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Israeli-German initiatives and research projects are primarily funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and its Israeli partner ministries, especially the Ministry of Innovation, Science, and Technology (MOST). In addition, other funding organizations, in addition to their general offerings, also provide special funding programs for research and innovation collaboration between both countries.
In addition to the current funding announcements of the ministries involved, you will also find current funding opportunities within the framework of bilateral programmes, as well as offerings from funding and intermediary organisations, foundations and other sponsors of German-Israeli research cooperation.
Of great importance for the cooperation between the two countries is the interministerial promotion of research and innovation cooperation. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research works closely with the Israeli Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology and the Israeli Ministry of Economics.
Several bilateral programmes have been specifically dedicated to German-Israeli scientific cooperation since 1964. They are financed on the German side with funds from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and implement their funding measures independently.
German funding organizations play a key role in enhancing cooperation with Israel. The German Research Foundation (DFG) primarily supports collaborative research, such as the German-Israeli Project Cooperation (DIP), while the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH) emphasize individual funding.
In addition to the participating federal ministries, the Israeli partner ministries and the German funding and intermediary organisations, state ministries, universities, and private and party-affiliated foundations also offer special funding opportunities for scientific cooperation between Germany and Israel.
Experts are available to advise you on the wide range of funding opportunities. The responsible project management agencies offer guidance on funding from the BMBF. Following, you will find additional contact persons for various topics and funding opportunities.