• NSF-BSF workshop

    The BSF is pleased to share with you this table (please follow the link) which shows that in most disciplines in the recent round of NSF-BSF programs, the success rate of the collaborative proposals with Israelis was quite high. However, this was not the case in a few programs, most notably Molecular and Cellular Biology. We believe that the success rate in these programs can be increased by attending our upcoming workshop. We believe that spending an hour learning how to improve your chances for success will save you from writing an NSF proposal that has little chance of being awarded a grant! 

    The BSF is coming to BIU on Tuesday, 26 July.

    Why: To maximize your chances to win a grant under the NSF-BSF Collaboration Program

    Where: [To be determined]

    Time: 13:00

    BSF staff will be available to meet with you after the workshop.

    Action Needed: If you want to participate in this NSF-BSF Workshop, click HERE no later than Thursday, 14 July.

    The BSF is pleased to share with you this table (please follow the link) which shows that in most disciplines in the recent round of NSF-BSF programs, the success rate of the collaborative proposals with Israelis was quite high. However, this was not the case in a few programs, most notably Molecular and Cellular Biology. We believe that the success rate in these programs can be increased by attending our upcoming workshop. We believe that spending an hour learning how to improve your chances for success will save you from writing an NSF proposal that has little chance of being awarded a grant!

    A note about funding.

    Financial support for the U.S. scientists in the joint NSF-BSF funding programs comes from the internal resources of the NSF, as part of its regular activity. Financial support for the Israeli side in NSF-BSF joint funding programs comes from annual allocations from the Israeli Ministry of Finance, and the Israeli Council of Higher Education. BSF awards grants to the successful Israeli PIs in this program that are likely to be larger than in BSF's traditional programs, possibly up to $80,000/year.

    Upcoming Submission Deadlines of NSF-BSF programs: Please note that some of the dates below fall on Israeli holidays, in which the BSF office & the Research Authority will be closed.

    Social Psychology. Deadline for applications by the U.S partner to the NSF is July 15, 2016 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is July 21, 2016. Call for Proposals can be found here.

    Developmental Learning Sciences. Deadline for applications by the U.S partner  to the NSF is July 15, 2016 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is July 21, 2016. Call for Proposals can be found here.

    Perception, Action and Cognition. Deadline for applications by the U.S partner to the NSF is Aug. 1, 2016 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is Aug. 4, 2016. Call for Proposals can be found here.

    Environmental Biology (invited full proposals only). Deadline for applications by the U.S partner to the NSF is Aug. 2, 2016  and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is Aug. 7, 2016. Call for Proposals can be found here.

    Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS; invited full proposals only). Deadline for applications by the U.S partner to the NSF is Aug. 5, 2016 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is Aug. 10, 2016. Call for Proposals can be found here.

    Cognitive Neuroscience. Deadline for applications by the U.S partner to the NSF is Aug. 15, 2016 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is Aug. 21, 2016. Call for Proposals can be found here.

    Marine Oceanography. Deadline for applications by the U.S partner to the NSF is Aug. 15, 2016 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is Aug. 21, 2016. Call for Proposals can be found here.

    Economics. Deadline for applications by the U.S partner to the NSF is Aug. 18, 2016 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is Aug. 23, 2016. Call for Proposals can be found here.

    Energy for Sustainability. Deadline for applications by the U.S. partner to the NSF is by October 20, 2016. And by the Israeli partner to the BSF is October 30, 2016.  Call for proposals can be found here.

    Physics: Basic Plasma Sciences and Engineering. Deadline for applications by the U.S. partner to the NSF is October 21, 2016 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is November 1, 2016. Call for Proposals can be found here.

    Physics: Physics of Living SystemsAtomic Molecular and Optical Physics – Experiment and Theory; Elementary Particle Physics – Experiment; Gravitational Physics – Experiment and Theory; Integrative Activities in Physics; and Particle Astrophysics – Experiment. Deadline for applications by the U.S partner to the NSF is October 26, 2016 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is November 1, 2016. Call for Proposals can be found here.

    Materials (DMR). Deadline for applications by the U.S partner to the NSF is October 31, 2016 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is November 6, 2016. Call for Proposals can be found here.

    Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems (ECCS). Deadline for applications by the U.S partner to the NSF is November 1, 2016 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is November 6, 2016. Call for Proposals can be found here.

    Physics: Nuclear Physics – Experiment and Theory. Deadline for applications by the U.S partner to the NSF is July 15, 2016 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is July 21, 2016. Call for Proposals can be found here.

    Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF). Deadline for applications by the U.S partner to the NSF is November 18, 2016 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is November 22, 2016. Call for Proposals can be found here.

    Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease (EEID). Deadline for applications by the U.S partner to the NSF is November 16, 2016 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is November 22, 2016. Call for Proposals can be found here.

    Cyber Security. Deadline for applications by the U.S partner to the NSF is November 18, 2016 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is November 22, 2016. Call for Proposals can be found here.

    Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB). Deadline for applications by the U.S partner to the NSF is November 15, 2016 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is November 22, 2016. Call for Proposals can be found here.

    Physics: Elementary Particle Physics – Theory; Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology – Theory; Computational Physics; Quantum Information Science. Deadline for applications by the U.S partner to the NSF is December 1, 2016 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is December 6, 2016. Call for Proposals can be found here.

    Computational Neurosciences (CRCNS). At this moment the deadline isn’t decided yet. Please take into account the beginning of November as a possible date and please check the website from time to time for an update.

    The BSF developed a brief presentation with tips for Israeli PIs who are interested in submitting to an NSF-BSF joint program. You can download the file here.

    Access the BSF Homepage here

  • ERC Training Session

    We are pleased to welcome back Lotte Jaspers from Yellow Research for another ERC Training Session with helpful tips for writing successful proposals.

    We are pleased to welcome back Lotte Jaspers from Yellow Research for another ERC Training Session with helpful tips for writing successful proposals.

    Date:  Monday, 01 AUGUST, 2016

    Registration:  08:30 – 9:00 am

    ERC Session:  09:00 – 10:30 am

    Location:  BECK Auditorium

    European Research Council (ERC) grants support individual researchers of any nationality and age who wish to pursue their frontier research. The ERC encourages in particular proposals that cross disciplinary boundaries, pioneering ideas that address new and emerging fields and applications that introduce unconventional, innovative approaches.

    Lotte will be speaking about the 3 different types of ERC Grants:

    •         Starting Grants – for top researchers with 2 to 7 years of experience after their PhD; Award maximum €2 million for 5 years

    •         Consolidator Grants - Support top researchers with 7 to 12 years of experience after their PhD; Award maximum €2.75 million for 5 years

    •         Advanced Grants - Open to excellent established researchers who have a recent research track-record which identifies them as leaders in their respective field of research; Award maximum €3.5 million for 5 years

    If you would like to participate in this event, please click here, and submit your reply no later than July 20, 2016.

    For more information, contact Estelle Waise at fpinfo@mail.biu.ac.il

  • Info session: Horizon 2020

    The Research Authority is organizing an info session on H2020 funding opportunities for collaborative EU research and innovation projects in the fields of Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing.

    The Research Authority is organizing an info session on H2020 funding opportunities for collaborative EU research and innovation projects in the fields of Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing. Date: MONDAY, June 20th , 2016 Time: 9:00-10:00 a.m. Location: Research Authority (Bldg. 217) Meeting Room 102, 2nd Floor Guest speaker: Pangea Consultancy Group This session will include: ·        Overall objectives of the calls ·        Tips for preparing a strong proposal ·        Evaluation criteria ·        Partner search tools ·        Testimonials from a successful applicant If you are interested in face-to-face meetings with the consultant after the info session, please be in touch with Natalie, Anna or Estelle to coordinate. If you would like to participate in this info-session, please click here, and submit your reply no later than June 5, 2016. For more information, contact Estelle Waise at fpinfo@biu.ac.il or Anna Prais at anna.prais@biu.ac.il or  Natalie Gordon at Natalia.gordon@biu.ac.il
  • Writing Successful ERC Proposals

    European Research Council (ERC) grants support individual researchers of any nationality and age who wish to pursue their frontier research. The ERC encourages in particular proposals that cross disciplinary boundaries, pioneering ideas that address new and emerging fields and applications that introduce unconventional, innovative approaches.

    We are pleased to welcome back Lotte Jaspers from Yellow Research for another ERC Training Session with helpful tips for writing successful proposals.

    Date:  Sunday, May 22, 2016

    Registration:  08:30 – 9:00 am

    ERC Session:  09:00 – 10:30 am

    Location:  Nanotechnology Building 206, Hall C50, Entrance Level

    European Research Council (ERC) grants support individual researchers of any nationality and age who wish to pursue their frontier research. The ERC encourages in particular proposals that cross disciplinary boundaries, pioneering ideas that address new and emerging fields and applications that introduce unconventional, innovative approaches.

    Lotte will be speaking about the 3 different types of ERC Grants:

    •         Starting Grants – for top researchers with 2 to 7 years of experience after their PhD; Award maximum €2 million for 5 years

    •         Consolidator Grants - Support top researchers with 7 to 12 years of experience after their PhD; Award maximum €2.75 million for 5 years

    •         Advanced Grants - Open to excellent established researchers who have a recent research track-record which identifies them as leaders in their respective field of research; Award maximum €3.5 million for 5 years

    If you would like to participate in this event, please click here, and submit your reply no later than May 10, 2016.

