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Information on Review Board Election 2019

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Between 21 October and 18 November 2019, approximately 150,000 eligible researchers had the opportunity to vote online for their preferred candidates for 632 positions on a total of 49 review boards for the period 2020 to 2023. Each of them had the opportunity to cast up to six votes choosing from 1659 candidates.

Researchers who are eligible to vote in this online election will receive their voting documentation well before the beginning of the voting period from their institution (voting centre). Research institutions functioning as voting centres are responsible for identifying all individuals eligible to vote at the respective institution and for distributing the voting documentation to them. For those few persons who have been granted the right to vote on an individual basis by the DFG, the DFG will serve as the voting centre. The voting documentation allows voters to cast their electronic ballots on any internet-enabled computer.

The direct election of review board members is an important element in the system of scientific self-governance with regard to the distribution of grants through the DFG.
By voting

  • you play an active role in the self-governance of the research community,
  • you have the opportunity to choose individuals to represent your academic subject area.

Information on the tasks of the review boards can be found at: