October 21, 2021 | CIDER-LERN Conference 2021

This year’s CIDER-LERN conference was organized by the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and the German Center for Higher Education and Science Studies (DZHW) in collaboration with the Leibniz Education Research Network (LERN) and the CIDER Coordination Team and took place from October, 07-08th 2021 at the Leibniz Office in Berlin.

The conference focused on the topics of early education and care, educational transitions as well as higher education. To the great pleasure of all participating fellows, this conference was the first opportunity for CIDER Cohort 3 to meet face-to-face since the kick-off workshop 2019 in Kiel. Besides paper and poster presentations, the program included keynotes by Ariel Kalil from the University of Chicago and Richard Arum from the University of California. In addition, the participants had the opportunity to discuss research funding opportunities with representatives of the German Research Foundation (DFG), the European Research Council and the Jacobs Foundation in a plenary discussion. A dinner cruise on the Berlin Spree completed the program.

Please find the conference program here.

October 13, 2021 | Annabell Daniel is now professor at LMU Munich

Annabell Daniel (Fellow of Cohort III) is now professor for pedagogy with a focus on empirical education science at the LMU Munich.


July 7, 2021 | CIDER-LERN Conference 2021

The next CIDER-LERN Conference takes place on October 7–8, 2021 in cooperation with the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and the German Center for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW) in Berlin.

Topics of the event will be related to the following research areas:
– Early Education and Care
– Higher Education
– Transitions into and from school

Currently the conference is planned on site in Berlin. The organization will follow a strict hygiene protocol complying the rules and restrictions valid in October 2021. Due to the unpredictable development concerning the Covid-19 situation, the planning in Berlin is conditional and may be rescheduled to a virtual format at any time. In case the situation requires a change of the conference format, participants will be informed immediately.

Please note:

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are unfortunately forced to restrict the number of participants on site in Berlin. Therefore, only presenting authors and CIDER III Fellows are allowed to attend the conference. We regret this restriction very much, but given the current situation, we hope for your understanding. In case the conference is rescheduled to a virtual format, additional participants will be admitted.

May 11, 2021 | Fabian Wolff is now junior professor at the University of Koblenz-Landau

Fabian Wolff (Fellow of Cohort III) is now junior professor for educational psychology and empricial research methods at the University of Koblenz-Landau.


May 11, 2021 | CIDER Spring Workshop 2021

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s CIDER Spring Workshop 2021 had to take place virtually. Nevertheless, the CIDER Coordination and the organization team at LIfBi in Bamberg created an interesting and varied program. In addition to presentations by the CIDER Fellows and three keynote lectures, round table discussions on the topic “what matters when applying for a professorship” with former CIDER Fellows were offered. At a very convivial virtual social event, the Fellows had the opportunity to get to know each other better despite the physical distance by taking part in a photo quiz and enjoying an original Bamberg smoked beer sent to them in advance. Now everyone hopes to finally meet again face to face in Berlin at the CIDER LERN Conference in fall 2021!

Have a look at the program here.

February 2, 2021 | CIDER Spring Workshop 2021

This year’s CIDER Spring Workshop will take place from May 5-7, 2021 and will be organized with LifBi I Leibniz Institute for Educatonal Trajectories. Due to the dynamics of Covid-19 the workshop had to be rescheduled as an online format.

July 24, 2020 | Extension of CIDER III until December 2023

Due to the Corona-crisis in Europe, the CIDER Spring Workshop at the DIPF and the LERN-CIDER conference at the University of Luxembourg could not take place as planned respectively had to be cancelled (see below). These actions comprised the fellows’ exchange, which is vital for building interdisciplinary collaborations. Thus, the Steering Committee, the LERN-Network, and the Jacobs Foundation decided to extend the duration of the third CIDER cohort for a year. Moreover, the CIDER III event schedule was updated. The CIDER Spring workshop at the DIPF and the LERN-CIDER conference at the University of Luxembourg are postponed and will take place in 2022.

July 02, 2020 | CIDER-LERN conference at University of Luxembourg is cancelled

Due to the Corona-crisis in Europe, the LERN-CIDER conference at the University of Luxembourg in November has to be cancelled. Thankfully, Prof. Dr. Andreas Hadjar, member of the CIDER-Steering Committee and president of the LuxERA governance board, offered all contributors the possibility to submit their proposals to this year’s LuxERA conference in Luxembourg in November 11-12, 2020 instead.

April 02, 2020 | CIDER Spring Workshop at DIPF goes online

Due to the Corona-crisis in Europe, the CIDER Spring-Workshop at the DIPF unfortunately had to be cancelled. Instead, the CIDER-fellows are offered online-formats for exchange and micro-group meetings on the workshop days (April 2 & 3, 2020).

February 7, 2020 | CIDER-LERN Conference – Call for Papers

The next CIDER-LERN Conference takes place on November 10 & 11, 2020 at the University of Luxembourg with Keynote Lectures of Prof. Dr. Dave Baker (Penn State University), Prof. Dr. Rolf Becker (Universit of Bern) and Prof. Dr. Anna Vignoles (University of Cambridge). All doctoral and postdoctoral researchers are invited to participate by presenting their own work in a paper, poster, or round-table-talk.

Submission deadline: June 1, 2020

Call for Papers

October 15, 2019 | The third cohort of CIDER just started!

Due to the great support of the Leibniz Education Research Network (LERN), the Jacobs Foundation, and the ten supporting Leibniz institutes, we are happy to announce the third cohort of CIDER!

The third cohort started with the CIDER III Kick-off Workshop at the IPN in Kiel (October 15-17, 2019). The workshop`s main goal was to introduce the new fellows to each other. The diverse program offered plenty of opportunities to get to know each other, with formats like poster presentations, an open space focusing on shared research interests as well as different social events (dinner at the Lille brewery or a boat trip on the Kiel fjord). Furthermore, the fellows got an introduction to the three central research topics by interdisciplinary lectures from different disciplines, which were given by CIDER alumni and CIDER seniors. Have a look at the detailed program here.

We are looking forward to the next three years and are sure that this third cohort will be as successful as the previous cohorts!