Georgia: On the initiative of the Minister of Education and Science Mikheil Chkhenkeli, Shota Rustaveli’s National Scientific Foundation of Georgia announced a scientific research grant competition for the protection and development of the state language, which is Georgian Li, and the functioning of Abkhazian languages, the state language protection and research will help.
The competition presentation event was led by Georgian Minister of Education and Science Mikheil Chkhenkeli and was attended by Deputy Minister Nunu Mickiewicz, Chairman of State Language Department Giorgi Alibegashvili and Shota Rustaveli Jaba Samushia, General Director of National Scientific Foundation of Georgia.
The competition, along with supporting the implementation of the goals and tasks of the State Language Strategy of Georgia, also envisages the creation of new knowledge and resources, which will lay a solid foundation for the protection of the state language, its development and popularization On the way to the direction.
Scientific research grant competition for the protection and development of the state language, supported by the state language department, is an issue of national importance, because, together with Georgian language researchers, participate in it Abkhazian scientists interested in studying Abkhazian language will also have the opportunity to be Leobi.
The competition will give participants the opportunity to present scientific projects in the following directions: Georgian language, Georgian languages, Abkhazian language, the linguistic diversity of Georgia and language technologies.
Special attention during the competition, along with the standardization of the state language, Georgian linguistic diversity and the languages of ethnic minorities living in Georgia, and methodological role of teaching Georgian and Abkhazian languages. The creation of resources and distance learning means will be done.
In addition, scientific projects should take into account the development of language technologies, protection of the functioning of the state language in the Internet space and promotion of Georgian and Abkhazian languages.
Scientific Research Grant Competition for Protection and Development of State Language, whose total budget is 240 000 GEL is in full compliance with the unified state language strategy for 2021-2030, created by the Department of State Language A and with the main directions of the action plan. The main goal of the State Language Strategy is to ensure the functioning of the State Language.
In order to realize this goal, several important tasks have been defined: support of the functioning and popularization of Georgian and Abkhazian languages; regular renewal and implementation of Georgian literary language norms; increase the level of Georgian language ownership, Promotion of B at all levels of formal and informal education; Promotion of fundamental and applied studies of Georgian languages and Abkhazian; Teaching languages of ethnic minorities of Georgia And support for research.