Julia Boman

Julia Boman is a Science Officer at ESF Science Connect.

She is currently responsible for the development of Science Connect’s career tracking and evaluation services. A highly experienced manager, she previously managed 2 multi-million HERA transnational research funding programmes - “Humanities in the European Research Area” (www.heranet.info), including the development and conduct of peer review processes and missions covering some 900 proposals, 2,000 reviewers and 10 review panel meetings.

Julia ranks her engagement with HERA as one of the most satisfying and challenging work experiences in her career, where she worked with a great team of people and a large international consortium, leading to the establishment of that successful new work programme which is still growing and flourishing today.

Julia is regularly involved in various peer review missions for ESF.  She has co-ordinated studies including the evaluation of the strategy, funding portfolio and processes for the Hungarian Scientific Research Fund and also for the Research Council of Lithuania.  She has also served as the scientific co-ordinator of the ESF Science Review Groups for Humanities and Social Sciences.

She has a BA in English Language and Literature and a Master of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Tartu, Estonia. She has undertaken Ph.D. studies at the University of Strasbourg and the University of Tartu, majoring in Political Science and conducting research into co-operation across EU external borders.

Before joining the European Science Foundation in 2008, she carried out consultancy and project management work for the Council of Europe and worked for an international FP6 research project at the University of Tartu.

Julia speaks English, French, Estonian and Russian.  Outside of work her interests include jazz singing, reading, and nature walks.

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