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Academic Career

Promoting academic careers in education research is a major goal of LERN. The LERN partners offer various workshops, trainings and seminars that are open to all interested researchers in the field:

Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSSS)

International doctoral programme for training and promoting doctoral researchers ( more )

CBBS ScienceCampus Postdoc Netzwerk

With CBBS, we have provided an architecture to specifically endorse excellent young scientists in the focus field of neurosciences by allowing them liberties in research at an early stage and by providing a funnel for approaches, methods and topics to achieve synergies and increment value for maximum results. ( more )

College for Interdisciplinary Educational Research

Promotion and improvement of interdisciplinary educational research of young researchers at the postdoctoral level. Joint research activities among participating (senior and junior) researchers. The establishment of an interdisciplinary educational research network of researchers working at Leibniz Institutes and universities. An increased scholarly awareness of “public science”. ( more )

DIW Berlin Graduate Center

The DIW Berlin Graduate Center provides a structured doctoral program enabling outstanding young scholars from all over the world to complete a Ph.D. in four years. The Graduate Center cooperates closely with Berlin’s universities. The doctoral students take part in a demanding lecture and seminar program, work with DIW Berlin’s Research Departments, gain international experience, and learn how to advise on economic and policy issues. ( more )

Doctoral Candidates Colloquia

Promoting of the qualifications of doctoral candidates at DZHW ( more )

Doctoral School in Educational Sciences

Combining historical, educational and cultural analysis with sociology, psychology, and sociolinguistics, the Doctoral School in Educational Sciences covers all relevant disciplines involved in contemporary research on education. With the special focus on the challenges facing societies today, the doctoral candidates develop the knowledge, principles, and skills needed to analyze educational programs, policies, and practices. After completing their doctoral work, the Doctoral School’s graduates go on to serve in the academy, in educational policy or in educational organizations at all levels. ( more )

DZHW Research Colloquia

Promoting of young scholars of empirical higher education research and science studies Establishing a research network of higher education research and science studies ( more )

GESIS Methodology Seminar

Imparting basic knowledge and skills in work with research methods and statistics ( more )

GESIS Spring Seminar

Three one-week courses:Multivariate Analysis with Specialized Data in the Social Sciences ( more )

GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology

Annual Summer School in Survey Methodology. ( more )

GESIS Workshops

GESIS Workshops are short courses of one to three days, providing training relevant to all phases of the research data cycle. The courses are application-oriented and interdisciplinary, and offer further training in a wide array of social science research methods (quantitative and qualitative). ( more )

Graduate Programme of the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) and the School of Business and Economics of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Training of junior researchers from the social sciences and economics disciplines in the field of labour market and occupational research Broad access to other researchers from the IAB, other Universities and research institutions in Germany and world-wide ( more )

Graduate School Neurophysiologie der Verhaltenssteuerung [currently only available in German]

Qualifizierung der im SFB 779 beschäftigten und assoziierten Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden Einheitliche Qualitätsstandards für die Promovierenden Einhaltung kurzer Promotionszeiten Vereinbarkeit beruflicher Herausforderungen in der Promotionsphase mit Familie und Kindern Bereicherung des wissenschaftlichen Lebens am Standort Geschlechtergerechtigkeit ( more )

Ifo Doctoral Programme

As part of its academic economic research, the Ifo Institute is deeply committed to training highly qualified junior researchers. It works closely with the LMU (University of Munich) in the field of doctoral level training. This applies also to the doctoral students of the Ifo Center for the Economics of Education. Within the Ifo Doctoral Programme the students participate in the structured Ph.D. programme of the Munich Graduate School of Economics (MGSE) at the LMU. The courses of the MGSE are comparable to the programme and level of the first two years at American graduate schools. ( more )

Interdisciplinary Graduate School of the Leibniz Research Centre Science and Society

Interdisciplinary doctoral programme for training and promoting doctoral researchers ( more )

LEAD Graduate School

The LEAD Graduate School aims at fostering outstanding doctoral research on education-related issues and at maintaining the highest standards at all levels of academia: through instigating interdisciplinary research and providing supportive thesis supervision, professional career building, and smooth administrative services. Important elements of the LEAD strategy include master's programs that prepare for a doctorate within LEAD as well as postdoctoral programs. LEAD also aims at contributing to the relevance and responsibility of educational research by further developing existing structures in this research area. ( more )

Leibniz Graduate School (LGS) SynaptoGenetics

The human brain is the most complex organ where about one hundred billion neurons and a similar number of glial cells form trillions of specialized cellular connections, the synapses. Synapses are dynamic structures, enabling the brain to establish various modes of performance, from simple regulatory activity to learning, memory and cognition. Recent developments in genetics and molecular biology allowed pivotal contributions to understanding synaptic function and dysfunctions (so-called synaptopathies), for instance by analyzing synaptic networks or by using distinct models for neuropathological diseases. ( more )

