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NEPS Publication Award

The Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) is giving out a competitive award for an excellent scientific work carried out on the basis of data from the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS). The NEPS Publication Award comes with a prize money of 1,000 EUR and will be presented during the annual NEPS conferences. The next international NEPS Conference takes place in Bamberg on October 5-6, 2017.

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. 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 June 30, 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 work was published in 2016. Online-first publications from 2016 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.