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Current funding opportunities

deadline: 31 May 2024

zukunft.niedersachsen 2024: Humanities & Social Sciences

The Ministry of Research and Culture in Lower Saxony and the Volkswagen Foundation provide funding for scientifically outstanding projects conducted jointly by researchers from Israel and Lower Saxony. To set impulses for new collaborations and to enable possibly long lasting academic exchange the programme is explicitly aimed at scholars and scientists at an early career stage. The current call for application invites proposals from the Humanities and Social Sciences.

deadline: 23 October 2024

COST Open Call 2024

COST is a European funding initiative for the creation of research networks, called COST Actions. Both Israel and Germany are participating in COST. Researchers can create a network – based on their own research interests and ideas – by submitting a proposal to the COST Open Call. COST Actions have a duration of four years. It is also possible to join ongoing Actions. Proposals can be submitted in any science field. Multi- and interdisciplinary proposals are encouraged.

continuous | no deadline

Young Scientists Exchange Program (YSEP)

In order to encourage young scientists to engage themselves in the Water Technology Research Program in the framework of the German-Israeli Cooperation, BMBF and MOST have initiated a young scientists exchange program in 1999. The program is open to Israeli and German diploma/M.Sc.-students, post graduates, doctoral degree students, and post doctorates candidates who wish to spend a training period in Israel or Germany for up to 6 month, but not less than 1 month.

Previous funding opportunities

deadline pre-proposals: 14 May 2024


M-ERA.NET is a European network of public funding organisations supporting and increasing coordination and convergence of national and regional funding programmes on research and innovation related to materials and battery technologies to support the European Green Deal. Among the participants in this year’s call are both Israel and the German State of Saxony. The aim of the M-ERA.NET CALL 2024 is to fund ambitious transnational projects addressing materials research and innovation including materials for batteries and low carbon energy technologies.

deadline: 9 May 2024

Eureka Call on Applied Quantum Technologies

The national funding bodies from 16 countries (including Israel and Germany) have allocated funding for organisations collaborating on international research and development projects in the field(s) of applied quantum technology. Project application for this call can be submitted between 1 February 2024 and 9 May 2024. The project consortium must include organisations based in at least two of the countries participating in this call. Topics include (but are not limited to): quantum computing, quantum simulation and stack levels, quantum communications and cyber security, as well as quantum sensing and metrology.

deadline: 24 April 2024

Shimon Peres Prize and Shimon Peres Special Prize 2024

In addition to the regular Shimon Peres Prize, a special Shimon Peres Prize will be awarded in 2024. The Shimon Peres Prize is given to two outstanding German-Israeli projects each year. The prize honours initiatives by young people, commited to our democracies. The Shimon Peres Special Prize 2024 is open to non-profit-initiatives from Israel that have helped to deal with the aftermath of October 7 in Israel. An award ceremony is planned for 31 October 2024, in the City Hall of Berlin.

deadline pre-proposals: 4 April 2024

PRIMA Calls 2024 | Section 2

PRIMA (Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area) is an international funding initiative that aims to address the challenges of the Mediterranean area in terms of agri-food systems and water scarcity through research and innovation. A total of 19 countries participate in PRIMA, including Israel and Germany. The calls 2024 in Section 2 (Multi-Topics: ‘Effective water accounting approaches under crisis conditions: climate change and external shocks’; ‘Revitalizing agroforestry practices for sustainable land use and climate resilience in the Mediterranean Region’; ‘Leveraging urban and local food systems for sustainable food systems transformation’ ) are now open.

deadline pre-proposals: 2 April 2024

PRIMA Calls 2024 | Section 1

PRIMA (Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area) is an international funding initiative that aims to address the challenges of the Mediterranean area in terms of agri-food systems and water scarcity through research and innovation. A total of 19 countries participate in PRIMA, including Israel and Germany. The calls 2024 in Section 1 (thematic areas ‘Water management in Nexus’, ‘Farming systems in Nexus’, and ‘Agri-food value chain in Nexus’) are now open. The submission deadline for pre-proposals in Section1 is 2 April 2024.

deadline: 15 March 2024

German-Israeli Project Cooperation (DIP) – 28th Call for Proposals

Participating institutions in Israel were once more invited to submit proposals from all fields of science and research. Proposals should be so designed as to be carried out in close cooperation between the Israeli and the German project partners. They had to contain a description of the joint work plan for both, the Israeli and the German side. 8 Israeli institutions are exclusively eligible to submit a maximum of 2 proposals per institiution. Please note: DIP does not accept direct submission by researchers from either Israel or Germany.

deadline pre-proposals: 14 March 2024

AMR Interventions 2024

JPIAMR launched an international call for projects within the framework of the ERA-NET JPIAMR-ACTION. The call ‘Interventions moving forward’ promoted action to counteract the emergence and spread of bacterial and fungal resistance and to improve treatments will involve 21 funders from 19 countries, among them Israel and Germany. This call intended to create and reinforce the collaboration between research partners coming from different countries and different fields of expertise to promote interventional research on antimicrobial resistance.The total estimated call budget is over 17,7 million Euro.

deadline: 13 March 2024

Water Technology Cooperation – Call for Proposals 2023

German-Israeli cooperation in water technology builds on the continuity in relations between the two countries with a new round of research projects. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and Israel’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) called on researchers from both countries to submit proposals for bilateral R&D projects in the field of water technology. The deadline for applications was 13 March 2024. For this latest call, applications were sought in the topic areas ‘biotechnology for water treatment’ and ‘water reuse in agriculture’.

deadline: 29 February 2024

GIF Nexus Call 2024

GIF Nexus is the flagship programme of the German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development (GIF). The programme supports early career scientists as well as established researchers.The application process consists of two stages: pre-proposals and full proposals as well as two tracks: collaborative track and solo track. The collaborative track for joint proposals by German and Israeli researchers funds projects of up to 2 years. The solo track for early career scientists up to 8 years after their doctoral degree funds one-year projects without a research partner from the other country.