Israel higher education receives USD 56 million for research and science development

According to a recent announcement, the Israeli Council for Higher Education (CHE) has officially signed off on a fifty-six million dollar program (USD 56 million), which will aim to support scientific research in the country’s leading higher education institutions. 

The program is a joint effort between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF). The funding for the program will be spread out over the course of five years, and many different projects are expected to reap the benefits of this collaboration.

Participants from both countries will be able to submit proposals to either of the two science foundations. Once approved, these projects will receive a certain amount of funding to start or continue their research experiments.

This collaboration between the United States and Israel has been in the works ever since 2013, and now it is finally coming together with the common goal to boost scientific research and aid scientists with their intricate work.

Higher education research

The United States is actively working on collaborating with different countries to help them develop the local higher education system. A recent example is the USAID grant dedicated to Egyptian universities and the development of job opportunities for graduates.

It is vital that such joint efforts are made for the improvement of scientific research at the university level. Some of the most significant scientific discoveries come because of the dedicated efforts of university teachers and students. Considering this, an investment in higher education research can be viewed as an investment in the future.