Application Process

  • Requirements / Selection Criteria

    Humboldt meets Leibniz is aimed at talented, highly-motivated early-career and emerging doctoral and postdoctoral researchers from Germany and abroad. Postdoctoral researchers must have completed their doctorate no longer than six years prior. We particularly encourage applications from female researchers. Requirements:

    • research focus in the field of optics and photonics, including new optical materials and relevant simulation technology
    • above-average qualifications
    • personal motivation to participate in the event
  • Selection Process

    The open application process has several stages.

    1. The participant must complete the online application and upload the required documents.
    2. The funding team at Leibniz University Hannover will select the candidates that meet the formal requirements.
    3. A selection committee comprising internal and external experts will establish which applicants are eligible for funding. The best applications will be selected directly and approved for funding.
    4. The remaining eligible applications will be selected at random. In order to promote equal opportunities, applications from under-represented groups (female applicants and those who identify as other) will be drawn separately at the random selection stage.

    Applications must be submitted by 01.11.2021.

    Information on whether applications have been approved and rejected will be provided by the beginning of February 2022. Selected academic partners will have the opportunity to recommend a limited number of participants. 

    A fixed number of places will be allocated for junior researchers at Leibniz University Hannover. Internal applications will be subject to the same selection process as external applications.

  • Funding

    For selected participants all expenses in relation to the conference will be covered and they will be provided an allowance for travel and accommodation. The amount provided for travel and accommodation will vary depending on the country of origin:

    • € 300 for participants travelling within Germany
    • € 600 for participants travelling from another European country
    • € 1000 for participants travelling from outside of Europe
Please use our conference management system for your application