As per decision by the GIF Board of Governors at their annual meeting 2016, the GIF has changed the alternating submission cycles in both GIF Programs, starting with the submission cycle 2016.
The GIF Regular Program will be open according to the following 3-year cycle:
- Cycle I: Medicine and Social Sciences
(submission years 2016, 2019 etc.)
- Cycle II: Life Sciences and Humanities
(submission years 2017, 2020 etc.)
- Cycle III: Exact Sciences and Engineering/Technology
(submission years 2018, 2021 etc.)
- Cycle I: Exact Sciences, Engineering, and Social Sciences
(submission years 2016, 2018 etc.)
- Cycle II: Medicine, Life Sciences, and Humanities
(submission years 2017, 2019 etc.)
In case of interdisciplinary proposals, the main criteria to define whether a proposal is suitable for a certain submission cycle is the main research question. You may choose the submission year you deem most appropriate; please note, however, that 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 a given cycle, please send an email with an abstract to
The GIF website will be open for submission of proposals from the first week of August each year, and will be closed during last week of October. The final dates for each submission cycle are published on the GIF homepage www.gif.org.il.
Decisions by the GIF Board are taken by the end of June of the year following the submission. All applicants are informed then.
Applicants whose proposal was not approved for funding will receive the reviewers’ comments in July of the year following the submission.
Starting date of new Grants: 1st January of the year following approval by the GIF Board.