Young Scientists Exchange Program (YSEP)

In order to encourage young scientists to engage themselves in the Water Technology Research Program in the framework of the German-Israeli Cooperation, BMBF and MOST have initiated a young scientists exchange program in 1999


The program is open to Israeli and German diploma/M.Sc. students, post graduates, doctoral degree students, and post doctorates candidates who wish to spend a training period in Israel or Germany for up to 6 month, but not less than 1 month. Candidates are considered as “Young Scientist” if no more than 3 years have passed since receiving the PhD. Funding will be provided to cover all necessary expenses of the applicant's visit abroad (travel, accommodation, living expenses, extraordinary work expenses). In each case (Israeli scientist visiting Germany / German scientist visiting Israel) the grant will be transferred to the German cooperating institution. Therefore, the German institution has to direct the joint application to the Water Technology Project Agency of BMBF.

A work report has to be submitted latest by 2 month after the end of the exchange period.


accommodation and living expenses (as lump sums):
1.830 EURO for each month
61 EURO for additional days as lump sums*
travel, extraordinary expenses:
only on account

*) The lump sum includes the costs for additional insurances (health, accident, luggage, private liability) that shall be contracted by the candidates for the period of their stay abroad according to the agreement.


The informal application should include the following elements (NO OFFICIAL FORMS ARE REQUIRED):

Personal data (including birthday, short CV, professional background, addresses, phone/fax numbers, e-mail)
Cooperating institutions in Israel and Germany and appointed supervisors details
Exact date of planned exchange period
Official invitation of the host institution / host supervisor
Headline, brief description of the research topic, including the scientific and technological background as well as the objectives and significance
Description of research methodology and outline work-plan for the exchange period
Calculation and justification of estimated budget.

Applications may be submitted at any time to the following address:

  • Contact address in Germany: Dr. Leif Wolf
  • Contact address in Israel: Dr. Moshe Ben Sasson


Projektträger Karlsruhe (PTKA)

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

Tel.: +49 (0)721 608-25281
Fax: +49 (0)721 608-992003

Sekretariat Karlsruhe

Solvig Grünitz

Tel.: +49 (0)721 608-25281
Fax: +49 (0)721 608-992003

Sekretariat Standort Dresden

Heike Blumentritt

Tel.: +49 (0)721 608-31435
Fax: +49 (0)721 608-992003