The Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) is giving out a competitive award for excellent scientific works carried out on the basis of data from the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS). The award comes with a prize money of 1,000 EUR and is presented during the regularly held NEPS conferences.
NEW: 6th International NEPS Conference
The next NEPS Conference takes place on June 08, 2021 as virtual event. More information about the event including the Call-for-Papers and registration details can be found on the corresponding website:
NEPS Conference 2021
Nomination and Selection Process
Participation in the competition for the NEPS Publication Award requires prior nomination. Nominations can be submitted by anyone—that is, self-nominations are also possible and welcome. For the next award, please send us your notification of appropriate publications according to the criteria below with complete bibliographical information no later than April 30, 2021, by e-mail to:
An interdisciplinary scientific jury consisting of members of the LIfBi senior management and the nationwide NEPS Network will decide on the prize winner from among all nominated publications. The author(s) of the award-winning publication will be informed immediately after the selection process and will be announced on this website and in the LIfBi newsletter.
The publication is based on analyses with NEPS data.
Working and discussion papers as well as expert reports and journalistic articles are excluded.
The article was published in 2020. Online-first articles are accepted if they are indexed by a DOI or similar.
The publication has not been nominated for the NEPS Publication Award at any former time.