ARCHES - Application
Award for Research Cooperation and High Excellence in Science
A Research Award for German-Israeli Cooperations funded by the Federal German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) and administered by Minerva.
The Head of Department of German and Israeli universities and research institutions are eligible to nominate teams who qualify for ARCHES. In Israel, the only institutions authorised to make nominations are the Bar-Ilan University, Ben-Gurion University, Haifa University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Technion, Tel Aviv University, and the Weizmann Institute of Science. Direct applications by candidates are not accepted.
ARCHES nominations can be subdivided into the following three research sections:
- Humanities, Cultural Sciences, Sociology, Political Sciences, Economics and Law
- Chemistry, Physics, Technology and Mathematics
- Life Sciences - Studies in all Areas of Biology and Preclinical Medicine
For nomination, please submit the following documents (in English and as PDF):
- Completed nomination form (one for each team!);
- Laudatio by the nominator for each of the two candidates of the research team, including a detailed assessment of the candidates' academic qualifications and scientific merits (no more than 3 pages in total);
- List of publications (of the last ten years);
- Detailed project description, including a description of the collaborative aspects of the project (no more than 10 pages);
- Detailed budget plan.
The nomination form is available as PDF-file or RTF-file:
Humanities, Cultural Sciences, Sociology, Political Sciences, Economics and Law
Humanities - Nomination form (PDF, 386 KB)
Humanities - Nomination form (RTF, 215 KB)
Chemistry, Physics, Technology and Mathematics
Chemistry, Physics - Nomination form (PDF, 385 KB)
Chemistry, Physics - Nomination form (RTF, 215 KB)
Life Sciences – Studies in all Areas of Biology and Preclinical Medicine
Life Sciences - Nomination form (PDF, 386 KB)
Life Sciences - Nomination form (RTF, 296 KB)
Nominations must be submitted to the Minerva Office by 20 June 2018. Please send the documents in hard copy and by e-mail (PDF files) to:
Michael NagelProgramme Manager
The selection of the award-winners lies within the responsibility of the Minerva Fellowship Committee. Decisions will be made in the autumn of the year of the deadline and the awardees will be informed forthwith.
The next Call is expected to be announced in 2020.