International Desk

The International Desk is in charge of all pre-award aspects for research grants that are internationally funded, such as the funds listed below and other U.S. and European countries foundations and governments.

USA

BSF
BARD
ICRF
NIH


Germany

GIF
DFG


Israeli funds for international collaboration

ISF-International
MOST-International

 

BSF

The U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) promotes scientific relations between the U.S. and Israel by supporting collaborative research projects in a wide range of basic and applied scientific fields, for peaceful and non-profit purposes.

BSF submission portal

 

 

Regular

 

Supports Israel-U.S. bi-national collaboration

Odd years Medicine and Life Sciences, Even years Exact Sciences and Social Sciences

Grant amount: up to $250,000

Duration: up to 4 years

Success Rates: 25%

Yearly deadline: mid-November

Remuneration for Conducting Research: Type B

Overhead: 15%

Guidelines & Forms

 

 

Startup

Supports Israel-U.S. bi-national collaboration

Eligibility: 10 years form PhD/MD

Odd years Medicine and Life Sciences, Even years Exact Sciences and Social Sciences

Grant amount: up to $75,000

Duration: 2 years

Success Rates: 35%

Yearly deadline: mid-November

Remuneration for Conducting Research: Type B

Overhead: 15%

Guidelines & Forms

BSF-NSF

Supports Israel-U.S. bi-national collaboration

Israeli funding amount of up to $80K/yr for experimental research and $55K/yr for theoretical research

Duration: 2-4 years (depending on the program)

Success Rates: 33%

Yearly deadline: varies according to program

Remuneration for Conducting ResearchType B

Overhead: 15%

Participating programs

 

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Guidelines & Forms

 

It’s recommended to contact the relevant Program officer (PO) prior to submission. You may send the PO an abstract to ask if your research proposal is appropriate to their program.

Here’s a webinar given by a PO from the NSF with various tips.

Here’s a list of the documents that the Israeli PI should send to the U.S. PI for the NSF submission:

1. Budget and Budget justification. The Israeli PI should open the application on the BSF website in order to fill in the budget and send it to the U.S. PI. Experimental research may ask up to $80k/yr and Theoretical research may ask up to $55k/yr.

2. NSF biosketch.

 - Effective October 4, 2021, the page limitation will be increased to 3 pages for each individual identified as senior personnel.

- The NSF requires use of the fillable biosketch PDF template or the use of SciENcv to generate a compliant biosketch. Details, options, FAQs, and template are available here: https://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/biosketch.jsp 

3. List of collaborators. Template must be used. Instructions and template are available here: https://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/coa.jsp

4. Current & pending support. 

 -  No  page limit. 

- The NSF requires use of the fillable Current & Pending PDF template or the use of SciENcv to generate a compliant C&P document. Details, options, FAQs, and template are available here: https://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/cps.jsp 

- The NSF-BSF Collaborative proposal will need to be included as a Pending proposal. The dollar amount should be based on the Hebrew U budget.

5. Institutional letter of support. Please send us the application title, your collaborator’s name and affiliation, so we can prepare and send you the letter.

 

In regard to the BSF submission, only after your collaborator submits the application to the NSF you will need to upload the full proposal that was submitted to the NSF including everything (it’s around 80 pages in a pdf file) with the NSF application number on the cover page. If the file is larger than 3MB, which is usually the case, you need to send it to Yael yael@bsf.org.il, so she can upload it directly. You will also have to fill in the schedule and upload the abstract, lay abstract, update you cv and then submit the BSF application.

 

PhD Travel grants

Supports travel grants to PhD students

Eligibility: PhD student (not at the satrt of the PhD)

Grants amount up to $4,000

Duration: maximum 2 months

Success Rates: 10 awards per call

Two calls annually deadline: December and May

Guidelines & Forms

  

 

Post Award
  1. The recipient must inform the BSF on his/her intent to travel to the U.S. two months in advance, cc’ us (us_desk@savion.huji.ac.il), and receive its confirmation.
  2. The recipient’s supervisor must open a proposal in the ARD research system (funder no. 106).
  3. Once the proposal is submitted via the research system, the desk will open a budget on the name of the supervisor.
  4. The supervisor will instruct the recipient about all the relevant travel arrangements (using the budget number via the finance department).
  5. A month after the recipient’s return he/she shell submit a report to the BSF (cc’ing the American desk).

