The U.S.-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund

July 12, 2017

BARD is accepting applications to five funding opportunities. Applicants should note BARD’s new online submission process and format requirements.
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BARD Research Programs award up to $310,000 total for three-year projects conducted cooperatively by U.S. and Israeli scientists. One-year feasibility studies with maximum awards of $100,000 will also be considered. Proposals are expected to deal with an agricultural issue or problem and yield tangible results that could be implemented within a reasonable time after project completion. Projects cover all phases of agricultural research and development, and the outcomes of BARD funded research must be accessible to the public.

Applications are due by September 13, 2017.

The Senior Research Fellowship funds travel for established scientists from the United States to contribute to agricultural research activities by engaging in one or more of the following:

  • participate in a joint short research endeavor,
  • introduce innovative methods and techniques in the Israeli host's lab,
  • interact with students in the host’s lab or other Israeli laboratories to support and encourage their research endeavors,
  • give lecture series, and
  • participate in seminars, workshops and other exchanges of scientific knowledge with Israeli counterparts in departments and institutions outside those of the host’s lab

Applications are due January 15, 2018.

The Vaadia-BARD Postdoctoral Fellowship is designed to identify and support young scientists who will eventually become leaders in agricultural sciences and technologies in universities and research institutions in the United States and Israel. The primary objective of the fellowship is to enable these young scientists to acquire new skills and techniques while becoming professionally established in the agricultural research community. The program promotes cooperative agricultural research between postdoctoral fellows from one country (the United States or Israel) and established scientists from the other. Recipients will travel to the host country to carry out their research.

Applications are due January 15, 2018.

The BARD Graduate Student Fellowship is designed to enable Ph.D. students of Israel and the USA to travel to the other country in order to acquire new skills and techniques in their field of study. The exchange will promote collaboration between scientists of both countries and expose the student to the ongoing research in the other country in the area of his/her present and future research.

Applications are due January 15, 2018.

The objective of the BARD Workshops program is to identify research needs in areas of new development, to define directions and opportunities regarding contemporary agricultural needs and provide information needed to address policy issues. The workshop is intended to promote increased contact between Israeli and US scientists, and other scientists throughout the world who work in academic and industrial communities in areas related to the binational agricultural interests of BARD. Proposals must be submitted jointly, by at least one scientist from each country.

Applications are due January 15, 2018.