During its meeting held Jun 4th and 5th in Israel, the BARD Board of directors approved the funding of grants and fellowships of joint US Israel agriculture R&D in the sum of 7 million dollars. The 2019 research grants will be granted to twenty-three academic institutions in the US in thirteen different states and nine academic institutions. Among the grant recipients, there are sixteen early career scientists who are less than five years away from their first institutional appointment.
The twenty-four research projects approved include a wide range of fields within agricultural R&D; agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, animal production, animal health, crop health and production, water and renewable resources, food production. BARD will also grant nine postdoctoral fellowships through the BARD-Vaadia fellowship program and two BARD senior research fellowships.
Yoram Kapulnik, BARD's executive director said: "This year we have an excellent success rate of 28% for research grants and 64% for postdoctoral fellowships. We also help scientists commercialize their research through our academia-to-industry collaboration program in partnership with the Israel innovation authority (IIA) and USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). I look forward to the coming year, as we have great projects to fund".
Full list of funded research grants and fellowships: