Jens Harbecke
Jens Harbecke 

Research Projects and Scholarships

April 2019-March 2021: PI of Research Project "Model-Development in Neuroscience: Simplicity and Generalizability in Mechanistic Explanations"; in cooperation with Carlos Zednik (Magdeburg); funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG (German Science Foundation), grant-no.: HA6349/5-1. More details here.


January 2016-December 2018: International Project Coordinator of Research Project "The Integration fo Cross-Disciplinary Research in Neuroscience and Social Science - a Methodological Study on Economic Policies and the Neurosciences of Agency", in cooperation with Carsten Herrmann-Pillath, Martina Piefke, Matthias Kettner (Witten/Herdecke, Germany), Mareike Kühne (Erfurt, Germany), Jaakko Kuorikoski, Samuli Pöyhönen, Teemu Toppinnen (Helsinki, Finland), Bernard Feltz, Markus Eronen, Olivier Sartenaer, Marcus Missal (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium); funded by the European Commission within the ERA-NET NEURON Initiative; Call: 'European Research Projects on Ethical, Legal, and Social Aspects of Neuroscience'. More details here.


February - April 2018: Senior Research Fellow at the Sidney M. Edelstein Center for the History and Philosophy of Science Technology and Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.


October 2014 - September 2017: PI of Research Project "Causation and Computation in Cognitive Neuroscience"; in cooperation with Vera Hoffmann-Kolss, Köln, and Oron Shagrir, Jerusalem; funded by the German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development: regular program. More details here.

October 2013-March 2014: Scholarship of the DFG (German Science Foundation) for Research Project 'The properties of mechanistic constitution' at Washington University St. Louis. Host: Prof. Carl Craver.

April 2011-September 2011: Scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for Research Project 'The logic of discovery of mechanistic explanations in neurobiology' at the Hebrew University Jerusalem. Host: Prof. Oron Shagrir.

2010-2011: Fellowship of the Buber Society of Fellows, Jerusalem (elected, not taken up).

2009-2010: Minerva Fellowship (Minerva Foundation, Munich Germany) for a research visit in Tel Aviv; Project: 'Natural kinds in the special and the physical sciences'.

2004-2007: Scholarship of the Swiss National Fund (FNS); Research Project 'Mental Causation and Reductionism'; grant no: 10011-105218/1s.