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2015 Submission Cycle - Awarded Grants

​​At the annual Board Meeting of the GIF Board of Governors 2016, the following projects submitted in fall 2015 were approved in the GIF Regular Program and the GIF Young Scientists' Program: 

GIF Regular Program
The Transnational History of Social Work between Germany and Israel in the 1930s and 1940s
Prof. Gal John, Hebrew University
Prof. Köngeter Stefan, University of Trier
Dr. Yehudit Avnir, Hebrew University
Prof. Sabine Toppe, University of Applied Sciences Berlin
Life and Mind: An Exploration of the Metamorphoses of the Kantian Moment in Philosophy
Prof. Haag Johannes, University of Potsdam
Prof. Friedlander Eli, Tel Aviv University
In their Surroundings: Localizing Modern Jewish Literatures in Eastern Europe
Prof. Weiss Yfaat, Hebrew University
Dr. Gordinsky Natasha, University of Haifa
Prof. Dr. Koller Sabine, University of Regensburg
Dr. Gal-Ed Efrat, Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf
Arabic-into-Hebrew-into-Latin: The Latin Translation of Maimonides’ Guide. Critical Edition, History and Cultural Context
Prof. Dr. Speer Andreas, University of Cologne
Prof. Dr. Schwartz Yosef, Tel Aviv University
The Torah Ark in German Lands
Dr. Rodov Ilia, Bar Ilan University
Prof. Dr. von Kienlin Alexander, TU Braunschweig
Dr. Offenberg Sara, Bar Ilan University
Prof. Dr. Thies Harmen, TU Braunschweig
Do trees recycle CO2 respired in the stems?
Prof. Angert Alon, Hebrew University
Prof. Dr. Trumbore Susan, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry
Prof. Dr. Heimann Martin, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry
Jews in Weimar Gay Culture and the German-Jewish Contribution to the Emergence of Gay Culture in Palestine/Israel (1933-1960)
Prof. Sluhovsky Moshe, Hebrew University
Prof. Dr. Krass Andreas, Humboldt University of Berlin
Dr. Yonay Yuval, Haifa University
The eastern closure of the Mediterranean Sea during the Miocene and its implication on paleoceanographical reconstructions
Prof. Frank Martin, GEOMAR
Prof. Dr. Betzler Christian, University of Hamburg
Dr. Waldmann Nicolas, Haifa University
Gaussian methods for quantum dynamics of complex systems
Prof. Tannor David, Weizmann Institute of Science
Prof. Dr. Burghardt Irene, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt
Prof. Pollak Eli, Weizmann Institute of Science
Properties and impacts of Secondary Organic Aerosols composed of highly oxidized multifunctional organic compounds (HOMs SOA)
Prof. Rudich Yinon, Weizmann Institute of Science
Prof. Herrmann Hartmut, Leibniz-Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS)
A Functional Map Approach to Shape Spaces
Prof. Rumpf Martin, Friedrich Wilhelm University Bonn
Prof. Ben Chen Mirela, Technion
Reconstruction techniques for low-mass long-lived particles and application to the search for O(10 GeV) neutrinos
Prof. Soffer Abner, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Lacker Heiko, Humboldt Universitaet zu Berlin
Galaxy Evolution at its Peak: Theory versus Observations
Prof. Dr. Burkert Andreas, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich
Prof. Dekel Avishai, Hebrew University
Dr. Foerster-Schreiber Natascha, Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics
Dr. Van der Wel Arjen, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy
Dr. Ceverino Daniel, Ruprecht Karl University Heidelberg
Dr. Hennawi Joseph, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy
Prof. Dr. Genzel Reinhard, Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics
Prof. Sari Reem, Hebrew University
Dr. Birnboim Yuval, Hebrew University
Perovskite-structured mixed protonic-electronic conductors as promising cathode materials for intermediate temperature fuel cells
Prof. Lubomirsky Igor, Weizmann Institute of Science
Prof. Dr. Maier Joachim, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research
Valency and transitivity in contact: the case of Coptic
Dr. Grossman Eitan, Hebrew University
Prof. Richter Tonio Sebastian, Freie Universitaet Berlin
Enantioselective mesoporous carbon based on chiral ionic liquids.
