Niedersächsisches Vorab: Research Cooperation Lower Saxony – Israel

area of research: all disciplines
type of funding: research projects
up to 300.000 Euro
up to 3 years
research cooperations between researchers from Lower Saxony and Israel

No Open Call

In Kooperation mit Kollegen der Ben-Gurion-Universität des Negev, Israel untersuchen Dr. Ina Christin Meier (links) und Julia Köhler in Göttingen die Auswirkungen des Klimawandels auf die Nährstoffversorgung von Waldbäumen. (Foto: Daniel Pilar)
In Göttingen, Dr. Ina Christian Meier (left) and Julia Köhler investigate the effects of climate change on the nutrient supply of forest trees, in cooperation with colleagues from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel (Photo: Daniel Pilar)


The cooperation of Israeli and Lower Saxon universities and research institutions has a long history. The program "Research Cooperation Lower Saxony - Israel" supports this cooperation by promoting scientifically excellent collaborative projects.

Scope of Funding

Funding is provided for scientifically outstanding projects conducted jointly by researchers from Israel and Lower Saxony. The cooperation has to be justified coherently and explained in its design.

The funding program addresses different disciplines in different years. It is possible to apply for interdisciplinary projects. The thematic focus of such projects has to lie in the disciplines addressed in the given year.

Due to the Corona Pandemic the programme pauses, no applications can be submitted in autumn 2020. There will be a decision at the beginning of December if the deadline for proposals from the Humanities and Social Sciences can be postponed to the first quarter of the year 2021. Currently, possible consequences for following calls cannot be anticipated.


This funding initiative is offered in cooperation with the Lower Saxony Ministry for Science and Culture and falls under the "Niedersächsisches Vorab".