Award for Research Cooperation and High Excellence in Science (ARCHES)
A Research Award for German-Israeli Cooperations funded by the Federal German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) and administered by Minerva.
The purpose of ARCHES is to recognise and reward outstanding contributions to research as well as to strengthen German-Israeli scientific collaboration. Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and managed by the Minerva Stiftung, ARCHES is conferred every other year on three German-Israeli research teams, each headed by two highly-qualified and talented young scientists.
ARCHES focuses on all areas within the natural and engineering sciences, the life sciences, and the humanities. Each research section will be presented with one ARCHES Award.
Research teams are expected to produce outstanding academic achievements in international cooperation, not least with the assistance of this Award. Only such research teams will be successful whose projects are scientifically promising and innovative, future-oriented, and of mutual and equal interest to both sides. The principal criteria to be applied as a basis of selection for the Award are the scientific excellence of the candidates and the quality of the proposed research project. Additionally, a noticeable impact on the field of research in general should be expected of the projects.