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25/10/2018 10:04

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia and Forschungszentrum - Jülich announce “Joint Research and Education Programme for Master and PhD Students”

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia and Forschungszentrum - Jülich announce “Joint Research and Education Programme for Master and PhD Students”. Call abbreviation: JFZ Aim of the call: Research and education joint call between LEPL Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia and Forschungszentrum - Jülich aims to give future opportunity to Master and PhD students, to conduct fundamental and applied research, linked to their thesis field, at Jülich research centers. Also, programme aims to support German side, to attract and encourage successful students of Georgian high-educational institutions and involve them in scientific activities of Master and PhD programs. Only individual project proposals will be accepted. General terms of the call: Participation is open only for Master and PhD students under 30 and who have active status of student at Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgian Technical University, Ilia State University, Agrarian University of Georgia and other Georgian universities (in coordination with center). Joint call will fund maximum 3 PhD and 3 Master students, in frames of which they will be able to conduct research linked to their thesis field, at Jülich research centers and have scientific cooperation with researchers and scientists from research centers and universities, in several fields: Math Sciences; Information Technologies; Natural Sciences; Engineering Sciences; Life Sciences and Medical Sciences. For Master students: Duration of research internship, funded in frames of this call must be in full compliance with programme curriculum of particular Georgian Master programme on which student is studying. Monthly scholarship of research internship for Master student is 900 EUR equivalent for GEL. For PhD students: Duration of funded research internship for PhD student is defined for 3 year period. Monthly scholarship of research internship for PhD student is 1400 EUR equivalent for GEL. Grant funding will be divided equally between parties. 50% of funding will be covered by SRNSFG and 50% will be covered by Forschungszentrum - Jülich. Registration for the call consists of 2 stages: First stage: Online registration on juelich@rustaveli.org.ge from October 25, 2018 to November 20   16:00 on E-mail ; Second stage: Registration in chancellery of SRNSFG, until  November 21, 2018, 16:00. Regulatory documents of the call: Decree of Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports №226/ნ; Agreement on joint grant programme implementation; October 25, 2018 decree №156 of Director General of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia; FAQ Useful materials and annexes for project preparation; Terms and conditions of the call – (Annex 1) ; Project coverpage – (Geo Annex 2); (Eng Annex 2) CV of the participant (Annex 3, generated from GMUS); Project budget for Master students (Annex 4) ; Project budget for PhD students (Annex 5) ; Results foreseen by project; (For PhD students – Annex 6) ; “Application of participation” (Annex 7) Note: Each participant is allowed to submit one proposal only. In case of additional questions, do not hesitate to contact call coordinators: Tornike Skhirtladze (Programme related issues); E-mail: skhirtladze@rustaveli.org.ge Tel: (032) 2 200 220 (4133) Tamta Turashvili (Financial issues); E-mail: turashvili@rustaveli.org.ge Tel: (032) 2 200 220 (4301) Giorgi Tsotsoria  (Programme related issues) E-mail:  tsotsoria@rustaveli.org.ge Tel: (032) 2 200 220 (4019)   Foundation wishes you the best of luck!
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19/10/2018 10:59

