Report on EU research organizations’ participation in US programmes

The report on EU research organizations’ participation in US programmes presents the results of an analysis based on data regarding project-related subgrants by US institutions, which were granted to EU organizations in the period of 2009–2013.

Gathering information about EU research organizations’ participation in US programmes is rather difficult as this data has historically not been collected on a systematic basis by US funding agencies. In addition, the US research funding landscape is decentralized, i.e., the individual research funding agencies operate rather independently from one another, which make comprehensive data gathering rather difficult.

The information provided in the report is based on a survey conducted by the BILAT USA 2.0 partner NCURA, while the final report was prepared by the IPPT PAN and DLR. BILAT USA 2.0 received data on 773 total subcontracts given to EU organizations from 23 different EU countries, via 17 US federal sponsors. According to the data received the biggest federal sponsor with respect to EU subcontracts is the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with 66.5% of all EU subcontracts. The US Department of Defense (DOD) is the second biggest federal sponsor on the list with 12.4%, and the third is the National Science Foundation (NSF), with 7.9% of all EU subcontracts.