Grants to Israel academic institutions and research institutes and German companies, IHEs, research institutes, and public institutions to conduct collaborative water-related research studies. Some applicants must submit a proposal prior to submitting the final application. Funding is intended to support projects that propose solutions to water issues in Israel, its neighboring areas, and/or Germany.
Within the framework of the German-Israeli cooperation in Water Technology Research, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) invite proposals for bilateral R&D projects. The research should be multidisciplinary and be applicable to the needs of the water sector. In addition to scientific partners, projects should preferably include industrial partners as well as related stakeholders.
Qualifying scientific applicants in this framework may receive R&D grants, respectively, from BMBF and MOST according to the applicable national funding procedures and regulations.
Research projects will be carried out in the following research areas:
The objectives of the German-Israeli Water Technology Cooperation Program are as follows:
Each submitted research proposal needs to indicate how it addresses the above mentioned objectives of the German-Israeli Water Technology Cooperation. In particular, the proposals need to specify the interaction between German and Israeli research groups (e.g. using a block diagram or PERT network diagram) and how integration will be managed and maintained during the project (e.g. governance structure, joint workshops).
Priority will be given to projects based on novel ideas and potential industrial applicability. It is recommended that working groups include academic partners, industrial partners and end users.
For more information on eligible usage of funds, see the following link:
Additional Geographic Information:Germany
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The research should be planned for a period not exceeding three years.
Israeli research teams should submit proposals online: https://kf.most.gov.il./
The German partner should apply online: https://foerderportal.bund.de/easyonline
Contact in Germany, on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF):
Dr. Leif Wolf
Project Management Agency Karlsruhe (PTKA)
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
On administrative matters:
Ms. Shani Edri
Head of Department
Division of International Relations
On scientific matters:
Dr. Moshe Ben Sasson
Scientific Director of Water, Agriculture and Environment