Early Career Researchers in Psychology

The promotion of Early Career Researchers (ECRs) is one of the strategic goals of the Faculty of Psychology. For this reason, the ECR Working Group was founded. ECRs are all persons working on a dissertation (prae docs) and junior post docs (up to 6 years after Ph.D. degree) at the Faculty of Psychology.


We are planning to discuss papers on open science and exchange our own open science research practices.

The next meeting will take place on Monday, 11th October 2021, at 4 pm in person (Fakultätssitzungszimmer)/ and via zoom. If you want to join, please subscribe directly to the mailing list in order to stay informed about future meetings.

We are very happy to announce a Mental Health Workshop with Dr. Markus Böckle in cooperation with the VDSCobene on

"Self-Management and Well-Being for Early Career Researchers"

There will be several coaching sessions throughout the semester, which all ECRs can join! Invitation and more information will follow via e-mail.

 What is your concern/what can we help you with?

Here you can enter personal issues, and decide whether or not you want to do it anonymously or with disclosure. The idea is to make us, your ECR representatives aware of issues we may not come across otherwise, so we can help and represent you or the people affected better.

 What could we improve?

Give us your feedback on our ECR Psychology activities, organisation or anything you have a suggestion on!

 Join us

If you are an ECR at the Faculty of the Psychology, but we are not in contact with you yet, please add your details so we can inform you about our events/grants.

 Travel grant

Travel grant for research related trips (conferences, summer schools, reasearch collaborations) for Prae Docs and Post Docs of the Faculty of Psychology. 

Application deadline

  • 1st round: March/April
  • 2nd round: upcoming: October/ November