Palestinian German Science Bridge



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 Management

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. 

Call for proposals


Research cluster grants for collaborative projects

This year,  call for proposals for research clusters is issued. The purpose of this call is to look toward the future of the collaborative projects, identifying important topics and creating sustainable cooperation teams on a multilateral level, research cluster call is open to ideas from all areas of research fitting into the scope of the PGSB. All current participants in the Palestinian-German Science Bridge, as well as scientists interested in future research collaborations, are invited to submit a proposal. 

Call for proposal research cluster


Postgraduate scholarships

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.

Scholarship opportunities 


Postdoc Stipends within the Returners Program

All PGSB PhD Students are eligible to apply 
PhD students at Palestinian universities who performed parts of their PhD in Jülich and completed the degree at a Palestinian university 
Palestinian students who have completed a PhD in Jülich but weren’t PGSB Fellows are also eligible to apply for PostDoc positions.

Guidelines for the application process 

Joint Workshops

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.

Upcoming workshops : To be announced upon launching 8th PGSB Call in 2023

Previous workshops (7th PGSB Cooperation Workshop 2022 via Videoconferece)

Explore the results of the 8th Call

Explore the results of the 7th Call

Explore Postdoc acceptance within the Returners Program

Explore the results of the 6th Call

Explore PGSB Fellows and Alumni Award Competition

Explore the results of the 5th Call

Explore the results of the previous calls 

PGSB in the Media