Georgia Regional Cooperative Research Grant Program

Deadline: 21 February 2014
Open to: citizens of Georgia and Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Turkey, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan
Grant: two awards of up to $200,000

Description

CRDF Global and the Georgian Research and Development Foundation (GRDF) are pleased to announce the 2014 Georgia Regional Cooperative Research Grant Program.

This program will support high-quality innovative research and development by establishing sustainable research collaboration between researchers in Georgia and the surrounding region. It will bring scientists from Georgia together with scientists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Turkey, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan for collaborative research in an area of mutual interest and regional importance. Collaborators from other countries may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

All projects must be oriented toward civilian objectives and must be carried out in a civilian research environment. The proposed research must contribute to one or more of the CBEP objectives for Georgia. For research projects, CBEP has identified the following examples and encourages proposals in these topic areas: 

  • Emerging Antibiotic Resistant Pathogens
  • Vector Borne Diseases
  • Pathogen Migration
  • Zoonotic Risk Assessment
  • Food and Water Borne Pathogens
  • Horizontal Gene Transfer
  • Microbial Ecology of Pathogens

Grant

This program will provide up to two awards of up to $200,000 each for up to two years of support for a team of Georgian scientists to conduct high-quality, innovative research in collaboration with scientists from the surrounding region.

Eligibility

  • Each Principal Investigator must possess the degree of Ph.D., M.D., or the equivalent and work full-time in a civilian research environment;
  • The Georgian PI and Georgian team members must be citizens of, and reside permanently in, Georgia during the course of the grant period. Regional collaborators must be citizens of, and reside permanently in, the country listed in the proposal for the duration of the grant;
  • No individual may appear as a PI in more than one proposal submitted to this program;
  • Researchers who currently serve as PI on a CRDF Global/GRDF active award may not apply as PI on this project;
  • Georgian or collaborating PIs who participated on a previous CRDF Global or GRDF award that is now closed are eligible to apply to this program.

Application

Application submission will be conducted in two phases:

Phase I: submit a completed Phase I White Paper Template by email to [email protected] and [email protected]. White papers are limited to 3 pages in length (excluding the cover sheet) and must be submitted in English. White papers must be received by 23:59 U.S. Eastern Time on February 21, 2014.

Phase II: White papers will be evaluated, applicants invited to participate in Phase II must submit their full proposals via email to [email protected], with cc to [email protected]. Proposals must be submitted in English. The application forms and complete instructions will be e-mailed to invited applicants. Full proposals must be submitted via email by 23:59 U.S. Eastern Time on April 30, 2014

For more information read the official call HERE.

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