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20/06/2018 11:48

Grants for Networking in Brokerage Events or Preparatory meetings – 3rd call

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia disseminates information about the call for “Grants for Networking” under the multilateral project “ EaP PLUS ” funded by the EU framework programme for Research and Innovation “Horizon 2020”. The grants for networking financially support 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. The 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. The 3 rd round of the scheme continues to give special priority to applications concerning SPIRE calls which are explicitly encouraging participation from EaP countries. 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 document: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/sites/horizon2020/files/h2020-leit-nmbp-2018-2020_pre-publ.pdf The scheme will financially support the EaP researchers from : Research entities e.g. research institutions/organizations, higher education institutions etc, SMEs and Industry, Local authorities, Civil Society. Guidelines for Applicants 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 F ollow up report for preparatory meeting Important dates Final deadline for submissions: 15 October 2018 unless the available budget is consumed earlier. Candidates can apply for one event scheduled between July 2018 and 31 December 2018. The application form needs to be sent minimum one month before the selected event .  It’s important to note that applicants who have already received grants in IncoNet EaP, BILAT-UKR*AINA, Black Sea projects can be excluded during the selection process. The same applies for applicants that participated in the (previous) 2 nd round for Grants from the EaP PLUS project or are resubmitting applications under the present 3 rd round. Applications are submitted to the to the Local Partner by e-mail.   For further information you can address to the local coordinators of the project at the SRNSFG : 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 International Expert at the Regional Centre for Information and Scientific Development, RCISD, Ms Margit Dávid, E-mail: margit.david@rcisd.eu Please, find the list of the events in frames of the Horizon 2020 via the link. For further details about the grant scheme, please see the guidelines for applicants.
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20/06/2018 09:30

Joint Research Center (JRC) - annual report 2017

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia disseminates information about Joint research center’s annual report 2017.   Joint Research Centre a provider of world class regulatory science, is seeking to understand and explain, the drivers that influence policy decisions and political discourse, in order to optimize the way scientific evidence is used in policy-making. Report on the activities, accomplishments and resources related to the JRC’ s work carried out in 2017. An overview is given of the scientific achievements and activities as well as of corporate initiatives.    Report also provides information about implementing JRC strategy 2030, new policy of migration, collaborating with international partner and etc. Further information is available on European Commission webpage
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18/06/2018 17:02

University groups call for more science spending in Horizon Europe

SRNSFG disseminates information about a new initiative by the European Universities regarding the future 9 th framework programme for Research and Innovation. Some of Europe’s biggest university groups joint plea to member states and the European Parliament to increase spending on science under the EU’s next research programme - Horizon Europe . Statement includes key messages: increase the total budget Review the budget allocation Include a human and societal reflection, as well as options for fundamental research, in all clusters and missions. European Research Universities, the Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities and the European University Association (EUA), call for an increase in the total Horizon Europe budget, from €94.1 billion to €160 billion, and a re-organizing of spending priorities within the programme’s three pillars. The group of universities consider reorganization in the 3 pillar funding structure in the Horizon Europe. The second pillar ,,global challenges and industrial competitiveness “ takes the considerable amount on budget52.7 Billion Euro, while ,,inclusive and secure societies” gets only 2.8 Billion. Meanwhile, the role of universities in the European Innovation Council (EIC), which is earmarked for more than €10 billion for technology commercialisation, “must be amplified and recognised,” the universities say. The group of universities suggest reorganization and underlines the issues which needs to be settled. Further information is available on the webpage
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SRNSFG disseminates information about TODAIE grant for 2018-2019 ACADEMIC YEAR MA & PhD program

15/06/2018 17:58
Public Administration Research and Training Center for Caucasus was established in 2014 in cooperation with the Academy of Public Administration (Azerbaijan), having public bureaucracy of Azerbaijan as its main target object. Moreover, International Advanced Public Executive Master Program (APEP) and Public Administration PhD. Programmes which are conducted in English were formed for public administrators of the allied and friendly countries of Turkey. In the academic year of 2015-2016, about 340 students enrolled to our graduate programmes, 40 of which are from the allied and friendly countries. Deadline for 2018-2019 Academic Year Master & PhD Programs is July 17, 2018 . Participation is available for Georgian civil servants. Participants should send their application forms to following email: enderun@todaie.edu.tr For additional information and details visit web-page: http://www.todaie.edu.tr/genel/bizden_detay_eng.php?kod=1908&tipi=67  
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13/06/2018 16:37

