The Workshop on US Research Funding Opportunities for EU Researchers is organized as an activity of BILAT USA 2.0, a project funded by the European Union under FP7, with the aim to enhance EU-US Science and Innovation cooperation. This workshop will offer the opportunity to hear from experts from the US and from European research managers with experience in managing US federal funds.
Monday, 5th October 2015, 10 am – 4:30 pm, Warsaw
IPPT PAN headquarters, Pawinskiego Str. 5B, 2nd floor
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.
BILAT USA 2.0 is 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
John W. Hanold, Ph.D.
As Associate Vice President for Research for the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), John works to establish effective partnerships and linkages among University offices, faculty, government agencies, and private industry to promote and support the Penn State research enterprise. As Director of Sponsored Programs, he oversees proposal preparation and contract negotiation activities for Penn State’s sponsored research, instruction, and outreach activities. John also serves as co-chair of ACOR, which is responsible for the ongoing training and development of the Penn State research administration community.
John has worked as a Penn State research administrator in various capacities, serving in Materials Science and Engineering, the Institute for Policy Research and Evaluation, and the Office of Sponsored Programs. John provides comprehensive training to PSU staff in all aspects of pre-award and post-award research administration. He has taught over 50 philosophy classes at Penn State, including classes in logic, ethical theory, business ethics, medical ethics, and research ethics. John has served on PSU’s Conflict of Interest Committee and the University Ethics Committee. He has taught national and international workshops on federal contracting, industry contracting, international contracting, export control regulations, research ethics, and the art of contract negotiation. John is a graduate of Marquette University (B.A., philosophy) and a graduate of Penn State (Ph.D., philosophy).
Regina works for EU GrantsAccess as a senior research manager since 2009. She studied at ETH Zurich, where she also did her PhD. Her PhD was followed by a PostDoc as a Marie Curie Industrial Fellow at the Unilever Research and Health Institute in the Netherlands. Regina stayed for 5.5 years with Unilever, moving from basic research towards product development, research and innovation management. Back in Switzerland, Regina followed up on her passion for research management and consultancy at her current position in the international grants office of ETH and University of Zurich, where she is in charge of advising researchers with US grants and providing support to set up institutional policies for these grants.
Patricia Hawk has been involved in research administration for more than 30 years. As the Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs at Oregon State University (OSU), Pat directs the pre-award functions at OSU and serves as the primary signatory authority. Her previous responsibilities at OSU have included preparing OSU’s Facilities and Administrative (F&A) rate proposal and reviewing/revising OSU’s Disclosure Statement (DS-2). Prior to OSU, Pat served as the Assistant Director of the Sponsored Projects Administration Office at Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU). She has also had experience with the University of Oregon, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the University of Virginia. Pat has been an active member in NCURA during her research administration career. She has served on national and regional program committees, and, in addition to other teaching roles, has served as a faculty member of the Global Financial Research Administration Workshop. She has chaired two National-level committees for NCURA, and most recently served as Vice-President and President in 2012 and 2013.
She serves as Immediate Past President in 2014.
Eva Björndal is Team Leader for the Post-Contract Office at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. Previously she has held positions at Karolinska Institutet as the Compliance Coordinator, Financial Advisor for International Grants and EU Financial manager. Prior to working in research management she worked for the European Commission.
Eva is the chair of NCURA’s International Region and serves as a Swedish delegate of the Research and Innovation planning group of the Nordic Association of University Administrators (NUAS). She is also involved in ARCADE HSSR and ARCADE RSDH, which are two EU-funded projects for building capacity for health systems and services, including grants management, in Africa and Asia.