University Research Program for Georgian PhD Professors

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Funding Opportunity ID: 327197
Opportunity Number: DOS-GEO-20-CA-008-051920
Opportunity Title: University Research Program for Georgian PhD Professors
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Education
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 19.900
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Eligibility is limited to U.S. universities and educational institutions. Applicants must have a demonstrated expertise in teaching western research methodologies, statistical approaches, and standards; in teaching mentoring researchers (in preparing an article/thesis/dissertation); in teaching academic /scientific English (optional). Knowledge of the Georgian higher education system and established relationships with Georgian universities and educational organizations will be favorably considered. However, the Department encourages organizations that have not previously received international program funding from the U.S. Government to apply under this announcement.
Agency Code: DOS-GEO
Agency Name: Department of State
U.S. Mission to Georgia
Posted Date: May 19, 2020
Close Date: Jul 12, 2020
Last Updated Date: May 19, 2020
Award Ceiling: $250,000
Award Floor: $250,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards:
Description: The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia is pleased to announce an open competition for the University Research Program. PAS invites U.S. universities and educational institutions to submit proposals for one- to two-year projects aimed at improving the teaching of academic research at Georgian universities, and to encourage greater interaction between Georgian and American researchers. The project is designed to develop Georgian university research faculties’ teaching capacity in western research methodology and approaches and to increase publication of peer-reviewed articles by Georgian researchers, with the long-term goal of advancing Georgia’s economic growth. Upon completion of the program, the Georgian faculties should refined the existing research methodology curriculum, honed their skills in teaching quantitative and qualitative research as well as academic writing, improved instruction in scientific ethics, oral and poster presentation skills, and library usage. In addition, faculty member should have mentored PhD students in research methods, so that the mentees are better able to develop analytical papers, communicate research findings to other researchers and policy makers, and eventually publish in peer-reviewed articles. The proposal may also include teaching academic English and updating Georgian research library capacities and resources.
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