UNESCO Awards for Female Scientists

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia disseminates information about UNESCO awards 2019, for female scientists.   L’ORÉAL–UNESCO FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS. The award competition is open for female scientists with advanced scientific achievements in the given fields: Physics Mathematics Computer science Distinguished scientists from all around the world can participate in the programme, the funding includes 100 thousand EUR for 5 candidates. As part of this UNESCO Programme 102 scientists have been awarded since 1998 and three candidates among them achieved Nobel prize. Presenting the candidates is available on online platform by the Universities and Scientific-Research organizations. Nominated candidates fill in the online platform application and provide necessary documents. The deadline of the online registration is June 29 – 2018. Additional Information is available in Annex 1 and Annex 2 .
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12/06/2018 16:31

Announcement: Scientific-Research Grant Call for "Halyomorpha Halys Elimination State Programme 2018"

Scientific-Research Grant Call for " Halyomorpha Halys Elimination State Programme 2018" will be announced in June, 2018. Call goals: Facing the social-economic challenge of the Government - Halyomorpha Halys elimination and addressing agricultural issues, caused by its dissemination, through conducting scientific-technological research; facilitation of innovative scientific research, focused on solving difficulties caused by Halyomorpha Halys; seeking for new knowledge, methods and innovative technological decisions; theoretical and experimental analysis of addressing problems through sharing best international experience. Funding can be obtained only via open call! Basic programme and conditions of the call: The call provides funding only for institutional scientific-research projects. One or several organizations can participate together with project key personnel in the grant call. Project must have host institution; Project must have key personnel; Project must have principal investigator; Project must have coordinator; Minimum one young scientist must be included into the project during all reporting periods; Project may have co-participant organization(s) (if applicable); Project may have partner organization; Project may have supporting personnel; Project may have research advisor(s); Project may have co-funding legal/natural person. One and the same person is disallowed to provide more than one applications as key personnel. Project implementation period may be 1 or 2 years. Reporting period is 1 year. Requested funding from SRNSFG should not exceed 61 250 Gel for 1-year project and 122 500 Gel for 2-year project. In case of 2-year project, the funding distribution should be in compliance with the goals and objectives of the project. Please, consider that the call programme and conditions, corresponding annexes, call terms and registration procedures will be available after the announcement of the call. For the further information, please, contact us via phone number: +995 32 2 200 220 (4015)  
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12/06/2018 14:02

CiteScore™ metrics - A new standard of journal citation impact

SRNSFG disseminates information about a new standard of journal citation impact of the ELSEVIER database. CiteScore™ metrics are a new standard to measure serial citation impact. Comprehensive, transparent, current and free, CiteScore metrics help you to analyze the impact of all serial titles – including journals – in Scopus. CiteScore Tracker is calculated monthly. It shows how the current year’s CiteScore value is building and provides a timely way to track a title’s progress until the next annual value is published.researchers will have access to 23 350 sources such as academic journals, citations, books, book chapters etc.New titles can receive CiteScore metrics the year after they are first indexed by Scopus. For additional information, please visit the website .
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11/06/2018 15:03

Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility – Presentation of the final report

Presentation of the final report of the Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility will be held on  June 14, 2018 at  14:00  at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University,  auditorium # 107. Policy Support Facility  implies elaboration of recommendations by independent, high-ranking international experts in order to strengthen Georgia's Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) system. The visit is implemented during  October, 2017 – May, 2018  on the basis of the request of the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia to the European Commission. Two missions have been successfully implemented within the framework of the Policy Support Facility in  December 2017  and  February 2018.  During the visits, international experts held meeting with different stakeholders including the State and Private sector, representatives of industry and academia from various institutions/organizations. The thematic meetings within the framework of the visits included the following issues: Support in identification of promising research fields; Measures for narrowing the gap between research and industry/business; Proposal for the performance-based funding of research entities.      The 3 rd  visit, which is the dissemination mission implies the report based on the findings during the previous meetings by the experts of the Policy Support Facility regarding the development of  STI system in Georgia. The report will be published on the website:  https://rio.jrc.ec.europa.eu/en/policy-support-facility/specific-support-georgia   To attend the meeting on  June 14 at 14:00, please register via the  link.  
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08/06/2018 18:04

