30 June - 04 August, 2022 – SDE BOKER CAMPUS, Israel

The course will provide students access to cutting-edge knowledge and technology related to agricultural practices. The course is built with the integrated academic perspective of improving food and water use worldwide, in face of global climate changes.

The course offers the opportunity to explore a combination of both basic and applied research in agricultural and environmental topics during frontal lessons, practical aspects of the topics and integration between them.

The course is composed of three tracks: soil and irrigation; plants under abiotic stress and aquaculture.

The combination of field and laboratory work will provide hands-on experiences that will be presented by the students in a concluding seminar.

The program includes cultural events during which students will have the opportunity to socialize with local students and weekly tours to discover Israeli culture and history.



This course is open to registered B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. students.

The linked registration form, a letter of intent, a B.Sc. or M.Sc. grade transcripts, a brief CV and two recommendation letters should be submitted. Contact: Dr. Natalie De Falco at:


Application form 2022 (save the form with right click, before opening)



13 April, 2022 - registration deadline
13 May, 2022 - notification of acceptance

Flyer 2022.pdf



The BIDR program will provide meals a​nd high-quality accommodations (with kitchenettes and bathrooms) upon a $ 200 returnable deposit



Course Tuition is $ 2,000. Chinese and Indian students may apply for a scholarship - whereby a non-refundable $ 300 tuition cost will be paid by the participant


We invite outstanding students
 interested in agricultural and environmental processes in arid regions

to register for this unique summer course