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Elise Richter fellowship awarded to Katja Mayer


The Department of Science and Technology Studies congratulates alumna and colleague Dr. Katja Mayer on her recently awarded Elise Richter fellowship by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).

This funding scheme is designed to support highly qualified female scholars to enhance their academic careers towards a “Habilitation” or equal qualification. Katja Mayer’s project “The politics of openness: Open data practices in computational social sciences” will examine how social scientific agency is transformed at the juncture of Big Data and Open Data. The Elise Richter fellowship will last 4 years and Katja Mayer will be joining our Department and start her project mid- 2019.


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