Cohort III Fellows, Micro Groups and Principal Investigators


Cohort III Fellows


NameInstitutionDiscipline & Research Interests
Bach, Maximilian
ZEW – Centre for European Economic ResearchEconomics

– Inequality and education
– Skill formation
– Design of educational systems

CIDER Fellow from 2019 to 2021
Bühler, JessicaUniversity of BaselPsychology

– Bi-/Multilingualism
– Language & cognitive skills development in young children with and without migration background
– Socio-emotional development
– Early childhood education
Civitillo, SauroUniversity of Duisburg-EssenEducation Science

– Effects of teacher-based ethnic discrimination on student academic outcomes and well-being
– Teacher beliefs about cultural diversity in education
– Culturally responsive practices and teaching for social justice
– School and classroom diversity climate
– School adjustment of newly arrived migrants and refugee students
– Open science
Daniel, AnnabellDIPF I Leibniz Institute for Research and
Informationin Education
Education Science

– Educational inequality
– Higher education
– School-to-work transitions
– Interventions in educational settings
– Factorial survey
Daumiller, MartinUniversity of AugsburgPsychology

– Motivation and fostering of motivation in educational settings
– Goals and Achievement Goal Theory
– Academic dishonesty
– Experiences, behaviors, and performance of university scholars
– Learning with digital media in the tertiary sector
de Moll, FrederickUniversity of LuxembourgEducation Science

– Early childhood education and care
– Parenting strategies
– Educational inequality
– Family life and socialisation
– Non-cognitive dispositions
Demel, SimonaUniversity of Carlos III de MadridEconomics

– Empathy
– Gender differences in self-efficacy and competitiveness

CIDER Fellow from 2019 to 2020
Gruijters, RobUniversity of CambridgeSociology

– Educational inequality and school segregation in the global South
– Private schools
– Life course trajectories and economic inequality
– Quantitative methods
Heppt, BirgitIQB – Institute for Educational Quality
Improvement (HU Berlin)

– Assessment, support and development of (academic) language skills
– Language support across the curriculum
– Immigration-related disparities in students’ academic (language) achievement
– Determinants and effects of civic education and democratic school climate
– Survey methodology (e.g., effects of incentives, variations of the books-at-home-index)
Hermes, HenningNHH Norwegian School of EconomicsEconomics

– Economics of education
– Behavioral economics
– Economics of skill formation (focussing on non-cognitive skills)
– Development of skills and preferences in childhood and adolescence
– Inequalities in educational opportunities
– Early childhood education and care
Hübener, MathiasDIW – German Institute for Economic ResearchEconomics

– Economics of human capital formation
– Reconciliation of work and family life, and its effects on parents and children
– Educational inequality in health
– Intergenerational effects of education
– Policy impact evaluation of education, family and health-related policies

My policy-related research areas include: Parental leave, G8-high school reform, abolitions of day care fees
Hübner, NicolasUniversity of TübingenPsychology

– Educational effectiveness and school improvement
– Implementation and effects of educational policy reforms
– Quantitative methods
– Students’ subject specific self-concepts and interests
– Teacher professional development
– Curriculum research
Linberg, AnjaDJI – German Youth InstituteEducation Science

– Early childhood education and care
– Structure and conditions of quality of home and institutional early childhood learning environments
– (Differential) effects of educational processes
– Impact of interaction quality in early childcare on mathematical development
Menze, LauraWZB – Berlin Social Science CenterSociology

– Sociology of education and labor markets
– Returns to education
– Vocational training, occupations and social inequality
– School-to-work transitions
– Transitions of students with special educational needs
– Survey methodology
Meyer, JenniferIPN – Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics EducationPsychology

– The interplay of cognitive and noncognitive predictors of school achievement
– Motivation in school contexts
– The assessment of English as foreign language skills
Miyamoto, AiUniversity of FreiburgPsychology

– Fluid and crystallized intelligence
– Intrinsic motivation and self-concept
– Personality (Big Five)
– Academic achievement and school success
– Measurement invariance
– Latent model approach
Nusser, LenaLifBi – Leibniz Institute for Educational TrajectoriesEducation Science

– Special educational needs
– Competence development
– Inclusive education
– Teaching practices in heterogeneous classrooms
Olczyk, MelanieUniversity of LeipzigSociology

– Social and ethnic educational inequality (patterns and causes)
– Social networks and social capital
– Segregation
– International comparisons
– Quantitative research methods
Passaretta, GiampieroEuropean University InstituteSociology

– Achievement inequality
– Cognitive and non-cognitive skills
– Inequality in cognitive development
– Gender gap in learning
– Causal designs
– Comparative research
Quis, Johanna SophieUniversity of HannoverEconomics

