CIDER IV – College for Interdisciplinary Educational Research

The College for Interdisciplinary Educational Research (CIDER) is an interdisciplinary program for promoting early career researchers in the field of empirical educational research – especially at the beginning of their postdoc phase. CIDER aims to foster their independence and to support interdisciplinary networking and collaborations.

Project Description

The College for Interdisciplinary Educational Research (CIDER) is an interdisciplinary network supporting postdocs in the area of empirical educational research. CIDER involves the following academic disciplines: economics, education science, psychology, and sociology. The college was founded by six Leibniz-Institutes in 2012 financially supported by the BMBF and the Jacobs Foundation; currently ten institutes are involved. Since 2019, the coordination of CIDER is located at the DIPF (Y2lkZXItY29vcmRpbmF0aW9uQGRpcGYuZGU=). In the current cohort CIDER IV 30 postdocs are offered the chance for interdisciplinary exchange and cooperation. Within regular CIDER workshops and conferences, CIDER fellows and seniors come together to present and discuss their research projects and exchange ideas. The core of CIDER are so called micro groups, i.e. small research groups of CIDER fellows from different disciplines working together on research topics of their choice.

Project Objectives

  • to promote interdisciplinary research in education
  • to build an international cross-disciplinary research network in education
  • to advance the academic careers of its Fellows and
  • to transfer scientific results into the general public



Project Management

Prof. Dr. Florian Schmiedek

Project Team

Marius Büttgen

Project Details

Current project
Department: Education and Human Development
Education Sectors: Further Education, Science
01/2024 – 12/2026
Contact: Marius Büttgen, Coordinator