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"Reforms in Science and Development in Georgia - Activities of Georgia National Science Foundation" Natia Jokhadze Director of GNSF International Science.

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1 "Reforms in Science and Development in Georgia - Activities of Georgia National Science Foundation" Natia Jokhadze Director of GNSF International Science and Technology Center - ISTC Science and Technology Center in Ukraine - STCU March 2008 Ljubljana, Slovenia Georgia National Science Foundation

2 Reforms in Science and Development has been started after so called Rose Revolution, in 2004 Reorganization of National Academy of Science Establishment of Independent Scientific Institutes Optimization of Institutes and Universities Raising the basic financing of Scientific Institutes and Universities, including the salaries of scientists and teaching staff Creating the competitive environment for science development through establishment of the Georgia National Science Foundation Georgia National Science Foundation The main directions of the reforms in S&D

3 Objectives of the Georgia National Science Foundation Support of the reforms of science system Grant financing in the equal and competitive environment Reveal scientific potential and support its development Support of knowledge based economy Promotion of young scientists Support of integration of Georgian scientists in international scientific activities Development of scientific infrastructure Popularization of science Commercialization of science Georgia National Science Foundation Georgia National Science Foundation was established in 2005 by the Presidential Decree

4 Financing Schemes used by the Georgia National Science Foundation 1.State Science Grants projects were financed in 2006 with total budget of about 12 milln. GEL (about USD) projects are financed in 2008, among them 31 in Humanities and Social Sciences, total budget about 14 milln. GEL (about USD) 2.Grants to purchase scientific equipment (5 projects were financed with total budget over 1 milln. GEL) 3.Scientific library support grants for universities (5 projects were financed with total budget of 325,000 GEL) 4.Individual Travel grants, to participate in international scientific forums (in scientists were financed; in 2008 already - 9) 5.Presidential Stipend program for young scientists (35 young scientists receive stipends GEL monthly) Georgia National Science Foundation

5 Financing Schemes used by the Georgia National Science Foundation 6.Individual Presidential Grants for Young Scientists – 37 young scientists are financed in 2008 in all scientific fields 7.Scholarships of I. Vekua for young scientists in Mathematics, Mechanics and Information Technology Sectors – 10 young scientists receive scholarships in Scholarships of Iv. Beritashvili for young scientists in Life and Medical Sciences - 10 young scientists receive scholarships in Joint financing of projects with international organizations (STCU, CRDF, INTAS) Georgia National Science Foundation

6 10.STCU-GNSF: Target Initiatives and Development Program Georgia National Science Foundation 11.CRDF-GNSF: Business Partnership Grants Program 2007 In 2007 seven7 Projects financed with total budget of USD, (50% -GNSF) Program for 2008 is ongoing 51 applications submitted 8 projects receive financing in 2008 with total budget of USD 12.CRDF-GNSF: National Program for Young Scholars applications submitted 15 projects receive financing in 2008 with total budget of USD Financing Schemes used by the Georgia National Science Foundation

7 13.CRDF-GNSF: CORE Program (fundamental research and high education) Georgia National Science Foundation 14.INTAS-GNSF: Stipends for Young Scientists 1 Project financed with total budget of USD, (17% -GNSF); projects title: Biodiversity of Caucasus 9 young scientists receiving financing 15.INTAS-GNSF: Regional Call for South Caucasus 12 projects receiving financing Financing Schemes used by the Georgia National Science Foundation 16.NATO-GNSF: Scholarships for scientists who are grant recipients of NATO Science for Peace and Networking Infrastructure Grants Programs – financing starting in 2008

8 17.Young Scientists Support Program Summer School on Science Management, including Science Commercialization - Awards for publishing in impact-factor scientific periodicals Georgia National Science Foundation 18.Science Popularization Program Individual grants for scientists to present scientific-popular lectures in schools - Quarterly newsletter on scientific events - Science Festival 19.Grants to organize international scientific forum in Georgia Financing Schemes used by the Georgia National Science Foundation

9 Project: Elaboration of effective model for science administration on the overview of European experience Project is financed through EU Tacis program (from August 2006) Main Goals: 1) overview of international experience; 2) study of current situation in science sector of Georgia; 3) assist in elaboration of science policy and strategy Georgia National Science Foundation Financing Schemes used by the Georgia National Science Foundation

10 Priorities of the GNSF in Georgia National Science Foundation Young Scientists supportCommercialization Support International Collaboration Science Popularization

11 International experience in supporting science development Georgia National Science Foundation Needs of GNSF International experience in Best Practices of science management and administration of calls Collaboration with the similar national foundations Collaboration with the international foundations

12 Thank you for your attention Georgia National Science Foundation


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