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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) and published last year. The award comes with a prize money of 1,000 EUR and is presented during the annual NEPS conferences.

The next event, the 3rd International NEPS Conference, takes place in Bamberg on November 22-23, 2018.

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. For the upcoming award ceremony, please send us your notification of appropriate publications according to the criteria below with complete bibliographical information no later than July 31, 2017, 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 has been published in 2017. Online-first articles are accepted if they are indexed by a DOI or similar.

Research Data Center

Phone: +49-(0)951-863-3511
Fax: +49-(0)951-863-3513


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