Pre-Announcement: Research Connection Symposium (RCS)

This Symposium will be the first ENRICH in the USA Research Connection Symposium. Inconnection to the National Council of University Research Administrators’ (NCURA) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. (August 5-8, 2018), this symposium aims at connecting EU researchers and research administrators to U.S. researchers and research administrators to collaborate on the prospect for joint research endeavours. This symposium will provide a platform where EU researchers can present their work and define their research needs to potential US partners, while their research managers and administrators will be able to provide insights on the next step of working together and if there will be viable funding and channels for the collaboration. This event will feature 3-minute pitch sessions, funding agency briefings, and research match-making.

This call will fund 20 entities for the Research Connection Symposium in August 2018.

The costs for some part of participants’ travel and accommodation will be covered by travel grants provided byENRICH in the USA to selected participants.

Participants will however have to cover the remaining costs for flights to and from the United States, their accommodations, meals, as well as other costs (e.g. ESTA/VISA application costs, health insurance, etc.).


Target Group and Eligibility Criteria

  • Research Manager and Researchers from European research institutes, universities, and national academies of science.Research managers that apply together with at least one of their researchers are highly recommended to apply.

In order to qualify for the provided service, applicants have to:

  • If an individual, the applicant must be a tax payer in an EU Member State or Associated Country (EU MS/AC) AND/OR be an EU MS/AC passport holder.
  • If incorporated, applicant must pay taxes in an EU MS/AC AND/OR have as the majority of shareholders EU MS/AC passport holders.
  • Be able to communicate (read and speak) in English


Call to be launched: 22nd February 2018