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:
2018: Biological and Life Sciences, Medicine
2019: Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering Sciences
2020: Humanities and Social Sciences
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.
Details of conditions and the application procedure can be found under Principles of Funding for "Research Cooperation Lower Saxony - Israel" (pdf, in German). Applications have to be submitted electronically via the electronic application system.
This funding initiative is offered in cooperation with the Lower Saxony Ministry for Science and Culture and falls under the "Niedersächsisches Vorab". Within this context, grants may only be made to universities and research institutions actually located in Lower Saxony.