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Professor Rahamimoff Travel Grants

Grants to USA and Israel Doctoral Students to
Carry Out Short-Term Scientific Research Abroad

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF)

Deadline Date:

05/07/19 5:00 PM Israel Time (10:00 AM EST) Receipt


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Grants of $4,000 to USA and Israel PhD candidates to carry out short-term scientific research in the other country. Funding is intended for thesis-supporting research that requires facilities or expertise not available for Israeli students in Israel or American students in the USA. Applications will be evaluated on the basis of their merit in light of the overall aim of the program, and the qualifications of the applicants. Funding will be awarded through the grantee's institute. Funding will cover travel costs and per-diem expenses.

As guiding principles, support will be awarded to applications that meet the following criteria:
- The applicant is a young American or Israeli researcher, and the visit is to the other country.
- The research is in an accredited higher education or scientific institution (including hospitals).
- The applicant's research is in any of the scientific fields supported by the BSF (the full list is on the BSF website), regardless of the split program.
- The purpose of the trip is limited to the use of facilities, or acquiring expertise not available in the applicant's home country.
- Application is for travel that has not yet taken place.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177361

Number of Grants:

The program will have two calls, and each will support 10 trips.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants are for $4,000 each.

Term of Contract:

Each trip will be for a maximum length of 2 months. Travel should be taken within one year of notification of award. Applications for trips that have already occurred will not be accepted.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Applicants must be U.S. or Israeli citizens.
- The applicant, rather than his thesis advisor, must write the application.
- Applicants must be conducting supervised research towards a PhD in an accredited higher education institution, or in a non-profit research institution (government or other, including hospitals).
- Applicants must be 35 years old or younger.

- Students in their last year of PhD studies are not eligible to submit applications to the program.
- Israeli and American students doing research in the other country are not eligible to apply.
- Trips planned very early or very late in the research program are often not approved.
- A student who was previously awarded a grant in this program is not allowed to submit again.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications to the Prof. R. Rahamimoff Travel Grants program must reach the BSF office no later than Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 5 pm (Israel time, 10 am EST).

Submitting an application before the PhD research program/plan is formally approved by the university is not recommended.

Both Israeli and American students must submit through the university from which they will graduate. Students who are doing their research at a hospital or other research institution must also submit their applications through the university from which they will graduate.

As each institution may submit no more than 5 applications for their students, applicants should contact the university to determine the latest date applications should be submitted to them, so that the university can conduct its own internal selection before submitting to the BSF.

Announcements of final award decisions will be made on the BSF website by late June 2019.

Eligible Areas of Research (Please note, the 'split program' does not apply to Travel Grants):

Additional information:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applications must be submitted by email - or - with all of the required material as an attachment in Word or PDF format.

United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation
8 Hamarpeh St.
P.O.Box 45086
Har Hotzvim, Jerusalem 91450

P: 972-2-5828239
F: 972-2-5828306

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