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Global Workshop: Fundamentals of U.S. Sponsored Project Administration in Vienna


It is our great pleasure to announce the global workshop “Fundamentals of U.S. Sponsored Project Administration“ in Vienna, Austria, on September 18-19, 2017. 

Topics of the two day workshop will cover the essentials of: 

a. U.S. research funding opportunities for non-U.S. organizations 

b. Applying for and managing U.S. federal research grants and 

c. Sharing best practices in global research management and administration. 


NCURA Global Faculty: 

Leslie Schmidt: Assistant Vice President for Research at Montana State University, U.S. 

Eva Björndal: Head of Unit, Post-Contract Office at Karolinska Institutet, SE 

The workshop presenters are distinguished experts from the NCURA Global Faculty and the BILAT USA 4.0 initiative (funded by Horizon 2020). This workshop is specifically geared for international research managers and administrators (pre- and post-award) with a basic or intermediate level of experiences with U.S. grants who want to achieve the next level of excellence. 

The venue, TU Wien, is located in the centre of Vienna, Austria, a cosmopolitan city of great cultural diversity. 

Target audience: 

− Research Managers and Research Administrators (pre- and/or post-award) 

− Basic and intermediate level of experiences with U.S. grants application & administration 


Date: 18th September 2017, 9:00h until 19th September 2017, 16:00h 

Venue: TU Wien, Vienna, Austria 


Registration and workshop 




Monday, 18th September 2017 

  • 08:00h Registration of participants - Refreshments and coffee breaks during the workshop 
  • 09:00h - 09:30h Welcome: Johannes Fröhlich, Vice Rector for Research and Innovation, TU Wien 
  • Opening Statement: Berna Windischbaur, FFG / BILAT USA 4.0 
  • Moderation: Siegfried Huemer, Head of EU Research Support at TU Wien 
  • 09:30h - 12:00h Workshop part 1: Introduction, terminology, global funding opportunities Trainers: Leslie Schmidt and Eva Björndal, NCURA Global Faculty 
  • 12:00h - 13:00h Lunch 
  • 13:00h - 16:30h Workshop part 2: Proposal development, negotiations 
  • 18:00h - 20:30h Reception 

Tuesday, 19th September 2017 

  • 08:30h Refreshments and coffee breaks during the workshop 
  • 09:00h - 12:00h Workshop part 3: Uniform Guidance, Award Management, Financial issues 
  • 12:00h - 13:00h Lunch 
  • 13:00h - 15:45h Workshop part 4: consolidating session on global research administration issues 
  • 16:00h Concluding remarks - What´s next? - End of the workshop 
  • 17:00h - 20:00h Optional Vienna City Tour, e.g. joint visit of an art museum (tbd

Registration fee: 

NCURA & EARMA Member registration – Early Bird: US $ 420.00 

Non-member registration Early Bird (before August 15): US $ 500.00 

List of Hotel Accomodations (with special rates see TU Wien link below): 

Register now: http://www.ncura.edu/Education/MeetingsConferences/EventInfo.aspx?sessionaltcd=2017GLOBALWORKSHOP


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