International Visiting Scholars at Leibniz Institutes

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Funded by

Leibniz Association

In brief

Senior researchers can conduct research at a Leibniz Institute in Germany that relates to their specific field of interest. The respective Leibniz Institute will host the senior scientist and support his or her research in order to strengthen cooperation and promote networking between Leibniz Institutes and their international partners.

Who can apply?

Senior scientists with

  • outstanding qualifications
  • acknowledged research experience

Type and extent of funding

Work contract or fellowship (depending on the financial resources of the host institute).


Dependent on the host institute. The duration varies and visits can start at any time.


Applications must be submitted directly to the respective Leibniz Institute. Please feel free to contact the Leibniz Institutes of your interest to enquire whether they host international visiting scholars. In addition, you will find information about positions and application deadlines on the Leibniz job portal linked below.