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Grants to USA and Israeli Businesses, IHEs, and Research Institutions for Joint Projects Related to Energy

Joint Renewable Energy Grants


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Israel-US Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation (BIRD)
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Important Dates
LOI Date: 06/29/23
Deadline: 09/10/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA and Israel businesses in collaboration with universities or research institutions for projects related to energy. Applicants are required to submit a preliminary application prior to a full grant application. Funding is intended for initiatives addressing clean energy technologies.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Israel Ministry of Energy, jointly with the Israel Innovation Authority and the BIRD Foundation invite you to apply for grant funding through "BIRD Energy." This program develops innovation through U.S.- Israel cooperation on a range of clean energy technologies, including renewable energy, energy efficiency, natural gas, and energy–water technologies.

To be considered, a project proposal should include:

  • R&D cooperation between two companies or cooperation between a company and a university/ research institution (one from the U.S. and one from Israel)
  • Innovation in all areas of renewable energy and energy efficiency, such as solar and wind power, advanced vehicle technologies and alternative fuels, smart grid, storage, water-energy nexus, advanced manufacturing, AI for energy management, etc.
  • Innovation that scales up carbon-free technologies and reduces carbon emissions
  • Innovation in natural gas and other associated technologies that reduces its climate impact
  • Significant commercial potential; the project outcome should lead to commercialization


Pre-Application Information
- June 29, 2023: Executive summary due
- September 10, 2023: Final proposal due
- November, 2023: Decisions

Estimated Size of Grant
The maximum conditional grant is $1.5M per project, and no more than 50% of the joint R&D budget.

Contact Information

For further inquiries, please contact:
In Israel: Ms. Limor Nakar-Vincent:, 972-3-698-8300
In the U.S. East Coast/Midwest: Ms. Andrea Yonah,, 609-356-0305
West Coast: Ms. Anat Bujanover,, 650-752-6485
South: Ms. Shiri Freund Koren,, 512-436-1609

To set up a meeting/call regarding an application:

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