The National Science Foundation (NSF) aims to enhance collaboration with Israeli investigators through a partnership with the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) to support collaborative projects between U.S. and Israeli investigators in research areas supported by BSF and the NSF's Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS). According to the solicitation, "The International Collaborations in Organismal Biology (ICOB) seeks new and highly innovative three-year collaborative projects that break new ground, make use of unique resources and capabilities in Israel and the U.S., and demonstrate a high level of synergy between the collaborating investigators.”
BSF seeks proposals for basic research projects that fit within the following IOS program areas:
· Plant Genome Research
· Developmental Systems
· Behavioral Systems
· Neural Systems
· Physiological and Structural Systems
Letters of Intent: Letters of intent are not required.
Due Dates: Preliminary proposals are required and due on September 4, 2012. Full applications are due on December 3, 2012.
Total Funding and Award Size: NSF anticipates the availability of $2.5 million in total, and expects to award 10 to 40 projects.
Eligibility and Limitations: Eligible applications include academic institutions and non-profit, non-academic organizations.
Additional Resources: Additional information, including the full solicitation, is available at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12577/nsf12577.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click.