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Vigevani Foundation Research Project Prize 2024/2025

3 April, 2024

Application Deadline: June 3, 2024     

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Purpose of the Scheme The Vigevani Foundation has established a “Research Project Prize” for promoting collaboration between researchers of the Hebrew University (HUJI) and Italian Universities/Research Institutes with the goal for facilitating bilateral high quality joint research projects. The expectation is that these initial projects will lead to or continue long-term collaborations, institutional and research relations, and, generate publications, applications for 3rd party funding and/or joint supervision of graduate students. Upon completion of the project the HUJI partner will be required to fill out a questionnaire regarding the results.

Fields of ResearchThe call is open to all disciplines of scientific activity.

Research Project LocationThe activities can take place in Italy or in Israel.

FundingThe Vigevani Research Foundation will award one Research Project Prize of $15,000. Funding will be allocated to the HUJI partner.


The joint proposals should include a faculty member of an Italian University/Research Institute and a faculty member of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
The application should include the following documents:

– A description of the scientific research project indicating clearly the importance of the collaboration between the Israeli and the Italian scientific institutions and the duration of the project.
– CV of each Principal Investigator of the Israeli and Italian faculty members, including a short list of important publications in the field of the research project.
– A detailed financial budget with details on the distribution of the expenses for the total amount.
– [The document should not exceed 5 pages]

The full applications should be submitted as one pdf file to the HUJI International Office, Alma Lessing, International Partnerships & Development via Email:

Evaluation and Notification of Results
The applications will be peer reviewed by an internal expert committee, under the jurisdiction of the Vice President for International Affairs of the Hebrew University, according to scientific merit and the criteria of excellence of the joint projects, researchers and added value to HUJI-Italian collaboration. The winning application(s) will be selected by a joint committee composed by Hebrew University and Italian Friends of HU representatives in accordance with the above.

Notification of results will be by August 2024.

Reporting Requirements
At the termination of the project, the researchers are required to submit a detailed report, including the results and a financial report.

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Alma Lessing, International Partnerships & Development, The International Office Email:

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