Georgia Professional Development Mini-Scholarship Program

CRDF Global and the Georgian Research and Development Foundation (GRDF) are pleased to announce the Georgia Professional Development Mini-Scholarship Program, that provides the opportunity for the eligible Georgian biological scientists, researchers and experts, to apply for and receive the benefits of up to three memberships for the professional associations related to their field of employment/study. Eligible applicants include employees of the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC), Laboratory of the Ministry of Agriculture (LMA), and the National Food Agency (NFA). Individuals currently enrolled in a graduate program (MD, MPH, MSc or PhD) focusing on epidemiology, biosafety, biosecurity, or infectious diseases in a Georgian university are also eligible to apply.

Selected applicants will be announced on a rolling basis starting in November 2016 and the competition may be open until 31 March, 2017, dependent upon the number of applications received. For more information, please download the announcement and application form below.

Submit completed application and accompanying document (applicant’s current Curriculum Vitae) to jskowera@crdfglobal.org

Mini Scholarships Application Form

 


2017 Georgia Biosciences Fellowship Program

Deadline: August 1, 2016 23:59 Eastern Time (EDT) 

CRDF Global and the Georgian Research and Development Foundation (GRDF) are pleased to announce the 2017 Georgia Biosciences Fellowship Program (GBFP). GBFP is a non-degree-seeking program that provides the opportunity for highly qualified Georgian biological scientists, researchers and experts at the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC), Laboratory of the Ministry of Agriculture (LMA), and the National Food Agency (NFA) to spend three to four months working alongside biological scientists, researchers and professionals at a U.S. university CRDF Global and GRDF will award up to three fellowships. During their fellowships, selected Georgian scientists, researchers, veterinarians, and epidemiologists will enrich their technical laboratory capabilities and develop valuable professional skills. The fellowship will combine technical training in biological sciences and collaborative biological research within a U.S. university. Upon return to Georgia, fellows will use newly acquired skills and knowledge to contribute to building infectious disease prevention, diagnostics, research, and surveillance and epidemiological reporting capacity in Georgia. The fellowship is open to early career researchers (graduate students in final year of program, post-doctoral fellows, and researchers within 5 years of their terminal degree) working at the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC), Laboratory of the Ministry of Agriculture (LMA), and the National Food Agency (NFA), or affiliated laboratories within their institutional networks. Selection preference will be given to applicants in the biological sciences, either within the public health sector or animal health sector, who demonstrate current work and/or academic research experience with Select Agent pathogens. Applicants should also have clearly demonstrated experience with one or more of the following general areas:

  • Especially dangerous human, animal and zoonotic infectious diseases
  • Research focused on pathogens of security concern
  • Modern infectious disease diagnostic techniques
  • Epidemiological surveillance and reporting of especially dangerous infectious diseases of humans and animals
  • Application and institutionalization of internationally accepted principles and best practices of biosafety, biosecurity and bioethics
  • Application and institutionalization of One Health principles and approaches
  • Detection, diagnostics and reporting of especially dangerous infectious diseases caused by pathogens of security concern

Applicants must hold, at minimum, Bachelor of Science degree; applicants with Masters of Science or PhD degrees are preferred. For more information, please download the announcement and application form below: GBFP Application (PDF) Submit application and accompanying application documents to GBFP@crdfglobal.org  Please direct any questions regarding the Georgia Biosciences Fellowship Program to GBFP@crdfglobal.org

Applications should be submitted to GBFP@crdfglobal.org no later than August 1, 2016 23:59 Eastern Time (EDT)

 


