US-Israel BSF joint program with NSF

Information from Dr. Yair Rotstein, executive director of the US-Israel Binational Science Foundation:


Dear Colleague:

The US-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) is pleased to announce the second round of its joint funding program in Computer Sciences with the US National Science Foundation.

The framework of the program is as follows:

  1. The BSF will carry its own regular competition in Computer Sciences (submission deadline is Nov. 13, 2014).
  1. The NSF will publish a new solicitation later this year, which will be open only for those US PIs who applied to the 2014 competition of the BSF. NSF awards in this competition will be for travel of the US PIs and their groups to the institutions of their Israeli partners.

NSF solicitation for the previous round can be found using the link:

  1. The NSF will not carry a full independent evaluation of the proposal it receives in this program, but rather rely on the data collected by the BSF. NSF staff will attend BSF panel meetings as observers.
  1. This program is unrelated to a new NSF-BSF joint funding program in Cyber Security and Privacy, which is expected to be announced later this summer.

We hope to see you among the applicants to this program.


Dr. Yair Rotstein
Executive Director
U.S. – Israel Binational Science Foundation
8 Hamarpeh St.
P.O.B. 45086
Jerusalem, 91450
Tel: 972-2-5828239 ext. 105
Cellular: 972-52-6020454
Fax: 972-2-5828306





Fellowships for Simons Institute program on Cryptography

From Alistair Sinclair (Associate Director, Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing):

The Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing at UC Berkeley invites applications for Research Fellowships for the research program on Cryptography that will take place in Summer, 2015.  These Fellowships are open to outstanding junior scientists (at most 6 years from PhD by 1 May 2015).

Further details and application instructions can be found at  General information about the Institute can be found at, and about the Cryptography program at

Deadline for applications: 30 September, 2014.