Committee for Research and Junior Academics
The Committee for Research and Junior Academics is a standing committee, elected by the Senate pursuant to § 17, Paragraph 2 of the Constitution and § 22 of the Rules of Procedure of the Senate, to advise the Senate and the Executive Board on issues in research and regarding junior scientists and academics at Paderborn University. All faculties and status groups are represented on the Committee.
The Committee for Research and Junior Academics, together with the Executive Board and the Senate, promote the expansion and strategic direction of research and the targeted funding of junior scientists and academics.
The Committee is chaired by the Vice President for Research and Junior Academics.
The Committee for Research and Junior Academics drafts recommendations for the Executive Board:
- on participation in coordinated programmes, especially those of the German Research Foundation (DFG),
- on start-up funding for new, usually interdisciplinary research projects,
- on awarding the research prize,
- on reporting in the context of leave of absence and medical leave pursuant to § 40 (1) Higher Education Act,
- to establish Central Scientific Institutions
The Committee for Research and Junior Academics provides financial resources for the internal research funding of:
- doctoral grants
- gender research doctoral grants
- postdoc grants for women junior scientists and academics
- awards for excellent dissertations
- new research projects and junior scientists and academics in the faculties
- scientific conferences with respect to organisation and realisation
The specific regulations for the individual funding programmes are available in the respective funding award guidelines.
6 professorial representatives:
Prof. Dr. Daniel Beverungen, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics
Prof. Dr. Beate Flath, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Prof. Dr. Werner Homberg, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (vice-chair)
Prof. Dr. Martin Kolb, Faculty of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Mathematics
Prof. Dr. Lars Libuda, Faculty of Science
Prof. Dr. Jörn Steigerwald, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
3 academic staff representatives:
Dr. Christian Bartelheimer, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics
Nils Tolksdorf, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Dr. Oliver Seewald, Faculty of Science
1 non-academic staff representative:
Markus Kloidt, Faculty of Science
1 student representative:
Christoph Müller, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Irmgard Pilgrim, Central Equal Opportunities Officer
Dr. Anke Backer, Division Head, Department 2, Research Services, External Funding, Academic and International Affairs
Katharina Patz, Head Office, Department 2.2
The members are elected for a period of office of two years (the student representative for one year).
Further information: Rules of Procedure for the Senate
Prof. Dr. Johannes Blömer
Vice President for Research and Junior Academics