UK seeks collaboration with Israel on stem cells

Researchers can apply for grants of up to ₤4,000 for visits to lay groundwork for future collaboration with their British counterparts.

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office is seeking Israeli stem cell researchers. The Foreign Office announced that it will award grants of up to ₤4,000 to individuals under the 2008 UK-Israel Stem Cell Collaboration Development Award. The total amount of the awards is ₤25,000. The aim of the awards is the advancement of stem cell research by cultivating collaborations between research teams in the UK and other countries to accelerate scientific progress and benefit patients. This year's awards are also in celebration of Israel's 60th year of independence.

The awards will brief visits by researchers in order to lay groundwork for future collaborative research efforts. The research institutions can be involved in any aspect of basic or clinical stem cell research or therapeutics. The program is intended to facilitate communication of ideas, techniques, and information between researchers via short visits between research groups. The goal of visits is the establishment of new formal research collaboration between the two research groups or institutions.

The Stem Cell Collaboration Development Award is sponsored by the Foreign Office’s Global Opportunities Fund and administered through the Science & Innovation team at the British Embassy in Tel Aviv.

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - - on September 1, 2008

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