• 12 Mar 2015 10:01 AM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)

    Missed the EARMA Expert Seminar? Visit the video archive.

    The EARMA Expert seminar was held in Brussels "Horizon 2020 - Eat the pudding" on the 10th and 11th of March 2015.

    The event covered first experiences with the implementation of Horizon 2020 and the latest developments in Brussels. Dr. Derek Jan Fikkers exlained the results obtained from the Technopolis Study on Project Management.  Dr. Anne Katrin Werenskiold presented the outcomes of the ERA - Working Group Survey: The Second Round. Alan Cross gave an insight to the European Commissions view on the first start with the H2020 program. What goes as expected? Where are hiccups, where can best practices be found?

    Visit the video archive

  • 21 Jan 2015 6:37 PM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)

    LAST CHANCE: Call for Proposals to close Friday–2015 SRA International Annual Meeting      

    2015 Annual Meeting

    October 19 – 21 (Pre Conference Workshops October 17-18)

    The Paris Hotel

    Las Vegas


    Call for Proposals


    Don’t miss this opportunity to submit a proposal for the upcoming 2015 SRA International Annual Meeting at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas in October.

    Speaking at the Annual Meeting provides an excellent opportunity for comparing practices with colleagues and increasing your professional and institutional exposure within the international research management community.

    Submit a Proposal Today!

    Deadline: January 23, 2015

    SRA International is a volunteer organization. No reimbursement or stipends are being offered.


    Learn, Connect, Grow in Las Vegas


    For more information visit: 2015 Annual Meeting Call for Proposals

    Paris Hotel, Las Vegas

  • 12 Jan 2015 6:12 PM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)

    It is a great pleasure to inform you that the 21st Annual Conference of the European Association of Research Managers and Administrators (EARMA) is now open for early bird registration. The conference will take place from the 28th June to the 1st of July 2015 at Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands. The reduced rates will be available until the 15th of April 2015.

    This year the theme for the conference is Global Outreach: Enabling Cultures and Diversity in Research Management and Administration. This theme reflects the growing need and ambition to reach out and get connected and work together globally. Cooperating not only in the field of scientific research & innovation and higher education but also in the field of research management and administration.  

    We would also like to invite you to help us to shape the programme by indicating your 10 most favourite programme topics during the registration procedure.  You can see a preliminary list of topics at:

    If you know any colleagues that might be interested in the EARMA conference please click on the “invite your colleague” feature on the Conference website and we send them an invitation.

    Further information please visit

    We look forward to welcoming you in Leiden.

    Annual Conference Committee

  • 09 Dec 2014 4:04 PM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)
    Dear EARMA team
    Dear EARMA working groups

    Allow me to cordially invite you to the BILAT USA 2.0 EU-U.S. Innovation Conference on 14-15 January 2015 to Brussels.
    BILAT USA 2.0, an initiative funded by the European Union under FP7, is supporting the current renewal process of the EU-U.S. S&T Agreement through the planned EU-U.S. Innovation Conference ´How to integrate the innovation dimension in the EU-U.S. S&T Agreement´ on 14-15 January 2015 in Brussels, Belgium.

    The main goal of the EU-U.S. Innovation Conference is to highlight existing best practices in Member States and to promote the integration of the innovation aspect in the EU-U.S. S&T Agreement through more innovative and entrepreneurial principles.

    You are kindly invited to participate and follow the discussions during eight key note speeches, expert discussions, policy panels and best practice workshops on latest research, technology and innovation aspects, transatlantic innovation policies and future innovation trends.

    Prior to the EU-U.S. innovation conference a BILAT USA 2.0 pre-conference policy workshop ´Towards enhanced EU-U.S. innovation collaboration through policy measures´ shall discuss EU-U.S. innovation collaboration among policy-makers and highlight especially barriers and challenges experienced by the U.S. research community in order to enhance EU-U.S. RTDI business collaboration.

    For further information and registration please follow the link !

    Thank you for considering my invitation!

