Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives
Katalin Gádoros, Head of Administration at Blinken OSA, is responsible for an annual core budget, external funding, donations, hiring policies, and the flawless operations of the unit within the legal and administrative framework of the University. Her responsibilities cover the coordination of the Archives’s fundraising, its international grants and programs. She is the coordinator of Blinken OSA’s own research grants schemes, which offered over 1,000 individual and team awards to date. During Ms Gádoros’s 22 years in this position, she has submitted over 55 grant applications internationally and locally. She has been the participant administrative coordinator of several major European Union research grants, among them HOPE, EAWARENESS, EUROPEANA DS, and EUROPE FOR CITIZENS. She submitted applications to and was the chief coordinator of several smaller grants Blinken OSA received from the ERSTE Foundation, the Fritt Ord Foundation, or the Hungarian Cultural Fund. Blinken OSA was participant in one Culture 2000 program (Overcoming Dictatorships) and was the project leader of another (History After the Fall), both of which were coordinated and administered by Ms Gádoros. She has been the chief administrative coordinator of the Visegrad Scholarship at OSA grant scheme since its inception in 2010, offered jointly with the International Visegrad Fund, of Blinken OSA’s own Aaron Swartz Fellowship and the Hoover Archives Research Assistance Scholarship, which have so far supported 185 candidates worldwide.