The next step for a career in research is achieving maximum scope to conduct your own research projects, obtaining the necessary resources and taking on responsibility. The Leibniz Competition programmes are aimed at researchers with ambitious goals and the capacity to achieve them. At the same time, the Leibniz Association supports early leadership through networks and training programmes.
Leibniz Junior Research Groups

As leaders of a Leibniz Junior Research Group, postdoctoral researchers obtain the opportunity to implement research projects of their own and establish themselves in their respective field.

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Leibniz Programme for Women Professors

The Leibniz Programme for Women Professors aims at rewarding the successful recruitment of outstandingly talented women.

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Leibniz Mentoring for female reasearchers

The Leibniz Association offers a one-year mentoring programme for highly-qualified women postdocs and supports them on the path to leadership positions and professorships.

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