Scholarship Program for Bavarian and Israeli Early Career Researchers

[Translate to Englisch:] WKS Israel scholarship program

Research and innovation are central to the bilateral relations between Bavaria and Israel. Nowadays, Bavarian-Israeli scientific relations cover almost all areas of research: health, energy, foodtech, agriculture, artificial intelligence, social science and humanities, to name just a few that reflect the broad field of common interests. 

To further strengthen the research ties between Bavaria and Israel, the Bavarian Ministry of Science and the Arts has set up a funding program for early career researchers from Bavaria and Israel. These scholarships fund a one-months stay abroad at an Israeli or Bavarian research institute. The program welcomes applicants from all fields of research and aims to open up new opportunities for participants to further develop their academic careers and strengthen their international ties.

Who can apply?

The program invites early career researchers (advanced MA students and PhD students) from Bavaria and Israel who wish to complete a one-month stay abroad at a Bavarian/Israeli research institute. Are you eligible for this program? Please contact the Scientific Coordination Office Bavaria-Israel for further questions and information.

Why to apply?

The scholarship program is designed to support participants to extend their international academic network, to meet new partners for joint ideas and to work on their own projects while being abroad (e. g. paper, thesis …).

How to apply?

Applicants are asked to submit a CV and a letter of motivation for the planned stay-abroad (max. 2 pages) to the Scientific Coordination Office Bavaria-Israel until May 15, 2023.

The letter of motivation should include:

  • the field of expertise
  • planned activities (meeting with cooperation partners, attending conferences, networking events and others)
  • intended time of travel in 2023
  • a contact person at the research institute that the applicant would like to visit.

Letter of Motivation: Template


The scholarship will be paid as a lump sum of 2.000 € for flight, accommodation and living expenses for one month abroad.


Opening Date: April 01, 2023

Submission Deadline: May 15, 2023

Applicants will be informed of the results of the evaluation process by May 31, 2023.

Please submit your proposal by email to:

M.A. Anna Abelmann-Brockmann

Dr. Anna Abelmann-Brockmann
Scientific Coordinator
Phone: +49 89 9901888-166

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