Foundation / Corporation
United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) and U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
11/25/19 for NSF applications. BSF applications are due by 5:00 PM Israel Time on November 25, 2019.
Grants to USA, Israel, Germany, France, Japan, and Spain scientists affiliated with IHEs, nonprofits, government agencies, and hospitals for collaborative research on computational neuroscience. Funding is intended for computational work but can also involve empirical work.
The competition is thus open to neuroscientists and other scientists who are not classical computational neuroscientists if they are engaged in appropriate collaborations and their study is relevant to the program.
Research projects must be grounded in Biology (as opposed, e.g., to studies pertaining only to artificial neural networks).
Applications must clearly demonstrate the added value of the cooperation between the partners.
Applications in Data Sharing Proposals between U.S. and Israeli PIs will be accepted. Please note that the term “data sharing” may be somewhat misleading, and projects that develop new tools for computational neuroscience are central to this part of the solicitation. Please read carefully the NSF solicitation regarding Data Sharing of applications.
Applications must be submitted jointly by an Israeli, and a U.S. scientist from a U.S. research institution. Starting in this round, the addition of French and/or German and/or Japanese and/or Spanish scientists to the proposal to form a multinational proposal is also allowed.
GrantWatch ID#: 176064
Total maximum combined amount of grants to all partners is limited to $250,000/year, excluding overhead and travel budgets (there is no difference in the maximum sum if the project is binational or multinational!).
The size of the grant to the Israeli is expected to be larger than traditional BSF grants, possibly up to $80,000/year for experimental studies and $55,000/year for theoretical and computer based research. These sums are subject to the availability of funds. If more than a single Israeli group is involved in the research, the budget may be increased by up to 50%.
Multi-year funding is available.
Grant period for the Israeli will follow that requested by the U.S. partner.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
USA applicants must apply to NSF through FastLane:
Israel applicants must apply through BSF:
Questions by the Israeli regarding the applicability of a proposed research for this program should be directed by the U.S. partner to the program officer at the NSF.
Other questions regarding this special NSF-BSF program can be discussed with the BSF management by mail or phone:
Dr. Rachel (Heni) Haring
972-2-5828239 ext. 110
Ms. Yael Dressler
972-2-5828239 ext. 103
Questions regarding the online application system should be directed to:
Ms. Orli Rozencwajg
972-2-5828239 ext .109
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