Grants and Awards
Approval of permanent funding for an extension of the GESIS service and research portfolio (integrated data collection infrastructure, IEDI; BMBF Sondertatbestand) Role: Member of the GESIS core proposal development and project implementation group
2014 - 2017:
DFG SFB 884, Evaluating political reforms using surveys (A08*)Role: Co-applicant (see GEPRIS entry)
Research project funding: GESIS Panel Campus, BMBF step-up funding for the GESIS Panel Role: Principle investigator/applicant
Honorary Full Professorship, University of Mannheim, School of Social Sciences.
2013 - 2015:
Research leave, funded by GESIS Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences in Mannheim (Germany), Dept. of Survey Methodology and Design (SDM), BMBF Project ´GESIS Panel´.
Isaac Manasseh Meyer Fellowship by the National University of Singapore
2009 - 2011:
Research project: "Tourists Experiencing Eudaimonia through Sports and Recreational Acitivity Programs: Determinants and Conserquences", funded by FU Bozen/Bolzano
Role: Principal investigator
2008 - 2011:
Research project: "Expanding the concept of self-congruity to other dimensions of destination image to explain and predict post-visit evaluations in South Tyrolean tourism: Testing a comprehensive model", funded by FU Bozen/Bolzano.
Role: Principal investigator (together with Oswin Maurer, FU Bozen/Bolzano)
2008 - 2010:
SPP 1292 Survey Methodology, Sub-project: "Increasing nonresponse error by reducing nonresponse rates? Investigating the biasing effect of methods and procedures aimed at increasing response rates in Web-based access panel surveys", funded by DFG (German NSF).
Role: Participanting researcher (see GEPRIS entry)
Applicants: Wolfgang Bandilla (GESIS-ZUMA, Mannheim), Mick Couper (U Michigan)
2008, February - 2009, June:
Grant to replicate and extend a meta-analysis on the risks of environmental tobacco smoke and on risk communication strategies.
Role: Primary researcher.
Project-related results and materials can be found here (in German):
Projektzusammenfassung: Passivrauchexposition am Arbeitsplatz und Lungenkrebsrisiko:
Replikation und Erweiterung der Meta-Analyse von Stayner et al. (2007)
Affiliated member of the Campbell Collaboration (C2) Methods Groups ("C2 Methods Groups Affiliate").
Nomination for the federal state of Baden-Württemberg teaching excellence award 2007 (German: Landeslehrpreis 2007) by the Psychology students council.
Appointment as an Associate Editor for Statistics and Research Methodology at Social Science Computer Review.
Call as a Guest Professor to the University of Zagreb (Croatia), Faculty of Organization and Informatics at Varazdin.
Call as an Associate Professor of Marketing to the Free University of Bozen/Bolzano, Italy.
Invited guest researchers at the University of Chemnitz, Germany, Department for Differential and Personality Psychology (Prof. Dr. Astrid Schütz).
Karin Islinger Award 2002, best Dissertation at the University of Mannheim in the Social Sciences 2002.
2003 thru 2005:
"Intelligent tourist organisation ULIXES", Eureka project E!2584, lead by Prof. Dr. Bozidar Klicek (University of Zagreb, FOI Varazdin).
Role: External partner and advisor to the main applicant for the area consumer behaviour and consumer satisfaction in tourism, Web-based and mobile data collection methodology.
"The Technological and Social Prerequisites for E-democracy", funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of Croatia, lead by Prof. Dr. Bozidar Klicek (University of Zagreb, FOI Varazdin).
Role: External advisor, development and refinement of the theoretical base to predict and explain the willingness to use e-democracy tools. The project was nominated for the World Summit Award 2003, section e-government.
2002 thru 2005:
"Web Survey Methodology Site (websm.org)", thematic network funded by the European Union, 5th Framework Program (No.: SETN 2002-00040).
Role: Co-applicant with colleagues from Italy (Bergamo), Slovenia (Ljubljana), Sweden (Linköping); Partner for Germany.
AACE ED-Media/ED-Telecom Conference 1998 in Freiburg/Germany. Best paper award for the paper "Supporting hypertext-based argumentation skills" (received together with Prof. Dr. Peter Reimann).