Leibniz Graduate School for Knowledge Media Research at the Knowledge Media Research Center (KMRC)

The program of the Leibniz Graduate School for Knowledge Media Research is meant to promote the development of personal skills on the part of the PhD students, to ensure continual and effective mentoring, and to enable top-quality scientific working. ( more )

Leibniz Postdoctoral Network (LPN)

The network includes members from the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology (LIN), the University of Magdeburg (Faculty for Natural Sciences) and the University Hospital Magdeburg enabling to translate fundamental research into clinical applications. The primary goal of this project is to establish a network to foster research on the physiological impact of monoamines on neuronal brain circuits, and to increase the impact of the individual research of young investigators on this emerging, internationally highly competitive field. ( more )

Marie Curie Initial Training Network (NPlast)

The NPlast network aims at providing optimal conditions for Ph.D students in neuroplasticity research. The key scientific objective of the NPlast training network is to investigate neuroplastic principles that can preserve or restore function and that can be used to ‚rejuvenitate’ the brain in the elderly as well as to treat neuropsychiatric conditions in adults. ( more )

Methods training in empirical educational research at the Research Data Center (FDZ) at the Institute for Educational Quality Development (IQB)

The method workshops organized by the FDZ aim at deepening the competencies for analyzing data from educational studies. ( more )

Pathways to Adulthood

The mission of our Collaborative Post-Doctoral Fellowship Programme is to stimulate innovative, interdisciplinary, and comparative research of productive youth development. Supporting early career researchers in developing a research profile and an academic network ( more )

PhDIPF - the intra-institutional, interdisciplinary doctoral programme of DIPF

Systematic supervision and training and to foster co-operation and practice scholarly communication ( more )

Postdoc Acadamy of the Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology

The aim is to enable postdocs to carry out independent, interdisciplianry research in the field of empirical educational science and to prepare them for the role of professor. ( more )

Promotion of Junior Researchers at the German Institute for Adult Education – Leibniz Centre for Lifelong Learning (DIE)

The DIE promotes young researchers in acquiring career-oriented competences, with individual support and facilitating professional perspectives. The structured postgraduate education at the DIE aims at effectively and systematically providing support to young researchers with their doctoral thesis and qualification for a career in research or practrical adult and continuing education. Postdoctoral researchers focus not only on writing their postdoctoral thesis but also on the systematic preparation of a career in research as head of Junior Research Group, junior professorship or specific individual support e.g. in the Leibniz Mentoring Programme. ( more )

Promotion of Young Researchers at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi)

The promotion of young researchers at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) aims to follow the guidelines regarding the working conditions and career promotion of graduating and graduated researchers within the institutes of the Leibniz Association. At LIfBi, not only scientific but also nonscientific staff members are trained through in-house further education and training opportunities. ( more )

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics (RGS Econ)

Combining research and higher education in the field of Economics is the core objective of the RGS Econ. Both deal with issues which are of paramount importance for practical problems and their solution.   The RGS Econ wants to attract students to conduct research, pass their exams and finish their Ph.D. thesis within three years and aims at a continuation of research and education at an internationally advanced level. ( more )

Scholarship Programme of the Research Library for the History of Education (BBF) at the German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF) [currently only available in German]

Stipendien für einen Forschungsaufenthalt in Berlin zum Studium in der BBF mit ihren bibliothekarischen und archivarischen Sammlungen Förderung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs auf dem Gebiet der Historischen Bildungsforschung ( more )

Support for early career scholars at the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research

Institutional Support and Academic Interconnections: The GEI‘s postgraduates and early career scholars work on research or knowledge transfer projects and are actively engaged by the GEI in institutional development processes by being assigned organisational tasks and by participating in various internal committees. Studentship programmes offered in conjunction with other academic institutions across the globe enable early career scholars at the GEI to gain international research experience. ( more )

ZEW Doctoral Studies Network (ZEW DocNet)

In 2006 the Institute launched a new pathway for PhD students: ZEW DocNet. ZEW DocNet is an international network that links ZEW with graduate programmes at the Universities of Konstanz, Maastricht, Mannheim, St. Gallen (CH), and Leuven (BE). ( more )

ZPID-doctoral colloquium

Presentation and discussion of ongoing research projects ( more )

ZPID-symposia with academy for doctoral students

Networking of young researchers among each other as well as with established scientists from the field of information behavior ( more )