A new initiative - To encourage and promote the submission of research grants to competitive foundations, the Rector and the RDA Vice President have decided to award researchers seed grants.
The grants are intended for researchers whose research proposals were not funded by the foundation, but received a high score in the latest submission cycle for the Israel-USA Bi-National Science Foundation (BSF) and the Israel Science Foundation (ISF), whose results were published last month.
14 BSF Encouragement (Seed) Grants, for 10,000 NIS each, will be awarded to researchers who received a "nearly funded" score. Researchers may take advantage of the grant for travels to promote cooperation with their collaborators abroad.
16 ISF Encouragement (Seed) Grants, for 10,000 NIS each, will be awarded to researchers who are in their first 5 years at BGU, and who submitted an ISF research grant that was not funded, but received a score of "very good".
With best wishes,
Chaim Hames, Rector
Raz Jelinek, Vice President of RDA
Gal deBotton, Vice Rector