Programme Committee

The Programme Committee is tasked with considering suggestions for topics from GRC participants and providing recommendations to the Governing Board which will then endorse and announce the topic/topics for the following year. Members of the Programme Committee are at HORC level and appointed by the Goverining Board. Proxies/substitutes are not permitted to sit on the Programme Committee.

Programme Committee members have a 3 year term, or the remainder of their term in office as a HORC (whichever is shorter). The Programme Committee will generally work through e-mail correspondence and meet as required by teleconference. Whenever possible (i.e. at Regional or Annual Meetings) members may organise an in-person meeting.

Current members are:

  • Benjamin Geiger, Chairman Academic Board, Israel Science Foundation (ISF)
  • Molapo Qhobela, Chief Executive Officer, National Research Foundation of South Africa (NRF)
  • John-Arne R√łttingen, Director General, The Research Council of Norway (RCN)
  • Peter Strohschneider, President, German Research Foundation (DFG)


For Terms of Reference, please contact grc@rcuk.ac.uk