Bavaria-Israel Funding opportunities

Current Calls

PostDoc-Scholarship of the Hebrew University/Martin Buber Society
The Martin Buber Society of Fellows in Humanities and Social Science funds the interdisciplinary scientific discourse of excellent junior researchers (Post-Docs). Young German and Israeli scientists of the humanities and social sciences can apply for funding for research projects, which should be conducted in Israel (Jerusalem).
The next application deadline will be on September 15th 2022.


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 Exchange 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.


Upcoming Calls

The Scientific Coordination Office (WKS) Bavaria-Israel advises and supports Bavarian and Israeli researchers during their search for suitable support programs and accompanies the application process. Besides calls that belong to the EU research framework program “Horizon Europe”, the following programs are also part of this:


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 2022.


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.
The next deadline for applications will be in fall 2022.


DAAD „New Kibbutz“-Programm
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.


GIF Nexus
This program offers single unified funding for early career scientists as well as established researchers in parallelly running tracks. GIF Nexus aims to reach scientific excellence through collaboration of German and Israeli researcher teams. It is hence required for applications for the collaborative track, to have at least one principal investigator (PI) from each country integrated in the team. Applicants should have a doctoral degree and a confirmed position over the full duration of the project at one of a GIF eligible research institution. The application process is stretched over two stages.

The next deadline for the first stage will be in December 2022. The anticipated topics for the coming call are astrophysics as well as memory and identity


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 spring 2023. 


Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA)
PRIMA is a cooperation programme within the framework of Euro-Mediterranean collaboration with research focus on water management, farming systems as well as agrarian – / food – value-added chains.
Consortia with researchers of the 19 participating countries are invited to submit multidisciplinary research and innovation projects. Beside Germany and Israel, following countries are part of the PRIMA-Network: Algeria, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey.

The next deadline for the submission of proposals will be in spring 2023. 

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