Jerusalem-based life science or bio-tech companies or those who are relocating to the city are entitled to grants for their employees of up to 4 million ₪.

Who is eligible?

  • Life science and biotech companies
  • Registered in Israel
  • Employing up to 80 people 
  • Based in or relocating to Jerusalem.

What is the benefit?

In accordance with the grant’s terms, for each eligible employee the company may receive a grant of 100,000 ₪ if the employee lives in Jerusalem, or 80,000₪  if the employee lives outside of Jerusalem.

The grant is available for up to a maximum of 40 employees, with a maximum total grant of up to 4 million₪.

Companies may receive an additional grant of 50,000₪ for employees who are students.

Important note

There is not a specific date by which to apply, as applications for the grant may be made on a rolling basis at any time during the year.

The grant is awarded over an eighteen-month period. Grantees will be paid 50% upon receiving authorization, 25% six months later, and the remaining 25% at the end of the period.

The grant is not paid as a loan and does not cause dilution in any way.

How to apply

Please read carefully the comprehensive grant guidelines (in Hebrew).

Contact Dr. Shay Felishon at if you have questions or when you are ready to apply.