PGSB was launched in 2016, following the signed agreement between the Academy and Juelich Research Center (FZJ), with support from the German Ministry of Higher Education and Research, as a joint research and education programme. The five year project provides grants for collaborative research projects in the natural, engineering, technology and health sciences, between researchers from Palestine and counterparts in any of the institutes at Juelich. It also provides outstanding Palestinian students with postgraduate (Master and Phd) scholarships at Juelich under joint supervision
PGSB Advisory Committee
Research grants for collaborative projects
Periodic calls for collaborative research proposals are issued, and applications are reviewed and evaluated by a joint scientific advisory committee. To date over thirty collaborative research projects have been selected and funded.
Doctoral and master scholarships at affiliated German universities and institutes are offered to Palestinian students in selected fields in sciences, engineering, agriculture, technology and health sciences. Students enjoy a joint supervision from German and Palestinian scholars.
Partner universities in Palestine
All Palestinian universities have partnered with the Academy to participate in the Science Bridge Program
Partner universities abroad
In addition to the multiple research institutes at Juelich, other affiliated universities and research institutes around Germany and Europe participate in the Bridge Program
The Academy organizes joint annual workshops in Ramallah, with participation from visiting scientists from the different institutes at Juelich. The workshops allow the visiting scientists to present their research, and meet prospective postgraduate students and their potential research collaborators from the various Palestinian universities.
Conversely, Juelich organizes workshops for attendance by a delegation of Palestinian researchers, university administrators and Academy leadership. The workshops allow the Palestinian delegates to visit the research institutes at Juelich and acquaint themselves with research facilities, programs and activities.