 

     

     

    Grant Management

    https://www.bsf.org.il/grant-management/research-grants/notification/

    For any financial matter please contact the financial unit International team.

    For contractual matters please contact  the International desk staff.

     

    Fund contacts:

    Name

    Email

    Tel

    Dr. Rachel (Heni) Haring - Assistant Executive Director

    heni@bsf.org.il

    +972-2-5828239 ext.110

    Yael Dressler

    Information Specialist

    yael@bsf.org.il

    +972-2-5828239 ext.103

    BARD

    BARD is a competitive funding program for mutually beneficial, mission-oriented, strategic and applied research of agricultural problems, jointly conducted by American and Israeli scientists.

     

     

    Research Grants

     

    Supports bi-national mission-oriented cooperative agricultural research projects

    Agriculturally relevant and scientifically meritorious work in all disciplines of agriculture

    Grants amount: up to $310,000 (feasibility studies $100,000)

    Duration: up to 3 years (feasibility studies 1 year)

    Yearly deadline: September

    Remuneration for Conducting Research: Type B

    Overhead: 20%

    Guidelines & Forms

     

    Senior Research Fellowship

    Purpose: The objective of the senior Research Fellowship is to promote cooperative agricultural research between established scientists from the United States and hosts from Israel. Such fellowships should provide BARD and its scientists with input into advanced research areas and enhance scientific cooperation.

    Award duration: Two to twelve months.

    Award amount: $3,000 per month plus a onetime allocation of $2,000 for travel.

    Submission date: Yearly, by Mid January

    Guidelines & Forms

    Postdocs

    The Vaadia-BARD Postdoctoral Fellowship program is designed to identify and support young scientists who will eventually become leaders in agricultural sciences and technologies in universities and research institutes in the United States and Israel. The primary objective of the fellowship is to enable these young scientists to acquire new skills and techniques while becoming professionally established in the agricultural research community. The program promotes cooperative agricultural research between postdoctoral fellows from one country (the United States or Israel) and established scientists from the other. Recipients will travel to the host country to carry out their research. BARD gives preference to applicants with innovative research topics that are relevant to agricultural issues.

    Award duration: One year; successful applicants, with the agreement of their mentor, become eligible for a second year of funding wherein the funding is shared on a matching basis between BARD and the host lab.

    Award amount: $40,000 including travel expenses + $9,000 dependent allowance.

    Submission date: yearly, mid January

    Guidelines & Forms

    Graduate Students

    Purpose: To enable Ph.D. students in one country (the United States or Israel) to travel to the other country (Israel or the United States) in order to acquire new skills and techniques in their field of study. The exchange will promote collaboration between scientists of both countries and expose the student to the ongoing research in the other county in the area of his/her present and future research.

    Award period: Two to six months.

    Award amount: $1,500 per month and $2,000 to cover travel costs.

    Submission date: Yearly, by mid January.

    Guidelines & Forms

    Grant Management

    https://www.bard-isus.com/documents/index/4

    For any financial matter please contact the financial unit International team.

    For contractual matters please contact the  International Desk staff.

     

    Fund contacts:

    Name

    Email                

    Tel

    Nitsan Singer

    Projects Administrator

    nitsan@bard-isus.com

    +972-3-9683980

    Miriam Green

    Controller

    finance@bard-isus.com

    +972-3-9683980

     

    ICRF

    Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) supports the best and brightest scientists conducting groundbreaking cancer research in Israel.

    Proposalcentral - submission portal

     

     

    Research Project Grants

    Award amount: $500,000 total

    Duration: 5-year period

    Eligibility: ICRF Research Professorship grants are highly-competitive, prestigious awards designed to foster maximum productivity in cancer research by a senior researcher who has made outstanding contributions to basic or clinical cancer research. The applicant must have at least eight years of experience beyond the PhD or MD degree; hold the rank of Full Professor or equivalent; and be no less than five years from the usual and customary age of retirement at his or her institution, except in extraordinary circumstances.

    Yearly deadline: December

    Remuneration for Conducting Research: Type A

    Research Career Development Awards (RCDAs)

    Grant amount: $135,000 total

    Grant duration: 3-year period

    Eligibility: Awarded to promising investigators who have recently established their own laboratories and are on their way to becoming outstanding independent investigators.

