The Prof. Rahamimoff Travel Grants for Young Scientists: About

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    Prof. Rami Rahamimoff (1937 – 2008)* was a world renowned scientist who played a key role in the governance of the BSF. In light of this contribution, and his life’s work in science and medicine, the BSF is honoring Prof. Rahamimoff’s memory by naming its travel grants program for young scientists after him.

    The Travel Grants Program is open to Ph.D. students doing research that requires facilities or expertise not available in their home country.

    The program has two calls annually, each supporting 10 awards.

    The awards are for $4,000 each.

    The trips will be only to a higher education, or a research facility in the U.S.A. (for Israelis) or Israel (for U.S. students).

    The program will not support participation in conferences, or trips by very early/late-stage Ph.D. students.

    Each trip will be for a maximum length of 2 months.
    The awards must be utilized within 1 year of BSF notification.
    Applications for trips that have already occurred will not be accepted.

    Prof. Rahamimoff was a professor of physiology at the Hebrew University, and was awarded the Israel Prize in Medicine in 1998. Born in Sofia in 1937, Prof. Rahamimoff earned his M.D. in 1963 from the Hebrew University, where he continued to become a full professor and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of Hebrew University – Hadassah Medical campus. He served as Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Health from 2001 until his death, and won international recognition for his pioneering work on calcium regulation of synaptic transmission. Prof. Rahamimoff was the recipient of numerous BSF grants before joining its Board.

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