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    • Enhancing U.S. Collaboration withthe EU and its Member States- Challenges December 12, 2011 Tom C. Wang, Ph.D. Director for International Cooperation
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Diffuse and diverse funding systems5 Tom Wang, December 12, 2011 Source: (map) Google Map
    • 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
    • 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
    • European doctoral students continue to study in the U.S.8 Tom Wang, December 12, 2011 Source: National Science Board S&E Indicators 2010
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Are the experiences of intra-European cooperation applicable to EU-U.S. cooperation?13 Tom Wang, December 12, 2011