The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has established a cooperative activity with the Israel Ministry of Public Safety (MOPS) to foster and support U.S. and Israel joint development of advanced technologies for the homeland security mission.
Managed by the Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation, the 2019 Call for Proposals is seeking solutions across six innovation areas.
⋅ Law Enforcement Supporting Technologies to Combat Cyber Crime
⋅ Technologies and Methods to Secure Critical Infrastructure and Public Facilities
⋅ Safe and Secure Cities
⋅ Border Protection
⋅ Unmanned Aerial Systems
⋅ Advanced First Responder Technologies
WHO SHOULD APPLY
The objective of this program is to support project collaborations demonstrating innovative research and development between U.S. and Israeli companies or between a company and a university or research institute—one from the U.S. and one from Israel. Organizations interested in partnering with an Israeli counterpart to help provide a solution to DHS should apply. For information on application instructions and guidance on the matching process, refer to BIRD’s website.
The maximum conditional grant is $1 million per project, and no more than 50% of the joint R&D budget. Plus, the project must demonstrate considerable commercial potential.
Executive Summaries: April 3, 2019
Final Proposal Submissions: May 13, 2019
Final Decisions: July 2019
For additional details on this opportunity, refer to the attached BIRD Call for Proposals document or visit the BIRD HLS website.