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Call for Proposals 2016

1. GIF Regular Program / GIF Young Scientists' Program


General information on the alternating submission cycles Call for Proposals- Fall 2012

in the GIF Regular Program and the GIF Young Scientists'

Program can be found here.


GIF Regular Program
§  Medicine
(Basic Research, Practical Medicine, Clinical Research, Biomedical Research etc.)
§  Social Sciences
(Economics, Education, Law, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, etc.)
GIF Young Scientists’ Program
§  Exact Sciences
(Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, etc.)
§  Engineering
§  Social Sciences
(Economics, Education, Law, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, etc.)
The criteria to define whether a proposal is suitable for a certain submission cycle is the main research question, as well as the methods used by the PI(s) and their scientific background.
This also applies to proposals from related fields and interdisciplinary proposals.
The final decision to accept a proposal for a certain submission cycle rests with the GIF Advisory Committees.
When in doubt whether your proposal fits this cycle, please send an email with an abstract toscience email.png 
The GIF application website
for submissions in both programs will be open from
1st August, 2016
and will be closed on
Wednesday, 26th October, 2016 15:00 CET / 16:00 Israel time.

Please follow the submission instructions: Regular Program, Young Scientists’ Program
For the electronic submission page please click here: GIF Application Login.

Instructions on first steps to start your submission can be found here​.


Supported Areas of Research


In accordance with the goals and objectives established by its Board of Governors, the Foundation supports cooperative research projects of mutual interest to the Federal Republic of Germany and the State of Israel. The 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.​​​​​​


2. GIF Young Scientists' Meetings (GYSM)


Place and Date​
Outline and topics
GYSM “The aging of the genome: new perspectives for an integrative biology”
Scientific Organizing Committee:
- Prof. Yossi Shiloh, Tel Aviv University
- Prof. Dr. Björn Schumacher, University of
Kibbutz Ma’ale HaHamisha, Israel
7-10 Feb, 2017


GYSM "Age related disorders: Focus on neurodegeneration and neuroplasticity"
Scientific Organizing Committee:
- Prof. Dr. Mathias Bähr, University of 
- Prof. Michal Schwartz, Weizmann
  Institute of Science, Rehovot
Place and date TBA



GYSM Humanities - Topic TBA

Scientific Organizing Committee:
- Prof. Yfaat Weiss, Hebrew University of 
Potsdam, Germany
15 -17 Oct, 2017


Application form for GIF Young Scientists’ Meetings (GYSM) Word.png

Please note the general eligibility criteria for applicants to the GIF Young Scientists’ Meetings (GYSM), which can be found here.
Please note the deadline for submission in the outline of each workshop.

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