Enhancing U.S. – Israel Homeland Security Collaboration

Enhancing U.S. – Israel Homeland Security Collaboration

Opportunity to Submit U.S.- Israel Joint
Homeland Security Proposals to the BIRD Foundation

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
& The Israeli Ministry of Public Security (MOPS)
provide guidance on S&T priority topics for both countries

To be considered, a project proposal should include:

  R&D cooperation between two, unrelated companies, one registered in Israel and the other in the U.S. The companies should jointly apply for BIRD support
  The jointly developed technology or product(s) must have considerable innovation and business potential
  The submitted projects will be considered for BIRD funding at the next Board of Governors meeting to be held on June 5, 2013
  The following specific areas have been jointly emphasized by DHS and MOPS:
First Responders, Disaster Management, Cyber Security, Explosives Detection
Click here to view S&T priority topics
The maximum conditional grant per project is up to $1 million per project
(up to 50% of the R&D costs associated with the joint project).
Timetable and deadlines:
Executive Summaries (using BIRD’s template) – March 6, 2013
Full Proposals (following BIRD’s detailed instructions) – April 10, 2013
Decisions – June 5, 2013
Please refer to BIRD’s website for submission details –

For further inquiries please contact:
In Israel: Ms. Einat Spivak,, Tel: 972-3-6988300
In the U.S.: Ms. Andrea Yonah,, Tel: 609-6338600