Welcome Centre

Dear guests,

We are delighted to welcome you to Leibniz University Hannover.

The Welcome Centre is the central point of contact for international researchers (postdocs and professors) at LUH.

Please contact us with any non-academic questions concerning your stay in Hannover. We will be happy to assist you with any queries (e.g. official administrative procedures) – via email or in person. With many years of experience, we are experts in supporting international guests.

Please register here:

Registration for visiting researchers

Our priority is to make your stay at Leibniz University Hannover successful.

Have a pleasant research visit.

Yours sincerely

Manuela Schimmels

The Philipp Schwartz Initiative of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Starting today, universities, universities of applied sciences, and other research institutions in Germany can apply for funding from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to support threatened researchers in the 7th call for nominations in the Philipp Schwartz Initiative. Scholar from all non-EU countries can be nominated if they are exposed to significant and acute risks (to learn more about eligibility and confirmation of risks please cf. programme information). Kindly note that scholars must be nominated by institutions and cannot apply directly.


The deadline for nominations is 29 February 2020

  • Further Information for the Philipp Schwartz Initiative

    Dear Madam,

    dear Sir,

    Starting today, universities, universities of applied sciences, and other research institutions in Germany can apply for funding from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to support threatened researchers in the 7th call for nominations in the Philipp Schwartz Initiative. Scholar from all non-EU countries can be nominated if they are exposed to significant and acute risks (to learn more about eligibility and confirmation of risks please cf. programme information). Kindly note that scholars must be nominated by institutions and cannot apply directly.

    Grantee institutions will receive funding to grant fully-funded fellowships to successfully nominated threatened scientists and scholars for research stays in Germany of initially up to 24 months. The host institution will also receive a lump sum intended to offset expenses for the support of Philipp Schwartz fellows in integrating at the institution and in re-starting their careers. An extension of up to 12 months can be granted in the framework of a co-financing model.

    The deadline for nominations is 29 February 2020.

    We particularly wish to encourage academics and higher education institutions across Germany that are interested in supporting at-risk scholars but have not yet done so to consider an application, even if they are not yet in touch with a suitable candidate. Scholars across academic disciplines continue to be exposed to persecution and displacement in numerous regions of the world. Many of these scholars are already supported by the Scholars at Risk Network, the IIE Scholar Rescue Fund, and the Council for At-Risk Academics. These organizations may be able to assist your institution in identifying a candidate for whom nomination in the Philipp Schwartz Initiative might be a pivotal relief.

    The following websites provide information and concrete examples of at-risk scholars who are currently seeking a host institution:

    Scholars at Risk Network: https://www.scholarsatrisk.org/actions/host-a-scholar/

    IIE Scholar Rescue Fund: https://www.scholarrescuefund.org/hosts/scholars-seeking-placement

    Council for At-Risk Academics: https://www.cara.ngo/how-to-help/university-and-partner-support/

    Please find updated programme documents and further information on the website of the Philipp Schwartz Initiative, where you will also find contact details for our partner organizations.

    We would be grateful if you disseminated this information through your own international networks.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Frank Albrecht (Programme Director Philipp Schwartz Initiative, +49 228 833 122), or Ms Katja Machacsek, Ms Katharina Poth, and Ms Svetlana Strobel (Philipp Schwartz Initiative Programme Officers,  +49 228 833-182/-166/-409 or schwartz-initiative@avh.de).

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Enno Aufderheide

    Secretary General

    Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

We work closely with EURAXESS, the European network for research advisors.

The EURAXESS website provides information on funding options or job opportunities and addresses social security and tax issues, as well as other topics regarding research mobility.

All services offered by EURAXESS Deutschland are free of charge.

Visiting Doctoral Candidates
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