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Name of Funding Instrument

Middle East Collaboration


The DFG supports research projects carried out by researchers in Germany in partnership with researchers in Israel. The aim is to strengthen cooperation between researchers in the two countries. In addition, it is possible to integrate Palestinian researchers. In suitable cases, a Middle East collaboration may integrate researchers from one of Israel’s neighbours (Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria), instead of or as well as Palestinian partners.

Eligibility Requirements

Researchers in all disciplines at German research institutions who have completed research training (generally a doctorate) with due regard for the rules relating to the duty to cooperate (Guidelines 55.01).


Not eligible: Employees of institutions with purely commercial aims; employees of institutions which are not permitted to publish results in a generally accessible form.

Type and Extent of Funding

Research grant (Guidelines 50.01); for the international partners, financial resources for staff, travel, consumables and scientific instrumentation (only up to €10,000 per item of instrumentation may be applied for). The DFG funds the project costs of all participating partners. The German recipient passes on the funds to the international partners as set out in the award.

Funding Duration

As a rule, funding is provided for up to six years (with a three-year initial phase)

Proposal Deadlines

Initial proposal (up to three years): No submission deadline


Renewal proposal (up to three years)

Forms and Guidelines

Forms and Guidelines

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