SRNSFG announces Call for MA research grants 2018

Title of the call:   MA research grants Call Abbreviation:  MR Aim of the call: MA research  grants aims at  supporting quality enhancement in scientific studies, raising academic level and development of research skills - related to the master's thesis of students enrolled at the accredited Master’s educational program, as well as improvement of higher educational institutions research capacity and integration of research in learning processes and support development of thematic and/or interdisciplinary research activities. Project type :   Individual Call Conditions: Only individual educational-research grants will be given within  the framework of the call; Grantee must be citizen of Georgia, active MA student at accredited high educational institution; During grant claiming period, grantee must be on the  last year of the MA programme; Project duration is defined from 4 to 10 months; Project budget should not exceed  6000 GEL; Scholarship of MA student should not exceed 1200 GEL; Submitting more than one project within  the call, from one applicant is forbidden.   Call administration calendar Octomber 19   2018  – call announcement; Octomber  24, 26  & 30  2018  – group consultations; Otomber 19 – November 12 16:00 –   dates for  registration in the Grants Management Unified System (GMUS); November  14, 16:00  – deadline for providing the application document at the SRNSFG office; November 5    2018  – deadline for sending the questions electronically; November 2018 – Eligibility check of the submitted projects; November   2018 – Publish midterm results of the call; January 2019  –  Evaluation of submitted projects by independent reviewers/group of reviewers; January 2019 – Publish final results of the call;    January-February 2019 – Sign the grant agreement. Call Regulatory documentation: Decree of the Government of Georgia N130 Decree of the SRNSFG Director General Science Classification Evaluation criteria Frequently asked questions   Useful annexes and material: Call conditions –  annex 1 General information about the project - template,  annex 2 Abstract - annex 3 Project proposal- annex 4 Project timeframe – template, annex 5 Project budget and justification - template, annex 6 CV – template, annex 7 Letter of Personal Commitment of the  advisor (if applicable) - annex 8 ( GEO / ENG ) Letter of support on providing access to research infrastructure (if applicable) – annex 9   Links to the Grants Management Unified System   ( link ) Instruction of the online registration ( link ).   Important: Please read Minister’s Decree, SRNSFG Director General’s decree, call conditions and other annexes carefully; Only group consultations will be held; Deadline for sending the questions electronically –  5 November, 16:00 at the e-mail address:  mr@rustavelil.org.ge . Frequently asked questions will be published on the webpage.   Call coordinators: Lana Davituliani 0322 200 220 (4302)  Contact information  -  mr@rustaveli.org.ge   Tamta Turashvili 0322 200 230 (4301)
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13/07/2018 16:45

