Next Opportunity to Submit U.S.- Israel Joint Proposals to the BIRD Foundation

To be considered, a project proposal should include:


  • R&D cooperation between two, unrelated companies, one registered in the U.S. and the other in Israel. The companies should jointly apply for BIRD support
  • Research and development topics within the scope of this call include but are not limited to:
    Advanced Manufacturing, Agrotechnology, Cleantech and Environment, Communications, Electronics, FinTech, Gas, Homeland Security and Cyber Security, Life Sciences, Software, etc.
  • The jointly developed technology or product(s) must have considerable innovation
  • Significant commercial potential

BIRD funds up to 50% of the R&D costs associated with the joint project. The maximum conditional grant per project is up to $1 million.

Timetable and deadlines: 
Executive Summaries (using BIRD's template) –   September 7, 2017
Full Proposals (following BIRD's detailed instructions) –  October 17, 2017
Decisions – December, 2017

Please refer to BIRD's website for submission details -

For further inquiries please contact: 
In Israel: Ms. Chava Doukhan, , Tel: 972-3-698-8307

In the U.S.:

East Coast/Midwest: Ms. Andrea Yonah, , Tel: 609-356-0305

West Coast: Ms. Maya Vardi Shoshani, , Tel: 650-752-6485