Third-party funded projects
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Education as a Lifelong Process. Analyzing Data of the National Educational Panel Study
Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Blossfeld,
Prof. Dr. Sabine Weinert
Laufzeit: 2012 - 2015
The Priority Programme 1646 "Education as a Lifelong Process. Analyzing Data of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS)" of the German Research Foundation (DFG) started on January 1, 2012, and has been approved for six years. It is coordinated by Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Dr. h.c. Hans-Peter Blossfeld and Prof. Dr. Sabine Weinert (both University of Bamberg). The Priority Programme combines different research projects that are devoted to one or more of the following research topics: (1) studying competence development over the life course, (2) utilizing the NEPS database for other relevant substantive analyses, (3) dealing with methodological issues relevant to the NEPS. The Priority Programme of DFG aims to be a starting point to foster widespread public use of the data and the research opportunities of NEPS. Individual projects will be founded initially for three years. After this first funding phase new projects can be included into the Priority Programme and the projects approved for funding in the first phase may be extended throughout the second funding phase (2015-2017). By now the Priority Programme encompasses seventeen research projects from five different disciplines. These projects are distributed across seven German universities and seven German research institutes.