Division Leibniz Competition
Leibniz Association
Chausseestraße 111
10115 Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 / 20 60 49 - 33 or -32

Leibniz Competition 2020

Calls for Proposals

The funding programmes of the Leibniz Competition 2020 are as follows:

Leibniz Best Minds:

Leibniz Collaborative Excellence:

Leibniz Transfer:

Application Procedure

The application procedure for the Leibniz Competition 2020 will begin with an expression of interest submitted until 28 March 2019, and will end at 5 pm on 30 April 2019 with the submission of the completed application. 

Applications will be submitted via an electronic application system.

Proposal Templates

During the application procedure the proposals must be uploaded to the electronic application system. The following templates are to be used for writing proposals:

The application procedure also requires CVs to be uploaded. The following templates are to be used:


The selection session of the Senate Competition Committee (SAW) will be held on 19 and 20 September 2019. The final funding decisions for the Leibniz Competition 2020 will be made by the senate on 27 November 2019.

Start and Completion

The projects are scheduled to start on 1 January 2020. A later project start-date ranging up to 30 June 2020 and a corresponding extension of the funding duration is possible