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Wang 12 12-11

  1. 1. Enhancing U.S. Collaboration withthe EU and its Member States- Challenges December 12, 2011 Tom C. Wang, Ph.D. Director for International Cooperation
  2. 2. Country share of U.S.’s intl articles: Continued strength of European collaborators 16 14 % Country Share 12 10 8 6 4 1998 2 2008 0 #6,#7 Italy Finland #1,#2 Germany #5 France Belgium Greece Poland Austria UK Spain Denmark Norway Sweden Netherlands Switzerland #2,#1 (China jumped to 10.4% (#4) in 2008 from 3.5% in 1998)2 Tom Wang, December 12, 2011 Source: Table 5-19, National Science Board S&E Indicators 2010
  3. 3. U.S. share of country’s intl articles: Continued strength of U.S. collaborators 40 35 % U.S. Share 30 25 20 15 10 1998 5 2008 0 Germany Italy France Poland Greece Austria UK Denmark Spain Norway Finland Sweden Belgium Netherlands Switzerland3 Tom Wang, December 12, 2011 Source: Table 5-19, National Science Board S&E Indicators 2010
  4. 4. Link2US  3-year project, co-funded by the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme, to help European researchers and institutions better understand the U.S. research funding environment, particularly funding programs.  Analysis of S&T Agreements and U.S. Funding Programs  Outreach to researchers in the EU4 Tom Wang, December 12, 2011
  5. 5. Diffuse and diverse funding systems5 Tom Wang, December 12, 2011 Source: (map) Google Map
  6. 6. Many bilateral S&T Agreements, but what do they mean to researchers?  U.S. Government with European Commission and 14+ EU Member States6 Tom Wang, December 12, 2011
  7. 7. Link2US Survey of NIH grantee investigators and institutions in the EU  Importance of mobility and personal networks  Majority researchers had either previously studied or conducted research in the U.S. before first NIH award  Majority researchers had collaborated with U.S. institutions before first NIH award7 Tom Wang, December 12, 2011
  8. 8. European doctoral students continue to study in the U.S.8 Tom Wang, December 12, 2011 Source: National Science Board S&E Indicators 2010
  9. 9. Increase in foreign post-docs in the U.S. 30 Number of Post-Docs Foreign 25 (thousands) 20 U.S. Citizen/ Permanent Resident 15 10 1993 1996 1999 2002 2005 Year Source: Adapted from Fig 2-249 Tom Wang, December 12, 2011 National Science Board S&E Indicators 2010
  10. 10. Relatively low percentage of U.S. citizens & permanent residents going abroad following science & engineering doctorates 5.0% Definite Plans Abroad (%) 4.0% 3.0% 2.0% 1.0% 0.0%10 Tom Wang, December 12, 2011 Year Source: NSF Survey of Earned Doctorates
  11. 11. NIH Research Project Grants are researcher- friendly, but policy differences between NIH and European granting agencies make grant administration challenging11 Tom Wang, December 12, 2011
  12. 12. Researchers Grants Administrators “High” “Medium” “Low” Challenges Lack of admin. Lack of Differences in Lack of admin. support from own complementary U.S./European support from U.S. organization funding policy funder requirements Communication Cultural Contractual and information differences issues and IP awareness12 Tom Wang, December 12, 2011
  13. 13. Are the experiences of intra-European cooperation applicable to EU-U.S. cooperation?13 Tom Wang, December 12, 2011

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