United States-Israel Collaboration in Computer Science (USICCS): A Joint Program of NSF and the US-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF)

Funding Agency:
National Science Foundation

The United States-Israel Collaboration in Computer Science (USICCS) program is a joint program of NSF and the United States - Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF). The program supports research projects that develop new knowledge in the theory of computing; algorithm design and analysis; design, verification, and evaluation of software systems; and revolutionary computing models based on emerging scientific ideas.

Through this program, NSF and BSF will jointly support collaborations among US-based researchers and Israel-based researchers. US-based researchers will receive funds from NSF to support travel to Israel to interact with their Israeli counterparts. Israel-based and US-based researchers will receive funds allowable under the BSF program described at http://www.bsf.org.il/

Full Proposal Window:  February 1, 2017 - February 15, 2017

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Eligibility Requirements

An individual can be a PI, Co-PI or Senior Personnel on only one NSF proposal seeking travel funds in association with a BSF proposal. (This requirement aligns with BSF's limit of one proposal per researcher.)

These eligibility constraints will be strictly enforced in order to treat everyone fairly and consistently. In the event that an individual exceeds this limit, proposals received within the limit will be accepted based on earliest date and time of proposal submission (i.e., the first proposal received will be accepted and the remainder will be returned without review). No exceptions will be made.

Amount Description

Approximately $400,000 in total will be awarded to 6 to 9 awards in FY 17 pending availability of funds.

Funding Type





Engineering and Physical Sciences
International Opportunities

External Deadline

February 15, 2017