EURAXESS North America
EURAXESS North America links researchers in North America with the European Research Area. We provide free information and events on research funding, research careers, and collaboration opportunities with Europe.
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"I believe the MSCA Fellowship has provided me with one of the greatest experiences in academia a scientist could ever have and wish for. It has allowed me to position myself better in the labor market and to achieve the level of scientific maturity I needed to understand where to steer my career next. I’ve become more interested in the past years in the topic of closing the knowledge-implementation gap in conservation science and that’s what I want to do next. I’m currently looking and applying for opportunities that will allow me to do just that and hopefully the fact that I’ve been recently invited to edit a book on the topic will help differentiate my expertise and increase my chances to get a position."
"While several activities organized by the European Commission have facilitated exchange between Marie Curie fellows in the area, EURAXESS North America, through their website and presentations at US institutions, provides valuable information for funding opportunities and career prospects for both Europeans and Americans in the US, Canada and Europe. If both Europeans and Americans use these opportunities, this will increase valuable Trans-Atlantic scientific exchange."
"I think it is extremely important for researchers to have a mentor. Mentors can help when you’re stuck with a problem, aren’t sure where to go, or even just need a confidence boost. I’ve been privy to situations where people did not have good mentors and it’s really frustrating to not have any of that support. I have been lucky that during my Bachelors and Masters programs I had fantastic mentors – people who still check in with me to this day and who I can go to for advice on all sorts of matters. Having that type of professional and personal support has been paramount for my career and personal development."
"Research is international, and ideas travel through people. Mobility between countries can be a huge boost to your career. It can be a great personal experience, too: my partner was able to follow me, so got a first opportunity to live abroad. Some fellowships, including the Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowship, provide generous funding for an accompanying family."
"Freeing up time to concentrate was the most important gift of the ERC, but being able to assemble both the project and a research team completely as I saw fit has also been intensely rewarding and liberating. This was the first time in my research that my two interests of composition and ethnomusicology truly could come together in an organic way."
Career & Funding
Find partners for your research cooperation or hosts for your mobility projects within the EURAXESS community!
Browse our database and create personalised alerts for funding which includes hundreds of available funding/support opportunities for research cooperation and mobility between North America and Europe.
Use our job search portal to find the job offer that furthers your career in research!
European Scientific Diasporas
EURAXESS North America is a network of researchers of all nationalities who are currently residing in the USA or Canada. There are also a number of national networks of researchers and scholars (European Scientific Diasporas) in North America providing information of specific relevance to each country. These European scientists are a great resource for their home country as well as their ‘adopted’ one.
EURAXESS acts as a European platform where they can connect, share experience and learn from each other.
Diasporas by Country
Austrian scientists and scholars in the USA, Canada and Mexico (ASCINA)
We are the independent network of Austrian scientists and scholars in the USA, Canada and Mexico. Our members come all from different educational backgrounds: from economy to physics, from life sciences to marine biology and arts. We are organized in chapters within North America and have a strong alumni organization back home in Austria and Germany. Our Austrian chapter maintains a strong cooperation with official institutions such as the Federal Ministries, the FWF, the FFG and the Austrian Academy of Sciences.
Belgian American Network (BAN)
The Belgian-American Network is an initiative of The Embassy of Belgium in the United-States of America.
The purpose of this group is to connect people who have special ties with Belgium and the USA. For example, Belgians who have studied, worked, lived in the USA or still do and Americans who have studied, worked, lived in Belgium or still do.
Belgian Business Network North America (BBNNA)
Belgian professionals resident abroad are keen to know where other overseas Belgian people are located so they can get in touch to exchange experiences on business matters and practical issues related to living in the new home country. It is a global network which Belgian expats can call upon when they relocate to another country and have to integrate into a new society.
This group is an ideal tool for staying in touch with business trends and economic life in Belgium and thus to function better or be better prepared for a possible return to Belgium. Members abroad frequently receive
Association of Croatian American Professionals (CroAmPro)
ACAP members represent all facets of the international professional community, such as scientists, doctors, engineers, attorneys, artists, journalists, business executives, accountants, etc. We welcome individuals of non-Croatian heritage who are active in the Croatian community. The Association of Croatian American Professionals was founded in 2014.
Foster knowledge-sharing and networking among Croatian-American professionals and Croatian professionals around the world for mutual success;
Promote the advancement of Croatian-American professionals and Croatian professionals around the world;
Encourage Croatian-American business and trade;
Foster camaraderie amongst our members; and
Work with other Croatian-American organizations and Croatian organizations around the world on matters of common concern.
