Ben Gurion University of the Negev
The Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research
The Jacob Blaustein Center for Scientific Cooperation


Instructions for Submitting an Application

  1. Select a topic of interest and identify a prospective supervisor (detailed list of activities of faculty members can be found in (Faculty Members)).

  2. Contact the selected faculty member, and develop a research program

  3. Applications can only be made online through

  4. In addition to the forms you filled in (Annex A,B,C,D), you are required to:

    • send copies of diploma's and grade transcripts, as a PDF or WORD attachment, by e-mail: or by Fax: +972-8-6596718

    • send the Guidelines for Referee (Annex F) to three referees and attach to each of them an abstract of your thesis, proposed work program and a brief description of your future research aims.
      The referees should be faculty members that have taught and/or worked with you. One of the referees should be your thesis advisor. It will be advantageous if one of the letters of recommendation is from a scientist familiar with your academic discipline but from another university.

    • request the prospective BIDR host to submit the "BIDR Host Form" (Annex E) by email to our office -

      The deadline for applications is March 6th, 2014 and late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.