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Batsheva Seminars

Grants to Israel University Faculty for
Seminars Related to the Natural Sciences

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Foundation / Corporation

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Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities - Batsheva de Rothschild Fund

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Grants of up to $40,000 to Israel university faculty for seminars in the field of natural sciences. Seminars should include young researchers, students, and Israeli and international scientists. Seminar organizing committees should involve at least three Israeli research institutions. Seminars are designed to develop and deepen basic research in the natural sciences in fields that are important for the State of Israel.

The seminars are not aimed at fulfilling the needs of a specific professional group within a specific institution, but rather to support the development of scientific fields which are vital to Israel and to allow all practitioners in the particular field at the various institutions to discuss it jointly and to produce the maximum benefit from the discussion. Therefore, the fund requires that each seminar’s organizing committee be composed of professionals working in the field and representing at least three research institutions in Israel, and that the seminar be open to participants from all of Israel’s research universities and research institutes.

The seminar must be held under conditions that enable constant contact between the students, young researchers, and Israeli scientists and the scientists invited from abroad. To create these conditions the seminar should be held in an isolated location, outside of a city and far removed from the participating institutions. The duration of the seminar will be 4 to 5 days. In addition to open-to-the-public lectures, meetings and discussions between the lecturers and small groups of students should be held throughout the seminar. Thus, the guest lecturers are expected to get to know the students personally, learn more about them, and build connections and collaborations for the future.

Size limits – lower priority would be given for supporting a broad international conference with many participants or for convening a series of conferences. Up to 20 lecturers may be invited from abroad. This total includes both contributed talks and invited talks.

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GrantWatch ID#: 186271

Estimated Size of Grant:

Financial support for the seminar is up to $40,000 USD.

Term of Contract:

Please submit requests only for seminars due to take place in the year 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Every faculty member from an Israeli university is eligible to submit a seminar request.

Overhead cannot be charged.

Pre-Application Information:

Requests must be submitted by August 16, 2019.

The payment – the seminars must take place within the framework and under the auspices of a research university or research institute. The accounting and transfer of funds will be carried out through the institution and with its approval.

Contact Information:

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

The request will be submitted by the organizing committee to:
Secretary of the Sciences Division
The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities

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