German-Israeli Project Cooperation (DIP)

The programme, established in 1997, supports larger, longer-term excellence projects in terms of German-Israeli collaboration. The German Research Foundation has implemented this programme since 2008.

According to a 2004 evaluation, the German-Israeli Project Cooperation (DIP) is the "Flagship of the German-Israeli Science Cooperation". The German Research Foundation (DFG) has administered the Cooperation since 2008. Three to four projects are selected annually. DIP is open to all research areas without thematic restrictions. Only seven Israeli institutions may apply:

Potential cooperation partners have to be active in the German science environment.

The application process is two-tiered: the seven Israeli institutions eligible to apply, invite internal project outlines in autumn of each year and may elaborate and submit a choice of up to two proposals for joint research projects. Each institution can then submit two completed proposals for joint research projects on 31 March of each year to the DFG. The committee for the German-Israeli Project Cooperation Programme – selects projects from these proposals for funding. A final decision is taken in the December meeting of the Joint Committee. Three to four projects with a maximum duration of five years are accepted for new funding per year. The maximum funding amount per project is up to EUR 1.655 million. 

So far, more than 81 projects (as of 2022) have been funded from all disciplines. For more information about the German-Israeli cooperation, visit the programme website.