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Postdoctoral researchers will find not only the qualification offers of the "Leipzig Researcher Development Programme", but also diverse funding opportunities at Leipzig University.


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 TRAVEL 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.

Assistance with Applications for Third-Party Funding

An important requirement for your career portfolio in the postdoc phase is the acquisition of third-party funds. Applications may target diverse content (such as research projects, personnel resources (including one's own position) or travel and material resources) and be submitted to various research-funding bodies at national or international level. These include the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), foundations or EU programs such as Horizon2020.
Postdocs (including junior professors) of Leipzig University are able to apply for grants from the Flexible Fund for 
the preparation of a third-party funding application (i. a. resources for auxiliary staff, consumables). This instrument is open to all postdocs of the University Sector, scientists of the Medical School have the opportunity to apply for a special funding at the local faculty.

Detailed information on the Flexible Fund and the application form can be found here (website in German only).

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.

Further counseling services at Leipzig University (sites in German only)