– Health Economics
– Education Economics
– Interplay between (mental) health and education
– (Non-)Cognitive skill formation
– Self-regulation in children
– Impact of institutional factors on individual outcomes
Raabe, IsabelUniversity of ZurichSociology

– Social inequality and social mobility
– Social networks and social processes
– Sociology of education
– School contexts
– Gender and ethnicity
Sauer, PetraResearch Institute Economics of InequalityEconomics

– Educational & economic inequalities
– Political economy of education & inequality
– Labour market segmentation & job quality
– Welfare state analysis
– Comparative research
Scharf, JanDIPF – Leibniz Institute for
Research and Information in Education

– Sociology of education and educational inequality
– Primary and secondary effects of social origin
– School contexts, values of education and school alienation
– Migration and youth studies
Schmidt, FabianUniversity of HamburgEducation Science

– Students’ academic perseverance (grit, self-control)
– (Non-)Cognitive factors in education
– Habit formation and measurement
– Early childhood reading measurement and development
– Educational inequalities (social class, gender, migratory status)
Schwabe, UlrikeDZHW – German Centre for Higher Education
Research and Science

– Research in social stratification
– Sociology of education
– Sociology of labour markets
– Empirical higher education research
– (Quantitative) Methods in social sciences
– International comparisons
– Competence modelling and measurement

CIDER Fellow from 2019 to 2021
Schwarzenthal, MiriamUniversity of PotsdamPsychology

– Intercultural competence and intergroup attitudes among adolescents
– Adolescents’ understanding of social inequalities (critical consciousness)
– Adolescents’ civic engagement
– Classroom cultural diversity climate/Diversity ideologies
– Ethnic and national identity exploration
– Intercultural and interethnic friendships
– Stereotype threat and self-affirmation interventions in educational contexts
Steinmann, IsaUniversity of OsloPsychology

– Educational effectiveness research
– Student achievement and educational inequality outcomes
– International comparative research
Werner, Katharinaifo Institute MunichEconomics

– Cognitive and non-cognitive skills
– Education aspirations
– Inequality in education
– Information acquisition
– Program evaluation
Weßling, KatarinaMaastricht University, ROASociology

– Educational and labour market inequality over the life course
– School-to-work transitions
– Spatial and institutional context effects
– Quantitative methods, especially: spatial and multilevel modeling
Wolff, FabianUniversity of KielPsychology

– Academic self-concept development (especially by social, temporal, and dimensional comparison processes)
– Competence and personality development (especially in the context of educational stays abroad)
– Digitalization of learning environments (especially application of telepresence robots in higher education)



Cohort III Micro Groups


Micro group’s titleParticipating FellowsDiscipline
The Psychology of Poverty: Can Non-Cognitive Skills Explain Why Poor Children Learn Less in School?
Rob Gruijters

Nicolas Hübner

Isabell Raabe


Educational Values / Motivations as Antecedents of Educational OutcomesMartin Daumiller

Nicolas Hübner

Jennifer Meyer

Jan Scharf



Investigating the sources of teacher intercultural self-efficacy: A latent three-level study using TALIS 2018
Sauro Civitillo

Martin Daumiller

Miriam Schwarzenthal
Education Science


Examining the origin of teacher stereotypes and their effects on teacher judgments: the role of personal and contextual conditionsJessica Buehler

Sauro Civitillo

Birgit Heppt

Anja Linberg

Melanie Olczyk

Georg Lorenz

Education Science


Education Science


Number of books at home as an indicator of social origin: in-depth analyses based on different operationalizations and informantsBirgit Heppt

Melanie Olczyk

Anna Volodina
(University of Bamberg)


Educational development / Longitudinal analysis of the impact of conscientiousness on educational outcomesAi Miyamoto

Fabian Schmidt

Katharina Werner

Education Science

Grit, Growth Mindset, and Intelligence: What Works for Educational Success?Fabian Wolff

Fabian Schmidt

Education Science
Strategic knowledge and social inequalities at the first transition into secondary education in GermanyMelanie Olczyk

Annabell Daniel

Katharina Werner

Maximilain Bach

Education Science





Cohort III Principal Investigators


Prof. Dr. C. Artelt (LIfBi – Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories)

Prof. Dr. A. Hadjar (University of Luxembourg)

Prof. Dr. M. Jungbauer-Gans (DZHW – German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies)

Prof. Dr. O. Köller (IPN – Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education)

PD Dr. F. Pfeiffer (ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research )

Prof. Dr. F. Schmiedek (DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education) – head of project

Prof. Dr. H. Solga (WZB – Berlin Social Science Center)

Prof. Dr. C. K. Spieß (DIW – German Institute for Economic Research)

Prof. Dr. P. Stanat (IQB – The Institute for Educational Quality Improvement)

Prof. Dr. U. Trautwein (HIB – Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology)

Internal area for fellows of the third cohort: CIDER III cloud