Dear Colleague,

We are happy to inform you that the NSF-BSF joint funding programs have been expanded to include Mathematical Sciences, Astronomical Sciences and Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences. It is now possible to submit to the NSF joint applications by U.S. and Israeli scientists also in these disciplines, effective immediately. The relevant NSF DCL is here. A list of all the participating disciplines can be found using the NSF link: NSF-BSF DCL’s Participating Programs

Please be reminded that the BSF allows to submit concurrently to both the regular program, as well as to the NSF-BSF programs, including the same research program. However, if the submissions are similar, or significantly overlap, only the NSF-BSF program will be funded. Also, the BSF now allows the submission of up to 2 NSF-BSF applications concurrently, as long as one of them is to a program with no deadline.

In addition we would like to remind you of the following deadlines of BSF and NSF-BSF programs in the coming months:

  1. BSF Regular Research Grants Program. Deadline for applications is November 20, 2019. The website opened on September 1, 2019. The regulations can be found here.
  2. BSF program Prof. Rahamimoff Travel Grants for Young Scientists program. Deadline for applications by U.S. or Israeli PhD students is November 07, 2019. Another round will be available in the spring of 2020. Call for Proposals can be found here.

These NSF-BSF programs have the following deadlines:

  1. NSF-BSF programs in Marine Oceanography. Deadline for applications by the U.S. partner to the NSF is August 15, 2019 and by the Israeli Partner to the BSF is August 21, 2019. Call for proposals can be found here.
  2. NSF-BSF program in Mathematical Biology. Deadline for application by the U.S. partner to the NSF is September 5, 2019 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is September 11, 2019. Call for Proposals can be found here.
  3. NSF-BSF program in Combinatorics; Foundations; Probability. Deadline for application by the U.S. partner to the NSF is September 25, 2019 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is October 2, 2019. Call for Proposals can be found here.
  4. NSF-BSF program in Analysis. Deadline for application by the U.S. partner to the NSF is October 1, 2019 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is October 7, 2019. Call for Proposals can be found here
  5. NSF-BSF program in Algebra and Number Theory. Deadline for application by the U.S. partner to the NSF is October 11, 2019 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is October 23, 2019. Call for Proposals can be found here
  6. NSF-BSF program in Materials. Deadline for application by the U.S. partner to the NSF is November 1, 2019 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is November 7, 2019. Call for Proposals can be found here.
  7. NSF-BSF program in Geometric Analysis; Topolgy. Deadline for application by the U.S. partner to the NSF is November 5, 2019 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is November 11, 2019. Call for Proposals can be found here
  8. NSF-BSF program in Computing and Communication Foundations. Deadline for application by the U.S. partner to the NSF is November 14, 2019 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is November 20, 2019. Call for Proposals can be found here.
  9. NSF-BSF program in Computer and Network Systems. Deadline for application by the U.S. partner to the NSF is November 14, 2019 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is November 20, 2019. Call for Proposals can be found here.
  10. NSF-BSF program in Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS). Deadline for application by the U.S. partner to the NSF is November 14, 2019 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is November 20, 2019. Call for Proposals can be found here.
  11. NSF-BSF program in Applied Math. Deadline for application by the U.S. partner to the NSF is November 15, 2019 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is November 21, 2019. Call for Proposals can be found here
  12. NSF-BSF program in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Deadline for application by the U.S. partner to the NSF is November 15, 2019 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is November 21, 2019. Call for Proposals can be found here
  13. NSF-BSF program in Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases. Deadline for application by the U.S. partner to the NSF is November 20, 2019 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is November 26, 2019. Call for Proposals can be found here
  14. NSF-BSF program in Computational Neuroscience.  Deadline for applications by the U.S. partner to the NSF is November 25, 2019 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is December 1, 2019. Call for Proposals can be found here.
  15. NSF-BSF program in Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics – Experiment and Theory; Gravitational Physics – Experiment and Theory; Integrative Activities in Physics; LIGO Research SupportDeadline for application by the U.S. partner to the NSF is November 27, 2019 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is December 3, 2019. Call for Proposals can be found here.
  16. NSF-BSF program in Nuclear Physics – Experiment and Theory; Elementary Particle Physics – Experiment; Particle Astrophysics – Experiment; Computational PhysicsDeadline for application by the U.S. partner to the NSF is December 3, 2019 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is December 8, 2019. Call for Proposals can be found here.
  17. NSF-BSF program in Computational Mathematics. Deadline for application by the U.S. partner to the NSF is December 2, 2019 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is December 8, 2019. Call for Proposals can be found here
  18. NSF-BSF program in Elementary Particle Physics – Theory; Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology – Theory; Physics of Living Systems; Quantum Information ScienceDeadline for application by the U.S. partner to the NSF is December 10, 2019 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is December 15, 2019. Call for Proposals can be found here.
  19. NSF-BSF program in Statistics. Deadline for application by the U.S. partner to the NSF is December 16, 2019 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is December 22, 2019. Call for Proposals can be found here

These following NSF-BSF programs have no deadlines and are open for submission throughout the year:

  1. NSF-BSF programs in Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems is open to receive applications anytime throughout the year. Call for Proposals can be found here.
  2. NSF-BSF programs in Ceramics and Condensed Matter and Materials Theory in the Materials division are open to receive applications anytime throughout the year. Call for Proposals can be found here.
  3. NSF-BSF program in Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems is open to receive applications anytime throughout the year. Call for Proposals can be found here.
  4. NSF-BSF programs in Earth Sciences is open to receive applications anytime throughout the year. Call for Proposals can be found here.
  5. NSF-BSF programs in Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences is open to receive applications anytime throughout the year. Call for Proposals can be found here.
  6. NSF-BSF program in Cyber Security is going to be open to receive applications anytime throughout the year. Call for Proposals can be found here.
  7. NSF-BSF program in Marine Geology and Geophysics is open to receive applications anytime throughout the year. Call for Proposals can be found here.
  8. NSF-BSF program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences is open to receive applications anytime throughout the year. Call for Proposals can be found here.
  9. NSF-BSF program in Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) is open to receive applications anytime throughout the year. Call for Proposals can be found here.
  10. NSF-BSF program in Environmental Biology (DEB) is open to receive applications anytime throughout the year. Call for Proposals can be found here.
  11. NSF-BSF program in Rules of Life (RoL) in the Biological Sciences Directorate (BIO) is open to receive applications anytime throughout the year. Call for Proposals can be found here

We would be happy to see you or your students (for the travel program only) among the applicants to any of these programs.

Sincerely,

Rachel (Heni) Haring
Dr. Heni Haring,
Assistant Director
United States - Israel Binational Science Foundation
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Jerusalem 91450 Israel
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