Call for Proposals: German‐Israeli Water Technology Cooperation Program

Deadline: 27 June 2018

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Israeli Ministry of Science, Technology and Space (MOST) have jointly announced a call for Proposals “German‐Israeli Water Technology Cooperation Program” in the field of water technology.

In 2018, the call will focus on water technologies for remediation of contaminated soils and groundwater, as well as novel sensors and data management for water resource systems (safety aspects, improved water production, increased agricultural productivity).

Objectives

  • To  improve  the  water  situation  in  Israel  and  its  direct  neighbourhood  and/or  Germany. Transferability of the results to comparable regions should preferably be ensured.
  • To facilitate access to new markets for Israeli and German enterprises in the water and environmental sector.
  • To  support  and  strengthen  bilateral  and  multilateral  cooperation  in  the  water  sector as well as cooperation between science and industry.

Funding Information

The overall BMBF/MOST budget for the Israeli participation in this call for proposals is up  to  EURO  1,000,000  of  which  MOST  will  contribute  up  to  EURO  250,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Israel: Grants can be awarded to applicants from academic institutions, namely:
    • An accredited institution of higher education in Israel, according to the Council for  Higher Education Act, 1958.
    • A Research Institute recognized as such by the Israel Science Foundation (ISF).
    • A Research Institute which is a nonprofit organization.
    • A Research Institute which is a government company or a governmental unit.
  • Germany:  Research  proposals  may  be  submitted  by  German‐based  commercial  companies,  institutions of higher  education,  non‐university research establishments as well as public institutions at municipal state or federal level. The participation of small and medium sized enterprise(SMEs) is expressly welcome.
  • For Both German and Israeli Applicants: The application must include a research plan in one of the areas of research specified in this  call,  which  will  be  carried  out  in  Israel  by  at  least  one senior  researcher  who  is  a  permanent  employee  of  the  applying  institution  or  on  track for tenure  in  the  applying  institution

How to Apply

Interested applicants must download the application form via given website.

Eligible Countries: Germany and Israel.

For more information, please visit Water Technology Cooperation Program.

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