The institutions in the Leibniz Association systematically promote and train junior researchers. 4,050 doctoral students work here, 24 percent of whom come from abroad. In addition to the support they receive at individual institutions, the Leibniz Association has also implemented overarching structures to promote junior researchers. Leibniz Graduate Schools are the centerpiece.
The opportunity to take a doctorate in an excellent research environment – this is what the Leibniz Graduate Schools offer. Junior researchers are intensively supervised in small groups and introduced into international networks.
The Leibniz Association and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) invite excellent, international postdocs to spend time working on research at Leibniz institutions.
The Leibniz Association offers a one-year mentoring programme for highly-qualified women post-docs and supports them on the path to leadership positions and professorships.
The Leibniz-Kolleg for Young Researchers is a two-day retreat for postdoctoral researchers from all Leibniz Institutes. With a range of workshops, seminars, expert talks and personal conversations, it creates a platform to learn, exchange, meet and network with other researchers from the Leibniz Association.