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia disseminates latest press release of European Commission

EU budget: Commission proposes most ambitious Research and Innovation programme yet   For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing €100 billion for research and innovation. A new programme – Horizon Europe – will build on the achievements and success of the previous research and innovation programme (Horizon 2020) and keep the EU at the forefront of global research and innovation. Horizon Europe is the most ambitious research and innovation programme ever. While continuing to drive scientific excellence through the European Research Council (ERC) and the Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowships and exchanges, Horizon Europe will introduce the following main new features: A European Innovation Council (EIC) to help the EU become a frontrunner in market-creating innovation:The Commission's proposal will establish a one-stop shop to bring the most promising high potential and breakthrough technologies from lab to market application, and help the most innovative start-ups and companies scale up their ideas. The new EIC will help identify and fund fast-moving, high-risk innovations with strong potential to create entirely new markets. It will provide direct support to innovators through two main funding instruments, one for early stages and the other for development and market deployment. It will complement the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). New EU-wide research and innovation missions focusing on societal challenges and industrial competitiveness:Under Horizon Europe, the Commission will launch new missions with bold, ambitious goals and strong European added valueto tackle issues that affect our daily lives. Examples could range from the fight against cancer, to clean transport or plastic-free oceans. These missions will be co-designed with citizens, stakeholders, the European Parliament and Member States. Maximising the innovation potential across the EU:  Support will be doubled for Member States lagging behind in their efforts to make the most of their national research and innovation potential. Moreover, new synergies with Structural and Cohesion Funds will make it easy to coordinate and combine funding and help regions embrace innovation. More openness:  The principle of 'open science' will become the modus operandi of Horizon Europe, requiring open access to publications and data. This will assist market uptake and increase the innovation potential of results generated by EU funding. A new generation of European Partnerships and increased collaboration with other EU programmes:  Horizon Europewill streamline the number of partnershipsthat the EU co-programmes or co-funds with partners like industry, civil society and funding foundations, in order to increase their effectiveness and impact in achieving Europe's policy priorities.Horizon Europe will promote effective and operational links with other future EU programmes, like Cohesion Policy, the European Defence Fund, the Digital Europe Programme and the Connecting Europe Facility, as well as with the international fusion energy project  ITER . The Joint Research Centre (JRC), the Commission's science and knowledge service, will continue to contribute with scientific advice, technical support and dedicated research.  About two-thirds of Europe's economic growth over the last decades has been driven by innovation. Horizon Europe is expected to generate new and more knowledge and technologies, promoting scientific excellence, and to have positive effects on growth, trade and investment and significant social and environmental impact.Each euro invested by the programme can potentially generate a return of up to 11 euro of GDP over 25 years. Union investments in R&I are expected to directly generate an estimated gain of up to 100 000 jobs in R&I activities in the ‘investment phase' (2021-2027). Further details can be accessed on the website .
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07/06/2018 11:21

UNESCO - The Young Professionals Programme (YPP) 2018

SRNSFG disseminates information about the UNESCO Young Professionals Programme (YPP) 2018. The aim of the programme is to engage professional youth in UNESCO activities at the headquarters or regional bureaus of the organization worldwide. According to the rules of the Human Resource Management Bureau, the country has the right to nominate maximum 15 candidates until 27 July 2018.   Candidates must have no more than 32 years old, speak English or French languages on an advanced level and hold minimum MA degree. To participate in the programme, applicants should send the following documentation electronically to the e-mail address: unesco@mfa.gov.ge until June 29, 2018: CV- in Georgian and English; Motivation letter – in English or French (maximum 500 words describing the vision of the applicant with regards to his/her role and contribution to the organization). Georgian National Commission for UNESCO will present the nominated candidates to the UNESCO head office and the final selection will be based on online interviews with the applicants. Details about the programme is available on the link.
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