Dr. Fechler  Nina, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
Prof. Mastai Yitzhak, Bar Ilan University
New signatures of the colloidal glass transition: Real-space and Fourier-space fluctuations
Prof. Dr. Egelhaaf Stefan, Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf
Prof. Diamant Haim, Tel Aviv University
Dr. Roichman Yael, Tel Aviv University
Electroosmotic control of flow patterns on superhydrophobic surfaces
Dr. Hardt Steffen, University of Darmstadt
Dr. Bercovici Moran, Technion
Prof. Zussman Eyal, Technion
Graph and hypergraph coloring problems
Prof. Alon Noga, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Szabo Tibor, Freie Universitaet Berlin
Bioengineered microfluidic in vitro testing platforms of alveolar transport and clearance
Prof. Dr. Lehr Claus-Michael, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research
Prof. Dr. Sznitman Josue, Technion
Dr. Windbergs Maike, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research
Dust iron utilization by natural Trichodesmium colonies
Dr. Gledhill Martha, GEOMAR - Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel
Prof. Achterberg Eric, GEOMAR - Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel
Prof. Shaked Yeala, Hebrew University
Development of Guiding Regenerative Gel (GRG) advanced chitosan nerve guides – NerveMatrix
Prof. Dr. Haastert-Talini Kirsten, Hannover Medical School
Prof. Rochkind Shimon, Sourasky Medical Center
Prof. Nevo Zvi, Tel Aviv University
Elusa. A Nabatean City in the Negev: Urban History, Economy, Environment
Dr. Erickson-Gini Tali, Israel Antiquities Authority
Prof. Dr. Heinzelmann Michael, University of Cologne
Electronic structure of catalytic centers based on ultra-high sensitivity electron paramagnetic resonance of micro-crystals
Dr. Reijerse Edward, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion
Dr. Blank Aharon, Technion
Dynamical and causal relationships in the coupling of heartbeat, respiration and motion activity
Prof. Penzel Thomas, Charité University Medicine Berlin
Dr. Bartsch Ronny, Bar Ilan University
The Medieval Jerusalem Hinterland Project: A Multidisciplinary Landscape Study
Prof. Dr. Walker Bethany, Friedrich Wilhelm University Bonn
Prof. Dr. Avni Gideon, Israel Antiquities Authority
Understanding the Human Selenoenzyme Iodothyronine Deiodinase 1 through Chemical Protein Synthesis
Dr. Metanis Norman, Hebrew University
Prof. Dr. Schweizer Ulrich, Friedrich Wilhelm University Bonn
Not Just Ones and Zeroes: Bridging the Gap between the Theory of WOM Codes and the Practice of Flash Storage
Prof. Yaakobi Eitan, Technion
Prof. Dr. Brinkmann André, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
The Contribution of Magmatic Fluids to Ocean Ffloor Hydrothermal Systems and Metal Ore Genesis: Ancient and Modern Back-Arc Crust
Prof. Dr. Bach Wolfgang, Univeristy of Bremen
Prof. Katzir Yaron, Ben Gurion Univeristy
Thresholds in random and pseudorandom discrete structures
Dr. Samotij Wojciech, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Friedgut Ehud, Weizmann Institute of Science
Prof. Schacht Mathias, Hamburg University
Responsa and Archival Records of Medieval Ashkenaz in Legal and Cultural Conversation
Prof. Dr. Haverkamp Eva, University of Muenchen
Prof. Emanuel Simcha, Hebrew University
Dr. Cluse Christoph, University of Trier
Diffusion and phase transformations in bimetallic nanowhiskers – a way to adaptable nanostructures
Dr. Richter Gunther, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems
Prof. Rabkin Eugen, Technion
Controlling patterned deposition from moving contact lines by MHz surface acoustic waves as a way to bottom-up printing on small scales
Prof. Manor Ofer, Technion
Prof. Dr. Thiele Uwe, University of Muenster
Particle Acceleration in Pulsar Wind Nebulae
Dr. Keshet Uri, Ben Gurion University (BGU)
Prof. Lyubarsky Yuri, Ben Gurion University (BGU)
Dr. Kirk John, Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics
Geometric exponents of random walks and intermediate growth groups
Dr. Amir Gideon, Bar Ilan University
Dr. Bartholdi Laurent, Georg August University Goettingen
Computation and Visualization of Unexplored Topological Phases
Prof. Dr. Felser Claudia, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids
Dr. Beidenkopf Haim, Weizmann Institute of Science
Dr. Avraham Nurit, Weizmann Institute of Science
Dr. Yan Binghai, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids
Study of superconductivity melting across the phase diagram of electron-doped cuprates using near-infrared and narrow-band terahertz pulses
Prof. Dagan Yoram, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Demsar Jure, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Polynomial Migration for Online Scheduling
