Dr. Annette Doll-Sellen: Director, New York Office, German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)
Coming from a background in the humanities, Dr. Doll-Sellen completed her Ph.D. in German literature at the University of Cologne. Subsequently, she focused her attention on research administration.
Dr. Doll-Sellen gained substantial experience in international science management during her seven years in Brussels, where she held several executive positions. For five years, she was entrusted with the directorship of the “European Liaison Office of the German Research Organizations.” Following that position, she served as a senior expert for the European Commission in the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation. Upon her return to Germany, she concentrated her activities on the European Research Council, for which she chaired the national Contact Point in Germany from 2006 to 2013.
In the context of the “German Excellence Initiative,” the DFG Headquarters in Bonn called upon Dr. Doll-Sellen’s expertise to manage the funding of excellence centers throughout the country, working with cutting-edge German research institutions in Berlin, Munich, and Heidelberg. In the spring of 2014, Dr. Doll-Sellen was appointed Director of the German Research Foundation’s New York Office where continues to share her broad experience in international science management to promote transatlantic research cooperation.