On January 23, an educational seminar on the competition announced in the framework of the joint program on the cooperation agreement signed between the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS) and Council for Scientific and Technical Research of Turkey (TUBITAK) was held in the Main Building of ANAS.
The event was attended by senior officials of the departments of international relations of scientific institutions and organizations of ANAS, young scientists of the academy, as well as representatives of higher educational institutions and research centers of the republic.
At the seminar, head of the Office of International Relations of the Presidium of ANAS, PhD in Biology, Associate Professor Esmira Alirzayeva noted that TUBITAK, which has been operating since 1963, regularly carries out projects with leading organizations and universities around the world. Announcing the announcement of the third competition by ANAS and TUBITAK, E. Alirzayeva brought to the attention that this time along with the academy, projects of other research centers and educational institutions of the republic will be accepted.
Noting that the competition will last until March 6, 2020, E. Alirzayeva spoke about the need to develop project proposals in English together with groups of partners from Turkey and Azerbaijan, and added that the project should cover a priority area and topic that is relevant for both countries. It was also noted that special attention should be paid to the choice of the name of the topic, as well as technical characteristics (documents, signatures, etc.) when filling out the application form. She brought to the attention that after the technical review, the projects will be sent to international experts for evaluation in four categories and support will be given to three projects with the highest average score.
Then the office head clearly showed a sample of filling out the application form and responded questions of the participants.
In conclusion, Tofig Babayev and Rovshan Karimov, national coordinators of the European Commission’s Research and Innovation Program (Horizon 2020), shared their views on expanding the participation of Azerbaijani scientists and specialists in this program.