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Prof. Rahamimoff Travel Grants Program for Young Scientists


Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Prof. Rami Rahamimoff (1937 – 2008) was a world renowned scientist who played a key role in the leadership and governance of the BSF, and was the recipient of numerous BSF grants before joining its Board. 

Prof. Rahamimoff was a professor of physiology at the Hebrew University, and was awarded the Israel Prize in Medicine in 1998. Born in Sofia in 1937, Prof. Rahamimoff earned his M.D. in 1963 from the Hebrew University, where he continued to become a full professor and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of Hebrew University – Hadassah Medical campus. He served as Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Health from 2001 until his death, and won international recognition for his pioneering work on calcium regulation of synaptic transmission. 

In light of this contribution, and his life’s work in science and medicine, the BSF has decided to honor Prof. Rahamimoff’s memory by naming the new travel grants program for young scientists after him. 

The program

  • The Prof. Rahamimoff Travel Grants Program is open to PhD students doing research that requires facilities or expertise not available in their home countries.
  • In 2013 the program will have two CALLS, and each will support 10 trips. Grants 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 Americans). The program will not support participation in conferences or trips by late-stage PhD students.
  • Each trip will be for a maximum length of 2 months.
In mid November of even calendar years (2014, 2016, etc.) the following areas of research will be eligible for submission: 
- 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 
- Special Program (NSF-BSF) 

The BSF will only accept applications that are in the scientific fields it supports In mid November of odd calendar years (2013, 2015, etc.) the following areas of research will be eligible for submission (alphabetical order): 
- Biomedical engineering 
- Health sciences (Medicine) 
- Life science 
- Psychology 

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