Leibniz University Hannover University News & Events Press Releases
Leibniz Young Investigator Grants Facilitate Transition from Doctorate to Professorship

Leibniz Young Investigator Grants Facilitate Transition from Doctorate to Professorship

Press release from

New funding programme of Leibniz University Hannover promotes postdocs

Ideas for tomorrow''s world: within the framework of a new funding programme, Leibniz University Hannover (LUH) has awarded Leibniz Young Investigator Grants to five postdoctoral researchers. Each young researcher will receive up to 95,000 euros of funding for their project. LUH will provide more than 430,000 euros of funding in the first round of the approval process.

On Wednesday 13 February, Professor Wriggers (Vice President for Research at Leibniz University Hannover) honoured the postdocs in the University Council conference room at the "Welfenschloss". By introducing the new funding programme, LUH intends to identify potential and support talented postdoctoral researchers on their path to a professorship. The selected projects are based at various faculties and cover a wide range of subjects taught at Leibniz University Hannover. The following researchers and projects will receive funding in the first round of the approval process:

Dorothee Bühler, Institute of Environmental Economics and World Trade at the Faculty of Economics and Management, focuses on the "Boon or bane of infrastructure investment in the Mekong Region using household panels and remote sensing to analyse the effects on rural households". Dr Thomas Gurr, Institute of Sociology at the Faculty of Humanities, investigates the associative stigma of unemployment ("In "Sippenhaft" für Arbeitslose? Zum Assoziativen Stigma der Arbeitslosigkeit").

Dr.-Ing. Clemens Hübler, Institute of Structural Analysis at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geodetic Science, addresses the metamodeling of stochastic, regulated structures using the example of wind farm platforms ("Fundierte Metamodellbildung stochastischer, geregelter Strukturen am Beispiel von Windenergieanlagen"). Dr Marc Müller, Institute of Multiphase Processes at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, develops patient-specific implants from autologous blood donations ("Patientenspezifische Implantate aus Eigenblutspenden"). Dr Heike Wadepohl, Institute of Education for Special Needs at the Faculty of Humanities, analyses the interaction quality of individual children in day-care facilities ("Zielkindbezogene Interaktionsqualität in Kindertageseinrichtungen").

The programme addresses postdoctoral researchers employed by the university, who completed their doctoral degree less than two years ago. The funding programme aims to pave the way for outstanding junior researchers to independently acquire third-party funding and enable them to gather initial leadership experience by instructing doctoral candidates. Researchers can apply for a maximum of 95,000 euros per project. Expenses for research staff, travel expenses, as well as expenses for publications are eligible for funding. Projects can be funded for a maximum of two years.


Note to editors:

For further information, please contact Mechtild Freiin v. Münchhausen, spokesperson of Leibniz University Hannover and head of Communications and Marketing (Tel. +49 511 762 5342, Email: vonMuenchhausen@zuv.uni-hannover.de).