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

Leibniz Competition 2021

Calls for Proposals

The funding programmes of the Leibniz Competition 2021 are as follows:

Leibniz Best Minds:

Leibniz Collaborative Excellence:

Leibniz Transfer:

Application Procedure

The application procedure for the Leibniz Competition 2021 will begin with an expression of interest submitted until 27 March 2020, and will end at 5 pm on 30 April 2020 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. Templates for proposals and CVs will soon be available here.


The selection session of the Senate Competition Committee (SAW) will be held on 17 and 18 September 2020. The final funding decisions for the Leibniz Competition 2021 will be made by the senate on 25 November 2020.

Start and Completion

The projects are scheduled to start on 1 January 2021. A later project start-date ranging up to 30 June 2021 and a corresponding extension of the funding duration is possible