Within the Schumpeter Fellowship Initative, the SELF project is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Dr. Diana Raufelder. Scientists of education, psychologists and neuroscientists examine the meaning of socio-emotional factors in the school learning process. The research design is methodtriangulative (quantitative, experimental, qualitative) and interdisciplinary. The project was funded with 510.000 Euro through the course of 5 years and is extended for 3 more years until 2018.
The Schumpeter Fellowships – named after Joseph Alois Schumpeter, one of the most successful economists and social scientists of the 20th century – are aimed at supporting outstanding young scholars in economics, the social sciences, and law who wish to open up new areas of research in interdisciplinary projects. The projects should fathom and transcend the boundaries of disciplines regarding subjects and methods or contribute to academic reorientation by cooperating beyond the common combination of disciplines. A prerequisite for eligibility is an outstanding PhD obtained within the last five years.