SRNSFG announces the Call for Applied Research State grants 2018

Call title Call for Applied Research State grants 2018 Call abbreviation – AR Call goals: Goal of the state grant call for the Applied Research (hereinafter referred to as “the grant call”) is to support: a) Further development of the applied and technological scientific research; b) Development of the long-term innovative and technological applied research projects in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, medical and health sciences, and agricultural sciences of the Georgian Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) with international partners and non-scientific sector (private sector – small and medium enterprises, non-governmental organizations, public sector); c) Providing Technology and innovation transfer reflecting on the social and economic challenges of the State; d) Funding the significant research projects through the open competition; e) Implementation of the technology transfer-oriented projects with the commercialization perspective; f) Identifying and supporting innovation researches with the high technological outcomes on the local or/and international market, reflecting on the existed problems in development of New Technologies;   Project proposal type – institutional Basic terms and conditions of the call: Projects in the three categories will be funded under the call: 1st category – pilot grant for supporting the technology transfer for organization(s); 2nd category – grant for innovative research and technological development for consortium; 3rd category – proof of research concept: grant for infrastructure, training and cluster development for consortium;   Duration of the project can be 2, 3 or 4 years, and the duration of reporting period is defined as 1 year (12 months).   Requested budget from the foundation for one organization should not exceed 140 000 GEL per year and 420 000 GEL per consortium.   The grant budget can include the following categories of expenditure: The sum of monthly amounts of funding the key personnel and supporting personnel should not exceed 50 % of the requested budget from SRNSFG; Overhead costs - total amount of the overhead costs for host and co-participant organizations should not exceed 7 % of the requested budget from SRNSFG.   Grant call includes three stages:   First stage – submitting the concept of the project proposal; Second stage – submitting the project; Third stage – presentation of the project to the commission.   The grant call calendar:   July 24, July 26, August 7 – group consultations (information days); August 14 – deadline for sending the questions; July 13 – July 20 (16:00) – registration of the concepts at the first stage of the grant call; August 21 (16:00) – deadline for submitting the statement on participation at the SRNSFG office; October  – results of the first stage of the grant call; October 12, 18  – group consultations (information day); October 22  – deadline for sending the questions; October 10 – October 28 (16:00) – registration of the full proposals in GMUS; October 29 (16:00) – submitting the statement on participation at the SRNSFG office; November  – interim results of the second stage of the grant call – information on rejected projects at the second stage; November – evaluation by the experts/group of experts of the full proposals submitted at the second stage of the grant call; November – results of the second stage of the call, information about the selected projects for the third stage; December – presenting the projects to the commission; December, 2018 – results of the evaluation by experts/group of experts and commission; providing the three ranking lists according to the project categories and revealing selected projects for funding; December, 2018 – approving the final list of selected projects for funding by the Director General and announcement of the results; December 2018 – Signing the grant agreement.   Call regulatory documents : Decree of the Government of Georgia №85, February 16, 2011 Decree of the SRNSFG Director General N99, July 13, 2018 Amendment in the decree of the SRNSFG Director General Amendment 2 in the decree of the SRNSFG Director General Amendment 3  in the decree of the SRNSFG Director General Amendment 4 in the decree of the SRNSFG Director General Budget classification – annex 13 Scientific fields classification – annex 14 ( GEO / ENG) Evaluation criteria Documents and annexes required for the Project:   Terms and conditions of the call – annex 1 terms and conditions of the call - Consolidated version (29.10.2018) Concept of the project proposal – annex 2 ( GEO / ENG , PDF format) Invention disclosure form – annex 3 ( GEO / ENG ) Statement of participation on the first stage – annex 4 Cover page (general information) of the project – sample, annex 5 ( GEO/ENG ) Project proposal – annex 6 ( GEO / ENG ) CVs of the key personnel – sample, annex 7 Project timeframe – sample, annex 8 Project budget and budget justification – sample, annex 9 ( GEO / ENG ) Letter of co-funding (if applicable) – annex 10, ( GEO / ENG ) Letter of support on providing access to the research infrastructure (if applicable) – annex 11 ( GEO / ENG)     Electronic registration links: The Grants Management Unified System (GMUS) – for project registration (link) Instruction for electronic registration (link) Submitting the invention disclosure form to the-electronic system of the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia – SAKPATENTI (link) Instruction to the invention disclosure of SAKPATENTI (link)   Important information for applicants : Please, carefully read the Decree of the Government of Georgia, decree of the SRNSFG Director General, call terms and conditions and other annexes; Only group consultations will be held; Frequently asked questions; Presentation for consultations.   Coordinators: Natalia Gverdtsiteli – 2 200 220 (4015) Ana Polodashvili Otar Gogiashvili Giorgi Bagashvili Ketevan Gabitashvili Contact information: ar@rustaveli.org.ge   Good luck!
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20/06/2018 12:42

SRNSFG announces 2018 Call for Basic Research State Grants

Title of the call:  Basic Research State Grants Call Abbreviation: FR Aim of the Call: Call for Basic Research State Grants aims at gaining new knowledge in various scientific fields and focuses on theoretical and experimental analysis of the theories, models, new ideas and concepts that should facilitate socio-political, economic, public, cultural and technological progress of the country in a long-term perspective. The call supports establishment of competitive research environment, promotes the development of excellent research in compliance with international standards and internationalizations.  The call aims at attracting young researchers and developing their scientific potential.   Project type :   Institutional Call Conditions: The project budget and duration is determined based of the scheme below:   The expenditure of requested sum from the foundation must meet the following requirements:  Funding of key personnel in case of young scientists’ engagement in the project should not exceed 45,000 GEL per year. Consequently, funding of young scientists should not exceed 15,000 GEL per year and funding of experienced scientists should not exceed 30,000 GEL per year. Young scientists’ engagement in all reporting periods of the projects in compulsory. Funding of key personnel in case there is no young scientists’ engagement in the project should not exceed 30,000 GEL per year. Funding of supporting personnel should not exceed 5,000 GEL per year. “Overhead Costs” should not exceed 7% of requested sum from the foundation.   Call administration calendar June 20 2018 – call announcement; June 29 &  July 6, 13  2018 – group consultations; July 16  2018 – deadline for sending the questions electronically; June 27 – July 25 16:00 –  dates for  registration in the Grants Management Unified System (GMUS); July 27 , 16:00 – deadline for providing the application document at the SRNSFG office; July – August   – Eligibility check of the submitted projects; October – Publish midterm results of the call; October  – December - Evaluation of submitted projects by independent reviewers/group of reviewers; January 2019 – Publish final results of the call;   January 2019 – Sign the grant agreement.   Call Regulatory documentation: Decree of the Government of Georgia N84 Decree of the SRNSFG Director General Amendment in the decree of the SRNSFG Director General Science Classification ( GEO / ENG) Budget classification Evaluation criteria   Useful annexes and material: Call conditions – annex 1 General information about the project - template, annex 2 Project proposal- annex 3 ( GEO / ENG ) CV – template, annex 4 Project timeframe – template, annex 5 Project budget and justification - template, annex 6  ( GEO / ENG )   Letter of Personal Commitment of the foreign advisor (if applicable) - annex 7 (ENG) Letter of co-funding commitment (if applicable) – annex 8 ( GEO / ENG ) Letter of support on providing access to research infrastructure (if applicable) – annex 9 ( GEO / ENG )   Links to the Grants Management Unified System  (will open on July 27, 2018) Instruction of the online registration ( link ).   Important: Please read Minister’s Decree, SRNSFG Director General’s decree, call conditions and other annexes carefully; Only group consultations will be held; Deadline for sending the questions electronically – July 16 at the e-mail address:  fr@rustavelil.org.ge . Frequently asked questions will be published on the webpage.   Call coordinators: Ketevan  Gabitashvili Tornike Skhirtladze Salome Sharashenidze 2 200 220 (4016) Giorgi Bagashvili Tamta Turashvili Ana Goguadze   Contact information - fr@rustaveli.org.ge   Good Luck!
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24/11/2017 11:07

