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.
According to the 1994 GIF Rules of Procedure set by the GIF Board of Governors, only Israeli and German scientists from non-profit scientific organizations in the two countries as detailed below are eligible to submit research proposals to the GIF.
Industrial enterprises (or other research institutions) registered in Israel or Germany can indirectly participate in GIF Grants as subcontractor , with a separate budget agreed upon and signed by the parties prior to GIF support; the money to the subcontractor transferred by the PIs.
The final decision on the eligibility of any given institution rests with GIF. In cases of doubt, GIF will be entitled to request written proof that an institution is a recognized non-profit research entity.
GIF eligible institutions in both countries are limited to the following:
1. Institutions of Higher Learning:
2. Government Research Institutions and Research Corporations
All government-owned research institutions.
All research centers who are members of the HGF (Hermann von Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren).
All members of the WGL (Wissenschaftsgemeinschaft W.G. Leibniz).
3. Public Research Institutions and Research Corporations
All Max-Planck and all Fraunhofer Institutes.
Research institutes fully owned by one or several German "Laender".
Consortia involving several of the institutions mentioned under paragraph 1-3 above, which can yet be defined as non-profit research organizations.
4. Public Hospitals
5. EMBL, Heidelberg
Both German and Israeli scientists temporarily employed at the EMBL may apply to GIF together with a partner from the opposite country. Since EMBL is a European Institution, the citizenship of the applicants is the decisive factor in this case. They may NOT be both employed at the EMBL at the same time!