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German-Israeli Future Forum Grant

Grants to Israel and Germany Organizations for Cooperative
Projects in Technology, Culture, Communication, and Politics

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German-Israeli Future Forum

Deadline Date:

11/30/18

Description:

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Grants to Israel and Germany organizations for cooperative projects that create a positive societal benefit for both countries. Projects must involve Israeli and German executives and professionals between the ages of 18 and 45. Participants will work together on projects in the areas of innovation and technology, politics and society, or cultures and communication.

Areas of Activity I: Politics and Society

The development of German-Israeli relations since diplomatic ties were established on May 12, 1965 has been an unusual and impressive success story, particularly with the Shoa as a backdrop. Today, the two democracies of Germany and Israel face different challenges, but also joint and global ones. In light of the growing number of authoritarian political and social structures worldwide, German-Israeli cooperation projects can make an active contribution to strengthening constitutional democracies.

The “Politics and Society” area of activity funds German-Israeli projects that work together on options for shaping democracy and generate potential solutions to current political and social challenges. This Forum is particularly happy to fund projects that deal with individual aspects of the following thematic areas:

-Current challenges for democracies and democratic structures
-Demographic developments
-The role of religion(s) in both societies
-Migration, refugee and immigration policy
-Human rights protection
-Dealing with fears, prejudices, and insecurities

Area of Activity II: Innovation and Technology

German-Israeli scientific cooperation paved the way for diplomatic relations between the two countries. Today, Germany and Israel are two of the leading states worldwide in the area of innovation and technology. At a time of global challenges such as climate change, population growth, and dwindling resources, Germany and Israel are dependent on innovations and new technologies. German-Israeli cooperation projects in the area of science and technological research have enjoyed success for years already and can bring about desperately needed innovation in the future.

The “Innovation and Technology” area of activity funds German-Israeli projects which together develop ideas for implementation and techniques that contribute to sustainable thinking and actions. The Forum is particularly happy to fund projects that deal with individual aspects of the following thematic areas:

-Digital society
-The digital economy
-Industry 4.0
-Smart cities
-Sustainability and the implementation of the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs)
-Management of natural resources (energy, water)
-Protecting diversity

Area of Activity III: Cultures and Communication

How Germany and Israel see one another and the communication cultures of both countries have changed at breakneck speed over the last years. New technical possibilities both carry the potential for increased openness within society as well as dangers with respect to deliberate marginalization and manipulation. Different cultures are able to challenge how they see themselves by exchanging ideas about similarities and differences. German-Israeli cooperation projects can make an important contribution to reflections about group belonging and identity attribution.

The “Cultures and Communication” area of activity funds German-Israeli projects that champion pluralist societies and a transparent, friendly culture of communication. The Forum is particularly happy to fund projects that deal with individual aspects of the following thematic areas:

-Internet cultures, social media, and media trends
-Digital communication challenges for political cultures
-Social bots und public opinion
-Diverse societies
-Participation via education
-Gender equality

In addition to Project funding, applications for project development support will also be considered under the Future Lab program.

The Future Lab program is intended for organizations that have an idea for a German/Israeli cooperation project, but don’t yet know how to implement it. The Forum supports project development meetings up to a maximum of 2,000 Euro. It is possible to apply for financial support for travel costs and accommodation as well as for material costs that arise as part of the meeting.

Prerequisites for applying for Future Lab funding
-An idea for a project in line with the areas of activity
-A program for the project development meeting
-Support from a German and/or Israeli organization or institution
-4-6 participants
-Participants from Germany and Israel

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 172826

Estimated Size of Grant:

-Project Funding: Up to 30,000 Euro (quarterly review process), or greater than 30,000 Euro (biannual review process)
-Future Lab: Up to 2,000 Euro

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Your project must be a thematic fit for one of the areas of activity and fulfill the following three criteria:

1. Bilateralism
-The project is to be developed and implemented in dialogue between at least one Israeli and one German organization.
-Both organizations must be based in Germany and Israel respectively, be legal entities according to private or public law, and be able to ensure appropriate management capabilities and that the funding allocated has been used as intended for nonprofit purposes.
-The program is carried out in equal parts in Germany and Israel as far as possible.

2. Target Group Orientation
-The project is primarily carried out by professionals and executives from Germany and Israel aged between 18 and 45.
-Diversity and gender equality are reflected in the composition of the participants.
-The participants are multipliers from as wide a range of different areas as possible.

3. Result Orientation
-The project leads to a specific result.
-The result can be of use once the project is finished.

Exclusion Criteria:
-Projects whose entire funding is not secured
-Projects that have already begun
-Projects with a commercial or tourism-related background
-Construction measures
-Institutional funding

Pre-Application Information:

Project Funding:

The Forum uses a two-step application procedure for project funding. The first step involves filling out the online proposal form. If the project is in line with the funding criteria and attracts the Forum's interest, you will be invited to submit a funding application as a second step.

Funding proposals can be submitted four times annually for a period of 2 months in each case. The online form can only be filled out and submitted at these times:

-January 1 – 28/29 February: You will be informed by March 31 if invited to submit a detailed funding application.
-April 1 – May 31 You will be informed by June 30 if invited to submit a detailed funding application.
-July 1 – August 31: You will be informed by September 30 if invited to submit a detailed funding application.
-October 1 – November 30: You will be informed by December 31 if invited you to submit a detailed funding application.

Project Proposals seeking a funding sum of up to 30,000 Euro will be decided upon as follows:

-Oct./Nov., Jan./Feb., April/May, July/Aug.: Proposals can be submitted through the online form
-Invitation will be sent to submit a full application
-Individual deadlines will be issued
-Application will submit final application
-Decisions will be issued within 4-6 weeks

Project Proposals seeking a funding sum of more than 30,000 Euro will be decided upon only twice a year, as follows:

-Oct./Nov., Jan./Feb.: Proposals can be submitted through the online form
-Invitation will be sent to submit a full application
-Individual deadlines will be issued
-Application will submit final application
-Decisions will be issued in May

-April/May, July/Aug.: Proposals can be submitted through the online form
-Invitation will be sent to submit a full application
-Individual deadlines will be issued
-Application will submit final application
-Decisions will be issued in November

Future Lab:

To apply for project development support as part of the Future Lab program, please fill in the Future Lab proposal form.

The form can only be submitted online and is available for submissions four times every year for a period of two months in each case: January/February, April/May, July/August, and October/November.

You will be informed by the end of the following month whether the Forum is able to support your project development meeting.

Areas of Activity:
http://www.dizf.de/english/areas-of-activity/our-approach/our-approach.html

Criteria:
http://www.dizf.de/english/funding-procedure/criteria/funding-criteria.html

Application Procedure:
http://www.dizf.de/english/funding-procedure/application-procedure/application-procedure.html

How to Apply for Project Funding:
http://www.dizf.de/english/funding-procedure/application-procedure/project-funding/project-funding.html

How to Apply for Future Lab Funding:
http://www.dizf.de/english/funding-procedure/application-procedure/future-lab/future-lab.html

Contact Information:

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

Project Funding Online Proposal Form:
http://www.dizf.de/english/funding-procedure/forms-for-funding-proposals/project-funding/project-funding.html

Future Lab Online Proposal Form:
http://www.dizf.de/english/funding-procedure/forms-for-funding-proposals/future-lab/future-lab.html

Main office:
Stiftung Deutsch-Israelisches Zukunftsforum
Meinekestraße 27
10719 Berlin
P: +49 (0)30 814 562 560
F: +49 (0)30 814 562 569
info@dizf.de

Israel Office:
office.israel@dizf.de

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Geographic Focus:

Israel

International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.