    For more information, contact Estelle Waise at fpinfo@mail.biu.ac.il

  • Info Session with top EU Consultancy Company (Alma): Applying for H2020 funding

    Alma Consulting Group, a highly successful company that specializes in assisting Research Centres in identifying, setting-up, and managing European research projects, came to BIU on Monday, 19th October to talk about their services.

    Info Session with top EU Consultancy Company (Alma): Applying for H2020 funding

    Alma Consulting Group, a highly successful company that specializes in assisting Research Centres in identifying, setting-up, and managing European research projects, came to BIU on Monday, 19th October to talk about their services. ALMA H2020 Info Session: Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am Venue: Beck Hall Please can you confirm your participation by clicking here. About ALMA:
    • >15 years of experience in this field
    • 40 Consultants dedicated to proposal preparation and management
    • Since 2007, Alma CG has submitted more than 300 project proposals (2007-2013), out of which 150 projects were selected for funding,with an average success rate of 50%.
    • Expertise in all major scientific areas:
      •    Health
      •    Biotechnology, Food and Agriculture industry
      •    Nanotechnologies, Materials and industrial Processes
      •    Information and Communication Technologies
      •    Transport (train, automobile, sea) and aeronautics
      •    Energy, Environment, Sustainable development
      •    Security and Space
      •    Social Sciences and Humanities

    For more information, contact Estelle Waise at fpinfo@mail.biu.ac.il

  • ERC Training Session @ BIU on August 6th

    European Research Council (ERC) grants support individual researchers of any nationality and age who wish to pursue their frontier research. The ERC encourages in particular proposals that cross disciplinary boundaries, pioneering ideas that address new and emerging fields and applications that introduce unconventional, innovative approaches.

    We are pleased to welcome back Lotte Jaspers from Yellow Research for another ERC Training Session.

    Date: Thursday, August 6th 2015

    Registration: 08:30 am

    ERC Session: 09:00 – 10:30 am

    LocationBECK AUDITORIUM, Bar-Ilan Univ.

    European Research Council (ERC) grants support individual researchers of any nationality and age who wish to pursue their frontier research. The ERC encourages in particular proposals that cross disciplinary boundaries, pioneering ideas that address new and emerging fields and applications that introduce unconventional, innovative approaches.

    Lotte will be speaking about the 3 different types of ERC Grant:

    • ERC Starting Grants – for top researchers with 2 to 7 years of experience after their PhD; Grants amount to up to €2 million for 5 years
    • ERC Consolidator Grants - Support top researchers with 7 to 12 years of experience after their PhD; Grants amount to up to €2.75 million for 5                       years
    • ERC Advanced Grants - Open to excellent established researchers who have a recent research track-record which identifies them as leaders in their respective field of research; Grants amount up to €3.5 million for 5 years

    If you would like to participate in this event, please click here, and submit your reply no later than July 23rd. 

    For more information, contact Estelle Waise at fpinfo@mail.biu.ac.il

  • BSF-NSF Session @ BIU on August 31st

    Dr. Elekonich described the different programs, with a focus on the biology aspects, and mention grant writing tips to strenghten your submissions to the NSF.

    The Research Authority organized a session about Biology, Brain, & Psychology programs sponsored by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) in partnership with the BSF.

    Date: Monday 31 August 2015

    Time: 13:30

    Location: Faculty of Engineering, Building 1104, 3rd floor, Room 329

    Guest Speaker:   Dr. Michelle Elekonich. Dr. Elekonich is Acting Deputy Director of Intergrative Organismal Systems in the NSF Biology Division.

    Dr. Elekonich described the different programs, with a focus on the biology aspects, and mention grant writing tips to strenghten your submissions to the NSF.

    For more information, contact Yasmin Shenhav yasmin.shenhav@biu.ac.il

  • Satisfaction Survey

  • Research Authority expands its EU R&D Unit as Horizon 2020 takes off

    Horizon 2020 is now operational with nearly €80 billion of funding available to 2020. This research and innovation program promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great innovative and initiatives from the lab to the market.

    To meet this initiative, the Research Authority has expanded its EU R&D Desk by hiring additional staff with expertise in proposal writing, project management, consulting, and networking. Furthermore, we have dedicated staff to conduct partner searches, and identify potential consortiums for our applicants to Horizon 2020.

