The Wohl Alliance is an initiative funded by the Wohl Legacy and managed by the British Council, in partnership with the UK Science and Innovation Network in Israel.

The Wohl Alliance aims to strengthen research collaboration between the UK and Israel in areas of clean growth, particularly those linked to food, water, and energy.

We are pleased to invite applications for grants of up to $20,000 to support the development, maintenance, expansion, and promotion of collaborative research projects.

Applications are open until 16th September 2024, at 22:00 GMT.

For more details on grant themes, eligibility criteria, application requirements and process, please refer to the full call for proposals available on our website.

What is clean growth?

For the purposes of this programme, clean growth refers to economic growth that mitigates our impact on the environment while building resilience to a changing climate. This definition includes the themes of food, water and energy, which are broadly defined and may include, but are not limited to: clean energy generation, storage and distribution; agriculture and food distribution; or water purification, treatment and distribution. 

In addition, proposals that address one or more of the following themes are particularly encouraged: Ecosystem Restoration, Climate Resilience and Adaptation, Sustainable Agriculture and Aquaculture, Waste Management, Policy Incentives for Clean Growth, Clean and Renewable Energy, Water Scarcity Solutions:

More information is available in the call for proposals.

Do you fund research?

The Wohl Alliance Grants are not intended to fund research costs or researcher salaries. They are intended to be built around the research process: to promote, facilitate, apply and/or communicate clean-growth related research.

More information is available in the call for proposals.

Who can apply for the Wohl Alliance Grants?

The Wohl Alliance grants are directly awarded to universities and academic/research institutions based in the UK or Israel. However, these institutions are welcome to collaborate with non-academic partners on their projects. In fact, partnerships between academic and industry partners are highly encouraged. These non-academic partners can be from various organizations, including not-for-profit organisations (NGOs, government-funded bodies), or for-profit entities like SMEs and startups. For a complete list of eligibility criteria, please refer to the full call for proposals.

What is the deadline for applications?

The deadline is the 16th of September 2024, at 22:00 GMT.

What are the grant terms?

Other than the terms stipulated in the call for proposals, successful applicants will be expected to sign the British Council’s standard Short Contract.