2014 Georgia Women’s Research Fellowship Program
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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