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Dear students, we are truly sorry to inform you that the PhD Course 2020 in Leipzig will not take place this year. We decided to produce this video to express our disappointment and provide you with some information about why the course has to be postponed.

We hope to welcome you in Leipzig in 2021.


The aim of the course is to provide PhD students with more in-depth knowledge on designing, conducting and evaluating interventions in sport and exercise psychology. Further, students will gain practical experience on how to prepare manuscripts for publication, will learn about what editors are looking for in the manuscript submission process as well as the pros and cons of open science and research dissemination via social media. Students will also have the opportunity to network with international students and experts in the field. Finally, they will be given the chance to present and discuss their own work with the experts. Overall, the course will enable communication, networking and cooperation among students and experts.



  1. Lectures on interventions in sport and exercise psychology
  2. Student presentations of their PhD projects
  3. Opportunity for individual supervision with the invited experts
  4. Workshop on publication strategies and how to prepare a manuscript for submission
  5. A session about careers in academia
  6. A session about research dissemination via social media
  7. A session about open science
  8. Social program including sightseeing, physical activity and an evening in a pub

    Preliminary Schedule

    Preliminary Schedule

    Download the preliminary schedule [pdf] here.




    21st to 25th of September 2020 (Monday to Friday)


    The course will take place at

    Villa Tillmanns
    Research Academy Leipzig
    Wächterstr. 30
    04107 Leipzig



    Anne-Marie Elbe, Nadja Walter and Franziska Lautenbach
    Faculty of Sport Science, Institute of Sport Psychology and Physical Education


    Please register by filling out our registration form.

    The deadline for registration is June 1, 2020. We can accept a total of 30 students and selection will be based on the quality of the abstract.

    Students will be informed of their acceptance by June 15, 2020.

    After acceptance

    Students who are accepted and want to present their PhD project (oral presentation) are kindly asked to send us an abstract by July 15, 2020. Please use the provided template and email your abstract to Franziska Lautenbach.

    Fees need to be transferred by July 15, 2020. The account information will follow in a personal email.


    4 ECTS. Students willing to present their PhD project during the course (30 min. presentation) may be awarded with one additional ECTS point (=5 ECTS points total).

    Course fee

    The course fee of 175,- Euros includes the scientific program, coffee breaks, four dinners, and the social program. Each student must pay and arrange their own travel to the course as well as find accommodation.

    Accommodation information




    Additional information

    This PhD course is supported by Leipzig University and Research Academy Leipzig.


    Prof. Dr. Anne-Marie Elbe
    Jahnallee 59
    04109 Leipzig

    Office: Building 7 / Room T 0004
    Entrance: Marschnerstr. 29a

    Phone: +49 (0) 341 97-31633
    Fax: +49 (0) 341 97-31639
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    Anke Bresler
    Jahnallee 59
    04109 Leipzig

    Office: Building 7 / Room T 0005
    Entrance: Marschnerstr. 29a

    Phone: +49 (0) 341 97-31630
    Fax: +49 (0) 341 97-31639


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    Research Academy Leipzig