Grants for exceptional individuals


Endophytic fungi for increased crop production

Prof. Sharon is the head of the Institute of Cereal Crops Improvement at Tel Aviv University, and a professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Ecology of Plants.


His lab in Tel Aviv has been spearheading the study of fungal programmed cell death and the biology of Botrytis, a fungal pathogen that causes devastating plant diseases. In the last years he developed research on fungal endophytes, a group of fungi that lives within plants and can help plants to cope with stresses and diseases.


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Vaccine development for the protection of Tilapia against Tilapia Lake Virus

Tilapia is an important global food source due to their fast growth, tolerance for high-density aquaculture and relatively high resistance to (viral) diseases.


As such, tilapia is important to domestic and global food security and serves as an inexpensive source of dietary protein, including in the developing world.

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Can Information Help Reduce Imbalanced Application of Fertilizers in India?

The imbalanced usage of chemical fertilizers in India is widely blamed for low yields, poor soil health, pollution of water resources and a public expense on subsidized amounting to about 1% of India’s GDP.


To address the issue, the government of India is investing in large scale, expensive programs of individualized soil tests and customized fertilizer recommendation, with the hope that scientific information will lead farmers to optimize the fertilizer mix

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Diaspora and Conflict Resolution

Dr. Nimrod Rosler is a lecturer (tenure-track) at the Program in Conflict Resolution and Mediation, Department of Public Policy, Tel Aviv University.


His research interests include political and psychological dynamics of intractable conflicts and their resolution, leadership in conflict and peacemaking, and conflict-related Diaspora communities.

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Poverty reduction in the Arab Sector

Dr.  Miaari is currently a Lecturer (tenure track) at the Department of Labor Studies in Tel-Aviv University.


Dr. Miaari's research focuses on the labor economics, economic causes and consequences of conflict, including on the economic costs of political instability and the relationship between economic shocks and conflict (focusing on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict), discrimination against ethnic minorities, and applied econometrics.

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