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In General

Link2US will facilitate easy access to relevant information on U.S. cooperation programmes through electronic communities such as a website, e-newsletter, and virtual helpdesk and designated activities such as training workshops.
The Link2US Project will:

  • Map opportunities of U.S. federal collaborative funding schemes and rules for participation through research and analyses.
  • Raise awareness among the European scientific community by disseminating information about programmes and funding opportunities through a multi-faceted network.
  • Identify and analyze potential obstacles to cooperation through these programmes and funding schemes so that they may be avoided and/or that solutions may be found.



Organization Name Country Contact Person Contact Information

American Association for the Advancement of Science
(Coordinator for Link2US)


Tom C. Wang, Ph.D.
Director for International Cooperation

1200 New York Ave. NW Washington, DC 20005 USA

Tel: +1 (202) 326-6663
Fax: +1 (202) 289-4958



Gwen Coat
Senior Program Associate

Tel: +1 (202) 326-6663
Fax: +1 (202) 289-4958


Austrian Research Promotion Agency
Division of European and International Programmes
(Coordinator for BILAT-USA)

Ralf König
Division of European and International Programmes (EIP)
Head of Unit for International Cooperation and Mobility

Tel: +43 (0) 5 7755–4601
Fax: +43 (0) 5 7755–94600


Elli Tzatzanis - Stepanovic
Project Manager, Expert International Cooperation
Division of European and International Programmes (EIP)
Unit for International Cooperation and Mobility

Tel: +43 (0)5 7755–4603
Fax: +43 (0)5 7755–94600


Agenzia per la Promozione della Ricerca Europea


Diassina Di Maggio, Ph.D.



Via Cavour 7100184 Roma, Italy

Tel: +39-65-911817
Fax: +39-06-5911908



Katia Insognia
Project Manager

Tel: +39 06 48939993
Fax: +39 06-48902550


Hungarian Science and Technology Foundation


Dora Groo, Ph.D.



Bem Jozsef u. 2. 1027 Budapest, Hungary

Tel: +36 1 2137868
Fax: +36 1 2147712


Annamária Csányi 
EU Project Manager

Tel: +36 1 2147714
Fax: +36 1 2147712

Advisory Group

An Advisory Group has been established to provide strategic guidance in multi-stakeholder dialogue on EU-US S&T cooperation.

The members of the Advisory Group are:

Jan Andersen is the Chief Executive Advisor at University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Life Science, Research and Innovation and Chair of the EARMA (European Association for Research Managers and Administrators)

Prof. Linda Katehi is the chancellor of the University of California, Davis

Prof. Christoph Kratky is the president of the Austrian basic research funding agency (FWF)

Lajos Nyiri is a consultant specialized in strategic planning, evaluation and monitoring of R&D and innovation activities

Prof. Cristina Pedicchio is the President of CBM and member of ERAB (European Research Area Board).

Anthony F. Rock currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Science-
Technology Centers (ASTC)

 Click here for detailed biographies.


Work Packages (WP)

WP 1 is designed to understand the opportunities and barriers to cooperation between European researchers and organizations with those of the United States by collecting data about U.S. federal government collaborative funding schemes, surveying the S&T cooperation agreements with the United States, and monitoring European participation in cooperative schemes in the United States.

WP2 takes the results from WP 1, including the inventory exercise, surveys, and analyses, and develops and implements the most effective methodologies in increasing awareness of access opportunities in the United States to the European research community at large.

WP3 focuses on connecting with the stakeholders in the EU-U.S. S&T cooperative agreement and raising the awareness of the U.S. scientific research funding structure to better take advantage of the opportunities disseminated in WP 2.

WP4 will create the sound management and communication structure.

BILAT-USA (Grant Agreement no: 244434) and Link2US (Grant Agreement no: 244371) Projects are co-funded by the European Union’s Capacities Programme on International Cooperation under the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Cooperation.