    Best regards,

    Elli Tzatzanis-Stepanovic

    Elli B. Tzatzanis-Stepanovic
    Economist, MSc
    Certified Senior Project Manager, IPMA
    Expert for International Cooperation

    Tel +43 (0) 57755 4603
    Fax +43 (0) 57755 94600

    FFG - Austrian Research Promotion Agency
    EIP - Division European and International Programmes
    Unit for International Cooperation and Mobility

    Sensengasse 1
    A-1090 Vienna, Austria

  • 20 Nov 2014 3:44 PM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)
    EARTO, EIRMA & EUA Join Forces for Event on Responsible Partnering in R&I
    EARTO, EIRMA and EUA will join forces on 3rd December 2014 to organise an event on Responsible Partnering in research and innovation aiming to collect ideas on how to improve strategic cooperation between RTOs, academia and industry. The event will show examples of projects where these three type of partners have worked together: showing strengths, difficulties & lessons learned from partnerships.
    Input collected during the event will be used to update the 2009 version of the EARTO-EUA-EIRMA Responsible Partnering handbook.
    - See more at: 

  • 17 Nov 2014 12:30 PM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)

    The European Food Information Resource - EuroFIR AISBL is organizing a workshop on EU Project Management & Science Communication from Monday 17th November (12.30) to Thursday 20th November 2014 (17.30). RTDS will provide training on IPR management in FP7/H2020 research & innovation projects as part of this workshop.

    The workshop will take place at the Thon Hotel Bristol Stéphanie in Brussels (Belgium). Registration for the workshop is still open and there are still places available (a maximum of 25 applicants will be selected).

    Aim of the workshop

    Participants will gain sufficient knowledge to successfully manage EU-funded projects. The workshop is targeted primarily at academics or other staff from public, private and non-profit sectors from both EU and non-EU countries new to project management or who want to refresh their knowledge with the advent of Horizon2020.


    A maximum of 25 applicants will be selected in order to ensure the course is highly interactive. Applicant should ideally have some relevant work experience, e.g. proposing for or participated in an EU-funded or other multi-centred project. The modules will be taught in English and are highly interactive. 


    More information on the programme, registration, fees and accommodation is available on EuroFIR website, here.

    Don’t miss out on this special offer and take advantage of this exclusive reduction fee for EuroFIR members! 

  • 02 Nov 2014 6:56 PM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)

    Deadline to submit topic proposals extended until November 17 2014 

    We are pleased to inform you that the deadline to submit topic proposals has been extended until November 17 2014,

    Although we have already received many topics for the Conference programme we would like to extend the deadline as it has come to the attention of the ACC that there are quite a lot of excellent initiatives still in the making. 

    The first review of topics is planned for November 18 2014. We look forward to receiving your topic proposals.


    Kind regards

    Annual Conference Committee

  • 09 Oct 2014 4:45 PM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)

    Workshop on US Research Funding Opportunities for EU Researchers

    BILAT USA 2.0, is a project funded by the European Union under FP7, with the aim to enhance EU-US Science and Innovation cooperation.

    BILAT USA 2.0 have organised a series of workshops on US Research Funding Opportunities for EU Researchers to be held in Brussels, Oslo and Berlin. For further information please click the links below:

    Brussels - Monday, 27 October 2014, 10 am – 4 pm: Regus Brussels Central Station Koloniënstraat 11, 1000 Brussels, 1st floor
    Oslo - Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 10 am – 4 pm in the Research Council of Norway, The Auditorium, Drammensveien 288, Lysaker, Oslo
    Berlin - Friday, 31 October 2014, 10 am – 4 pm in the premises of the Leibniz-Gemeinschaft, Chausseestraße 111, 10115 Berlin, 5th floor

  • 17 Sep 2014 3:19 PM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)

