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Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Angela D. Friederici

Director

Curriculum Vitae

Timeframe, Date Description

Academic Education

1970 - 1976
Universities of Bonn (Germany) and Lausanne (Switzerland): Study of Lingustics
1975 - 1980
University of Bonn, Germany: Study of Psychology
1976
University of Bonn, Germany: Ph.D. in Linguistics (Dr. phil.)
1980
University of Bonn, Germany: Diploma in Psychology (Dipl.-Psych.)
1986
Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany: Habilitation in Psychology

Career

1974 - 1978
Rheinische Landesklinik für Sprachgestörte, Bonn, Germany: Research Assistant, supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG)
1978 - 1979
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Psychology, Cambridge, MA and at the Aphasia Research Center, V.A. Medical Center and Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, MA: Post-doc scholarship (granted by the DFG)
1979 - 1989
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
1979 - 1981: Research Fellow (granted by the Max Planck Society)
1981 - 1986: Research Fellow (granted by the Dutch Science Foundation)
1987 - 1989: Heisenberg Fellow (granted by the DFG)
1984 - 1985
Université René Descartes, Laboratoire de Psychologie Experimentale, Paris, France: Research Fellow (granted by the European Science Foundation)
1988
University of California San Diego (USCD), Center for Cognitive Science, La Jolla, CA: Research Fellow
1989 - 1991
Free University Berlin, Germany: Full Professor (C3) for Cognitive Psychology
1991 - 1994
Free University Berlin, Germany: Full Professor (C4) for Cognitive Psychology
1993 - 1994
Free University of Berlin, Germany: Managing Director of the Institute of Psychology
since 1994
Max Planck Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience in Leipzig, Germany (since 2004 Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences): Founding Director
since 1995
University of Leipzig, Germany: Honorary Professor for Cognitive Neuropsychology
1996 - 2007
University of Leipzig, Germany: Director of the Centre of Cognitive Sciences at the Centre for Advanced Studies
since 1997
University of Potsdam, Germany: Honorary Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy
since 2004
Charité University Medicine Berlin, Germany: Honorary Professor
since 2010
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany: Johannes Gutenberg Endowed Professorship

Research Administration Positions

1993 - 1994 Free University Berlin, Institute of Psychology, Germany: Managing Director
1994 - 1998 Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences: Member of the Executive Committee
1997 - 2007 University of Leipzig, Germany: Managing Director of the Centre of Cognitive Sciences at the Center of Advanced Study
1996 - 2001 German Research Foundation: Member of the Senate
1999 - 2000 State Council for the Universities in the State of Brandenburg, Germany: Member
since 2000 Scientific Council of the University of Jena, State of Thuringia, Germany: Member
2002 - 2009 Senate of the Max Planck Society: Member
since 2003 German Federal Ministry of Education and Science (BMBF): Member of the Health Research Council
2005 - 2007 Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences: Vice President
2006 - 2009 Scientific Council of the Max Planck Society: Chair
2006 - 2009 Senate Committee for Research Planning, Max Planck Society: Member
2009 - 2010 German Federal Ministry of Education and Science: Vice-Chair of the committee of non-university research institutions in health research
2010 - 2016 Max Planck Society: Committee for the Examination of the Management Functions of Scientific Members
since 2011 The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Halle, Germany: Member of the Working Group Early Socialization: Biological, psychological, sociological and economic perspectives
2011 - 2012 Einstein Foundation Berlin: Vice-Chair of the Scientific Committee
since 2012 Einstein Foundation Berlin: Chair of the Scientific Committee

Scientific Awards and Memberships

1979 Max Planck Research Fellowship of the Max Planck Society (1979 – 1981)
1987 Heisenberg Award of the German Research Foundation (1987 – 1989)
1990 Alfried Krupp Prize for Young Scientists of the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen and Halbach Foundation (550.000 US$)
1993 Elected Member, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences
1997 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation (970.500 US$)
1999 DaimlerChrysler Scholarship at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Berlin
2000 Elected Member, German Academy of Sciences 'Leopoldina' (since 2008 Germany's National Academy of Sciences)
2007 Elected Member, Academia Europaea
2010 Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany: Johannes Gutenberg Endowed Professorship
2010 – 2011 Fellowship at Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, Stanford, USA
2011 Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Mons, Mons, Belgium
2011 Carl Friedrich Gauss-Medal of the Brunswick Scientific Society
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