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Israeli-French High Council for Scientific and Technological Research Call for Proposals 2012 Research Networks Program, in the Field of Experimental Marine Biology: Aquaculture, Pathogens and Pollution

Grants for Israeli and French Researchers
to Conduct Joint Science Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Ministry of Science and Technology (Israel), Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and the Ministry of Higher Education and Research (France)

Deadline Date:

01/31/12 12:00 PM Local Time


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Grants of $40,000 and €40,000 a year are available to Israeli and French scientists for collaborative research projects. Research teams must be led by one principal investigator from each country and focus on experimental marine biology. The principal investigator on each side must be affiliated with an academic institution or a public or semi-public research institute. The goal of the program is to support the development of scientific and technological cooperation between French and Israeli researchers and to strengthen the scientific partnership between research groups from both countries.

Proposals will be reviewed against the following criteria:

* Conformity of the studies with the research topics
* Significance of the problem being addressed, and the potential impact of the proposed approach to solving it
* Scientific merit, with emphasis upon the originality and novelty of the proposed research
* Clarity and quality of the research proposal– presentation of the topic, definition of research objectives, presentation of research methodology and detailed program of work
* Feasibility of the research program
* Practical applicability of expected research findings
* Extent of genuine collaboration between the French and Israeli research teams
* Level of involvement of young researchers

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 126839

Number of Grants:

Up to 3

Estimated Size of Grant:

Total funding - $250,000 & € 250,000; Project funding/year - $40,000 & € 40,000

Term of Contract:

June 2012- June 2014


  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Principal Investigator from each country must be affiliated with an academic institution or a public or semi-public research institute.

Pre-Application Information:

Funding may be used for traveling expenses needed for the project, scientific meetings and to defray costs of the approved research projects (disposables, publication costs, etc.). Only Israeli researchers may use funds to finance monthly salaries of research staff members.

Post-doctoral grants are not available in this program. However, on the French side, such grants may be supplied through the Chateaubriand program (Israeli fellow to a French lab), or through the fellowships provided by the French Ministry of Higher Education & Research to the French Research institute (CNRS, etc.)

Two status seminars will be held: in Israel at the end of the first year, on Monday 3rd December 2012; and in France at the end of the second year, on Monday 9th December 2013, in order to evaluate the progress/results of this program.

Both the French and Israeli sides must fill out their applications identically, including a full, identical description of the project (appended separately to each application). However, each side\'s principal investigator (PI) is to sign only his/her own application together with the members of his/her own country\'s research team and research institution and is to append the detailed budget of his/her research team only.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

In France:
Adjoint au chef de Département
6 rue Jean Calvin
75005 Paris
Tel : + 33 (0)1 55 43 58 07
Fax : + 33 (0)1 55 43 57 39

In Israel:
Deputy Director General for Planning & Control
Ministry of Science and Technology
P.O. Box 49100
Jerusalem 91490
Tel: 02-5411170/3
Fax: 02-5823030

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Geographic Focus:


International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.