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United States - Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF)

Prof. Rahamimoff Travel Grants Program for Young Scientists


Limited Submission Program (LSP): This funding opportunity and the Limited Submission Program (LSP) is open to all Texas A&M University faculty and principal investigators who meet the eligibility requirements. Texas A&M and The Texas A&M University System agencies jointly administer this process to select the proposal(s) that will be submitted to the sponsor in response to this solicitation.


Institutional Eligibility:  Both Israeli and American students must submit through the university from which they will graduate. Students who are doing their research at a hospital or other research institution must also submit their applications through the university from which they will graduate.  Each university will be limited to no more than 5 applicants.


PI Eligibility:

•Applicants must be U.S. or Israeli citizens.


•The applicant, rather than his thesis advisor, must write the application.


•Applicants must be conducting supervised research towards a PhD in an accredited higher education institution, or in a non-profit research institution (government or other, including hospitals).


•Submitting an application before the PhD research program/plan is formally approved by the university is not recommended.


•Students in their last year of PhD studies are not eligible to submit applications to the program.


•The BSF will only accept applications that are in the scientific fields it supports. For a full list, see Eligible Areas of Research. The split program does not apply to Travel Grants; applications in all fields supported by the BSF can be submitted each year.


•Applicants must be 35 years old or younger.


•Israeli and American students doing research in the other country are not eligible to apply.


•A student who was previously awarded a grant in this program is not allowed to submit again.


The proposal will be prepared and submitted by Sponsored Research Services (SRS).


Proposal Limit: 5


Summary:  The Program is open to individuals doing research that requires facilities or expertise not available in their home countries. The trips will be only to a higher education or a research facility in the USA (for Israelis) or Israel (for Americans).


Dates:  **Short turnaround time**


November 10, 2014:

Deadline for an email of intent including the title of the internal proposal and a one to three sentence description of the project. 


Send email of intent to

November 18, 2014:

Deadline to submit an internal proposal.


All proposals must be submitted electronically to


The sections will follow the sponsor’s guidelines and includes:

  • a 500 word explanation of “the plan, aim, importance and all other relevant information that will help in evaluating the application”
  • applicant’s CV
  • letter of support from the applicant’s supervisor
  • letter of acceptance and support from the intended host scientist


If you have any questions, please contact: or 979.862.2233.


November 24, 2014:

Target date for the notifications to PIs of the result of the internal competition.

December 3, 2014:

Sponsor deadline for the full proposal.



Internal Selection Procedures:

Texas A&M has established a procedure to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select proposals for Texas A&M submissions.  Please contact us if you have any questions about the limited submission process.