BIRAX, the Britain Israel Research and Academic Exchange Partnership, funds cutting-edge research conducted by British and Israeli scientists, enabling them to tackle some of the world’s leading health issues.

At the same time, BIRAX encourages collaboration between scientists with the aim of emphasizing their complementary strengths and mutual interests. We initiated this programme together with the British Embassy in Israel in collaboration with the Pears Foundation

BIRAX operates across three strands:

  1. Funding cutting-edge research collaboration: BIRAX funds cutting-edge research using stem cell and regenerative medicine therapies to tackle some of the world’s most challenging conditions and diseases including cardiovascular and liver disease, diabetes and Parkinson’s. Projects are selected via rigorous biannual call for proposals system.
  2. Providing engagement opportunities: BIRAX is committed to providing leading scientists ample engagement opportunities that include conferences, workshops, social and promotional events and meetings with fellow colleagues, senior stakeholders and other organizations that support scientific activity and exchange.
  3. Supporting research mobility through travel grants: BIRAX provides travel grants for early career and senior researchers to take up fellowships, lectureships and symposia. 

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