BIRD Energy has announced its eighth funding cycle for U.S.-Israel joint project proposals with a focus on renewable energy and energy efficiency.
To be considered for this latest funding, a project proposal must include research and development (R&D) cooperation between two companies or cooperation between a company and a university/research institution (one from the U.S. and one from Israel).
Examples of areas of R&D themes within the scope of this call are wind power, solar power, alternative fuels, advanced vehicle technologies, smart grid, water-energy nexus and advanced manufacturing.
The conditional grant per project is up to 50% of the associated R&D costs and up to a maximum of $1 million per project.
The Web-based application process requires prior discussion with the BIRD Foundation. Initial concept submissions are due by July 6, and full proposals are due by August 21. Decisions on projects selected for funding will be made on Oct. 25.
BIRD Energy was established following an agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy and the Israel Ministry of Energy and Water Resources to promote and support joint research and collaborations in alternative energy and energy efficiency. BIRD Energy is administered by the BIRD Foundation, which has been promoting cooperation between U.S. and Israeli companies in various technology areas since 1977.