Bavaria-Israel Funding opportunities

Current Calls

The Scientific Coordination Office Bavaria-Israel advises and supports Bavarian and Israeli actors in their search for suitable funding programs and accompanies the application process. In addition to calls for proposals from the EU research framework program Horizon Europe, these include the following funding programs:


Scholarship Program for Bavarian and Israeli Early Career Researchers 2023
The "Scholarship Program for Bavarian and Israeli Early Career Researchers 2023", funded by the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts, enables young Bavarian and Israeli researchers to spend one month abroad at an Israeli or Bavarian research institution of their choice in order to establish international contacts and to get their first research projects off the ground. The funding program is open to all disciplines.

The deadline for applications is May 15, 2023.


ERA Future Fellowships - Green Hydrogen
With this scholarship program, the DAAD is supporting the implementation of the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda adopted in 2022 from the "European Green Hydrogen Agenda Process". The program is aimed at Master's students, doctoral candidates and PostDocs and serves to promote subject-related young scientists in research and teaching at universities and research institutions in Germany and the ERA. In addition, the program supports the development of international professional networks and the integration of the funded students - among other things, through accompanying events and alumni measures. Target countries include EU member states and Israel. 

The deadline for submitting applications is April 27, 2023.


QuantERA Call 2023
QuantERA promotes scientific excellence in the field of quantum technology with regular calls for proposals. In addition to Germany and Israel, 27 other European and non-European countries are among the participating countries. This year's call focuses on (a) Quantum Phenomena and Resources (QPR) and (b) Applied Quantum Sciences (AQS).

The deadline for submission of proposals is May 11, 2023.


75th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel
To mark the 75th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel, the Bavarian Youth Association is offering funding for projects, initiatives and ideas that focus on international encounters and reciprocal youth exchanges. This funding, which covers program, travel and accommodation costs for participants, among other things, is aimed at youth organizations, schools of all school types and universities. 

The funding period is from 01.02.2023 to 30.09.2024.


DFG Middle East Cooperation (DFG)
The DFG funds bi- and tri-national research projects between German and Israeli scientists of all fields. In the consortiums for trilateral project, cooperation projects can additionally include Palestinian scientists as well as researchers from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon or Syria.

Proposals can be submitted at any time.


Young Scientists Exchance Program (YSEP) by BMBF and MOST
This call is open to Israeli and German junior scientists with a research focus on water technology, who would like to spend an educational stay-abroad of up to 6 months in either Israel or Germany.

Applications can be handed in at any time.


DAAD "New Kibbutz"-Program 
With this program, the DAAD funds Bachelor- and Master-students who would like to complete an internship for up to six months in an Israeli High-Tech Start-Up.
The application deadline is latest 32 days before the internship starts.

Applications can be submitted at any time.


Upcoming Calls

German-Israeli Cooperation Program for Water Technology
The federal ministry for education and research (BMBF) and the Israeli ministry for science and technology (MOST) fund bilateral research and development projects in the area of water technology. Aims of the projects should be the improvement of the water situation, ensuring access to new markets for German and Israeli businesses in the water and environment sector and strengthening bilateral and multilateral collaboration in economy and science.

The deadline for the next call will be in fall 2023.


Minerva Short-Term Research Grant
With this call, the Minerva foundation funds young German and Israeli scientists from all fields, who are visiting project partners for up to eight weeks and would like to establish ties with colleagues in the respective guest country.

Deadline for the application is 2 May and 2 November of every year.


Hebrew University/Martin Buber Society Post-Doc Scholarship
The Martin Buber Society of Fellows promotes interdisciplinary academic discourse among outstanding young scholars (Post-Docs). Young German and Israeli researchers in the humanities and social sciences can apply for funding for their research projects to be carried out in Israel (Jerusalem). The call is open to young Israeli and German researchers in the field of water technology who would like to spend a training period of one to six months in Israel or Germany.

The next application deadline is expected to be in the fall of 2023.


German-Israeli Project Cooperation (DIP)
With this call, the DFG (German Research Society) funds once a year an innovative research project between Israeli and German scientists of all fields. Applications are to be submitted as joint German-Israeli research projects via seven Israeli universities. Eligible to funding from the Israeli side are: Bar-Ilan University, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, University of Haifa, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University, Technion – the Israel Institute of Technology, Weizmann Institute of Science.

The next deadline for the submission of proposals will be in March 2024.


Partnership for Innovation and Research in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA)
PRIMA is a cooperation program within the framework of the Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation with the research focus on water management, agricultural system and agri-food value chain. Through various calls, research and innovation projects are funded in which participating countries, including Israel and Germany, collaborate in a multidisciplinary, multi-actor and cross-border manner.

The next deadline for submission of applications will be in early 2024 (first stage).



Dr. Anna Abelmann-Brockmann
Scientific Coordinator
Scientific Coordination Office Bavaria-Israel
Phone: +49 89 9901888-166

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