GIF Regular Program
The GIF Regular Program supports cooperative research projects by German and Israeli scientists.
If requested, GIF can offer assistance to Israeli and German scientists in finding collaborators in the partner country.
Projects must involve active collaboration between Israeli and German scientists, such as interdependent research conducted in different laboratories, sharing of research facilities, materials, equipment and/or services, exchange of scientific and technological knowledge and/or exchange of research personnel.
Project period and budget
Projects are funded for a period of 3 years, with a total budget of up to EUR 200,000.
The funds are intended for project-related expenditures such as
Salaries (except for Principal and Cooperating Investigators)
Travel (within and between Germany and Israel only)
Equipment / material / operating expenses,
Symposia (in Germany and Israel only),
External subcontracting of services.
Detailed information on budget will be provided in the guidelines for applicants.
Eligibility of investigators and institutions
Scientists applying for grants must be recognized staff members of a GIF-eligible institution with legal status. The Principal Investigators must hold a doctoral degree or equivalent.
The final decision on the eligibility of any given institution rests with GIF.
In case of doubt, please contact us.
Industrial enterprises (or other research institutions) registered in Israel or Germany can indirectly participate in G.I.F sponsored grants, as subcontractor to a non-profit organization, with a separate budget agreed upon and signed by the parties prior to GIF support.
Applications in the GIF Regular Program are accepted in alternating submission cycles. Next calls will be:
2012: Life Sciences, Medicine, Social Sciences
2013: Exact Sciences: Physics, Chemistry, Material Sciences, Technology (Engineering), Mathematics, Computer sciences, Geo-Earth and Environmental Sciences.
Humanities: History, Archaeology, Literature, Philosophy and related fields.
GIF projects shall concern science and technology for peaceful purposes only.
Both basic and applied research projects in all areas will be considered equally with no predetermined quotas.