Israel: MOST

Name of Funding agency
Ministry of Innovation, Science, and Technology (MOST)
Geographical coverage (national/regional)
Name of the programme/initiative
Ministry of Innovation, Science, and Technology (MOST)
Programme owner
Ministry of Innovation, Science, and Technology (MOST)
Program manager (executing funding organisation)
Ministry of Innovation, Science, and Technology (MOST)
Contact person(s) (e-mail, tel.)

Avi Raveh, Ph.D.

Office: +972 (2) 5411136

Funding commitment
300,000 Euro (1,200,000 ILS)
Anticipated number of fundable research partners


Maximum funding per grant awarded to a partner

Max 100,000 Euro (400,000 ILS) per project for 3 year

Type of research eligible for funding: eligible TRL range

As appears in call work program and in guide for proposer's documents 2-5

Major eligibility criteria (e.g. types of organisations, thematic restriction, cost types and caps)

Eligibility is restricted to MOST regulations which can be found on the MOST website: Proposals must meet the following preconditions. Proposals that do not meet the preconditions will be automatically rejected and will not be passed on to the scientific committee for review and evaluation. 1. Projects must be conducted by Israeli scientific research teams. 2. Each joint research team must be led by a Principal Investigator (PI) from each country. 3. The Principal Investigator (PI) from Israel must be affiliated with an academic institution, meaning: i. An accredited institution of higher education in Israel, according to the Council for Higher Education Act, 1958. ii. A research institute, which is a non-profit organization, a government company or a governmental unit. For the purposes of this Call a "research institute" means an institute whose main activity is the advancement of cutting-edge scientific knowledge, which possesses appropriate infrastructure and equipment, and which employs researchers who, inter alia, publish

articles related to their research in leading scientific journals and who present their research at international symposia. 4. An Israeli PI that has or will have an active grant from any international cooperation program of the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology whose funding will be concurrent to the funding of this program, is not eligible to apply. A researcher may submit one additional proposal in the international cooperation program as co-PI, if he does not have an active grant in the international program in which he acts as co-PI. A PI or co-PI who has submitted a proposal to a different Call in the international program that has an expected start date in 2025, is not eligible to apply as a researcher in the this Call as a researcher in the same position. No parallel funding is allowed in the international program. In this regard, please note the expected starting date of approved projects as detailed in the terms of the Call. Additionally, please be advised that for the purposes of adherence with eligibility requirements, the status of a researcher cannot be changed from PI to co-PI, or vice versa, after the proposal has been submitted. It will be clarified that, the aforementioned limitations regarding changing the status of the members of the research team include the addition of a PI and/ or Associated-PI who, at the time of submission, was defined as an external consultant or were not listed in the proposal and/or research group.


Submission of the proposal at national/regional level (schedule, cut-off dates, deadlines, etc.)

Directly to M-era-Net website

Submission of financial and scientific reports at the national/regional level

In accordance with the terms of the “standard MOST Procedures Regarding Scientific Projects Funded by MOST” and to “MOST Standard Contract for Scientific Projects”. Within three months of the conclusion of the project, Israeli PIs must submit a final report in English to MOST at or through the Science Forefront system. It should include a final scientific and financial report covering the work and cooperation carried out during the entire 3-year project period, in accordance with the contract's requirements.

Further guidance

Israeli researchers should consult administrative matters directly with the Research Authority at their Affiliated Institution. The Institution will contact the Ministry in case of necessity.