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Batsheva Workshops

Grants to Israel University Faculty for
Interdisciplinary Scientific Workshops

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Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities - Batsheva de Rothschild Fund

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Grants of up to $10,000 to Israel university faculty for workshops in interdisciplinary scientific research. Funding is intended to promote interchanges among scientists of various disciplines, clarify scientific problems using various perspectives, and further scientific collaboration.

Goal: Interdisciplinary research is a central component of contemporary science. Recognizing the importance of this aspect of scientific endeavor, The Batsheva de Rothschild Fund for the Advancement of Science in Israel seeks to promote innovative fields of research of an interdisciplinary nature in Israel, by supporting research workshops that bring together researchers from Israeli universities and lead to the development of new “scientific infrastructures”.

Characteristics of the interdisciplinary workshop:
a. The workshop is directed primarily to the natural sciences but may include the fields of social sciences and humanities that have a significant link to the natural sciences.
b. The subject must be innovative and interdisciplinary in nature.
c. The workshop will be organized by an organizing committee including faculty from at least three Israeli research institutes.
d. The duration of the workshop is two days.
e. Participants in the workshop will be about 20 researchers from various fields of science and about 20 advanced degree students from a number of Israeli research institutions.
f. A limited number of leading researchers may be invited from abroad (up to 8) to lecture on the subject. This number includes contributed talks and invited talks.
g. The workshop will be made up of lectures as well as informal meetings by the participants, and will be held in a format that enables continuous contact among the workshop’s participants.
h. The workshop must take place under conditions that enable learning a subject through uninterrupted contact among the students, young researchers, and Israeli scientists and the scientists invited from abroad. To create these conditions the workshop must be held in an isolated location, outside a city and far from the participating institutions.
i. Additional financing may be requested to bring from abroad up to two researchers as “Batsheva Fellows”.
j. A request for an additional workshop on the same subject may be submitted after several years had elapsed.

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GrantWatch ID#: 186272

Estimated Size of Grant:

Total support for the seminar: up to $10,000 USD.

Term of Contract:

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

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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

Pre-Application Information:

Submission dates – the request must be submitted by August 16, 2019.

Accounting and transfers of funds will be carried out through Israeli academic institutions and with their 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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