THE DIASPORA AND CAUCASUS ISSUES COMMITTEE HEARD INFORMATION ON THE IMPLEMENTED AND SCHEDULED PROJECTS

Published in Politics
Thursday, 28 April 2022 14:16

The Committee heard information on the implemented and scheduled projects by Shota Rustaveli National Science Fund of Georgia, introduced by the CEO of the Fund, Jaba Samushia.

The projects of the Fund include the scientific grant competition for the joint researchers with the compatriots abroad – 9 projects have been already funded within this project.

“The key aspect of this project is that our researchers working in the leading Universities abroad keep being connected with the homeland and even share their experience with the Georgian specialists”, - the reporter noted.

Yet another important project is the scientific research competition for the Georgian material and spiritual heritage in Georgia and abroad envisaging the study of the Fereydani dialect. This year, the Fund finances also the study of the Ingiloy dialect. The Fund also works on mobility and conference grants to enhance the links with the Diasporas, it develops a new direction and finances the international conferences, which means that the Georgian subject will be widely discussed at an international level.

The reporter noted that the Fund is engaged in Horizon Europe’s international program allowing the Georgian scientists to gain European financing.

The Chair of the Committee, Beka Odisharia positively estimated the information and offered the financing of some more projects connected to the Diasporas.

“It would be important for the Fund to also finance some projects for certain Diasporas. The Committee will provide any possible aid in this process and your new endeavor shall be extended over Diasporas and thus, be successful”, - he stated.

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