    Yearly deadline: December

    Remuneration for Conducting Research: Type A

    Acceleration Grants

    Grant amount: $140,000

    Duration: over a 2-year period

    Eligibility: Awarded to investigators proposing highly innovative approaches that promise to pioneer new ways of thinking about cancer biology and therapeutics.

    Yearly deadline: December

    Remuneration for Conducting Research: Type A

    Research Professorship Grants

    Award amount: $500,000 total

    Duration: 5-year period

    Eligibility: ICRF Research Professorship grants are highly-competitive, prestigious awards designed to foster maximum productivity in cancer research by a senior researcher who has made outstanding contributions to basic or clinical cancer research. The applicant must have at least eight years of experience beyond the PhD or MD degree; hold the rank of Full Professor or equivalent; and be no less than five years from the usual and customary age of retirement at his or her institution, except in extraordinary circumstances.

    Yearly deadline: December

    Remuneration for Conducting Research: Type A

    Post-Doctoral Fellowships

    Grant Amount: $90,000 total

    Duration:  a 3-year period

    Eligibility: Awarded to new MDs and PhDs to apprentice in the laboratories of senior investigators.

    Yearly deadline: December

    Guidelines

    Grant Management

    For any financial matter please contact the financial unit - International team

    For contractual matters please contact the International Desk staff.

     

    Fund contacts:

    Name

    Email                

    Tel

    Ellen Rubin

    ellen.rubin@icrfonline.org

    +1-212-969-9800 ext. 223

    NIH

    nih

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency — making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.
    It is recommended to submit a joint application in collaboration with a U.S. PI.
    Each funding mechanism usually has a parent or specific calls. It is recommended to consult the scientific contact at the NIH prior to submission.
    In order to submit an application, you must have a eRA Commons ID. To obtain one, please contact the  International Desk staff .

     

     

    R01

     

    Used to support a discrete, specified, circumscribed research project

    Grant Amount: Advance permission required for $500K or more (direct costs) in any year

    Duration: Generally awarded for 3 -5 years

    Remuneration for Conducting Research: Type A

    Overhead: 8% (excluding equipment)

     

    R03

    Provides limited funding for a short period of time to support a variety of types of projects, including: pilot or feasibility studies, collection of preliminary data, secondary analysis of existing data, small, self-contained research projects, development of new research technology, etc.

    Duration: Limited to two years of funding

    Grant amount: Direct costs generally up to $50,000 per year

    Remuneration for Conducting Research: Type A

    Overhead: 8% (excluding equipment)

    R21

    Encourages new, exploratory and developmental research projects by providing support for the early stages of project development.  Sometimes used for pilot and feasibility studies.

    Duration: Limited to up to two years of funding

    Grant amount: Combined budget for direct costs for the two year project period usually may not exceed $275,000.

    No preliminary data is generally required

    Remuneration for Conducting Research: Type A

    Overhead: 8% (excluding equipment)

    dbGap

    The database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP) was developed to archive and distribute the data and results from studies that have investigated the interaction of genotype and phenotype in Humans.

    When you are filling out the application for the data use, please use this contact info:

    IT Director Contact Information
     

    Name : Ely Levy

    Position :Head of System at the School of Computer Science and Engineering

    Organization: HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM

    Department : Computer Science and Engineering Division

    Street 1: Rothberg Family Buildings Edmond J. Safra Campus

    City: Jerusalem State : Zip : 9190401 Country : Israel

    Phone : +97225494520 :Email : elylevy@cs.huji.ac.il 
     

    And this is the SO contact info:


    SO Contact Information

    Name: Pablo Kizelsztein

    Position: Director, Authority for Research and Development

    Organization: HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM

    Street 1: Edmond J. Safra Campus

    City: Jerusalem State : Zip : 9190401 Country : ISRAEL

    Phone: +97226586638 : Email : su_desk@savion.huji.ac.il

    Grant Management

    For any financial matter please contact the financial unit - International team.

    For contractual matters please contact the  International Desk staff.

     

    GIF

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    The German Israeli Foundation for scientific research & development.

     

     

    Nexus

    The new flagship grants program of the German-Israeli Foundation replaces GIF’s two previous grant programs, the GIF Regular Program and the GIF Young Scientists’ Program, offering a single unified program to fund young scientists and established researchers in parallel tracks. 