Early Career Support Program Awards $229,720 for Georgian Researchers

Feb 18, 2015
CRDF Global, the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF), and the Georgian Research and Development Foundation (GRDF) are pleased to announce that eight early career researchers under the 2013 Early Career Support Competition (ECSP) have been selected to receive awards of up to $30,000 each. This program supports the early career development of talented young Georgian scholars and strengthens Georgian international research collaborations in biological/medical fields. The grantees are affiliated with various universities and research institutions in Georgia, including the National Center for Decease Control and Public Health (NCDC)/Richard G. Lugar Center (CPHR); G. Eliava Institute of Bacteriophage, Microbiology and Virology; Tbilisi State Medical University; and, Agricultural University of Georgia. The program will support early career researchers for research-related visits to a foreign research laboratory and individual financial support on their return to Georgia to share knowledge gained and skills learned. The grantees will be hosted by research institutions and universities in the U.S. and U.K. The program starts with a 2-3 month preparation period in Georgia. Similar to other competitions, all funding decisions were based on independent, peer-reviewed assessments of each application, with final decisions based on combined results from U.S. and Georgian subject matter expert reviewers. Of the $229,720 in funding being provided, CRDF Global will be providing $137,832, while SRNSF will provide a 40% cost-share totaling the remaining $91,888. CRDF Global’s portion of the funding for this program has been provided by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency under Fundamental Research Award #HDTRA1-11-1-0061 to CRDF Global.

პროგრამის „სამეცნიერო-საინოვაციო კონკურსი მოსწავლე გოგონებისათვის“ მეორე ეტაპზე გადასული კონკურსის მონაწილეები:

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ჯამური  ქულა

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1. ეკატერინე დადიანი 118

199

2. ანა  ბაიაძე 117

71

3. ლია  ბაიაძე 117

71

4. მერი ცერცვაძე 115

54

5. სოფიო მეზურნიშვილი 115

54

6. მარიამ  სისაური 113

71

7. თათული  ნატროშვილი 113

54

8. თამარ  ოზაშვილი 113

54

9. მედეა  სულამანიძე 112

71

10. სოფიო  ფარულავა 111

54

11. სოფიკო ქასრაშვილი 107

199

12. თინათინ  მდევაძე 104

199

13. ბარბარე  ვარდიაშვილი 103

54

14. ნინო  ფეიქრიშვილი 99

211

15. თამთა  კვასხვაძე 99

26

16. ნინო  გოგოხია 98

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17. ნინო  კრილოვა 95

84

18. სოფიო  ჯაფარიძე 94

ბრიტ. -ქართ აკად.

19. ნათია  გაზრდელიანი 90

84

20. მარი  მღებრიშვილი 88

94

21. მარიამ  ხარაშვილი 88

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საქართველოს სამეცნიერო-ტექნოლოგიური განვითარების ფონდი (სსგფ), განათლებისა და მეცნიერების სამინისტროსთან, CRDF Global-თან, ინტელექტუალური საკუთრების ეროვნულ ცენტრთან („საქპატენტი“) და საქართველოში ამერიკის სავაჭრო პალატასთან თანამშრომლობით იწვევს 16-18 წლის საშუალო სკოლის გოგონებს პროგრამაში „სამეცნიერო-საინოვაციო კონკურსი სკოლის მოსწავლე გოგონებისათვის“ მონაწილეობის მისაღებად. კონკურსის მიზანია სტიმული მისცეს მოსწავლე გოგონებს გააგრძელონ თავიანთი კარიერა მეცნიერების, ტექნოლოგიების, საინჟინრო და მათემატიკის მიმართულებებში. 6 თვიანი სამენტორო პროგრამა მონაწილეებს შესაძლებლობას მისცემს გაიღრმაონ ცოდნა ინოვაციების, ტექნოლოგიების, მეცნიერების, ბიზნესისა და ინტელექტუალური საკუთრების დაცვის სფეროში, რაც მათი კარიერული წინსვლის მნიშვნელოვანი პირობა იქნება.   პროგრამა ფინანსდება საქართველოში აშშ-ს საელჩოს მიერ.   აპლიკაციების მიღების ბოლო ვადაა 2014 წლის 19 ნოემბერი   იხილეთ:   პროგრამის განაცხადი სააპლიკაციო ფორმა/მასწავლებლის რეკომენდაცია


