Who can participate in TüNaPro?
TüNaPro, a program for the training and development of young researchers, is open to all doctoral candidates and post-docs whose thesis is situated in the field of teacher education and classroom teaching. This includes theses in the areas of Education Science, Teaching Theory and Methodology, and Subject-Specific Teaching.
Acceptance to a doctoral program at the University of Tübingen (or an associated university institution) and membership to the Tübingen School of Education are prerequisites for participation in the program. Interested eligible candidates should apply for membership by registering their accepted thesis in the appropriate faculty. The TüSE executive board makes all acceptance decisions.
Overview for TüSE‘s Doctoral Candidates (Effective: September 2018)
What kind of support does TüNaPro offer?
After being accepted to TüSE, the doctoral candidate meets with the supervisor and the director of TüSE to discuss the research project and any particular support needs. To enable a comprehensive counseling of the researcher, a representative from LEAD also participates in the discussion.
Program participants can choose from a wide variety of seminars, which can help fill methodical holes in their projects. For this purpose, TüSE collaborates with numerous institutions at the University Tübingen, such as the LEAD Graduate School, QualiNet WiSo, the Methods Center, the University Library, the Center for Data Processing (ZDV), and the Graduate Academy.
Additionally, flexible „methods-on-demand“ options allow for tailored guidance in study design and research methods. Every semester, the candidates receive a description of all seminars in which they are eligible to enroll.
Candidates may apply for financial assistance for activities directly related to their research project. The maximum amount of aid per project is 500 €. If the yearly activities budget of 5,000 € has already been exhausted, applications for aid cannot be filed until the next calendar year.
During the annual doctoral candidate conventions, the program participants have the opportunity to swap ideas and network with other young researchers.