Young scientists / researchers
DIPF offers diverse programmes to doctoral students and postdocs in educational research and computer science.
Leibniz postdoc programme for interdisciplinary educational research/ College for Interdisciplinary Educational Research
The Leibniz programme for interdisciplinary educational research, College for Interdisciplinary Educational Research (CIDER), was founded in 2012. It targets postdocs from the domains of sociology, economics, psychology and educational science who are engaged in empirical educational research and wish to move beyond disciplinary boundaries.
Besides assessments of competence development and returns to education, the programme supports work on the question how success in education is possible even despite adverse conditions.
For an initial period of 42 months, the new postdoc programme is financed by Jacobs Foundation and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The WZB is in charge of co-ordinating the programme, with DIPF and four other Leibniz institutes as participants: the German Institute for Economics (DIW), GESIS – Leibniz Institute for Social Science, IPN – Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education and the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW).
Participating researchers are:
- Prof. Dr. Eckhard Klieme, DIPF
- Prof. Dr. Olaf Köller, IPN
- PD Dr. Friedhelm Pfeiffer, ZEW
- Prof. Dr. Beatrice Rammstedt, GESIS
- Prof. Dr. Heike Solga, WZB - project management
- Prof. Dr. C.Katharina Spieß, DIW
Doctoral programme “Knowledge Discovery in Scientific Literature“
This programme was jointly launched by UKP Lab at TU Darmstadt and DIPF - here, seven scholarships are granted to doctoral students in computer science. Scholarships are available to students writing a thesis on text or data mining, automatic language processing, information science or a related subject in the field of “Knowledge Discovery in Scientific Publications”.
As a rule, funding is granted for no more than 36 months. The stipend is 1,400 euros per month.
Contact: Prof. Dr. Marc Rittberger
Scholarship programme by the Research Library for the History of Education
The Research Library for the History of Education (BBF) is a historical educational research institute dedicated to the history of education in Germany and its international contexts. Social and cultural historical aspects are focused regarding the history of school and other educational institutions in the 19th and 20th century and the history of pedagogical and educational scientific discourse respectively its epistemological conditions.
To promote young researchers in the field of educational history, the BBF offers stipends for a research visit to Berlin; the programme targets doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers. In exceptional cases, graduate students will be admitted who are in the final stages of their course and would like to work with our comprehensive collections to complete their theses.
A select committee which also involves external researchers is in charge of deciding on the appointment of stipends. No reason will be given for the approval or rejection of an application. There is no legal right to being granted a stipend.
The duration and endowment of a stipend depends on the scope and type of a project, the maximum funding period is three months. It is also possible to apply for a partial stipend or claim travel expenses for a certain period of time.
For a maximum period of three months, the funding limit is 1000 Euros per month (stipendium) plus 50 Euros per month (material costs)
Please visit the BBF website for further informationen – also concerning details of application and deadlines.
Contact: Dr. Joachim Scholz