Julia Boman

Julia Boman is Science Officer and Grant Evaluation Partnerships Manager at ESF.  Julia has with 15+ years of experience in research quality assessment and grant evaluation. She is responsible for the development and management of ESF’s Grant Evaluation partnerships, as well as monitoring the performance of existing partnerships in line with partner goals and objectives. She co-creates tailor-made evaluation processes for and with a variety of research funding organisations and universities, focusing on continuous improvement with respect to international best practice on research quality assessment. 

Among her previous roles, during 2019-2022, she led ESF’s Grant Evaluation activities and oversaw the operations. She had previously developed ESF’s career-tracking activities to promote data-driven analysis on research careers in Europe coordinating two career-tracking surveys of doctorate holders for European university consortia (DocEnhance EU-funded project; the 2017 ESF Career Tracking Survey), and coordinated ESF’s institutional evaluation studies for European national research funding organisations.

As her first mission at ESF, she managed the evaluation process for the multi-million research funding programme of the HERA ERA-NET (2009-2012).  She had previously worked at the Council of Europe, and the University of Tartu.

Julia holds a BA in English Language and Literature and a master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Tartu, Estonia.  

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