First Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Georgia, Koka Sepherteladze and Director of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation, Sulkhan Sisauri met with the scientists who won the grant competition of the scientific-research internship abroad.
Young Georgian scientists worked in the leading universities and research centers of France, Germany, the USA, Spain, Taiwan, Ukraine and other countries during 3 months. They spoke about their experience and relations with foreign colleagues at the meeting.
Aim of Rustaveli Foundation is to support activities of young scientists, assist them to receive experience and advance qualification through the grant competitions of scientific-research internship. The competition is being held for the second year. The Foundation plans to broaden it in the future.
Director of the Foundation, Sulkhan Sisauri discussed the results of the competition and stated that the program is really successful. According to him, several young scientists who were financed, still work at international research institutions where they were sent to pass internship. Due to their high qualification, foreign colleagues extended the contract for several months.
150,000 GEL was allocated from the state budget for scientific-research internships abroad.