BSF-NSF Program

Increase in the BSF-NSF Program Budget

The BSF-NSF Program began operating in 2013 with the purpose of encouraging research collaborations between Israeli researchers and American researchers. This is a prestigious program for grants in a line of areas of research, including: exact sciences, engineering and computer science, natural and life sciences, earth and environmental sciences, economics, psychology, etc.
In the coming years, we expect an incremental increase of approximately 60% in the budget for the BSF NSF Program such that at the end of the multiyear plan (2021/22), it will stand at NIS 38 million per year. The program’s budget will make it possible to significantly increase the number of research grants financed by the Foundation, expand the variety of areas of research, and reinforce the collaboration between American and Israeli scientists.