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Award for Research Cooperation and High Excellence in Science (ARCHES)

Grants to Israel and Germany Scientists
for Collaborative Research Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Minerva Stiftung and Federal German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF)

Deadline Date:

06/20/18

Description:

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Grants to Israel and Germany researchers to support collaborative scientific projects led by young scientists demonstrating a potential for quality research in their field. Applications will be considered for research in the fields of chemistry, physics, mathematics, technology, life sciences, humanities, sociology, cultural sciences, law, and economics.

Program Information:

The purpose of ARCHES is to recognize and reward outstanding contributions to research as well as to strengthen German-Israeli scientific collaboration. The award will be presented annually to German-Israeli research teams headed by two highly-qualified and talented young scientists ("Principal Investigators") who must meet the following eligibility requirements:

-The Principal Investigators must have completed their doctorate no earlier than in 2008.
-The PIs are already internationally recognized in their field.

The teams are expected to produce outstanding academic achievements in international collaboration, not least with the assistance of this award.

ARCHES will be bestowed on such teams where a discernible impact on their field of research in general is to be expected by their projects, regardless of whether these teams have been collaborating prior to the application or will only enter into collaboration with ARCHES funds.

ARCHES focuses on all areas within the natural and engineering sciences, the life sciences, and the humanities. ARCHES nominations can be divided into the following three research sections:

-Chemistry, Physics, Technology and Mathematics
-Life Sciences – Studies in all Areas of Biology and Preclinical Medicine
-Humanities, Cultural Sciences, Sociology, Political Sciences, Economics and Law

ARCHES is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) and administered by Minerva.

Each research team should be composed of a Principal Investigator from Germany and a Principal Investigator from Israel. Only such research teams will be successful whose projects are scientifically promising and innovative, future-oriented, and of mutual and equal interest to both sides. The principal criteria to be used as a basis of selection for the award are scientific excellence of the candidates and the quality of the proposed research project.

Funding may be solely used for research expenses, such as personnel costs, travel costs, small investments, or consumables, but not for payment of the salaries of the PIs.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183728

Number of Grants:

ARCHES is awarded every two years to three research teams (one team from each research section).

Estimated Size of Grant:

ARCHES is awarded with 266,000 EUR for each of the three teams. Funding goes in equal parts to each of the two Principal Investigators of a team (i.e. 133,000 EUR each).

Term of Contract:

The award money can be paid as soon as the award winners have accepted the prize. Funds will be placed at the disposal of the research teams over a period of up to five years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The purpose of ARCHES is to recognize and reward outstanding contributions to research as well as to strengthen German-Israeli scientific collaboration. The award will be presented annually to German-Israeli research teams headed by two highly-qualified and talented young scientists ("Principal Investigators") who must meet the following eligibility requirements:

-The Principal Investigators must have completed their doctorate no earlier than in 2008.
-The PIs are already internationally recognized in their field.

The teams are expected to produce outstanding academic achievements in international collaboration, not least with the assistance of this award.

ARCHES will be bestowed on such teams where a discernible impact on their field of research in general is to be expected by their projects, regardless of whether these teams have been collaborating prior to the application or will only enter into collaboration with ARCHES funds.

Pre-Application Information:

The Heads of Departments of German and Israeli universities and research institutions are eligible to nominate teams that qualify for ARCHES. In Israel the institutions eligible for nomination are Bar-Ilan University, Ben-Gurion University, Haifa University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Technion, Tel Aviv University, and Weizmann Institute. Direct applications by candidates are not accepted.

Nominations must be submitted to the Minerva Office by June 20th, 2018. Please send the documents in hard copy and by e-mail (PDF files).

Decisions will be made by the end of October 2018.

Nomination, Eligibility, and Selection:
http://www.minerva.mpg.de/arches/arches_nomination.html

Nomination Procedure:
http://www.minerva.mpg.de/arches/arches_nomination-procedure.html

Use of Funds:
http://www.minerva.mpg.de/arches/arches_funds.html

Contact Information:

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

Michael Nagel
michael.nagel@gv.mpg.de

Minerva Stiftung
Hofgartenstr. 8
80539 München
Germany

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Geographic Focus:

Israel

International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.