Young Scientists / Researchers

DIPF offers diverse programmes for doctoral students and postdocs in educational research.

College for Interdisciplinary Educational Research

The College for Interdisciplinary Educational Research (CIDER) was founded by six Leibniz-Institutes in November 2012 financially supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Jacobs Foundation; currently ten institutes are involved. Since October 2019, the coordination of CIDER is located at the DIPF under the direction of Prof. Dr. Florian Schmiedek. CIDER Cohort III is funded by the Jacobs Foundation and the Leibniz Education Research Network (LERN). CIDER is an interdisciplinary programme for promoting young researchers in the field of empirical educational research. It addresses postdocs of the following academic disciplines: Economics, Education Science, Psychology, and Sociology. The programme actively supports the building of an international interdisciplinary network by supporting young scientists, fostering their independence, and supporting interdisciplinary collaborations. 

Please visit the CIDER website for further information – also concerning the CIDER fellows


Scholarship Programme by BBF | Research Library for the History of Education

The BBF | Research Library for the History of Education is a historical educational research institute dedicated to the history of education in Germany and its international contexts. Its foci are social and cultural historical aspects 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 who are in the final stages of their course and would like to work with our comprehensive collections to complete their theses will be admitted.

A selection 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 1,000 euros per month (stipend) plus 50 euros per month (material costs)

Please visit the BBF website for further information – also concerning details of application and deadlines.

Contact: Dr. Kathrin Berdelmann

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