    Focal topics replace the recurring cycles by research area.

    The collaborative track for joint proposals by German and Israeli researchers funds projects of up to 4 years, with an annual budget of maximum EUR 200,000 total for all PIs (i.e the maximum project budget is EUR 800,000 for 4 years).

    The young investigator track for solo researchers up to 6 years after their doctoral degree funds one-year projects with a maximum budget of EUR 25,000.

    The goal of Nexus is to promote scientific excellence through collaboration between German and Israeli teams of scientists. 
    The application procedure includes a pre-proposal stage, based on which only submissions of the highest scientific excellence are invited to submit a full proposal. Mutual visits in the collaborative track respectively a visit to the partner country in the young investigator track are a mandatory part of the project.

    Remuneration for Conducting Research: Type B

    Overhead: 10%

     

    Planned calls for proposals (details subject to change)

     

    STEM

    Social Sciences/Humanities

    2022

    Origin of structures in the universe from macroscopic to microscopic scales.

    This includes the fields of astrophysics (including cosmology, high-energy astrophysics, planets; theoretical and observational astronomy) and high-energy physics (theory and experimental).

    Identity and memory

    2023

    Quantum Computing, AI and Data Sciences

    Social inequities and disparities

     

     

    Sustainable Impact Program

    The new SIP (Sustainable Impact Program) program replaces the GSCP (GIF Sustainability Cooperation Program) program in awarding top-up funding for former GIF grantees to strengthen potential project impact.

    SIP grants offer one-time funding of up to EUR 5,000 for former GIF grantees, awarded through an application and review process.

    GIF grantees are eligible to apply up to 4 years after conclusion of a grant.

    The scope of collaborative activities supported by the new program includes publishing articles in (open-access) publications, producing educational and promotional videos, developing academic courses, and travel to meetings (to Europe and to Israel) to exchange ideas for future scientific cooperation. 

    Remuneration for Conducting Research: Type B

     

    GIF Young Scientists’ Meetings

    GIF organizes up to 4 scientific workshops per year on varying topics from all areas of research, offering early career scientists a platform to meet, become acquainted with each other’s work, learn about funding opportunities, and discuss their ideas with established scientists in their field of research.  

    The GYSM are open to doctoral students in the last stages of obtaining their degree, and researchers up to 5 years after receiving their doctoral degree.

    Grant Management

     

    Guidelines & forms

    For any financial matters please contact the financial unit - International team

    For contractual matters please contact the  International Desk staff.

     

    Fund contacts:

    Name

    email                

    Tel

    Mina Horesh

    Deputy Director and Senior Program Manager

    admin@gif.org.il

    +972-2-6233814

    Emma Link

    Grants Manager

    e.link@gif.org.il

    +972-2-6233814

     

    DFG

    The German Research Foundation is a German research funding organization  for the promotion of science and research in the Federal Republic of Germany.

     

     

    Research Projects

    The DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) supports research projects carried out by researchers in Germany in partnership with researchers in Israel, within the framework of individual grants (this may also involve additional partners from the Palestinian Authority or from Israel’s neighboring countries Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria. Partners from the United Arab Emirates can be included however, they cannot recieve funding from the DFG).

    In addition to their own funding, researchers in Germany can apply for project-related financial resources for the international parts of the project, which, if the application is granted, are to be passed on to the project partners in Israel/Middle East. These collaborations can be funded for up to six years. First-time proposals cover a period of three years.

    Grant amount: Approx. euro 300-400K total

    Duration:  3 years

    Deadline: All year submission

    Remuneration for Conducting Research: Type B

    Guidelines & Forms

    Grant Management

     

     

    For any financial matters please contact the financial unit - International team

    For contractual matters please contact the  International Desk staff.

     

    ISF-International

    The Israel Science Foundation is the main body supporting breakthrough basic science in Israel, based on scientific excellence within the different fields of knowledge, in a wide variety of funding opportunities. The inetrnational Desk is is carge of the ISF's international collaborations.

