NCURA Global Fellowship Program - Host Institutions

NCURA Fellowship Program - Host Institutions


Apply to be a Host Institution

The NCURA Global Fellowship Program is a joint initiative between NCURA and our global sister research administration societies. The Fellowship program has two underlying objectives: (i) the training of research administrators, and (ii) enhancing global research collaboration.   

The program will provide an opportunity for research administrators to travel to another country's research organization and to immerse themselves in a program of mutual learning and knowledge exchange. See the NCURA Global Fellowship Program webpage for more information regarding the Fellowship Program.  

Serving as a Host Institution

The Host Institution is one of the critical parts of the Fellowship experience.  With NCURA members located all around the world and from different institutional backgrounds, there is a strong need for universities and institutions of all types to serve as Host Institutions for potential Fellows.  There are no direct costs to Host Institutions. 

Instead, we ask for the following commitments:

  • One designated staff member to act as the main point of contact.
  • Desk space and appropriate equipment (computer, network access, printing access, etc.).
  • A structured program that engages the Fellow and enables him/her to learn about research administration and management in your country.  (Here is a sample program).
  • Cultural exchange and networking opportunities.
  • Meetings with appropriate staff and agreed time to reflect on mutual learning.
  • Advice on housing/hotel accommodation options and local information regarding travel, shopping, etc.
  • A simple evaluation survey of the Fellowship experience if you do host a Fellow.

The benefits to Host Institutions are:

  • The opportunity for you and your staff to learn about another country’s perspective on research and another institution’s management practices.
  • Connecting with a colleague from another country and from an institution where your faculty may already have collaborative research projects.
  • Enhancing global research collaboration networks for your institution.
  • All NCURA members in Host Institutions are eligible to apply for the Global Fellowship even if they have been NCURA members for less than 5 years.



Applications for becoming a Host Institution for the NCURA Fellowship Programs are accepted on a rolling basis via the application form linked below.  If you have any questions, please contact Claire Chen at chen@ncura.edu.

Sample Fellowship Program

Host Institutions in 2016


Host Institution Application Form

Contact Information:  Claire Chen, Manager, NCURA Global (chen@ncura.edu / +1-202-466-3894) 



Benefits of Being a Host Institution

Dan Nordquist (Washington State University) speaks of his experience with Roberto Chincarini from Fondazione Edmund Mach (Italy)


Norm Hebert (Brown University) speaks of his experience with Mette Sollihagen Hauge from the University of Oslo (Norway)