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NEPS Publication Award

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.

Nomination and Selection Process

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. The deadline for the notification of appropriate publications will be announced in good time, whereby the following criteria must be observed.

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 has been published in a certain period of time. Online-first articles are accepted if they are indexed by a DOI or similar.

Research Data Center

Phone: +49 951 863-3511
Fax: +49 951 863-3513


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