[Internationaal] Health Researchers’ 4th of July afterwork event – Funding for collaborations with the US

Afterwork event designed to connect researchers with experience in the US and those interested in exploring US research opportunities in the Health domain.

Nostalgia meets new opportunities and rekindled connections …

… did you ever have the opportunity to spend some time in the US for studies or for research, and would you like to  

  • Reconnect with these American connections 
  • Support your students with similar opportunities
  • Or just reminisce about these good old days abroad

                    Then join us!

Curiosity and ambition meets new opportunities and expert advise…

… have you ever wondered what it would be like 

  • to go to the US for a research stay and to advance your academic career
  • to continue your academic education at for instance an Ivy league campus or in a metropolitan city like New York
  • to start research collaborations with top tier US institutions

                    Then join us!

Celebrate Independence Day while building valuable networks and discovering new perspectives across the Atlantic. 


  • Welcome by the North-America Platform. 
  • Information booths on research funding opportunities in the US, particularly in the Health domain. 
  • Meet representatives from the Fullbright and BAEF programs, the North-America Platform@UGent and the EU-team. 
  • Engage with faculty ambassadors to discuss potential research collaborations and stays in the US. 


  • When: 4th July 2024 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM 
  • For whom: (Student)researchers of the Faculties of Medicine and Health Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Veterinary Medicine as well as other faculties actively involved in Health research 
  • Where: Campus UZ Gent, Entrance 37, Building 'The Core', Ground Floor, Room 'Fusion'  

Please register by 26 June 2024 using this registration link, so we can provide drinks and snacks in US style: https://event.ugent.be/registration/4thJuly

Feel free to attend in your preferred style, whether casual attire or dressed to reflect your US connections or alma mater. 

Looking forward to seeing you there!  


Warm regards,  


Elisabeth Velle - The North-America Platform
Evi Lippens, Sylvia Gildemyn, Erika Fiset - EU-Team
Patricia Burssens - International Relations Office
Charlotte Crokaerts - Research policy officer FGE 

More information


Evi Lippens - EU Team

Elisabeth Velle - North America Platform


30 mei 2024 09:39