Special Events at the SMiP group

In addition to the regular qualification program, the SMiP group organizes special events that are listed on this page.

Coping with the ongoing pandemia, we initiated several special offers within the SMiP group, i.e. Digital PI Consultation Hours (on demand) and informal SMiP gatherings after work. A special project in spring 2021 was the February of Failures initiative. Additionally, the SMiP equal opportunities committee invited Stefan Diestel (University of Wuppertal) to give a short workshop on self-regulation. In fall 2021, we started a new project, i.e. a talk series on career options after the doctorate. Another offer is the voluntary PhD colloquium, organized by SMiP PhD candidates. In fall 2022, we continued the successfull event series “Career Options after the Doctorate”.

In April 2022, the Research Training Group SMiP started in its second funding phase. Accordingly, some new elements were established for the upcoming years:

  • Small Group Meetings with external experts,
  • Regular Consultation Hours with our Mercator Fellow,
  • SMiP Summer School(s)

Moreover, we regularly invite guests to give research talks.

Research Talks
  • Jimmy Calanchini: “Examining Relationships Among Regional Economic Conditions, Cognitive Control, and Racial Prejudice Using the Implicit Association Test” – 4 September 2023, 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m., Mannheim, A 5, 6, room C217
  • Rolf Ulrich: “Understanding Low Replication Rates of Significant Results: The Role of True Effect Base Rates and Questionable Research Practices” – 25 October 2023, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Mannheim, ExpLAB Schloss Schneckenhof
  • Christoph Kiefer: “Subgroup Discovery in Structural Equation Models” – 10 November 2023, 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Mannheim, A5, 6, room C217 (ZOOM link: ...)
Digital Consultation Hours with Lesa Hoffman

The SMiP group's Mercator Fellow Lesa Hoffman offers digital office hours, specifically dedicated to SMiP PhD Candidates. During the spring summer semester (i.e. from 03 March to 23 June), Lesa will be available every Friday from 3:30–5:15 p.m. The invitation link was sent via e-mail.

Small Group Meetings

From 2023 on, the SMiP group will organize so-called Small Group Meetings about once per semester. These meetings will concentrate on specific topics and bring together SMiP members working in the respective field and feature one external expert as guest.