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Information für die Wissenschaft Nr. 53 | 5. Oktober 2010
Deutsch-Israelische Projektkooperation (DIP) German-Israeli Project Cooperation

15th Call for Project Proposals

On the basis of an agreement with the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) has taken over and continues the Programme of German-Israeli Project Cooperation. The BMBF continues providing the funds, while the DFG has all scientific and administrative responsibility.

Project Funding

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 young 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.

Eligibility and Deadline

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. The Research Authorities of these institutions are responsible for the internal selection process and for the formal correctness of the final submission.
The deadline for the submission of the full proposals to the DFG within the 15th call is 31 March 2011.

Duration of Projects

In all submissions the research shall be planned for a period of five years.


The financial plan must state the institutional resources available to the project on both sides and identify the additional needs. The total budget requested for the Israeli and the German partners may amount to a total of 1,655,000 EUR for a maximum duration of five years.
Funding may include running costs (staff, materials, travel) and instrumentation. The equipment must be advanced and highly specialised and specifically needed for the conduct of the project and not of a general kind for basic needs of the institute.
If a project comprises several groups on both or either sides a financial plan has to be drawn up for each group individually.
In each project the share between the Israeli and the German partners can be freely negotiated. Normally it should be around 50:50 percent. The German partner’s contribution, however, should not be below 30 percent for the five year period.
Industrial partners participate at their own expense.

Key Dates

  • Deadline for submission: 31 March 2011
  • Review of proposals: until September 2011
  • Decision by DFG and notification: December 2011
  • Beginning of granted projects: 1 January 2012

Further Information

For additional information on the DFG see DFG-website (English):

The “Guidelines for the Submission of Proposals in the DIP Programme” and  the general “Guidelines and Proposal Instructions” (form 1.02e) can be found under:


  • www.dfg.de/formulare/1_02e.pdf

Title page for the application:

Financial plan for the overall project:

Contact persons:

  • Christoph Mühlberg, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) , International Affairs, Kennedyallee 40, 53175 Bonn, Germany, Tel. +49 228 885-2347,
    Fax +49 228 885-2820, Christoph.Muehlberg@dfg.de

  • Ute Stotz, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), International Affairs, Kennedyallee 40, 53175 Bonn, Germany, Tel. +49 228 885-2429,
    Fax +49 228 885-2820, Ute.Stotz@dfg.de