Researcher Collaboration Group Workshop

Start Date
07 April 2014
End Date
08 April 2014
University of Maryland
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The next RCG workshop will be hosted by the University of Maryland from 7-8 April 2014.


The theme of this year's workshop is:

Funding, Facilitating & Fostering Research

The event will encompass the following questions:

  • How do U21 members find out about international funding opportunities?
  • How do research administrators facilitate collaborative research projects?
  • How can the U21 RCG foster research links between U21 members?
  • What lessons can we learn from each other in building & sustaining international research collaboration?

The meeting will also include a full day of site visits to US federal agencies where delegates will get to meet important contacts in a one-on-one setting.

Event Programme 

A full programme for the workshop is available to download below.

Clearance for Site Visits to NASA & NOAA Facilities

Delegates from outside the United States will need to complete a clearance form to attend the site visits. The clearance form will be sent to you after you register and needs to be returned to Julie Ward ( by no later than Thursday 13 March.

On the day of the site visits, US citizens should bring their driving license and foreign nationals should bring their passports.

How To Register


Registration for this event is now CLOSED.



Delegates are responsible for booking their own accommodation. A group of rooms have been reserved at a preferential rate at the Marriott Inn & Conference Center, University of Maryland University College.

The room Rate is US$159 per night plus fees and taxes.  Delegates are asked to make reservations before 17 March 2014 to guarantee room availability at the reduced rate.  

To book your room please call the hotel on +1 800 676 6137 or +1 301 985 7300 being sure to mention that you are a member of the 'U21 Research Collaborators Group' and qualify for a reduced room rate.

Dr Gemma Marakas