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 Mondays monthly from October 2022, at 4 pm in person at the NIG (B0607)/ and via zoom. If you want to join, please subscribe directly to the mailing list in order to stay informed about future meetings.

Hosted by Elouise Botes (Post Doc in Developmental and Educational Psychology). Bi-weekly to monthly meetings to discuss the methods of a different interesting papers to find a hands-on approach to expanding our understanding of different methods.

- „Intro to R“

- „Power Analysis for SEM and multilevel models using R“ (registration is closed)

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

June 28th, 5PM, at The Long Hall Pub & Kitchen. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

 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) for Prae Docs and Post Docs of the Faculty of Psychology. 

Application deadline

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

 Application documents

Step 1: Application for travel allowance

Download the English form of Travel grant 

Download the German version of Antrag auf Reisekostenzuschuss


Step 2: Travel reimbursement via HR4u

You can find a detailled description here