Scientific administration and reports (GIF Young Scientists’ Program)
- Work Plan
GIF's grantees are free to pursue interesting and important new leads which may arise in the course of the research. If it appears that the original research will no longer be productive, or that another direction of research would be more promising, the investigator should inform GIF immediately, describing and explaining the necessity of any changes envisaged. GIF approval must be obtained before proceeding, unless the intended changes are of a minor nature.
- Scientific Report
Final Scientific Report
The final scientific report (2 copies) should reach the GIF office in Jerusalem no later than three months after the termination date of the project.
It should include the following headings
This report should be bound and submitted in 2 copies.
- A cover page with name and number of the project and the project period, signed by the P.I.
- An abstract (1-2 pages).
- A detailed description of the research activities and results.
- Evaluation of the research achievements in relation to the original research proposal and its objectives. This should contain conclusions from the work and briefly explain why certain goals were not met.
- Reference to the contacts established during the visit in the partner country and to future joint research proposals in preparation, if any (About 1 page).
- A list of publications
Together with the final scientific report, the grantees are required to submit a short evaluation summary. This survey will be considered an integral part of the final report, and until it is submitted and approved by GIF, the project will not be concluded and the final payment will be withheld.
Upon acceptance of the Final Report and the above Summary, the project will be considered officially terminated. A letter of notification will be sent by the GIF to the Grantee and his institution
Change of institutional affiliation of the P.I.
If in the course of his GIF sponsored research a P.I. changes his/her institutional affiliation
Publications and Acknowledgements
- The Grantee must submit to the GIF a financial report signed by the financial department of the institution he is about to leave. Any surplus must be transmitted to the GIF within 60 days.
- Continuation of the research is conditional on the agreement of the new (receiving) institution to observe the work and budget plan of the research. For this purpose the new institution is requested to countersign a copy of the research contract.
- If part of the research continues at the P.I.s previous institution, it will be up to him/her to make the necessary arrangements, e.g. for payments due to employees remaining behind. GIF will only transfer payments to the new institution.
- The Grantee undertakes to ensure that any non-expendable (heavy) equipment and/or instruments acquired with the support of GIF funds accompany him to the new (receiving) institution.
In any publication (or book) based on research supported, even partially, by the GIF, investigators should acknowledge the support with the following statement:
”This research was supported by a Grant from the GIF, the German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development.''
Three reprints of each publication should be provided to the GIF as soon as they become available.
If the research results are published in a book, the grantee is requested to provide the Foundation with one copy free of charge. GIF shall be entitled to purchase additional copies and distribute them at its discretion
Please note: The GIF reserves the right to publish on its website the scientific reports derived from GIF Grants, or to ask the grantee to send the articles accepted by scientific journals and posting it on the GIF's site.
GIF grantees are required, by their contract with GIF, to report to GIF any applications to other funding sources concerning similar projects to the one already supported by GIF If such an application results in a grant, the researcher [GIF grantee] will be obliged to report to the GIF if (s)he accept it, with the understanding that the GIF grant will be terminated, effective from the commencement date of the new grant from the other funding source.
P.I.s acting as consultants, shareholders or chief scientists of profit-making organizations must supply full information on these activities to GIF They must also commit themselves not to transfer know-how generated in the GIF project while engaged in such an activity, unless specifically approved by GIF in writing. If they take upon themselves additional engagements during the grant period, the Foundation must be notified. To ensure this, P.I.s acting in one of these capacities are required to submit a signed statement with all the required information at the time the research grant is signed, and an updated statement at the end of the research year, together with the financial report.