    Senior Adviser in Research Funding - Position announced on: Sep 5, 2014

    Apply at latest on: Sep 26, 2014

    Fixed-term: Permanent


    Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences

    The Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Helsinki has a staff of close to 500. The Faculty´s annual budget is 40 million euros, of which 45% comes from external funding. The Faculty operates in a research-intensive manner and its researchers are involved in several Academy of Finland centres of excellence in research, and the Faculty has four Academy professorships. The number of postgraduate students is approximately 450 (undergraduate students total 1,800), and the Faculty awards some 50 doctorates each year. The Faculty operates at the Viikki Campus in Helsinki as well as the Lahti University Campus and three biological stations (Lammi, Kilpisjärvi and Tvärminne). The Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences wishes to provide optimal conditions for high-quality research. This requires success in the acquisition of external funding. The Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences invites applications for the position of Senior Adviser in Research Funding


    for an open-ended contract. The appointee should take up the position as soon as possible, no later than on 1 January 2015. The employment contract will include a four-month trial period. The grant writer must be an expert in biological and environmental sciences who strives to increase the number and success rate of the Faculty´s applications for research funding. His or her primary task will be to assist in the preparation of large applications for research funding, particularly in calls for application that emphasise the utilisation of research results (e.g., the EU and the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation, or Tekes). The grant writer´s duties will include recognising the researchers with the greatest potential in each application round, supporting them in writing the scientific section of their funding applications and, if necessary, writing texts required for the societal utilisation of research and the non-scientific sections of funding applications. The appointee will also organise workshops related to funding application calls and will coordinate the Faculty´s internal mentoring in the above-mentioned processes. He or she will advise and train researchers in finding funding opportunities, writing competitive applications and planning long-term funding strategies. The grant writer will work on the Viikki Campus and collaborate closely with the staff of both the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences and the University´s Research Services. The successful applicant will be able to present solid evidence of competence in applying for research funding and will have excellent oral and written proficiency in English. To successfully attend to the duties of the position, the appointee must have a doctoral degree, preferably in the biological or environmental sciences, or if he or she has a degree from another field, expertise in the biological and environmental sciences. Business expertise will also be considered an asset. We would appreciate a candidate with a sociable personality, the ability to work independently and show initiative, as well as organisational and teamwork skills. Knowledge of Finnish and international funding instruments and the related decision processes will be a further advantage. The salary will be based on level 10 of the requirement level for personnel in other than teaching and research positions in the salary system of Finnish universities. The total monthly salary will range between 3,613 and 4,801 euros. Applications must be accompanied by a curriculum vitae. Applications addressed to the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, together with the required enclosures, must be emailed to

    The deadline for applications is Friday, 26

    September 2014 at 15.45 local Helsinki time.

    Further information about the position may be obtained from Veli-Pekka

    Heiskanen, Head of Faculty Administration, tel. +358 2941 57580,, and Floora Ruokonen, Head of Research

    Funding Services, tel. +358 50 311 2534,

  • 12 Sep 2014 3:26 PM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)

    Dear members of EARMA

    Subject: Innovation workshop “Smart Communities”

    Dr. Tomita from Kobe University in JAPAN is writing this email.

    In the previous e-mail, we informed you about the The 5th Kobe University Brussels European Centre Symposium on 14 October 2014 to be held in Brussels, organized by Kobe University and co-organized with JEUPISTE.

    Prior to this Symposium JEUPISTE is organizing a workshop (No. 1) on 13 October 2014 in Brussels to discuss best possibilities for building strong partnerships in the research area of Smart Communities.

    The FP7 project, Japan-EU Partnership in Innovation, Science and Technology (JEUPISTE; Grant Agreement No. 609585) is engaged in various activities to reinforce Europe-Japan cooperation in science, technology and innovation (STI), including contribution to STI policy dialogues, information services, organization of seminars, workshops and training courses.

    We now launch a series of Innovation Workshops, aiming at active partnership building through a broad, overarching theme of Smart Communities. This workshop No.1 is twinned with the No.2 planned in Turin on 13 November 2014. While Workshop No.2 will focus on the downstream side of the innovation value chain, getting funding and bringing research results into market (especially in the ICT related fields), Workshop No.1 will look at the upstream side, identification of issues, ideation, and team building. In this workshop, policies related to smart communities of Europe and Japan will be summarized and strategic partnership will be sought through shared ideas and experiences, current collaboration status and future perspectives.

    If you are interested in further details, I refer to the following link:

    I believe that Research Administrators are suitable to attend this workshop. 

    We would be delighted if you could join this workshop to build relationships in the field of Smart communities.


    Yours faithfully,

    Katsuhiko Tomita

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Advanced Training Centre (FTU)
Research Professional is  EARMA’s Official Media Sponsor. 


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