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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.

NEW: 4th International NEPS Conference

The next NEPS Conference takes place on November 07-08, 2019 at LIfBi in Bamberg, Germany. More information about the event including the Call-for-Papers and registration details can be found on the corresponding website:

NEPS Conference 2019

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 15, 2019, 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 2018. Online-first articles are accepted if they are indexed by a DOI or similar.

Research Data Center

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