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Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia

For Science, for Future, for Georgia

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SRNSFG announces the Call for Applied Research State grants 2019

 

Call title:

Call for Applied Research State grants 2019

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 education 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 significant research projects through the open call;

e) Implementation of 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 existing 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:

  • April 15, 23 – group consultations (information days);
  • May 1 – deadline for sending the questions at the first stage of the call;
  • May 13 (16:00) – registration of the concepts at the first stage of the call;
  • May 14 (16:00) – deadline for submitting the statement on participation at the SRNSFG office;
  • July 4 (16:00) - registration of the full proposals in GMUS;
  • July 18-25 – group consultations (information days);
  • June 13 – deadline for sending the questions at the second stage of the call;
  • July-September – evaluation by the experts of the full proposals submitted at the second stage of the grant call;
  • September-October - results of the second stage of the call, revealing selected projects for the third stage
  • September-October – presentation of the projects in front of the commission;
  • September-October – 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;
  • September-October – approving the final list of selected projects for funding by the Director General and announcement of the results;
  • September-October – signing the grant agreements.

 

Call regulatory documents:

 

Documents and annexes required for the Project:

  • Terms of references
  • Terms and conditions of the call – annex 1
  • Cover page (general information) of the project – sample, annex 2
  • Concept of the project – annex 3
  • CVs of the key personnel – sample, annex 4
  • Project proposal – annex 6
  • Abstract of the project – annex 7
  • Project timeframe – sample, annex 8
  • Project budget and budget justification – sample, annex 9
  • Letter of co-funding (if applicable) – annex 10,
  • Letter of support on providing access to the research infrastructure (if applicable) – annex 11

 

Electronic registration links:

The Grants Management Unified System (GMUS) – project registration (link)

Instruction for electronic registration (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;
  • Additional questions can be sent electronically to the e-mail address: ar@rustaveli.org.ge. The document of Frequently Asked Questions will be uploaded online and updated periodically.
  • Frequently asked questions (available in Georgian)
  • Presentation (available in Georgian)

 

Coordinators:

Natalia Gverdtsiteli – 2 200 220 (4015)

Ana Polodashvili

Salome Odishvili

Contact information: ar@rustaveli.org.ge

 

Good luck!