remarkable progress in recent years with the implementation of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) roadmap, integrating and opening national research facilities and developing e-infrastructures underpinning a digital European Research Area. The webinar will discuss the Horizon 2020 calls presented in the  Work Programme 2018-2020  for European research infrastructures (including e-Infrastructures) with the deadlines in 2019. The webinar will be conducted by the experts of the Polish NCP. The language of the event is English and participation is free of charge. Join the webinar  on  December 13, 2018  at  11:00 CET  using the following link:  Research Infrastructures webinar link    (Please  check  your connection in advance in order to join the webinar on time.
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06/12/2018 17:16

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia disseminates information regarding highlighted projects funded by ERC in frames of Consolidator Grants call 2018

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia disseminates information regarding highlighted projects funded by ERC in frames of Consolidator Grants call 2018 ERC 2018 CONSOLIDATOR GRANTS HIGHLIGHTED PROJECTS Refugee protection in East-Central Europe in the 20th century During the 20 th century, East-Central Europe became a destination for numerous people fleeing war and persecution. During the WWI and after the dissolution of the Habsburg Monarchy, nation states and their societies were repeatedly forced to negotiate the meaning of asylum and take decisions about the protection of vulnerable refugees. Today we also witness the worldwide phenomenon of a large-scale forced migration. According to the UNHCR , 68.5 million people are forcibly displaced in all corners of the world, posing a challenge to countries and international organizations to take action and see human beings behind the statistics. However, in the context of the current refugee crisis, East-Central Europe does not appear as an open and accepting refuge. In this project, an international research team led by Dr. Michal Frankl will study the multifaceted aspects of refugee migration and reception in the 20th century, using comparative historical research combined with multi-disciplinary approaches. The focus on responses to forced migration over a long period of time and a wide territory rather than specific groups and instances will enable the researchers to gain major insights which could significantly contribute to the field of global refugee history. The research aims to embed the current discussion of refugee protection in the historical context of East-Central Europe and thus provide impulses and cultivate the current and future scientific and political debate. Funding: € 1,995,950 for five years Improving quantum cryptography Securing digital communication channels is an important issue in the modern world, given the amount of sensitive data that we exchange every day. Up to now, this was achieved via the use of cryptographic protocols, based on the assumption that it is very difficult for computers to perform certain mathematical operations. The near-future advent of quantum computers, with their new computational capabilities, will require abandoning classical cryptography for novel quantum protocols. Proving the mathematical propositions involved in their development is quite challenging, especially given the fact that the human intuition is better adapted to reason within the classical world, and is more prone to errors in the quantum realm. Prof. Dominique Unruh will develop new methods for verifying the cryptographic security of these mathematical proofs with the help of computers. This will require designing novel logics and software tools, to be applied to classical protocols to secure them against quantum computers, as well as to proper quantum protocols. The aim is of the project is to improve the security of cryptographic protocols in the upcoming quantum age, and to remove one possible source of human error. It will also give researchers new ways to test the validity of their mathematical proofs. Funding: € 1,716,475 for five years  
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27/11/2018 17:44

Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia disseminates information regarding upcoming CTBT Science and Technology 2019 Conference (SnT 2019) which will take place from 24 to 28 June 2019, at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria. The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) is an international organization that will be established upon the entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, a Convention that outlaws nuclear test explosions. Its seat will be Vienna, Austria. The organization will be tasked with verifying the ban on nuclear tests and will operate therefore a worldwide monitoring system and may conduct onsite inspections. The Preparatory Commission for the CTBTO, and its Provisional Technical Secretariat, were established in 1997 and are headquartered in Vienna, Austria. Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) relies on innovation to enhance the capabilities of the Treaty ’s verification regime as well as to help move the Treaty closer to universalization and entry into force. As the seventh event in the CTBT: Science and Technology conference series, SnT2019 will bring together around 1000 scientists, technologists, academics, students, CTBTO policy makers, members of the media and representatives of organizations involved in research and development that is relevant to all aspects of Treaty verification. Goals of the conference are defined as follows: Broadening and strengthen the engagement of the scientific communities working in test ban monitoring, including young scientists, and to enhance the geographic and gender representations of these communities supporting the exchange of knowledge and ideas between the CTBTO and the broader scientific community Identifying opportunities and possible solutions to continuously improve nuclear test monitoring and verification Identifying how scientific developments and cooperation can support national needs and frame policy objectives in support of the CTBT Promoting the wider civil and scientific applications of techniques and data used for test ban verification. Conference is divided into 5 discussion themes: Earth as a complex system; Events and nuclear test sites; Verification technologies and technique application; Performance optimization; CTBT in a global context. Conference will be held on June 24-28 2019 in Vienna Austria. Deadline for abstract submission is January 31, 2019. For additional information please visit the web-site. In case of further questions please contact organizers on following e-mail address: SnT@ctbto.org
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27/11/2018 12:27

