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

Critical Dates

10 July 2023

Applications Open

4 September 2023

Applications deadline

Early October 2023

Communication of results

01 November 2023

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 provides opportunities for UoM and HUJI researchers to convene workshops that exchange knowledge, foster new ideas, and encourage long-lasting research cooperation between the two Universities.


Up to two workshops will be funded in 2023, 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 visiting 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, using the provided approval form under 'Supporting Documents' below; or
  • They agree to participate in their own expense if they are otherwise unaffiliated. For example, they hold an emeritus position.

Melbourne PIs must not have outstanding Progress Reports or Final Reports from any other University of Melbourne Researcher Development Scheme.

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.

    The scheme title in Themis is "Hebrew University of Jerusalem – University of Melbourne Joint Research Workshop Grants Program".

Supporting documents


HUJI contact details:

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

Email: almal@savion.huji.ac.il

Melbourne contact details:

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

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