BSF office closed for Succot
The BSF office will be closed for the week of Succot holidays. We will return on Wednesday, Oct. 23. 2019.
Wishing you Happy Holidays!
BSF office closed for holidays
The BSF office will be closed for the following holidays:
Rosh HaShana: 29 September – 1 October
Yom Kippur: 8 – 9 October
Succot/Simchat Torah: 13 – 21 October
New NSF-BSF Presentation
We would like to thank Prof. Keith Dienes, from the physics division at NSF, for his very informative talk about the NSF-BSF program.
His presentation can be downloaded here.
Website is open for the submission of applications for 2019 BSF Research Grants
The BSF website is open for the submission of applications for 2019 BSF Research Grants.
A Search for a New BSF Executive Director has been launched
The present Executive Director, Dr. Yair Rotstein, will be retiring in 2020 from the BSF after 16 years. The BSF Board has formed a search committee, which published the following invitation for suitable candidates to apply for the position, with the Oct. 2, 2019 deadline:
A PDF version is available here.
Regulations for 2019 BSF Research Grants Program now available
The Instructions and Related BSF Regulations for Online Submission of Applications for the 2019 BSF Research Grants Program (Regular) have been updated and are now available on the website.
The Submission deadline is Nov. 20, 2019. To download the documents, and read about the program click here.
The BSF Website will be open for online submissions starting September 1, 2019.
Three NEW NSF-BSF programs have been launched
We are happy to inform you that BSF and the National Science Foundation (NSF) are expanding their cooperation to include three additional program areas – Mathematical, Astronomical, and Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences – making Israel the NSF’s most active international partner. It is now possible to submit to the NSF joint applications by U.S. and Israeli scientists also in these disciplines, effective immediately. These latest agreements are in addition to the 12 NSF division programs and three interdivisional programs (two of which involve the NIH as well) that already jointly fund the wide spectrum of scientific research between the two countries.
105 NEW BSF Research Grants approved in the 2018 Regular Program
105 BSF Research Grants have been recently awarded in the BSF’s 2018 Regular Research Grants Program.
You can see the complete list of funded projects here.Congratulations to the BSF new grantees!
Results of the 1st round of the Prof. Rahamimoff Travel Grants competition 2019 are available
12 PhD students from Israel and USA were recently awarded BSF Travel Grants in the framework
of the 1st round of Prof. Rahamimoff Memorial Program for Young Scientists for 2019.
You can see a full list of grantees here.
The submission deadline for the 2nd round of this program is Nov. 7, 2019.
To read about the program, please check our website.Congratulations to the BSF new grantees!
25% Cap on Success Rates in the Regular Program will be applied starting in 2017
The BSF Board of Directors have decided that a 25% cap on the success rates will be applied to the Regular Research Grants program, starting with the 2017 applications.
It is likely to reduce the number of grants in the regular program, particularly in the Exact and Physical Sciences years, in which there are areas of research that enjoyed very high success rates.
Support for the NSF-BSF cooperation is now part of the new five-year plan of the Israeli Higher Education Council
The Israeli Council of Higher Education has included support for the joint funding programs of Israel with the NSF in its new multiyear funding program. The support for the NSF-BSF programs will be about 190 m shekels, spread over the next five years. This is secured, stable funding for the NSF-BSF cooperation, but is not enough presently to support all the active programs. As a result, all the programs in Social Sciences have been suspended.