The US-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund              


BARD - Powerful Impact From Agricultural R&D

After 40 years of funding pioneering academic research, BARD is announcing an  new additional  program, to increase the engagement of academia with the private sector, accelerating the transformation of innovative scientific research into food for the table of an increasingly hungry planet.

U.S. and Israeli Officials Celebrate 40 Years of Agricultural R&D Cooperation Pledge to Deepen Ties


On April 30th, U.S. and Israeli officials convened at the Embassy of Israel in Washington, D.C. for a festive dinner reception in honor of the US-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund (BARD).

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Prof. David Zilberman Awarded Wolf Prize in Agriculture


We are proud of our friend and colleague Prof. David Zilberman, the laureate of the 2019 Wolf Prize in agriculture. Prof. Zilberman has conducted research and mentored students through BARD grants. The Wolf Prize for agriculture is awarded to Prof. David Zilberman from University of California at Berkeley, for developing economic models that address fundamental issues in agriculture, economics and policymaking. Prof. Zilberman has built his career around the economics of agriculture, environment, technology and the risks they involve. He seeks to leverage economic theories to solve global problems in developed and developing nations alike.

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BARD Salutes Prof. Dan Yakir


The former BARD Postdoc received Israel's highest honor to a scientist, the Israel Prize for his insights on forests' critical role in climate and the environment.


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Tomato Genome-mapping


Funded by BARD: Scientists’ new tomato genome-mapping project provides key to unlocking improved flavor.

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Right Place and Rate


BARD supported scientists at Tel Hai College and MIGAL Institute in Israel are working on a way to make phosphorus fertilizer from an unlikely source — dairy wastewater. 

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Acknowledging Our Researchers


We are excited to acknowledge the long-standing, warm partnership of Prof. Gene Robinson of the University of Illinois, with BARD. He has conducted several joint research projects with Israeli researchers and mentored students through BARD's postdoctoral fellowship program.

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Visiting The Field: Sede-Boqer Campus


BARD team members took a field trip to Ben Gurion University's Sede-Boqer desert research institute, to learn about BARD funded research projects in action.



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Welcome Aboard


Two new members have joined the BARD team. Dr. Shlomo Wald, technology transfer professional and Yehudit Newman, communications specialist.

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Got a question? Here are our answers to the most frequently asked questions about BARD.


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Academia-to-industry, B-Lever Program

If you are considering commercializing and need a partner in planning how to go-to-market and fund your project, this is your opportunity to take your research to the next level.

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Know Someone Who Should Apply for Our Programs?

Here is what they need to know:

  • Our programs are open to graduate students, postdocs, and researchers.
  • We fund research in all disciplines of agriculture.
  • Recipients receive up to $310,000 for a 3-year grant.
  • Research grants are awarded once a year. Next deadline is September 2019.
  • Fellowships are awarded one a year. Next deadline is January 2020.
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Established in 1979, BARD is a competitive funding program that supports collaborative agricultural research in areas of mutual interest to the U.S. and Israel. BARD, P.O. Box 15159 Rishon LeZion 7505101, Israel.
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