Prof. Rahamimoff Travel Grants Program for Young Scientists

Funding Agency:
U.S. – Israel Binational Science Foundation

Prof. Rami Rahamimoff (1937 – 2008)* was a world renowned scientist who played a key role in the governance of the BSF. In light of this contribution, and his life’s work in science and medicine, the BSF is honoring Prof. Rahamimoff’s memory by naming its travel grants program for young scientists after him.

The Travel Grants Program is open to Ph.D. students doing research that requires facilities or expertise not available in their home country.

The program has two calls annually, each supporting 10 awards.

The awards are for $4,000 each.

The trips will be only to a higher education, or a research facility in the U.S.A. (for Israelis) or Israel (for U.S. students).

The program will not support participation in conferences, or trips by very early/late-stage Ph.D. students.

Each trip will be for a maximum length of 2 months.


  • Duke Internal: Apr. 23, 2020
  • Sponsor Deadline: May 7, 2020; Nov. 25, 2019

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

Applications in all fields supported by the BSF can be submitted each year for the Travel Grants:

Research Areas:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Sciences (Medicine)
  • Life Science
  • Psychology

Additional areas

  • Atmospheric & earth sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Computer sciences
  • Ecology and systematic biology
  • Economics
  • Energy research
  • Environmental research (air,water,soil)
  • Materials research
  • Mathematical sciences
  • Oceanography & limnology
  • Physics
  • Sociology

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be conducting supervised research towards a Ph.D. in an accredited higher education institution, or in a non-profit research institution (government or other, including hospitals).
  • Applicants submitting before their Ph.D. research program/plan has been formally approved, or being in their last year of the Ph.D. program, are not eligible for a grant.
  • The BSF will only accept applications that are in the scientific fields it supports (see Areas of Research). All fields supported by the BSF can be submitted each year.
  • Applicants must be 35 years old, or younger.
  • Applicants must be U.S. or Israeli citizens/permanent residents.
  • Israeli and American students doing research in the other country are not eligible to apply.
  • A student who was previously awarded a grant in this program is not allowed to submit again. A student who applied but did not receive a grant is allowed to resubmit.
  • Both Israeli and American students must submit through the university from which they will graduate. Students who are doing their research at a hospital or other research institution, must also submit their applications through the university from which they will graduate.
  • Each university will be limited to no more than 5 applicants.



Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students


Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

Internal Nomination

Owing to the sponsor's restriction on the number of applications that may be submitted from Duke, anyone wishing to pursue nomination should submit the following materials as one PDF.

-Materials requested:

  • Applicant CV
  • A very brief (one-paragraph) description of your proposed project or research interest
  • Letter of support from applicant's advisor (can be e-mailed directly to

Please submit internal materials through My Research Proposal. (Code ILN)

Instructions for creating an account (if needed) and submitting your materials:

Internal Deadline

April 23, 2020

External Deadline

May 7, 2020