BILAT USA 2.0 Workshop on US Research Funding Opportunities BRUSSELS

Event's Date: 
Monday, October 27, 2014 - 10:00 to 16:30

Regus Brussels Central Station

Koloniënstraat 11,

1000 Brussels (1st floor)

The US is one of the top-ranked countries in technology, innovation and R&D expenditures and many European researchers and institutions have developed strong research links with US researchers and their institutions. However, some opportunities within US federal funding programs, 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 & grants management procedures required by US federal research funding agencies. Therefore this workshop will:

  • 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


Topics that will be discussed with experts are:

  • 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 is happy to welcome the following experts:

Vivian Holmes, Director, Sponsored Research Operations, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, and President, National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA)

Patricia Hawk, Director, Office of Sponsored Programs, Oregon State University, and Immediate Past President, 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 workshop addresses the whole European research community (researchers & research managers, administrators). Registration for the workshop will be free of charge. Please note that spaces are limited and a pre-registration is required via the following link:

Regus Brussels Central Station
Kolonienstraat 11
1000 Brussels