Call closed: German-Israeli Water Technology Cooperation 2023

Announcement of funding guidelines for German-Israeli research and development projects in the field of water technology within the framework of the BMBF-MOST cooperation.

Deadline: 13 March 2024 (pre-submission in Israel: 6 March 2024)

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 the latest call, applications were sought in the following topic areas:

  • Biotechnology for water treatment
  • Water reuse in agriculture

The overall goals of the cooperation are:

  • To improve the water situation in Israel and the surrounding area and/or Germany. Transferability of results to similar regions should be ensured.
  • To facilitate access to new markets for Israeli and German enterprises in the water and environmental sector.
  • To support and strengthen bilateral and multilateral cooperation in the water sector as well as cooperation between science and industry.

The joint project proposals of the German and Israeli partners will be selected by BMBF and MOST, taking into account external reviews.

The current announcement, which was open until 13 March 2024 (pre-submission date in Israel: 6 March 2024) , and the application form are also available for download on the following website: www.most.gov.il.

The submission process for Israeli applicants included two phases: Pre-proposals had to be submitted through the online system at https://kf.most.gov.il by 6 March 2024, (15:00 local time in Israel). The affiliated institution had then to submit the final application no later than 13 March 2024.

For German applicants, only the deadline 13 March 2024 applied.

The bilateral cooperation between BMBF and MOST with annual calls for proposals on current research priorities in the field of water technology has existed since 1974. Young researchers also have the opportunity to apply for the Young Scientist Research Program (YSEP).

In 2020, a multilateral cooperation on water research in the Near and Middle East was additionally initiated with a corresponding announcement by MOST in Israel. For information on MEWAC projects please refer to the FONA website.

Germany:

Dr Leif Wolf

Phone:+49 721 608 28224
E-mail: leif.wolf@kit.edu

Projektträger Karlsruhe (PTKA)

Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen
Germany

Israel:

in scientific matters:

Dr Moshe Ben Sasson

Scientific Director Water,
Agriculture and Environment

Ministry of Innovation, Sciency and Technology (MOST)

E-mail: mosheBS@most.gov.il

in administrative matters:

Israeli researchers should consult administrative matters directly with the Research Authority at
their Affiliated Institution. The Institution will contact the Ministry in case of necessity.