CIDER News-Archive

December 05, 2022 | Frederick de Moll is now professor at the University of Bielefeld

Frederick de Moll (Fellow of Cohort III) is now professor at the Institute of Education at the University of Bielefeld.


November 18, 2022 | CIDER-LERN Conference 2022

The CIDER-LERN Conference 2022 took place from Nov 7-9, 2022, at the University of Luxembourg, and was attended by 54 educational researchers.

For the CIDER-Fellows, the Conference started on Monday with a stimulating Welcome Talk by Aigul Alieva, who informed about the history and projects of the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research, LISER. Afterwards, the winners of the CIDER Public Science Award 2022 were presented (see news section).

On Tuesday, the CIDER Fellows were joined by additional researchers from the LERN-network and other (inter-)national research institutions. The day started with an inspiring Key Note by Dave Baker from Penn State University on “The Cognitive Impact of the Education Revolution”, followed by paper sessions, in which the participants presented and discussed their own work. In the afternoon, a joint trip to the pretty town of Esch-sur-Alzette was undertaken, where two guided tours offered interesting information on the history of Esch. The evening was completed by a delicious dinner at the Kulturfabrik Esch.

The Conference ended with a lively plenum discussion on Wednesday, in which four CIDER Fellows from different cohorts discussed the subject “Educational Research and Societal Crisis” on the basis of a stimulating Input presentation by Anna Vignoles (Leverhulme Trust). Finally, the Conference participants were invited to join the LuxEra Opening speech given by Justin Powell from the University of Luxembourg.

See the conference’s program here.

We hope all participants left Luxembourg with new ideas and impressions and are already looking forward to the upcoming CIDER events in 2023!

November 18, 2022 | CIDER III Public Science Award 2022

Congratulations to Miriam Schwarzenthal for winning the CIDER Public Science Award 2022! Her podcast “(Re-)Searching Diversity” convinced the Jury by the relevant subject and the excellent realisation.

The 2nd prize was awarded to Mathias Huebener for his “FamlienMonitor Corona”.

Henning Hermes won the 3rd prize for his project “Kita for all“.

The Jury was very impressed by the high quality of all submissions and congratulates the three winners and all participating fellows to their excellent Public Science Projects!

June 9, 2022 | CIDER III Public Science Award 2022 CfP

An increased scholarly awareness of Public Science is a central part of CIDER’s mission. With the CIDER III Public Science Award 2022, we would like to give a platform to your ongoing Public Science activities. The Award aims at honouring projects which have the objective of either communicating scientific results to the general public or generate research questions and designs that contribute to solve practical problems faced by educational practitioners (e.g. teachers, educators, politicians, parents etc.).

You can find detailed information in the call for proposals here.

Participation is restricted to CIDER III Fellows only.

May 19, 2022 | CIDER Spring Workshop 2022 in Frankfurt

This year’s CIDER Spring Workshop 2022 took place from May 4th – May 5th, 2022 at the DIPF I Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education. All Fellows were very happy to meet face-to-face again in Frankfurt.

The workshop focused on “Open Science”, which was addressed by a variety of formats. In Lisa Spitzer’s (ZPID) workshop, Fellows had the opportunity to deal with pre-registration of scientific studies theoretically and practically. In Annie Brookman-Byrne’s (Jacobs Foundation) workshop, they were invited to give science writing for a wide audience a try. Tom Hardwicke of the University of Amsterdam gave a stimulating keynote presentation on transparency in research, while Julia Rohrer of the University of Leipzig focused her keynote on transparent communication strategies of study objectives. Anika Duveneck from FU Berlin gave an input on opportunities and challenges of transfer between research and professional practice, and Julia Beitner from Goethe-University complemented the program with information on the Frankfurt Open Science Initiative. 

Besides, several CIDER III Micro Groups took the opportunity to present and discuss their research projects with other CIDER Fellows and Seniors. In a round table format, Fellows from Cohorts I and II shared their experiences on career-related topics with current Fellows.

The program was completed by a guided tour through Frankfurt’s infamous “Bahnhofsviertel” and a joint dinner on Thursday evening.

Please find the detailed Workshop program here.

Now our Fellows are looking forward to meet again at the CIDER LERN Conference 2022 in November in Luxembourg (please find the Call for Papers here).

May 19, 2022 | Miriam Schwarzenthal is now junior professor at the University of Wuppertal

Miriam Schwarzenthal (Fellow of Cohort III) is now junior professor at the School of Education at the University of Wuppertal.


May 19, 2022 | Nicolas Hübner is now junior professor at the University of Tübingen

Nicolas Hübner (Fellow of Cohort III) is now junior professor at the Institute of Education at the University of Tübingen.


October 13, 2021 | CIDER-LERN Conference 2021 in Berlin

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!