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Humboldt Research Award for Political Scientist Gary Marks

U.S. Scholar to Receive 60,000 Euros for Research Projects at Freie Universität

№ 96/2010 from Apr 19, 2010

The U.S. political scientist Professor Gary Marks has been selected by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for a research award amounting to 60,000 euros. He will spend the 2010/2011 academic year conducting research at the Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science at Freie Universität Berlin. He was nominated for the award by the DFG-funded Research Unit on The Transformative Power of Europe, headed by Professor Dr. Tanja Börzel and Professor Dr. Thomas Risse.

Gary Marks, Burton Craige Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and Chair in Multilevel Governance at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, is among the world’s leading political scientists working in the fields of comparative politics, international relations, and political theory. Marks and his wife, the political scientist Professor Liesbet Hooghe, will be in Berlin-Dahlem from September 2010 through June 2011. As part of the DFG Research Unit, Marks and Hooghe will concentrate their research on the causes and consequences of governance in multilevel systems (multilevel governance).

The Transformative Power of Europe Research Unit began its work in July 2008 and will continue to be funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) until 2012 with altogether four million euros.

Humboldt Research Awards are granted in recognition of a researcher’s achievements to date. They are intended for scholars whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future.

Further Information

  • Prof. Dr. Tanja Börzel, Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin
    Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 838-54830, Email: tanja.boerzel@fu-berlin.de