Dr. Wilma Simoleit
Consultant for Research Funding and Career Development in Science

In her professional experience Dr. Simoleit combines different perspectives of the extramural funding system. As scientist she worked for several years in Germany and the USA. She published numerous scientific publications and has several years of experience in attracting successfully funding for her research in Germany and the USA. From research Dr. Simoleit changed to research management and into the research funding system. She gained longtime experience in funding national and international research at the Deutsche Krebshilfe and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.

Dr. Simoleit consults universities, research institutions, funding organizations, experienced and young scientists. She lectures at national and international universities and research institutions about the topics research funding and career development in science. Dr. Simoleit initiated conferences on the topics „Forschungsmanagement: Drittmittel einwerben und verwalten“ and „Forschungsförderung: Gratwanderung zwischen Bürokratie und Ideenschmiede?“.

As certified change manager she accompanies change processes in funding organizations and research institutions at the organizational level as well as in the areas funding programs, evaluation systems and board structures.

She is editor of several publications on the topics research funding, research management and technology transfer.