Joint call for proposals by the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia and the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) is now open

Joint call for proposals by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) and the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia (Foundation) is now open. The call aims to develop cooperation between Georgian and Turkish higher educational institutions, scientific and research centers, and to strengthen collaboration between the Georgian and Turkish teams of scientists. The joint call of 2017 offers funding for the joint research projects for Georgian and Turkish researcher teams. The team of Georgian researchers should have a Principal Investigator (PI) from Georgia and the Turkish team should have one from Turkey. Turkish and Georgian partners will submit a joint online application in English via TUBITAK’s online system, that can be accessed at uidb-pbs.tubitak.gov.tr until February 15, 2018. The duration of a project should not exceed 24 months and the Georgian partners that are eligible for funding can receive up to 30.000 GEL per project, 15 000 GEL annually. Georgian participants should submit the required documents to the Foundation till 15:00 on March 1 st , 2018. A copy of the full project proposal in English - registered at the TUBITAK online system; A complete version of the project proposal translated in Georgian by the Translation Bureau; A statement by the Georgian research team, signed by the Principal Investigator and the key personnel; The identification documents and proof of academic degree of the Principal Investigator and the key personnel from Georgia. If the aforementioned documents are not issued in Georgia, it should be accompanied with the approval by the LEPL National Education Quality Enhancement Center of Georgia. Academic degrees issued in the USSR do not require Georgian translation and approval; Professional Biography (CV) of the key personnel of the project; (Annex #3 Georgian and  English versions) ; Letter of co-financing, indicating the amount of co-financing (in case of such), signed by the head of the corresponding legal entity or by the person ( Annex #4 ) . View the annexes related to the Call: Decree by the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia; Decree by the Director General of the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia; AMANDEMENT in the  decree of  Director General of the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia; Terms of the Joint Call   (Annex №1); Statement by the key personnel    (Annex №2); CV of a Scientist  Georgian  /  English (Annex №3); Letter of Co-financing   (Annex №4); Budget Classifier (Annex №5); Evaluation Criteria .   Information about the Call is also available at the TUBITAK’s website . For additional questions, you can contact the coordinators of the call:   Mariam Keburia Tel: +995 322 200 220 (4022)  Email:   keburia@rustaveli.org.ge     Giorgi Tsotsoria Tel: +995 322 200 220 (4445) Email:  tsotsoria@rustaveli.org.ge   Tamta Shkubuliani Tel: +995 322 200 220 (4445) Email:   tshkubuliani@rustaveli.org.ge          
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