Individual Doctoral Projects at Leibniz Institutes

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Funded by

Leibniz Association:
The Leibniz Association brings together over 80 research institutions working in many different disciplines. It offers many interesting opportunities for doctoral students and senior researchers.

In brief

PhD students can complete a doctorate while working in an excellent interdisciplinary research environment at a Leibniz Institute.

Who can apply?

PhD students with

  • an outstanding university degree equivalent to a German Master’s degree
  • the ability to conduct independent research
  • teamworking and communication skills
  • a good knowledge of the English language

Type and extent of funding

Work contract (usually part-time) with a salary based on the collective agreement for public sector employees of the German states (currently approx.3,600 euros per month gross for a full-time job).


Generally 2 to 3 years with possible extension of up to 1 to 2 years.


Applications should be submitted to the respective Leibniz Institute. Vacancies and closing dates are advertised on the websites of the individual institutes or on the job exchange (see link below).