May 10, 2020

    The BSF has published a new CALL FOR PROPOSAL for NSF-BSF applications related to the COVID-19 virus. The CALL can be found here.

  • Extension of Reporting/Completion Dates of Contracts Due to COVID-19

    April 22, 2020

    We understand that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, delays in our supported projects may be inevitable. On the other hand, please note that because payments and annual grant renewals by the BSF are subject to submission of scientific and financial reports, delayed reporting by the grantee and/or his/her research office, will necessarily result in delayed payments. Consequently, and after communicating with some of our grantees, we will not postpone all deadlines universally as originally planned, but rather on an individual basis. Understanding the importance of uninterrupted funding, the Foundation will continue to process reports as they arrive, and pay accordingly with minimum delay, and with unused funds being carried over to the next research year. All COVID-19 related requests for extensions will be approved this year, and a no cost extension at the end of the project is often available as well.

  • Extension of Travel Dates in the Prof. Rahamimoff Travel Grants Program for Young Scientists

    April 12, 2020

    The BSF understands that due to COVID-19, study trips in the Prof. Rahamimoff Travel Grants program have to be postponed. Therefore, the time period to make the trip has been extended from 12 to 15 months. If longer extensions are required, they will be treated on an individual basis.

  • Postponed: Prof. Rahamimoff Travel Grant Program for Young Researchers

    March 31, 2020

    Due to the current situation, the May 7th deadline for submissions of new applications to the Travel Grant Program for Young Researchers is now postponed until further notice.

  • Results of the 2nd round of the Prof. Rahamimoff Travel Grants competition 2019 are available

    January 15, 2020

    12 PhD students from Israel and USA have been awarded  BSF Travel Grants in the framework

    of the 2nd 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 next  round of this program is due May 5, 2020.

    To read about the program, please check our website.

    Congratulations to the BSF new grantees!
  • New NSF-BSF Presentation

    September 25, 2019

    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.

  • A Search for a New BSF Executive Director has been launched

    August 11, 2019

    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

    July 23, 2019

    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

    July 22, 2019

    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.

    For a full list of Programs and Call for Proposals please check our Website

    The relevant NSF DCL is here.

    A list of all the participating disciplines can be found using the NSF link: NSF-BSF DCL’s Participating Programs

  • 105 NEW BSF Research Grants approved in the 2018 Regular Program

    July 18, 2019

    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

    July 18, 2019

    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

    August 9, 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

    April 6, 2017

    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.