International Visiting Scholars at Leibniz Institutes

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In brief

Established 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 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?

Established researchers 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.

Jobs at the Leibniz Association

Leibniz Institutes conduct both basic and applied research, often with an interdisciplinary approach. Leibniz Institutes offer jobs individually, and the Leibniz Association additionally advertises its vacancies on its job portal.

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