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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Application for Minerva Fellowship Programme

Next application deadline: 15th January 2020 - apply now!

2020/2021 Call for Proposals for Minerva Centers

November 28, 2019

Deadline 1st stage: 20th February 2020 - apply now!

Minerva Meeting at the Weizmann Institute of Science

The Minerva Fellowship Committee and the Fellows in Israel met up at Rehovot to hear and discuss the research projects presented by three Fellowship-Holders.

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Joint Max Planck Forum: Aging and the Gift of Longevity

As people in Germany and Israel are getting older, several social and cultural changes are to be expected. How to meet theses challenges of getting older was the topic of a Forum together with the Israeli embassy in Munich.

New Minerva Alumni Programme

Since 1973 more than 1500 PhD students and postdocs have been awarded a Minerva Fellowship. From 2019 onwards, the Minerva Stiftung wants to establish an Alumni Programme for the most visible Fellowship for the German-Israeli exchange.

Interview with Minerva's Head of Office

Minerva's Head of Office Dr. Lou Bohlen speaks about her role within the Minerva Stiftung. The interview contains her personal story with the Minerva Stiftung, her view on the institution as well as her tasks as Head of Office and her vision for the future.

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