Each year, the BSF offers grants in several scientific programs:
Regular research grants
Open to all scientists from Israel and the USA. Please verify your eligibility before submitting.
Start-up research grants
Open to American and Israeli scientists who are in the initial stages of their independent careers. Find more details here.
BSF-NSF Joint Funding Program in Chemistry
In 2012, the BSF launched a series of joint funding programs with the National Science Foundation (NSF), using special grants from the Ministry of Finance and the Council of Higher Education. The first of these programs was with the Chemistry division of the NSF. Find more details here.
BSF-NSF Joint Funding Program in Integrative Biological Systems
Starting in 2012, the BSF is launching a series of joint funding programs with the National Science Foundation (NSF), using special grants from the Ministry of Finance and the Council of Higher Education. The newest of these programs is with the Chemistry division of the NSF. Find more details here.
BSF-NSF-NIH Joint Funding Program in Computational Neurosciences
A new joint funding program in Computational Neiroscience has been announced in Oct. 2013. This is the newest of the series of such programs that the BSF has with the NSF, and it also includes the NIH. Two other countries, Germany and France, are part of this program, but submission of an application is only with American Scientists. Find more details here.
Open to all American and Israeli scientists, and addressing specific topics that will change from one year to the next and will be announced in the annual Call for Proposals. The program is on hold until further notice.
Prof. Rahamimoff Travel grants
Open to American and Israeli PhD students and post-doctoral researchers for research related trips to the other country. Find more details here.
BSF Energy Research grants
Supported by funds from the Israeli Ministry of National Infrastructures, and the U.S. Department of Energy. It will support joint research programs in alternative and renewable energy, and in energy efficiency. You can read more about the program here. **Please note that the submission to this program is irregular and is dependant on the availability of funds.
Transformative Science Research grants
A new program in 'Transformative Science' was launched in 2010. This is a small program of up to 2 awards annually that will receive larger grants than in our regular program. To be awarded a grant, the program must be 'transformative'. The BSF has adopted the NSF definition for 'Transformative Science', which is: Research driven by ideas that have the potential to radically change our understanding of an important scientific concept, or lead to the creation of a new paradigm, or a new field of science. Such research is characterized by its challenge to current understanding or by its pathways to new frontiers. Find more details here.