The programme aims to support the further internationalisation of the German science and research.

Who can apply?

Recent international postdocs who have completed their studies with a PhD or equivalent qualification no more than two years ago. Applicants must neither hold German nationality nor have resided in Germany for the last 6 months before the application deadline.

What can be funded?

Leibniz-DAAD fellowships offer highly-qualified, international postdoctoral researchers, who have recently completed their doctoral studies, the opportunity to conduct research at the Leibniz institute of their choice in Germany. Leibniz-DAAD research fellows can undertake their research at the 91 Leibniz institutes listed in the following links:
Please note: The complete Call for Applications can be found at


  • Applicants should be able to prove their outstanding academic or research achievements.
  • The research project proposal must match the selected Leibniz institute. Projects that do not correspond with the activities of the chosen institute will not be considered.

Currently you cannot apply for this programme. The next call for applications will probably be announced in January 2018.

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