Prof. Jansen Klaus, Christian Albrechts University Kiel
Prof. Epstein Leah, University of Haifa
Prof. Levin Asaf, Technion
Algorithms for Geometric Graphs - Tools, Techniques, Applications
Prof. Mulzer Wolfgang, Freie Universitaet Berlin
Prof.  Kaplan Haim, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Sharir Micha, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Roditty Liam, Bar Ilan University (BIU)
Prediction of chiral and isotope enrichments during the transformations of halo-organic pollutants: Mechanistic and QSAR approaches
Dr. Richnov Hans-Hermann, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Prof. Lev Ovadia, Hebrew University
Dr. Nijenhuis Ivonne, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Dr. Gelman Faina, Geological Survey of Israel
Asymmetric Formylations by Novel Tridentate Systems
Prof. Gandelman Mark, Technion
Prof. Boerner Armin, University of Rostock
Investigations of Plasma Generation and Acceleration Mechanisms in Miniature Capacitive Radio-Frequency Thrusters
Prof. Kronhaus Igal, Technion
Prof. Dr. Klar Peter  J., Justus Liebig University Giessen
Dr. Holste Kristof, Justus Liebig University Giessen
Prof. Dr. Mitic Slobodan, Justus Liebig University Giessen



GIF Young Scientists’ Program
Systematic Analyses of the Roles of ABA Receptors in Environmental Stress and Development
Dr. Mosquna Assaf, Hebrew University
The role of RNA-binding proteins for Quorum Sensing and virulence of V. cholera
Prof. Dr. Papenfort Kai, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich (LMU)
Enhanced security for MIMO networks
Dr. Kochman Yuval, Hebrew University (HUJI)
Formal Foundations of Hybrid Process Models
Prof. Weidlich Matthias, Humboldt University Berlin
Controllability and curvature mediated stress focusing in thin elastic sheets
Dr. Efrati Efi, Weizmann Institute
Nutritional specialization and host-related diversification in parasitic plants
Dr. Wicke Susann, University of Muenster (WWU)
Accessing concealed memory traces of personally familiar faces via eye movements.
Dr. Pertzov Yoni, Hebrew University (HUJI)
Evaluation of the neural correlates underlying dual task costs in patients with Parkinson's disease
Dr. Rosenberg-Katz Keren, Sourasky Medical Center
Effect of Back-Loops on Mechanochemical Bond Scission
Prof. Diesendruck Charles, Technion
Quasi-morphisms in geometry and topology
Dr. Brandenbursky Michael, Ben Gurion University (BGU)
Novel supramolecular photosensitizers for biomedical applications
Prof. Voskuhl Jens, University of Duisburg-Essen
Nonlocal Electron Correlation in Nonequilibrium Nanostructures
Dr. Cohen Guy, Tel Aviv University
Mechanisms of coral biomoneralization: organic/inorganic interface
Dr. Mass Tali, University of Haifa
Utilizing somatic hypermutation mutability models for reconstructing B cell lineages
Dr. Yaari Gur, Bar Ilan University
Internal conflicts affect inter-group relations
Dr. Kleiman Tali, Hebrew University
Static and dynamic characterization of EAG channels regulation by Ca2+ calmodulin
Dr. Haitin Yoni, Tel Aviv University
Consciousness' role in deliberate vs. random decisions: an ERP study
Dr. Mudrik Liad, Tel Aviv University
Elucidating Angiomodulin function in embryonic blood brain barrier formation
Dr. Ben-Zvi Ayal, Hebrew University
Comparison of intrapatient evolution of HIV from cohorts in early and late eras of antiretroviral therapy
Dr. Stern Adi, Tel Aviv University
Membrane fouling by soft, deformable particles: mechanisms and kinetics
Dr. Ramon Guy, Technion
Moses Mendelssohn and the Negotiation of Jewish Modernity in Words and Music in late 18th-Century Berlin
Dr. Sela Teichler Yael, Open University
Optimal Shrinkage and Thresholds in High Dimensional Spectral Data Analysis
Dr. Gavish Matan, Hebrew University
Low Dimensional Modeling: Beyond Mere Sparsity
Dr. Giryes Raja, Tel Aviv University
Philosophical Foundations of Systems Biology
Dr. Levy Arnon, Hebrew University
Toxin-Antitoxin system in bacteria as a basis for the design of novel antibiotic compounds
Dr. Hayouka Zvi, Hebrew University
Religious Aspects of Expressionist Dance in Eretz Israel
Dr. Schwan Alexander, Freie University Berlin
Extending Databases with Fundamentals of Text Extraction
Prof. Kimelfeld Benny, Technion
Design of Information Structures
Dr. Arieli Itai, Technion
Measurement and prediction of trailing edge noise from rotating blades
Dr. Stalnov Oksana, Technion
The Embedding of Graphs into Communication Networks
Dr. Schwartz Roy, Technion
Pogroms, Networks and Migration: The Jewish Migration from the Russian Empire to the United States 1881–1914
Dr. Spitzer Yannay, Hebrew University


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