Recently the Senat of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) elected some of the bodies of the DFG. In doing so it elected one of the members of SOCIUM in two important committees. Karin Gottschall, Professor of Sociology at Fachbereich 8 and Department Head at SOCIUM, became member of the Senatsausschuss für Sonderforschungsbereiche of the DFG and at the same time member of the Bewilligungsausschuss für Sonderforschungsbereiche.
The task of the Senatsausschuss für Sonderforschungsbereiche is to participate in the preparation, assessment and decision-making on financing the applications for Sonderforschungsbereiche (Collaborative Research Centers) at the DFG. It consists of 40 scientists from all disciplines.
The Bewilligungsausschuss, as its name indicates, decides about the financing of applications for Collaborative Research Centers by the DFG. It consists of the 40 members of the Senatsausschuss plus one representative of the Federal Ministry and one representative each for the 16 Länder governments.
Prof. Dr. Karin Gottschall
SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy
Phone: +49 421 218-58595