Individual Doctoral Projects at Leibniz Institutes

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Funded by

Leibniz Association

In brief

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

Who can apply?

Graduates 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. 3,800 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).