Participant institutions in Israel are invited to submit proposals which may come from all fields of science and research. Proposals shall be so designed as to be carried out in close cooperation between the Israeli and the German project partners. They must contain a description of the joint work plan for both, the Israeli and the German side. The quality of the research work and the strength of the scientific cooperation including the exchange of scientists, in particular early career researchers (PhDs/Postdocs), are the main criteria for the review and selection. Principal investigators on both sides need to have adequate working conditions over the full period of the project.
Eligible for the submission of proposals are:
- Bar-Ilan University
- Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
- The University of Haifa
- The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
- Tel Aviv University
- Technion – The Israel Institute of Technology
- Weizmann Institute of Science
Each of these institutions is entitled to submit two proposals which makes altogether 14. In all submissions the research shall be planned for a period of five years.
The procedure is carried out in two stages: The first stage takes place in Israel. The research authorities of the seven institutions are responsible for the selection among pre-proposals which they solicit and receive through an internal procedure and for the formal correctness of the 14 proposals which are selected for submission to the DFG.
The deadline for the submission of these full proposals is 15 March 2022.
The second stage takes place in Germany. DFG organises a review of the 14 full proposals and submits the result to a committee of experts which formulates a recommendation to the main financial committee for decision.