Leibniz Programme for Women Professors

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Leibniz Association

In brief

The Leibniz Programme for Women Professors targets women in all disciplines who have an outstanding international track record. It seeks to significantly increase the number of excellent female researchers in leading positions at Leibniz Association institutions by offering them reliable career prospects.

Who can apply?

Women in all disciplines who

  • have an outstanding international track record
  • meet the requirements to hold a professorship or already hold one, and
  • whose research contributes to the institute’s and the collaborating university’s research strategy

Type and extent of funding

Funding: successful candidates will receive funding of up to 1.7 million euros to fund their professorship, personnel and equipment.

Duration

5 years with tenure-track or 5 years with a permanent position.

Application

Calls are published every year in November and can be found on the Leibniz Association’s website. Candidates are asked to contact the Leibniz Institute of their choice with a draft of their application to discuss their project and its fit within the institute’s research strategy. Applications have to be submitted by the institute by March.