EU Prize for Women Innovators

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia disseminates information about the ,, EU Prize for Woman Innovation”. The Award Contest is carried out under the EU Framework programme of Research and Innovation ,,HORIZON 2020” – Pillar of Social Challenges work programme 2018 -2020 . This award aims to strengthen woman’s role in the field of innovation and the "EU Prize for Women Innovators" will be awarded to up to four women innovators in total (three women and one young woman innovator, so-called 'rising innovator') who have created the largest impact on the innovation ecosystem by transforming ideas into new and advanced products and/or services for the benefit and wealth of the European citizens. EXPECTED RESULTS The prizes will boost public awareness of the potential, importance and contribution of women to the innovation ecosystem and create strong role models inspiring other women to become innovators themselves. PRIZE AMOUNTS Three prizes of EUR 100,000 each for the Women Innovators category and EUR 50,000 for the Rising Innovator category. The award contest is open to women innovators from the EU member states and countries associated to HORIZON 2020 (including Georgian participants). The participant must be the founder or co-founder of an existing and active innovative company which was registered before 1 January 2017. Application can be submitted via Participation Portal , and the deadline is January 16, 2019. For additional information please find the rules of contest .      
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21/11/2018 16:08

Webinar on,, Horizon 2020” Opportunities for Security Practitioners

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia disseminates information about the webinar which will be held on November 8, 2018. The term "practitioners" refers to someone who is qualified or registered to practice a particular occupation, profession in the field of security or civil protection. This webinar discusses opportunities for practitioners within the Horizon 2020 Programme Secure Societies. The following fields are of specific importance: Disaster resilience Crime and terrorism Border and external security The webinar focuses on funding and networking opportunities. An experienced coordinator will share best practices and lessons learned. Participation and registration is free of charge and will be held on December 12, 2018. For the registration and additional information , please visit the website.
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09/11/2018 15:41

,,EU Research and Innovation in Our Daily Life”

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia disseminates information about the High-level international conference,, EU Research and Innovation in Our Daily Life ” which is a showcase EU funded projects as well as present an opportunity for policy-makers to exchange ideas with different stakeholders, citizens, representatives from EU institutions, member states, universities and research centers. The conference will be jointly presented by the President of the European Parliament - Antonio Tajani and Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation Carlos Moedas.  Speakers will discuss a variety of compelling topics such as health, sustainable environment, safe and secure society, and putting innovation on the market. The conference will take place in the European Parliament, Brussels on 27 November from 14:00 to 18:45. For the registration, please visit the European Parliament Website deadline to register for this event is 13 th  November 2018. Further information is available on the European Commission Website Please see the Conference programme.
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07/11/2018 17:50

Grants for Networking in Brokerage Events or Preparatory Meetings – 4th round

The Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia disseminates information about the EaP PLUS Project under EU Framework programme for Research and Innovation “Horizon 2020”. The EaP PLUS Team announces the 4 th and last ound of the Call for Grants for Networking in Brokerage Events or Preparatory Meetings . This grant for Networking financially supports the participation of local researchers from Eastern Partnership countries in Brokerage Events related to Horizon2020 and Preparatory Meetings for the development of H2020 project proposals. Aim of the Grant scheme is to extend scientific networks between EU Member States/non-EaP Associated Countries and EaP countries as well to increase the number of EaP participants in submitted H2020 project proposals. What is a Brokerage Event? An event with a group of international researchers, policy makers, stakeholders allowing participants to network and find potential cooperation partners in specific scientific areas. This video tells even more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQ1ijQFJtQU What is a Preparatory Meeting? A meeting allowing researchers to prepare and develop project proposals with international partners targeting selected thematic calls within H2020. In this scheme, particular attention will be given to applications related to preparation of proposals addressing the SPIRE, which are explicitly encouraging the participation of EaP partners into the proposals. For SPIRE calls see page 62 in the Work Programme: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/sites/horizon2020/files/h2020-leit-nmbp-2018-2020_pre-publ.pdf Please find the required documents for the call: Guidelines for application Application form for brokerage event Application form for preparatory meeting Letter of intent for preparatory meeting Follow up report for brokerage event Follow up report for preparatory meeting Important dates Final deadline for submissions: 30 May 2019 unless the available budget is consumed earlier.  Candidates can apply for one event scheduled between October 2018 and 30 June 2019 . The application form needs to be sent early enough (minimum one month before the selected event, unless a short-notice meeting is targeted). Funding requirements The Grants will be paid by the Local Partner as a reimbursement for travel costs (travel, accommodation, event participation fee, visa costs and per diem or actual expenses) in accordance to Local Partner rules. Suggested events and calls: EU Raw Materials Week 2018 Smart City Expo World Congress Water Knowledge Europe 2018 GREEN DAYS - Pollutec Fair Sharing Islands -  Sharing Economy Conference Bioregate Forum ERC Consolidator Grants Call 2019 Open EIC Horizon Prize for 'Blockchains for Social Good' FET ERA-NET Cofund Horizon prize for CO2 reuse Support to JPI Urban Europe Twinning Submit your COST Action proposal until 29 November 2018 Further Brokerage Events: http://een.ec.europa.eu/tools/services/EVE/Event/ListEvents Further Calls:   https://www.eap-plus.eu/object/call/231 Please find the Guidelines for application for more information about the grants for networking, selection process and funding requirements. For additional information about the call, you can contact the coordinators at SRNSFG. Local Coordinators at Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia: Mariam Keburia:  keburia@rustaveli.org.ge Tamta Shkubuliani:  tshkubuliani@rustaveli.org.ge Giorgi Tsotsoria:  tsotsoria@rustaveli.org.ge For  general enquiries,  you can also contact: Ms Margit Dávid Junior International Expert Regional Centre for Information and Scientific Development, RCISD E-mail:  margit.david@rcisd.eu Please, find the link for additional information.
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