Our Vice-Rector for Excellence Development: Research and Transfer, Professor Jens-Karl Eilers, sees the election of these bodies as a very important part of scientific self-governance in Germany. Professor Eilers emphasises: “In order to increase the competitiveness of the eastern German universities, the Halle-Jena-Leipzig Central German University Alliance has joined forces again in 2023, as in previous years, to support the candidacies of their researchers. We are counting on a high turnout among all researchers and thank the candidates for standing for election to this honorary office.”
Review board members play a central role in the DFG’s funding system. They evaluate the funding proposals in their respective fields and formulate a final decision recommendation, which is then submitted with the proposals to the responsible DFG decision-making bodies. More information about the tasks as well as the current members of the review boards can be found at: www.dfg.de/review_boards
It is therefore very important for Leipzig University to have its own members on the review boards. Fifteen renowned scientists from ten faculties at our university are running to represent our – and your – interests at the DFG.
So please make use of your right to vote!