Research Authority

The Research Authority was established in 2010 to encourage, support, promote and monitor the research activities of the academic staff at OBC as well as to serve as a scientific, administrative and management framework for research activities at the college.

The activities of the Research Authority include:

• Location, collection, accumulation and dissemination of information about external sources of funding, including government ministries, the Israel Science Foundation (ISF), European programs (FP7), bilateral programs (GIF, BSF) and other funding agencies
• Guidance and administrative services in submitting research proposals to funding agencies, including advice and support in preparation of budgets for research proposals
• Provision of financial support for editing grant proposals
• Assistance in matching OBC researchers with funding sources
• Assistance in finding research partners and creating consortium or partnership agreements
• Negotiation with agencies that fund the grant and sign the contracts
• Financial and administrative management of grants and contracts of funded projects
• Initiation of research contracts between OBC scientists and researchers at other universities, both in Israel and abroad
• Initiation and organization of workshops concerning external funding for information transfer and improving researchers’ ability to write competitive grants

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