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Leibniz Young Investigator Grants

Leibniz Young Investigator Grants

The "Leibniz Young Investigator Grants" will replace "Pathways into Research II" ("Wege in die Forschung II") as an internal project funding scheme for postdoctoral researchers. The Grants will provide excellent junior researchers with an opportunity to gain experience managing their own research project.


Postdoctoral researchers of Leibniz University Hannover are eligible to apply for funding, who are employed by the university at the time of application. The application must occur within 2 years of completion of the doctoral degree (excluding periods for childcare and practical training (“Referendariat”)). The two-year period shall be calculated from the date of the oral examination (viva voce).

Coronavirus pandemic: extended eligibility period

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the associated restrictions on working conditions at Leibniz University Hannover, the individual eligibility period for proposal submission within the internal project funding scheme for postdoctoral researchers “Leibniz Young Investigator Grants” is extended by three months for prospective applicants who would otherwise only be eligible to apply by the next deadline on November 1st 2020. Note that the rules on calculating the eligibility period (date of thesis defense) remain unaffected by this extension.

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