Hebrew University of Jerusalem – University of Melbourne: Joint Research Workshop Grants Program

Critical Dates

1 June 2022

Applications Open

31 July 2022

Applications deadline

Late August 2022

Communication of results

01 September 2022

Start date of awards



The University of Melbourne (UoM) and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJ) signed a Memorandum of Understanding in 2008 to foster exchange and research collaboration between the universities. Both Universities affirmed this partnership in November 2012 with an agreement to establish the Joint Research Workshop Grants Program. The program supports UoM and HUJ collaborators to convene a research workshop in Melbourne or Jerusalem.

The program aims to facilitate collaborations that:

  • promote knowledge exchange and foster idea development.
  • encourage student exchange and academic cooperation.
  • enable joint research proposals to external funding agencies.


Up to two workshops will be funded in 2022, with UoM and HUJI each holding one workshop as the “host” institution and sending researchers to up to two workshops as the “sending” institution.

  • Researchers from the sending institution (who will travel to attend the workshop) can request up to $15,000 AUD / ₪ ISL equivalent.
  • Researchers from the host institution (who will hold the workshop) can request up to $5,000 AUD / ₪ ISL equivalent.


Applications must be led by at least one Principal Investigator (PI) from UoM and at least one Principal Investigator (PI) from HUJI

Melbourne PIs

Melbourne PIs must hold an appointment at the University of Melbourne that meets the following requirements at the time of application and for the duration of the award:

  • Academic Level A6 or higher; and
  • 0.5 FTE or higher.

Honorary employees whose primary academic affiliation is the University of Melbourne are eligible to lead an application if:

  • Their primary employer has entered into an agreement with the University to support the Australian component of the collaborative activity; or
  • They agree to participate in their own expense if they are otherwise unaffiliated. For example, they hold an emeritus position.

All applications must be endorsed by the PI’s Head of Department/School.


HUJI PIs must be an Academic Tenure Track Faculty member at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. They must be a full member of Faculty at the time of the application and for the duration of the award. Emeriti may not apply.

All HUJI workshop participants should be HUJI Academic Faculty members or students.

How to apply

  1. Review the guidelines

    Under 'Supporting Documents' below.

  2. Prepare and submit your application

    Log in to SmartyGrants to begin your application. Only one of the coordinating investigators will be able to create the application for your team, so you will need to decide who is responsible for submitting the application and collaborate on the application contents offline.

  3. Submit the application via Themis (UoM only)

    Once you have submitted the application via SmartyGrants, the lead UoM investigator will also need to create a Themis Grants Workbench submission in order to obtain their Head of Department's approval.

Supporting documents



Alma Lessing
International Partnerships & Development, International Office
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Email: almal@savion.huji.ac.il


The Researcher Development Schemes team
Research, Innovation & Commercialisation
The University of Melbourne
Email: res-devschemes@unimelb.edu.au

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