Leadership, Cooperation, Integrity
Fr@NIH is a group of French and francophone scientists working at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the greater Washington DC area (Bethesda, Baltimore, and Frederick). The organization is independent of the NIH and provides information to help post-docs who are working at the NIH and living in the greater Washington area.
Networking Event in Science & Technology (NEST)
Members of the French-American scientific community who have established lasting bilateral relationships are uniquely positioned to promote stronger French-American scientific collaborations. They have the mutual desire to increase the sharing of knowledge and to reinforce international alliances.
Through the annual “Networking Event in Science and Technology” (NEST), the Office for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France in Washington, DC seeks to bring together and honor these scientific alumni who are familiar with research in both France and the United States. The members of this community serve as true scientific ambassadors between our two countries.
NEST is above all a convivial occasion to meet and exchange information among researchers, entrepreneurs and decision makers. It is also an opportunity for these alumni to come together for a high-level scientific event.
American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AFAvH)
American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AFAvH) is the professional partner of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH). Based in Washington, D.C., American Friends promotes the sponsorship programs of the AvH at scientific and professional meetings in the US in order to expand the pool of future “Humboldtians.” Through its Alumni Council, the “Humboldtians on Campus” program, various alumni activities, and its website and blog, American Friends supports and strengthens the community of over 5000 alumni of the Humboldt Foundation in the United States. AFAvH also engages US alumni and other thought leaders in workshops and other programs exploring key issues related to the globalization of the research enterprise and the implications of global science for US universities and research careers.
German Academic International Network (GAIN)
GAIN, the German Academic International Network of German scholars and scientists in North America.
GAIN is a publicly funded joint initiative of the most renowned names in German research and science: the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and the German Research Foundation (DFG) as well as a number of associated members, including the German Rectors' Conference, the Fraunhofer Association, the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, the Leibniz Association, the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung), the German Cancer Aid (Krebshilfe) and the Max Planck Society
German Research Foundation / Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
The DFG North America Office facilitates contact between scientists and researchers in Germany and North America and organizes outreach activities to showcase German research in the region.
German Scholars Organization (GSO)
The German Scholars Organization e.V. (GSO) is a non-profit organization with headquarters in Berlin (Germany) and a representation in San Francisco (USA). It was founded in 2003 by German scientists and company representatives. The GSO maintains a global network of researchers and provides them with information and insights from the German job market. The GSO connects top talents with their peers around the world and helps them to find positions in Germany. Moreover, it offers employers access to this highly attractive target group. The GSO thus drives the competitiveness of universities and businesses and helps to ensure Germany’s continued future as a land of ideas.
Federation of Hellenic Medical Societies of North America (FHMS)
This is an initiative undertaken by doctors of Greek origin or descent with the vision to enhance networking, scholarship donations, collaboration among Hellenic medical societies, and interaction with national and international medical/health organizations.
Hellenic Bioscientific Association in the USA (HBA - USA)
It has more than 400 members across all the states of USA and is aimed to promote and facilitate interactions between scientists of Hellenic origin in the USA and with universities in Greece.
The Hellenic Medical Society of New York (HMSNY)
The Hellenic Medical Society (HMS) has its origins in the Greek-American Medical Fraternity, an organization co-founded by the renowned physician George N. Papanicolaou during the First World War.
In1924, the Greek-American Medical Fraternity changed its name to the Greek-American Intercollegiate Club and broadened its scope. In 1936, Dr. Coryllos with other members of the Hellenic University Club formed The Hellenic Medical Society (HMS), a professional organization of physicians.
In 1971, the society obtained tax-exempt status as an educational organization HMS by-laws were revised again in 1983.
Hellenic Medical Society of Philadelphia (HMS)
Mission Statement: “To unite physicians and other health care professionals of Hellenic heritage to foster, promote and support medical, research, educational and cultural programs of the highest possible standards that will enrich the quality of life of the individual and the community of greater Philadelphia.”
National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
To meet the government's urgent need for an independent adviser on scientific matters, President Lincoln signed a congressional charter forming the National Academy of Sciences in 1863 to "investigate, examine, experiment, and report upon any subject of science." As science began to play an ever-increasing role in national priorities and public life, the National Academy of Sciences eventually expanded to include the National Research Council in 1916, the National Academy of Engineering in 1964, and the Institute of Medicine in 1970.
New England Hellenic Medical & Dental Society (NEHMDS)
It is an organization of physicians, dentists, scientists, and allied health professionals who are either permanent residents or citizens of the United States. Its members either live in, or are enrolled in a medical, dental, or allied health degree or fellowship program, in the New England area. The NEHMDS exists for charitable, educational, civic, and scientific purposes. It provides scholarships and professional mentoring to medical, dental, and allied health students. In addition, the Society provides a forum for its members to network and disseminate knowledge, serving to enhance the quality of healthcare being delivered.
Neumann Society (NS)
Neumann Society is a California 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization set out to create and connect impactful innovation communities. NS promotes the advancement of socially responsible innovation in the fields of education, science, technology and entrepreneurship. The aim is to create and to augment innovation cooperation and knowledge transfer in fields such as education, entrepreneurship, scientific collaboration and thought exchange within the American-Hungarian community and between Hungary and the US. Tomorrow, with a growing set of partners and members NS shall be a transatlantic community of game-changing, mission-driven innovators from all disciplines who together shape our future.
New York Hungarian Scientific Society (NYHSS)
NYHSS is nonprofit corporation organized exclusively for charitable, scientific and educational purposes. Its goals are to provide a distinctive meeting place for active participants of New York's Hungarian scientific and intellectual community in a club-like environment. The Society provides a venue for Hungarian scholars, scientists and students to gather for the promotion of science, culture and the dialog between the Hungarian and New York economic, scientific and public life.
Wild Geese Network of Irish Scientists (WGNIS)
An All-Ireland Professional Network enabling connection, communication and collaboration of the Irish scientific, technological and engineering Diaspora. The Network has a worldwide reach and welcomes as members individuals with an abiding and professional interest in the intersection of science, technology and engineering with policy, research and development.
ScienceAbroad - the organization of Israeli scientists abroad
ScienceAbroad is an Israel-based nonprofit organization that harnesses the power of senior Israeli scientists overseas. Through its wide-reaching professional and social network, ScienceAbroad inspires connections with local Jewish communities, international scientists and Israel. This network advances scientific achievements, bolsters the Israeli identity of scientists living overseas, and helps facilitate the return of great minds to Israel.
Since its inception in 2006, ScienceAbroad has grown to over 2,700 members in300 campuses, with 23 branches worldwide run by scientists who volunteer their time and expertise
- To foster an active social-professional network of Israeli researchers worldwide and connect them to local communities, as well as the Israeli academia, industry and society;
- To ease the return of Israel’s great minds and therefore strengthen Israeli R&D.
What We Do
We create a dynamic network for Israeli scientists, providing valuable tools and connections to facilitate their return to Israel.
a. A Dynamic Global Network
- 23 communities in the US, Canada and England run by volunteer scientists;
- Professional and networking events and programs aimed at preserving and cultivating an Israeli identity for researchers and their families;
- An innovative search engine for connecting to colleagues;
- Active social media groups;
- Annual conference for the volunteer regional directors.
b. Building Israel’s Scientific Future – Retrieving Great Israeli Minds
- Up-to-date job database;
- Travel grants to Israel;
- Workshops and webinars with industry and academic leaders;
- Job fairs;
- Professional seminars that serve to bolster connections and open doors in Israel;
- Entrepreneurship program.
Annual meeting in 2017-2018 (if applicable)
Annual International Regional managers conference – November 2018 I Washington DC.
We have about 200 events per year worldwide – https://scienceabroad.org.il/events/
Contact person: Monika Lev Cohen, CEO
Contact person e-mail: Monika@ScienceAbroad.org.il
Italian Scientists and Scholars of North America Foundation (ISSNAF)
Under the auspices of the Italian Ambassador to the United States, ISSNAF was established in 2008 by 37 prominent Italian scientists and scholars in North America, amongst them four Nobel Prizes. ISSNAF (Italian Scientists and Scholars in North America Foundation) is a 501c(3) not-for- profit organization whose mission is to promote scientific, academic and technological cooperation amongst Italian researchers and scholars active in North America and the world of research in Italy.
Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America (PIASA)
The Polish Institute of Arts & Sciences of America (PIASA) is a national notfor-profit 501 c (3) tax exempt, academic, cultural organization founded in 1942. It maintains a center of learning and culture devoted to the advancement of knowledge about Poland and Polish America in the United States. Since 1986 its national headquarters is a five story townhouse on 208 East 30th Street, New York, N.Y. 10016 in the Murray Hill section of Manhattan. The townhouse not only contains administrative and editorial offices, but also houses a specialized reference library and rich archives frequently visited by researchers from various parts of this country as well as from Poland. It also has an art gallery and small lecture hall where exhibits and lectures are organized.
