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In addition to providing advanced training, Leipzig University offers funding options specifically for postdocs.

Funding for Research- and Networking Stays

The Leibniz Programme at the Research Academy is committed to promoting academic exchange across disciplines, national borders, and generations. To this end, the Research Academy provides postdocs with the opportunity through Leibniz travels to apply for funding for research- and networking stays at international universities and research institutes. Furthermore Leibniz invitations  enables postdocs to invite  international scientists to Leipzig University for lectures, symposia, workshops on methodology and similar events.

Support and Service Programme for International PhD Students and Postdocs

The "Support and Service Programme for International PhD Students and Postdocs" (STIBET), established by the DAAD, aims to create specific measures that offer supervision and are tailored to the needs of young international scholars.

Assistance with Applications for Third-Party Funding

Postdocs have the possibility of applying for third party funding. These external funding opportunities range from DFG (German Research Foundation) applications for an individual position to various scholarships offered by the EU. For information and application assistance, the Department of Research- and Transfer Service of Leipzig University is available to assist you.

Consultation on International Stays Abroad

During the postdoc period, it is not unusual to travel abroad in order to gain international experiences. Jane Moros at Leipzig University’s International Office is available to offer advice for this purpose. One can also find additional information on financing international stays abroad at the DAAD, the largest provider of funds for international travel.