Call for Proposals: German-Israeli Water Technology Cooperation Program

Deadline: 10 May 2017

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.


  • 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.

Research Areas

  • Water technologies to reduce agricultural water demand
  • Reduce the energy demand and/or brine production of desalination processes

Grant 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 enterprises (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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