Rosemary Grant

Rosemary Grant 
Communications Manager 
The most recent member of the OST team, Rosemary became the communications manager after a year of living abroad in China. She worked as a feature writer and social media coordinator for Redstar Magazine as well as an editor from Ocean University Press. As a DC local, she graduated from James Madison University in 2012, earning a BA in English and Media Arts and Design, with a concentration in Corporate Communications. While in school she worked for four years with the Gardy Loo literary magazine, becoming the chief editor during her final two years. 


About the OST E


The Office of Science & Technology (OST) was established in 2001 at the Austrian Embassy in Washington, DC. A 2002 recommendation by the Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development encouraged the OST's initiatives in institution building.

The OST is an inter-ministerial initiative, currently supported by four Austrian ministries:
  • Foreign Ministry for European and International Affairs, BMeiA (Bundesministerium für Europäische und Internationale Angelegenheiten)
  • Federal Ministry of Science and Research, BMWF (Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung)
  • Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, BMVIT (Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie)
  • Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth, BMWFJ (Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft, Familie und Jugend)
The attaché for Science & Technology at the Embassy of Austria in Washington, DC, serves as director of the OST. Representatives of the four funding ministries form the Board of Directors, which is the supervisory board of the OST. This board determines strategic goals, financial planning, and the annual budget, and oversees the OST's work program and reporting to the funding ministries.


Vision & Mission G




"Zielorientiert planen, effizient umsetzen und nachhaltige Ergebnisse erreichen" ist die Philosophie des Office of Science & Technology.

Mit der Mission "Building bridges of knowledge and expertise between Austria and North America" haben wir uns zum Ziel gesetzt, eine strategische Schnittstelle im Bereich von Wissenschaft, Forschung und Forschungspolitik zwischen Österreich und Nordamerika zu sein.

Die Strategie zielt darauf ab, uns als eine österreichische Institution, die sich durch Expertise und Know-how in den Bereichen österreichischer und nordamerikanischer Wissenschafts-, Forschungs-, und Technologiepolitik auszeichnet, in Nordamerika zu präsentieren. Dies spiegelt sich auch in den Instrumentarien wider, die wir für unsere Kernbereiche - das OST Scientist Network, Beratung und Information durch das OST Online Magazin bridges, und F&E Kooperationen - entwickelt haben.

Vision & Mission E


"Goal-oriented planning, efficient implementation, and achievement of long-term results" is the philosophy of the Office of Science & Technology.

In keeping with our mission of "Building bridges of knowledge and expertise between Austria and North America," our goal is to provide a strategic interface in the areas of science, research, and research policy between Austria and North America.

Our intention is to be recognized as an Austrian institution in North America that has extensive expertise about Austrian and North American policy in the areas of science, research, and technology. This aim is reflected in our core service areas - the OST Scientist Network, Consulting and Information, and R&D cooperation.

Services E





The work of the OST focuses on the following core services:

  • Expansion and maintenance of the OST Scientist Network - an interdisciplinary network of Austrian researchers, R&D managers, and S&T policy experts in North America
  • Consultation and information on Austrian and North American policy in science, research, and technology
  • Support and advice on initiation of new R&D cooperation between Austrian and North American institutions
  • Information via bridges, our free online magazine, on current topics of research and technology policy in Austria, Europe, and North America


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