V4+WB Network of Research Managers and Administrators (RMAs)

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Final conference



Research Managers and Administration: key expertise to boost the regional excellence and innovation potential

30-31 March, 2022, Budapest, Hungary

Venue: Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Building “K” as Központi– Central building (Budapest, Műegyetem rkp. 3, 1111)


The V4+WB RMA Network of Research Managers and Administrators project aims to strengthen the network of Researchers Managers and Administrators (RMAs) from Visegrad 4 and Western Balkans to contribute to their more successful participation in the current EU-funded Research and Innovation Framework Programme, Horizon Europe (HE). As the project is approaching to end of its funded phase, the partnership is organising the final conference.

The event will take place in person in Budapest, Hungary on 30-31 March 2022, targeting RMAs, institution leaders (from Higher Education Institutions and Research Performing Organizations) and policy-makers.

The conference will focus on the RMA profession, its recognition, current status and challenges in the V4+WB countries. The conference will provide opportunity for networking, knowledge exchange and skill development of RMA professionals and will include a summary presentation about the project, its impact and possible ways of maintaining the network. Furthermore, the conference aims to launch a dialogue among regional and national decision-makers to pave the way towards more favourable conditions for Research Managers and Administrators.

Thanks to the CEI Cooperation Grant, we will be able to provide funding for participants not only from the V4 and WB countries but also from countries covered by the Central European Initiative. (more information on CEI is available here)

1.Important dates

Deadline for submission of applications: 27 February 2022 (Extended deadline)

2. Overview

The grants are exclusively reserved for applicants with active contribution to the conference (e.g. delivering a presentation or leading a workshop). Successful applicants shall be listed in the official event/conference programme. The main subject of the oral presentation/speech/workshop needs to be closely related to the topic and objectives of the V4+WB Network of RMAs project’s conference agenda and acknowledge the grants provided by the International Visegrad Fund and Central European Initiative.

Participants with no active role in the conference can still register with their own funding. Please note the places available are limited due to COVID-19 health regulations. In case you will not have an active role but you wish to participate with your own funding please reply ‘no’ to the question ‘Do you request reimbursement? Successful applicants will be notified after the selection process.

3. Participant Fee

Attendance is free of charge but subject to selection procedure. Selection will be made from those who register and submit their profile to the Online Expert Pool by 27 February. 

The Agenda can be found here.

Contact persons on behalf of HETFA Research Institute, Hungary:

  • Blanka CSITE: phone +36 30 839 3041; e-mail: csiteblanka@hetfa.hu
  • Virág ZSÁR: phone +3630292612; e-mail: zsarvirag@hetfa.hu

    The summary and the presentations are available here: https://hetfa.eu/2022/04/the-final-conference-of-the-v4wb-rma-network-project-was-successfully-held