The Minerva Stiftung is the flagship of German-Israeli scientific cooperation. It is financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, and works closely with leading universities and research facilities in Israel.
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The Minerva Stiftung

The Minerva Stiftung is the flagship of German-Israeli scientific cooperation. It is financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, and works closely with leading universities and research facilities in Israel.

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Minerva Centers are scientific pioneer institutions in Israel with topics that are innovative and of special interest to the scientific community in Israel and Germany. The research at the Centers is carried out in cooperation with German partners and are funded by the Minerva Stiftung. Minerva Centers are located at the six Israeli universities and the Weizmann Institute of Science.
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Minerva Centers Programme

Minerva Centers are scientific pioneer institutions in Israel with topics that are innovative and of special interest to the scientific community in Israel and Germany. The research at the Centers is carried out in cooperation with German partners and are funded by the Minerva Stiftung. Minerva Centers are located at the six Israeli universities and the Weizmann Institute of Science.

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Since 1973 the Minerva Fellowship Programme enables Israeli and German scientists to complete a research residency at institutions in the respective other country. Graduates and post docs get the possibility to further their scientific background while conducting a research project at their host institution in Israel or Germany. They promote research and strengthen the cultural and scientific exchange between Germany and Israel. To date, more than 1700 Minerva Fellowships have been awarded to German and Israeli researchers.© MPG

The Minerva Fellowship Programme

Since 1973 the Minerva Fellowship Programme enables Israeli and German scientists to complete a research residency at institutions in the respective other country. Graduates and post docs get the possibility to further their scientific background while conducting a research project at their host institution in Israel or Germany. They promote research and strengthen the cultural and scientific exchange between Germany and Israel. To date, more than 1700 Minerva Fellowships have been awarded to German and Israeli researchers.
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The Minerva Weizmann Programme was the first scientific Programme between Germany and Israel. For its implementation, the Minerva Stiftung was founded to maintain and cultivate the scientific exchange between the two countries. Since 1964 the agreement has been renewed every year and secured funding for roughly 2,000 projects in chemistry, physics, mathematics, and the biosciences. Today approximately eighty projects are supported with a total of € 3,580,000 annually.
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The Minerva Weizmann Programme

The Minerva Weizmann Programme was the first scientific Programme between Germany and Israel. For its implementation, the Minerva Stiftung was founded to maintain and cultivate the scientific exchange between the two countries. Since 1964 the agreement has been renewed every year and secured funding for roughly 2,000 projects in chemistry, physics, mathematics, and the biosciences. Today approximately eighty projects are supported with a total of € 3,580,000 annually.

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Information about Minerva programmes in terms of the Corona Virus

July 06, 2020

Due to the spread of covid-19 the Minerva Stiftung carries on its business as usual but the proceeding status of requests might be delayed. Support and flexible solutions can be offered within various parts of our programmes.

Lockdown life in Israel

Minerva fellow Dr. Suliman Adam in the latest Max Planck Journal about how the Corona Crisis has been affecting his life and research in Israel

Research trip to Israel thanks to Minerva short-term research grant

August 10, 2020

Art Historian Dr. Oliver Sukrow following the footsteps of Jewish-German artist Lea Grundig and her adventurous exile

Minerva Inside


Welcome to the Minerva Stiftung!

Prof. Ulman Lindenberger becoming new Managing Director

"I'm deeply impressed about the Minerva Stiftung its history and its current work"

Interview with Ulman Lindenberger, new Minerva Managing Director and Vice President of the Max Planck Society

Interview with Minerva's Head of Office

Dr. Lou Bohlen tells about her tasks as Head of Office, her personal story with the Minerva Stiftung and points out her vision for the future.

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