Niedersächsisches Vorab: Research Cooperation Lower Saxony – Israel

  • area of research: 2017: humanities and social sciences
  • Region: Germany
  • type of funding: research projects
  • up to 300.000 Euro
  • up to 3 years
  • research cooperations between researchers from Lower Saxony and Israel
  • additional benefits: funding for communication of science and research
Deadline: November 15, 2017
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)
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)

Objective

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:

2017: Humanities and Social Sciences
2018: Biological and Life Sciences, Medicine
2019: Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering 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.

Background

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.