The programme Leibniz mobil promotes bilateral international exchange. Through its funding programs, it makes possible guest stays at Leipzig University by international scholars (Leibniz invitations) and supports research and networking stays at international universities and research institutes by doctoral researchers and postdocs at the Research Academy (Leibniz travels).
Leibniz invitations provides financial assistance for visiting international scholars and activities related to the promotion of young scholars at Leipzig University.
The Leibniz Program supports stays by international researchers. The minimum qualification is completion of the doctoral degree.
Duration of stay
Short-term stays, maximum length of 3 months
Leibniz invitations come with financial support for travel and accommodations. Remuneration is on the basis of Leipzig University Fee Structure (Chapter 5: Guest Stays). As a rule, academic guests are compensated up to 2300€ per month. In addition, assistance with organising the stay can be provided.
Leibniz guests are expected to participate in graduate education; this participation can for example take the form of lectures, workshops, excursions, and the summer or winter schools. In addition, participation in unconventional formats, such as the Science Café, is expressly welcomed. Guest scholars are asked to submit a brief report on the results of the stay following its conclusion.
Application and approval
Applications to invite guest scholars can be submitted to the Leibniz Programme at any time by instructors at all faculties and by doctoral researchers and postdocs, preferably from the classes of the Research Academy. An application form is available for making the request.
The director of the Leibniz Programme is responsible for application decisions.
The selection criteria include the following:
- A convincing research or teaching concept
- Research agenda that aligns with the research profile areas of Leipzig University
- The ability to make a positive contribution to doctoral training at the Research Academy
- Sustainability of the stay
Leibniz travels provides financial assistance to doctoral researchers and postdocs at the Research Academy for research and networking stays at international universities and research institutes.
- Lecture at the invitation of a university or research institute
- Research stay for learning methodology
- Summer-/Winter-Schools, or similar
- Participation in the organization of conferences
- Networking trip
- Stays aimed at completing general research tasks, e.g. fieldwork, sampling, etc.
- Conference travel (Research Academy members can apply for travel allowance through their graduate centres or the Postdoc Programme)
Prerequisites for applying
- Doctoral researcher or postdoc
- For postdocs: Employment contract with Leipzig University
- Membership in the Research Academy
Scope of Support
The allowance for travel outside of Europe will not exceed 1.000€; for within Europe, the allowance will not exceed 650€. An allowance for daily expenses cannot be provided.
Leibniz Guests and Sponsored Events (Sample)
- Dr. Maribel Hernandez Rosales (National University of Mexico) and Dr. Rui Faria (University of Porto), 5th programming for Evolutionary Biology Course (February 2016)
- Prof. Anthony Fell (Bradford University) for the workshop "Effective Doctoral Supervision" (March 2016)
- Dr. Marie Charpentier (Research Director - CNRS Institute, Montpellier) and PD Dr. Dustin Penn (University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna) for the workshop "Olfaction: sampling methods, GC-MS profiling and statistical analysis" (April 2016)
- Prof. Wolfgang Lenzen (Universität Osnabrück), Leibniz-Guest Scholar at the Institute for Philosophy (May/June 2016)
- Dr. Hratch Tchingirian (University of Oxford) and Dr. Sevan Beurki Beukian (University of Alberta)for the Conference, "Within and Beyond Ethnicity: Negotiating Identities in Modern Armenian Diaspora" (May 2016)
- Prof. Dr. Kai Hiltmann (FH Coburg) for the 11th Interdisciplinary Discussion: Hegelian Logic and Systematic Findings – the TRIZ Method
- Prof. Klaus Mainzer (TU München) for the 10th Interdisciplinary Discussion: Technology and Language. Perspectives from "Digital Humanities"