Enlighten Your Research Global Program

Bridging Global Research Communities

In late 2012, five national research and education networks partnered together to build and organize a new program called Enlighten Your Research Global (EYR-Global). Lead by SURFnet (in the Netherlands), ESnet (in the US), Internet2 (also in the US), Janet (in the UK), and Funet (in Finland), this proposal-based program sought out researchers that could immediately benefit from improved use of advanced research networks to connect their global collaborations and enable their research.

The EYR-Global'13 program provided the awardees with expert network consulting and support in devising the appropriate network infrastructures to enable their research projects; and commitments from partnered and affiliate networks to make this work. The program awards are provided for at least one year, and in some cases two years.

Due to the success of the EYR-Global 2013 initiative, an EYR-Global 2015 program is well underway and will open calls for research proposals in Spring 2015. If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please email, subscribe to the newsletter, or visit the website at