The Leibniz Programme for Women Professors is a Leibniz Competition funding programme within the Leibniz Competition. It is aimed at women in all disciplines who have an outstanding international track record.

Selected candidates are promoted by means of a permanent associate or full professorship, or one with a tenure track option. The programme aims to support the successful recruitment of top female academics and promote initiatives that pave the way for such appointments at an early stage.

Leibniz Institutes may propose external or internal candidates. Appropriate basic resources will be provided. Duration of funding: five years, two of which are funded by the Leibniz Institute in question.

The researchers funded in this programme are brought together for networking and training events in the Best Minds network.


Here you will find an overview of all projects funded so far.


You will find information on the application procedure here.

Dr Karin Effertz
Head of Division Leibniz Competition Procedure
Leibniz Association
Chausseestraße 111
10115 Berlin
T +49 30 206049 330