BIRAX – Call for Research Proposals

Grant amount:

up to £400,000

Grant deadline:

Monday 4 April 22:00 GMT

We are partnering with BIRAX (the Britain Israel Research and Academic Exchange Partnership) to fund collaborative research between UK and Israel.

BIRAX is a £multi-million initiative of the British Council and the British Embassy in Israel together with the Pears Foundation, investing in world-leading research jointly undertaken by scientists in the UK and Israel.

BIRAX is calling for research proposals submitted jointly by British and Israeli scientists seeking to further our understanding of ageing and its impact on human health. We are interested in projects that use pioneering techniques, state of the art technologies and that showcase the added value of the synergy between the collaborating labs.

We are pleased to consider co-funding projects under the ‘Neurodegenerative Disease’ strand. These projects should address the impact of the ageing process on the development and progression of dementia, or the elucidation of new targets for diagnosis, disease-modifying and symptomatic therapeutics.

Please visit the British Council website for the application details and further terms and conditions.


Deadline for preliminary proposals

Monday 4 April 22:00 GMT

Selection Panel Meeting - preproposals

w/c 20 June 2022

Deadline for Full proposals

w/c 19 September 2022

Peer review process

October 2022 - February 2023

Selection Panel Meeting - full proposals

March 2023

Announcement of successful projects

June 2023