Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020).

The EU and Georgia signed an Agreement on the participation of Georgia in the EU Program “Horizon 2020 – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020)” on April 29, 2016. Researchers and innovators from Georgia will now be able to participate in Horizon 2020 under the same conditions as their counterparts from EU Member States and other associated countries.

Horizon 2020 comprises three main sections that are: excellent science, industrial leadership and societal challenges. The European Commission (EC) allocates funding for each section and the competitions are announced respectively for individual researchers, research groups, scientific organizations/consortiums, etc. For receiving the grant, project ideas are submitted to the EC. Detailed information about the programme can be found either at: or at

Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program

The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program is a non-degree, post-doctoral award program for junior and senior researchers, university lecturers and experts from academic institutions in Georgia who wish to conduct post-doctoral research, lecture, or pursue combined lecturing and research in the United States. The length of the program is three to six months.

All candidates must currently be affiliated with one of the universities or research institutions in Georgia.

Eligible fields are very diverse, practically including all fields. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in the field of research/lecturing or a Master's degree from a European or U.S. university. Interested applicants should complete an online application at:

Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI)

The Study of the U.S. Institutes for multinational groups of experienced university faculty, scholars and other related professionals take place at various colleges, universities, and institutions throughout the United States over the course of six weeks. Each Institute includes a four week academic residency component and up to two weeks of an integrated study tour. Study is held in the following themes in U.S. Studies: Contemporary American Literature, Journalism and Media, Religious Pluralism in the United States, U.S. Culture and Society, U.S. Foreign Policy, and U.S. Political Thought.

Program covers all costs including: program administration; travel and ground transportation in the United States; book, cultural, housing, subsistence, mailing and incidental allowances.

Candidates should be mid-career, typically between the ages of 30-50, highly-motivated, experienced scholars and professionals generally from institutions of higher education or research focused organizations (not-for-profits, think tanks, etc.). More information can be found at: .

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship

Swiss Government offers students from Georgia to undertake PhD scholarship at one of the 10 Swiss cantonal universities (universities of Basel, Bern, Fribourg, Geneva, Lausanne, Lucerne, Neuchatel, St. Gallen, Zurich, Lugano), two Swiss federal institutes of technology or public teaching and research institutes.

Scholarship covers the expenses for education, staying and living in Switzerland. Detailed information about the scholarship, eligibility criteria and application procedure can be obtained at:


Global Undergraduate Exchange (Global UGRAD) Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). This international educational and cultural exchange program brings future leaders to the United States to experience the U.S. educational system, enhance their knowledge and explore U.S. culture and values. It also affords students the opportunity to share their cultures and traditions with people in the United States.

The scholarship covers international travel, tuition, accommodation, a small monthly stipend and funding for books.
More detailed information about the the Global UGRAD Program can be found at: . The online student application form is available (when the call is open) at:


The Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic offers the students, PhD students, university teachers, researchers and artists from Georgia the National Scholarship Programme. The scholarship supports study and research stays at universities and research organizations in Slovakia. It covers living costs related to the scholarship stay. The applicants may also apply for a travel grant.

Detailed information about the scholarship can be found at: and .