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 3rd 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
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) 2nd round for Grants from the EaP PLUS project or are resubmitting applications under the present 3rd 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tamta Shkubuliani: email@example.com
Giorgi Tsotsoria: firstname.lastname@example.org
For general enquiries, you can also contact International Expert at the Regional Centre for Information and Scientific Development, RCISD, Ms Margit Dávid, E-mail: email@example.com
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.