Presentations of workshops on US Research Funding Opportunities for EU Researchers (Warsaw - Rome - Lisbon)

The US is one of the top-ranked countries in technology, innovation and R&D expenditures. Many European researchers and institutions have developed strong research links with US researchers and their institutions. However, some opportunities within US federal funding programmes, such as NIH (National Institutes of Health) and NSF (National Science Foundation), may not be well-known in Europe, and European researchers and research managers may not be familiar with the specific application processes & grant management procedures required by the US federal research funding agencies.


Therefore the workshops organised in Warsaw, Rome and Lisbon aimed to:

  • Promote awareness of US federal research funding opportunities for European researchers
  • Strengthen European institutions’ expertise in applying for and managing US research funds
  • Provide case studies of research collaboration between US and European institutions

The focus areas of the meetings were:

  • US Federal Research Funding – How to Apply, with specific focus on NIH and NSF
  • Managing US Federal Research Awards with specific focus on NIH and NSF: What a European Institution Needs to Know
  • Case Studies of Transatlantic Research Collaboration from a European perspective


BILAT USA 2.0 in these workshops was glad to welcome the following experts:

  • Patricia Hawk, Director, Office of Sponsored Programs, Oregon State University, and Immediate Past President, NCURA
  • John W. Hanold, Associate Vice President for Research, Director, Office of Sponsored Programs, The Pennsylvania State University, NCURA
  • Eva Björndal, Post-Award and Financial Compliance Team Leader, Karolinska Institute, and Chair of NCURA’s International Region
  • Regina Notz, Senior Research Manager, ETH Zürich / University of Zürich


The presentations of the Workshops on US Research Funding Opportunities for EU Researchers are available here