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NEPS Publication Award

The Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) honors outstanding scientific work based on data from the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) with a publication prize. The annual award is endowed with prize money of EUR 1,000 and is presented at the regular NEPS conferences.

The next conference takes place on December 5-6, 2024 as an open-topic event at the LIfBi in Bamberg. Further information including the Call-for-Papers and registration details can be found on the website:

9th International NEPS Conference 2024



Participation in the competition for the NEPS Publication Award requires prior nomination. Nominations can be submitted by anyonethat is, self-nominations are also possible and welcome. Please send us your notification of an appropriate publication according to the criteria below with complete bibliographical information and an electronic copy no later than August 31, 2024 by e-mail to:



  • The publication is based on analyses with data from the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS, including NEPS-ADIAB).

  • Working and discussion papers as well as expert reports and journalistic articles are excluded.

  • The article was published in the year 2023. 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.


Selection Process

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 award winners will be informed immediately after the selection process and announced on our website and in the newsletter following the official award ceremony.

Award Winners RDC Newsletter

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