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Julia Fischer elected Member of DFG Senate

On July 1, the General Assembly of the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) elected six new Senate members, among them Julia Fischer (August 2015).
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Julia Fischer (BCCN Göttingen) was elected into the DFG Senate for the field zoology.

Guided by the principles defined by the General Assembly, the Senate advises and decides on all important affairs of the DFG which do not fall within the remit of the Joint Committee. It is therefore responsible for all important decisions relating to research funding prior to the final funding decision and for all important decisions relating to organising the review, assessment and decision-making processes. The Senate decides which review boards should be formed and how they should be structured.

The Senate has 39 members from the scientific and academic communities. 36 of them are elected by the General Assembly and are - at the same time - the scientific members of the Joint Committee. The President of the German Rectors' Conference, the President of the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities and the President of the Max Planck Society are members of the Senate by right of office. The Presidents of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers and the Fraunhofer Society as well as the Chair of the German Council of Science and Humanities are permanent guests of the Senate.

Read the complete press release by the DFG (in German).