    To assist you in submitting proposals to Horizon 2020, we invite you to contact our EU specialists:

    Estelle Waise:  fpinfo@biu.ac.il

    Anna Prais: anna.prais@biu.ac.il

    Horizon 2020 is now operational with nearly €80 billion of funding available to 2020. This research and innovation program promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great innovative and initiatives from the lab to the market.

    To meet this initiative, the Research Authority has expanded its EU R&D Desk by hiring additional staff with expertise in proposal writing, project management, consulting, and networking. Furthermore, we have dedicated staff to conduct partner searches, and identify potential consortiums for our applicants to Horizon 2020.

    To assist you in submitting proposals to Horizon 2020, we invite you to contact our EU specialists:

    Estelle Waise:  fpinfo@biu.ac.il

    Anna Prais: anna.prais@biu.ac.il

  • Charter & Code BIU HRS4R-Updated Action Plan

    As an active participant in European Research Framework Programs, Bar-Ilan University (BIU) is committed to implementing the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers under the Charter & Code (C&C). Our HR strategy is described in the attached table, and is designed to ensure that we can implement the C&C principles as found in the Declaration of The Israeli Forum of Vice Presidents for Research.

    Bar-Ilan University is committed to implementing the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers under the Charter & Code (C&C). Towards the end of 2017, following an internal review procedure, the action plan was updated and BIU has published an Updated Action Plan.

    As an active participant in European Research Framework Programs, Bar-Ilan University (BIU) is committed to implementing the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers under the Charter & Code (C&C). Our HR strategy is described in the attached table, and is designed to ensure that we can implement the C&C principles as found in the Declaration of The Israeli Forum of Vice Presidents for Research.

    The HR strategy includes five stages. The first stage is an internal analysis in which the research institution compares our HR policies and practices to the C&C principles. In 2013, BIU created an Ad Hoc Forum to conduct this analysis, and the Forum completed its work last year. The Forum participants included the Rector, the Vice President for Research, BIU's Legal Counsel, the Head of Human Resources for Academic staff, the Head of the Research Authority, and representatives among new and seasoned faculty researchers.

     Based on the Forum's evaluation of the 40 C&C principles, the Forum identified several gaps between BIU's practices. To address these gaps, the Forum then distributed a qualitative survey among BIU's faculty. Respondents were given the choice whether or not to remain anonymous. (Respondents who chose not to remain anonymous could be contacted by the Forum for further follow-up.) The survey examined issues related to the C&C, the BIU academic work environment, and ways BIU can support and encourage its researchers to perform research.

    The Forum received 148 survey responses. On the basis of both the Forum's own evaluation and the survey respondents, the Forum identified gaps in the following three C&C principles.

    To close these gaps, the Forum recommends the following strategies in advance of BIU's implementation of HR Strategy for Researchers, stage two – the Action Plan.

    The Forum has drafted the attached Action Plan to reduce these gaps, subject to approval by BIU's senior management.

    Towards the end of 2017 and following an internal review procedure, the action plan was updated.  BIU has published an Updated Action Plan which includes the current status of the original actions as well as additional and/or alternative actions.

    Press here to view the full details regarding the Charter & Code BIU HRS4R. 

  • LAW-TRAIN-Successful presentations at conferences

    The international Horizon 2020 project “LAW-TRAIN”, coordinated by Prof. Sarit Kraus, Bar-Ilan University was represented at two international Conferences: Milipol Paris 2017 and CEPOL 2017.

    Press HERE to view the announcement. .

    The international Horizon 2020 project “LAW-TRAIN”, coordinated by Prof. Sarit Kraus, Bar-Ilan University was represented at two international Conferences: Milipol Paris 2017 and CEPOL 2017.

    Press HERE to view the announcement. .
  • BIU Researchers Make the Top 50 – in 2017

    Globes magazine published recently its list of the 50 most influential women in Israel for 2017. and, two Bar-Ilan researchers are rated among the 50. The two researchers are:

    2 BIU Researchers listed among the 50 most influential women in Israel for 2017: Globes Magazine

    Globes magazine published recently its list of the 50 most influential women in Israel for 2017. and, two Bar-Ilan researchers are rated among the 50. The two researchers are:

    • Prof. Hamutal Slovin, Associate Professor, The Leslie and Susan Gonda (Goldschmied) Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center
    • Dr. Adi Salomon, Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemistry
    Prof. Slovin has built an artificial vision platform that allows blind people, who became blind after birth, to visually identify objects and symbols. This remarkable invention enables blind people to visualize images by deciphering how the brain processes an image. Dr. Salomon has discovered a brand new ultra-light featherweight metal-like material. This multipurpose material can be used to produce fuels and light batteries for the automotive industry, and to develop biological detectors for the medical world.