All information on this page is part of the GIF Guidelines, which are binding for all applicants and grantees.
For your convenience, you can download a full version of the GIF Guidelines in
PDF format here.
Proposals to the GIF are submitted ONLY electronically via a secured website.
System requirements for the GIF proposal website:
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If you are facing login problems to the GIF site, please click here for instructions on how to solve the problem.
Applicants to the GIF Regular Program should first agree upon the
The role of the “Application Leader” is relevant only for coordination purposes during the submission.
The Application Leader
will perform the initial login to the submission system.
adds his fellow PI(s) / CI(s) to the proposal. PIs will then receive their own username and password and can edit their personal parts of the proposal.
fills in all the general information on behalf of the team (Abstract, Full project description, Bibliography). Please note that all proposal parts are open for viewing to all PIs. However, ONLY the Application Leader has open access for editing the full proposal while the other PI(s) can edit only their own personal pages. It is advised that each PI will be responsible for his own pages.
is responsible for submitting the proposal to the GIF at the end of the submission process, after editing of the proposal has been completed.
Research Authority Approval
Applicants need to obtain an approval from their Research Authority in order to submit the proposal to the GIF. You will not be able to submit the proposal to the GIF without Research Authority approval.
The electronic submission system is designed to send an automatic request to the relevant Research Authority for each applicant (PI/CI). If you are not approved by your Research Authority within a reasonable time, we advise you to contact your Research Authority directly. The best way to check it is by clicking on the "monitor my progress" in your electronic submission.
For German PIs: For this purpose, services of Research Authority are given by GIF Liaison Office, when needed please contact:
For Israeli PIs: Please contact the Research Authority of your institution. For your convenience a list of the relevant contacts can be found here. Please note that the list of contacts may not be fully complete.
The approval (by the Research Authority or the GIF Liaison Office) must be given before completing the electronic submission of the proposal to GIF.
The approval can be obtained at any time after opening the proposal.
You can continue to fill in the proposal while approval by the Research Authority (or the GIF Liaison Office) is pending; however, as it is a mandatory request, you will not be able to submit the proposal to the GIF without their approval.
In the GIF Regular Program, Research Authority or GIF Liaison Office Approval is required for both Principal Investigators (PIs) and Cooperating Investigators (CIs). If you engage a CI in your proposal, please let them know that such an approval is needed.