    ISF Portal

     

     

    ISF-China

    Joint NSFC-ISF Research Grant (ISF-China)

    Supports bi-national collaboration, one Israeli PI and one Chinese 

    Research fields differ from year to year (Life Sciences & Medicine, vs. Exact Sciences)

    Grants amount: up to 1,080,000 NIS per project

    Duration: up to 3 years

    Remuneration for Conducting Research: Type B

    Overhead: 17%

    The process of submission includes two stages - Registration and Submission

    Guidelines & Forms

    ISF-Canada

    The Joint Canada-Israel Program

     

    Supports tri-national collaboration One Israeli, One Canadian, and One Low Middle Income Country (LMIC)

    Research fields differ from year to year within Medicine

    Grants amount: up to 1,300,000 NIS per project

    Deadline: March

    Duration: up to 4 years

    Remuneration for Conducting Research: Type B

    Overhead: 17%

    The process of submission includes two stages - Registration and Submission

    Guidelines & Forms

     

    ISF-Japan travel grants

    JSPS-ISF Joint Academic Research Program (ISF-Japan travel grants)

    Supports bi-national collaboration, one Israeli PI and one Japanese PI

    Eligibility: a researcher with an active ISF individual grant with at least two active years in time of the submission

    Alternating Medicine and Life Sciences, Exact Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences

    Grant amount: up to 38,000 NIS

    Duration: up to 2 years

    5 grants per cycle

    Yearly deadline: August

    Remuneration for Conducting Research: Type B

    Guidelines & Forms

    *Submission and grant management on the ISF portal

    For any financial matter please contact the financial unit Israel team 1

    For contractual matters please contact the International Desk staff.

    MOST-International

    The main goal of the Ministry of Science and Technology’s scientific international relations policy is to strengthen Israel’s international scientific relationships in order to promote and develop the professional scientific capability of Israeli research.  In order to achieve this goal, the Ministry has signed bi-national agreements for scientific collaboration with countries in Europe, Asia and America.  The agreements enable the funding of joint studies, workshops and committees, as well as reciprocal delegation visits and binational conferences.

     

    Science Forefront

     

     

     

    DKFZ

    The Joint Cancer Research Program with the German National Center for Cancer Research (DKFZ)

    Collaboration: Germany

    Purpose: Studies funded by this program deal with a variety of fields related to cancer research, including the micro-environment of the tumor, the immune system in the development of tumors, development of substances for cancer treatment, etc.

    Award duration: 3 Years

    Award amount: € 129,000

    Submission date: yearly, July-August. A two-stage proposal process

    Joint Water Technologies Program

    Collaboration: Germany

    Purpose: The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Israeli Ministry of Science (MOST) fund bilateral R&D projects that focus on solutions to the water problems in Israel and its direct neighbourhood and/or Germany. The research should be multi­disciplinary and be applicable to the needs of the water sector. In addition to scientific partners, projects should preferably include industrial partners as well as related stakeholders. An annual call for research proposals determines the focus topic of that year.

    Award Duration: up to 3 years

    Award Amount: 250,000

    Submission date: yearly

     

    Maïmonide

    Collaboration: France

    Purpose: The aim of this program is to support the development of scientific and technological cooperation between French and Israeli researchers and to strengthen the scientific partnership between research groups from both countries by establishing bilateral research networks, enhancing research cooperation and promoting the exchange of knowledge between Israeli and French scientists. The eligible research topics change with every yearly call for proposals

    Award Duration: 2 years

    Award Amount: 300,000 (for the Israeli side)

    Submission date: yearly

     

    Joint Program with Italy

    Purpose: Within the framework of the Agreement on Industrial, Scientific and Technological Research and Development Cooperation between Italy and Israel are providing financial support for joint Italian-Israeli research projects carried out by scientists from both countries. Each year Italian-Israeli research teams are invited to submit joint research proposals in changing research areas.

    Award Duration: 2 years

    Award Amount: 400,000 (for the Israeli side)

    Submission date: yearly

    Science Forefront

    Form & Guidelines

    Grant Management

    General Forms & Guidelines

    For any financial matters please contact the financial unit Israel team 2

    For contractual matters please contact the International Desk Staff.

    Fund contacts:

    Name

    Email                

    Tel

    Alona Cohen

    Coordinator of research funds and scholarships

    Alona@most.gov.il

    +972-2-411173/170/829        

    Meira Binyamin

    Head of Scientific Assistance

    Meira@most.gov.il

    +972-2-5411170/173/800/829