Search

Funding Opportunities

Our programs are open to research scientists, graduate students, and postdocs.

We fund cooperative research and development in agriculture. 

Nutritional Security NIFA-BARD-MOST

The BARD-NIFA-MOST Nutritional Security program is a new funding track that enhances U.S.-Israel collaboration on joint scientific innovation to address the multifaceted challenges of nutritional security.
Award duration: 3 years
Maximum award: Up to 480,000 NIS for 3 years.
Next submission date:
Full proposal July 7, 2024

Food and Nutrition NIFA-BARD-IIA

The NIFA-BARD-IIA Food and Nutrition program will support U.S. and Israeli researchers/investigators working together with an Israeli company.
Award duration: 2 years
Maximum award: Varies with targeted IIA track
Next submission date:
July 1, 2024

Research Grants

Funds projects conducted cooperatively by US and Israeli scientists. Covers all phases of agricultural R&D including strategic or applied research. 
Award duration: 3 years 
Maximum award: $310,000 for a 3-year grant 
Next submission date:
September 16th, 2024

Pioneer Funding Track

A new track to support projects that have the potential of creating significant impact on the agricultural community.
The panels for the 2025 submission are Crop Production, Crop and Soil Health and Aquaculture.
Maximum award: $600,000 for a 3-year grant
Next submission date:
September 16th, 2024

BARD Aquaculture and Desert Farming Program

This program is integrated in both BARD’s plan to feature Climate-Smart Agriculture and Israeli Ministry of Agriculture’s office of the Chief Scientist’s focus on climate-smart aquaculture for dry climates and support desert farming. 
Award duration: 3 years
Maximum award: $310,000 or $600,000 for a 3-year grant
Next submission date:
September 16th, 2024

The Va’adia-BARD Postdoctoral Fellowship

Designed to identify and support young scientists who will eventually become leaders in agricultural sciences and technologies.
Award duration: One year
Maximum award: $64,000 including travel expenses.
Next submission date:
January 15th, 2025

Senior Research Fellowship Program

Promote cooperative agricultural research between established scientists from the United States and hosts from Israel.
Award duration: Two to twelve months.
Maximum award: $3,000 per month plus a onetime allocation of $2,000 for travel.
Next submission date:
January 15th, 2025

Graduate Student Fellowship

The program enables Ph.D. students in one country (U.S. or Israel) to travel to the other country to acquire new skills and techniques in their field of study. 
Award duration: $1,500 per month and $2,000 to cover travel.
Maximum award: 2-6 months
Next submission date:
January 15th, 2025

International Workshop Grant

The purpose of the BARD workshop is to identify research needs in areas of new development.
Maximum award: Varies: $20,000 to $45,000
Next submission date:
January 15th, 2025

Seed Grants for Workshop Participants

The objective of this program is to extend the impact of BARD supported workshops, by funding “a Seed Grant” for early-stage joint research collaboration.
Award duration: up to 1 year
Maximum award: $50,000