Joint research grants
As part of the Israeli Government’s efforts to strengthen research cooperation with China and India, the Planning and Budgeting Committee (PBC) of the Council for Higher Education has supported the establishment of two research funds between the Israel Science Foundation (ISF) and its Chinese and Indian equivalents, the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and the University Grants Commission (UGC) in India.
Joint research fund between Israel and China (ISF and NSFC)
Since 2013, 33 joint research grants have been awarded to Israeli and Chinese scientists in the following fields: Physics, Chemistry, Agriculture, Life Science and Medical Science.
For the 2015/16 academic year, 58 applications were submitted in the Exact Sciences research field. It is expected that approximately 20 researched grants will be awarded.
The joint grants are awarded to both the Israeli and the Chinese researcher for a three year period. In addition, the Israeli researcher is eligible for a one-time grant for equipment relevant to the research.
In order to apply, both the Israeli and the Chinese researchers are required to submit a joint application, written in English, both to the ISF (by the Israeli researcher) and the NSFC (by the Chinese researcher).
Joint research grant between Israel and India (ISF-UGC)
Since 2014, 21 joint research grants have been awarded in the following research fields: Exact Science and Life Science.
In January 2015 a second Call for Proposals was published allowing researchers from Israel and India to submit proposals for collaborative research projects in the Life Science and Medical Science research fields.
In order to apply, the Israeli research fellow must apply online to the ISF, with the approval of the Indian research fellow. The application will be transmitted electronically by the ISF to the UGC.
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