Portuguese-American Postgraduate Society (PAPS)
Founded in 1998, the Portuguese American Postgraduate Society is an independent, non-profit organization, with no political affiliations and with the objective of promoting Portuguese students, researchers, entrepreneurs and artists working in the United States to both their host and home countries.
Over the years PAPS has been involved in several outreach actions that culminate in a yearly Forum taking place in the USA.
VISIoN – Virtual Slovak Incubator (VISIoN)
Initiated by the Slovak Embassy in Washington DC, VISIoN is the LinkedIn network of Slovak scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs in the United States or with special ties to Slovakia and the USA.
American Slovenian Education Foundation (ASEF)
ASEF is The American Slovenian Education Foundation that supports a broadly diverse community of highly talented, prospective students to build a community of educators and leaders of excellence, character and service. The Foundation will aim at enhancing American and Slovenian education activities, uniting Slovenian scholars and educators globally. The Foundation will offer a variety of high-impact grant and endowment programs, teaching and learning materials, as well as foreign exchange of students and faculty. Our goal is to provide American businesses opportunities to invest and expand their presence in Slovenia and other Central and Eastern European countries.
Association of Slovenes Educated Abroad / Drustvo v tujini izobrazenih Slovencev (ASEA / VTIS)
Drustvo v tujini izobrazenih Slovencev (Association of Slovenes Educated Abroad) is the first association of its kind in Slovenia and strives to create a platform for Slovenes who were previously or are currently studying or researching at institutions outside of Slovenia.
The prime purpose of the Association is to bring together and represent the interests of Slovene citizens who were educated or conducted research outside of Slovenia. The Association will aim to build ties between its members and strengthen their link with Slovenia.
Society for Slovene Studies (SSS)
Founded in 1973 as a society of academics committed to the promotion of Slovene studies in the United States and Canada, the Society for Slovene Studies is today an internationally recognized association of scholars with members in many countries of the world, dedicated to investigating Slovene culture; furthering interest in Slovene culture outside its native realm; generating scholarly research; and integrating the results of that research into broader scholarly syntheses.
Españoles Científicos en USA (Spanish Scientists in the USA) (ECUSA)
ECUSA is a non-profit association of Science professionals with affinity to Spain and the USA. The objectives are: to establish a network for the interaction of scientists in the USA; to increase the social awareness of Science and technology by bringing together scientists and the general community; to create a formal body for scientists that can serve as point of contact for Spanish and American institutions. Founded in Washington, DC in 2014, it has two established chapters in Boston and New York City.
Swedish Trans-Atlantic Researchers and Scholars Network (STARS)
STARS Network connects academics, entrepreneurs, scientists, and students in North America with an interest in or connection to Sweden. STARS’ goal is to inspire research collaborations between Sweden and North America and provide information to students and researchers who wish to relocate. The network also works to create a dynamic, member driven organization which provides professional development opportunities for its members to increase interdisciplinary, transatlantic research, and enable more scientists to conduct research in North America and Sweden.
- Promote interdisciplinary research by building a comprehensive network for Swedish academics, entrepreneurs, researchers, and students in North America.
- Develop ongoing, transatlantic collaborations between researchers in Sweden and North America.
- Provide a platform to promote successful Swedish researchers in North America.
- Provide support to and a mentoring network for Swedish students and researchers who wish to or are currently studying or conducting research in North America or vice versa.
Turkish American Scientists and Scholars Association (TASSA)
Turkish American Scientists and Scholars Association(TASSA) is an independent,non-profit and non-political organization established in June 2004 in Washington,DC. TASSA's first Board was officially seated on February 18,2005,after the announcement of the results of the elections.In 2010 TASSA operations were transferred to a Transition Team after a Special General Assembly, on April 26,2010.A new board,which was elected during the 2012 Conference,continued the operations.We appreciate the contributions of countless individuals who spent their valuable time and efforts in bringing TASSA to this point.
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About EURAXESS North America
We promote researcher mobility and cooperation. Researchers of all nationalities, all disciplines, and at all career stages are the people we assist. Membership is free!
Our focus is on three action items:
- To provide regular, tailored and reliable information
- To organise networking and information events
- To manage the European Scientific Diasporas in North America Initiative
Our community has over 5,000 researchers, managers and students who are interested in collaborations between Europe and North America.
EURAXESS North America is the hub for Canada and
the United States of America.
Office address: 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20006, USA
Office phone: +1 202 349 1103/4