Research Coordinator

The research coordinator assists the dean of the School of Social and Political Sciences in the coordination of research activities, in particular the acquisition of external funds for research projects. The target group is the scientific staff as well as PhD students. The research coordinator works in close cooperation with the at the University of Innsbruck.


The research coordinator

- Gathers up-to-date information about research-related topics
- Supports the preparation and calculation of research projects
- Passes on information about the refunding of travelling costs for the scientific staff and PhD students
- Passes on up-to-date information about current open calls for research funds
- Provides a pool of best practice projects for guidance and reference for new applications


Declaration on Ethical Issues and Data Protection

The correct treatment of sensitive data and the acknowledgment of ethical issues are fundamental elements of good scientific practice.
As of 1st of June 2018, researchers at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences are obliged to fill in a Self-Assessment on Ethical Issues and Data Protection before starting a research project.
Here you find up-to-date information regarding ethics and data protection in the social sciences.


If you need further help with the preparation of your research project, feel free to contact the research coordinator for a personal meeting.

AP Dr. Lisa Lechner

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Dr. Lisa Lechner is research coordinator for the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences.

She is Assistant professor for methods and methodology in political science at the University of Innsbruck. In her research, Lisa studies international treaties, such as trade agreements, bilateral tax treaties, and environmental agreements, as well as national and international jurisdictions by dint of network- and text-analysis. Her research appeared in a number of peer-reviewed outlets, such as Review of International Political Economy, Review of International Organizations, International Interactions, and Global Environmental Policy. Beyond academic talks, Lisa Lechner held public speeches on trade. Among others she spoke at the OECD in Paris, the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in Berlin, and the Austrian Parliament.

research assistant: Simon Salvenmoser

contact information:
tel.: +43 512 507-70141
room: w 2.43
Department of Political Science, Universitätsstraße 15


If you are a new research fellow or PhD student at our school, please contact for getting the admission to our OLAT course.

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