  2014 Georgia Women’s Research Fellowship Program . CRDF Global, the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF), and the Georgian Research and Development Foundation (GRDF) announced the 2014 Georgia Women’s Research Fellowship Program. Funding for this program had been provided by the U.S. Department of State through CRDF Global. Additional funding for this program had been provided by SRNSF. This program supported Georgian women PhD candidates and increased the number of women scientists and engineers in Georgia. The fellowship award could be used to cover tuition fees, stipend, travel to conferences, and/or small equipment. Award Amount: up to 12 grants of up to $6,000 each Award Duration: 9 months The list of awarded applicants 1. Nino Samashvili “Some Approximation Problems in Non-standard Function Spaces” Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University 2. Nino Ponjavidze “Investigation of photo- thermal conversion in silver nanoparticles and thermochromic dye doped polymer nanocompisite” Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University 3. Maia Nikolishvili “Investigation of Discrete Analogues and Numerical Solution of One Nonlinear Diffusion Model” Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University 4. Rusudan Kakava “Investigation of the relationships between enantioselectivity and chemical structure of different chiral stationary phases” Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University 5. Tinatin Butkhuzi “Investigation of structure of the reverse micelles modified with bile salts” Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University 6. Nino Verulava “Processing of Mobile Tourism Technology in Platform Windows Mobile” Georgian Technical University 7. Lali Beselia “Problems of disclosure of ciphertext without calculating key” Sokhumi State University 8. Elene Uchava “Sound Production in Shear Flows: Source Identification and Visualization” Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University 9. Olga Avsajanashvili “Investigation of the accelerating expansion of the Universe” Ilia State University 10. Tamar Makharadze “Investigation of Complex Formation Process of Toxic Metals with Fulvic Acids, isolated from Natural Waters by the Gel Chromatographic Method” Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University 11. Khatuna Makalatia “Study of isolation, selection and thorough genetic and proteomic characterization of the phages active against Salmonella sp. and E. coli” Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University


Ilia State University wins $460,000 award to establish a Center for Pathogen Research and Education

September 08, 2014

 

In partnership with Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF) and the Georgian Research and Development Foundation (GRDF), CRDF Global has selected Ilia State University to receive $460,000 to establish a new Center for Pathogen Research and Education (CPRE) in Georgia.

The center will further molecular pathogen research in Georgia by implementing hands-on research projects that identify new pathogen strains for collaborative research and analysis. The CPRE will allow both undergraduate and graduate students to develop modern research projects involving vector-borne diseases, antibiotic-resistant pathogens, and other viruses. Studying and identifying these potentially dangerous pathogens is crucial in protecting the country’s population from many infectious diseases.

 

 

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The grant will primarily focus on purchasing the latest materials and equipment to expand on Ilia State University’s ability to conduct advanced research and will also introduce new curricula on pathogens for Masters and PhD students.

“The purchase of major equipment such as the liquid-chromatography mass-spectrometer would be impossible without such grant,” said Dr. Revaz Solomonia, project director at Ilia State University.

Given that the center is the first of its kind in Georgia, it will advance the scientific capacity of researchers and universities throughout the country and foster long-term international partnerships and transparent scientific cooperation with external linkages to national and international collaborators. In order to foster collaboration, which is integral to the CPRE program, researchers at other Georgian universities will also have access to the center.

“Ilia State University’s application tops other applications in its sustainability, research and training plans” said Dr. Marilyn Pifer, Capacity Building Programs Director at CRDF Global. The center will also provide research opportunities for junior scientists, with 10 percent of the grant going towards supporting early-career researchers through specialized trainings and activities.

Funding will be distributed to Ilia State University over two years and is comprised of $60,000 from SRNSF and $400,000 from the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).

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For more information about CRDF Global’s CPRE program, please contact: 

Nikoloz Burdiashvili  221-03-61 niko@grdf.ge