High Council for Science

The French-Israeli High Council for Science and Technology is providing funding for binational research projects for two years. Every year, two call for proposals are launched on two different research themes.

French and Israeli scientists team up to submit a research project. If the project is selected, the Israeli side gets approximately 40,000 US$/ year from the Israel Ministry of Science and the French side gets 40,000€/ year from the French government.


Maïmonide call for proposals 2014 are open.

Topics concerned: Agriculture under stress and Personalized medicine
Number of projects funded: 3 per topics
Duration: 2 years
Funding: 20 000€ per year
Application deadline: June, 1st 2014
Application on line through Campus France Call for Applications platform


The calls for proposals 2013 on Cloud Computing”  and “Graphene Technology” are now closed. 6 scientific projects has been selected:

Graphene Technology:

1. Electrical response of graphene and modified graphene nanoribbons : multiphysics modeling – University of the French West Indies and Guiana and Tel Aviv University

2. Induced Spin-Orbit coupling in graphene electronical devices – Paris-Sud University and Hebrew University of Jerusalem

3. Multifunctional graphene oxide nanocarriers for insulin : development of stimuli-responsive drug release strategies – CNRS, USR and Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Cloud Computing :

1. Cognizant abstractions for efficient cloud usage – Paris Sud University and Technion

2. Resource allocation in the Cloud – CNRS, UMR 7089 and Bar Ilan University

3. Byzantine failure detection for Clouds – Pierre and Marie Curie University and Technion

updated :29/01/2014


The High Council for Science and Technology Cooperation between France and Israel was created as a result of the recommendations of the High Level Group established by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of both countries in 2003.

The High Council is co-chaired by Jules Hoffmann, Nobel Prize of Medecine 2011, and David Harari, Israel Prize. The aim of the High Council is to promote French and Israeli scientific and technological cooperation, to define priorities and to coordinate programs, joint projects and other forms of cooperation. The High Council shall conduct its activities in accordance with the respective research policies of each country and within their budgetary framework for scientific and technological cooperation.

The first meeting of the High Council for Scientific and Technological Cooperation was held in Jerusalem on April 19, 2004.

See the Rules of the High Council


Previous themes :
– 2011: Renewable Energy and Computational Neurosciences

– 2012: Experimental Marine Biology: Aquaculture, Pathogens and Pollution and Nanotechnology: Innovative Functional Nano-Materials