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University of Helsinki

A Deep Dive into U.S. Research Funding

FARIA (Finnish-American Research and Innovation Accelerator) and the University of Helsinki’s Research Funding Services warmly invites to participate in a three-day workshop that is organized in cooperation with NCURA (National Council of University Research Administrators).

 A Deep Dive into U.S. Research Funding
 A Deep Dive into U.S. Research Funding

Time & Location

Sep 20, 2023, 9:00 AM – Sep 22, 2023, 5:00 PM

University of Helsinki

About the event

Workshop: A Deep Dive into U.S. Research Funding

FARIA (Finnish-American Research and Innovation Accelerator) and the University of Helsinki’s Research Funding Services warmly invite you to participate in a three-day workshop that is organized in cooperation with NCURA (National Council of University Research Administrators). The workshop will provide valuable insights on how to identify and explore U.S. funding opportunities, budget considerations, legal aspects and award management. In addition, U.S.-Finland collaboration frameworks and U.S. funding in Finland will be discussed. Guest speakers will include research management experts, funding organizations and high- level public administration representatives both from the United States and Europe.

Dates & times: 20.-22.9.2023 from 9:00 – 17:00.

Registration desk is open every day from 8:30

Locations:

20.9. U33 Banquet Room 303, Unioninkatu 33

21.9. Porthania, PII hall, Yliopistonkatu 3

22.9. from 9-12 Porthania, Suomen Laki hall, Yliopistonkatu 3; from 13-17

Porthania, PIII, Yliopistonkatu 3.

Target groups: The workshop is intended for university leadership, research administrators, financial experts, legal counsels, and anyone working closely on U.S. funding in either the pre- or post-award stage. Space permitting, the workshop is also open to PIs in Finland, who are planning on applying for U.S. funding within the next two years.

Agenda 

Wednesday 20 September 2023 U33 Banquet Room 303, Unioninkatu 33, Helsinki

09:00 – 09:20: Opening Plenary

Kaarle Hämeri, Chancellor, University of Helsinki

Ritva Dammert, Chief Development Officer - Research, University of Helsinki

Kathleen Larmett, Executive Director, National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA)

Henna Moore, Senior Advisor, Research Funding Services, University of Helsinki

09:20 – 10:00: U.S.Funding Opportunities – part 1

Jennifer Ponting, Associate Vice President for Research Administration, University of Chicago

Annika Glauner, Head of International Research Policy and Research Strategy at EU GrantsAccess, the mutual office for international research programmes of ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich, Switzerland

10:00 – 10:30: Coffee break

10:30 – 11:00: U.S. Funding Opportunities – part 2

Eva Björndal, Director of Research Award Administration (Pre- and Post-Award), King’s College London

Dave Richardson, Executive Associate Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation, Security Management Office and Sponsored Programs Administration Director, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

11:00 – 12:00: U.S. – Finnish Success Stories

Moderator: Ritva Dammert, Chief Development Officer - Research, University of Helsinki

Ilkka Lakaniemi, Director, Center for Knowledge and Innovation Research, Aalto University School of Business

Ville Paavilainen, Research Director, Institute of Biotechnology, HiLIFE, University of Helsinki

Satu Mustjoki, Professor of Translational Hematology, Scientific director of ICAN, University of Helsinki

12:00 – 13:15: Lunch

13:15 – 14:15: U.S.-Finland Collaboration Frameworks

Moderator: Petri Koikkalainen, Counselor for Science and Higher Education, Embassy of Finland to the United States

Jukka Tanskanen, Senior Science Adviser, Research Council of Finland/Senior Specialist, Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland

13:15 – 14:15: U.S.-Finland Collaboration Frameworks (continued)

Sarah Scharf, Regional Program Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Terhi Mölsä, Chief Executive Officer, Fulbright Finland Foundation

Jonna Lehtinen, Head of Development, EU and International Affairs, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

Janica Ylikarjula, Vice President of International Affairs and Policy, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Maijastiina Arvola, Global Collaboration Manager, Deputy Head of Unit for International Collaboration and Partnerships, CSC – IT Center for Science

14:15 – 15:00: How to increase U.S. Research Funding in Finland

Moderator: Jérôme Rickmann, Senior Advisor, Global Engagement, Aalto University

Kathleen Larmett, Executive Director, National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA)

Risto Vilkko, Senior Science Adviser, Research Council of Finland

Anne Remes, Vice-Rector for research, doctoral education and sustainability, University of Helsinki

Ella Bingham, Head of Research Services, Chair of Finn-ARMA, Aalto University

Satu Mustjoki, Professor of Translational Hematology, Scientific director of ICAN, University of Helsinki

Sarah Scharf, Regional Program Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH)

15:00 – 15:20: Afternoon coffee

15:20 – 16:05:  Safeguarding Science and Innovation

Moderator: Teppo Heiskanen, Director for Advancement and Corporate Engagement, Aalto University

Tiina Vihma-Purovaara, Senior Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Education, Science and Culture

Niklas Helwig, Leading Researcher, Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Jouni Hirvonen, Vice-Rector for innovations and infrastructures, University of Helsinki

Laura Juvonen, Senior Vice President, Strategy, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Ara Tahmassian, Chief Research Compliance Officer, Harvard University

Claire M. Saundry, Director of International and Academic Affairs, National Institute of Standards and Technlogy (NIST)

16:05 – 16:45: Q&A & Closing Remarks for Day 1

Moderator: Jérôme Rickmann, Senior Advisor, Global Engagement, Aalto University

John Choi, International Relations Officer, Office of S&T Cooperation, U.S. Department of State

Henna Moore, Senior Advisor, Research Funding Services, University of Helsinki

Thursday 21 September 2023 Porthania, PII hall, Yliopistonkatu 3, Helsinki

09:00 – 12:00

Proposal development

Budget considerations

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch

13:00 – 17:00

Award management

Subawards

Research security

Friday 22 September 2023 Porthania, Suomen Laki hall, Yliopistonkatu 3, Helsinki (observe different location in the afternoon!)

09:00 – 12:00

Legal issues & Intellectual property rights

Compliance issues

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch

13:00 – 17:00 

Data management & sharing*

AI and automation in research administration*

Discussion & wrap-up of the workshop*

*) Different location: Porthania, PIII, Yliopistonkatu 3.

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