Qualification Fund

Financial support for academic qualification

The Graduate School provides funding for a range of qualification measures from the Qualification Fund (so far so-called Nachwuchsfoerderfonds - NWF). You can, for example, apply for funding if you wish to take part in a conference, are planning a short-term research trip or want to organise a conference yourself. The total amount of funding per year can be up to 4,000 euros per person.

Funding is available for doctoral students, postdocs and assistant professors at Leuphana. Please follow the navigation below to learn about your personal funding options.

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For the actual funding of a qualification measure from the qualification fund, the employment regulations for employees valid at the time of the measure at Leuphana University of Lüneburg regarding travel during the Corona pandemic apply analogously.

Funding opportunities for doctoral students

Doctoral students at Leuphana University of Lüneburg can apply for funding from the Qualification Fund (so far so-called Nachwuchsfoerderfonds - NWF) for training courses and other development measures. The total amount of funding per year can be up to 2,600 euros per person.

The basic condition for funding is that the applicant has been admitted to a doctorate at Leuphana at the time of the funding measure in question. Further criteria and more information can be found in the funding guidelines and the relevant application form.

CategorySponsorship MeasureFunding AmountApplication Form

Presenting and networking

Active participation in conferencesGermany: up to EUR 600
Europe: up to EUR 800
International: up to EUR 1,300

Application [pdf]

Presenting and networking

Participation in conferencesUp to EUR 400Application [pdf]

Educating and networking

Participation in Summer / Autumn / Winter / Spring SchoolsGen. 50% of the costs, up to EUR 1,000Application [pdf]

Researching and networking

Short-term research tripsUsually only travel expenses, up to EUR 1,000Application [pdf]

Funding opportunities for postdocs

Under certain conditions, postdoctoral researchers can access financial support for qualification measures from the Qualification Fund (so far so-called Nachwuchsfoerderfonds - NWF). The total amount of funding per year can be up to 4,000 euros per person.

You can apply for funding if you are a postdoc who is employed at Leuphana or holds a Leuphana scholarship. Further criteria and more information can be found in the funding guidelines and the relevant application form.

CategorySponsorship MeasureFunding AmountApplication Forms
Presenting and networkingActive participation in conferences

Germany: up to EUR 600

Europe: up to EUR 800

International: up to EUR 1,300

Application [pdf]
Presenting and networkingParticipation in a Summer / Autumn / Winter / Spring SchoolsGen. 50% of the costs, up to EUR 1,000Application [pdf]
Researching and networkingShort-term research tripsUsually only travel expenses, up to EUR 1,000Application [pdf]
Researching and networking "at home"Organization of conferences at LeuphanaUp to EUR 2,000Application [pdf]

Funding opportunities for assistant professors

Under certain conditions, assistant professors at Leuphana can access financial support for qualification measures from the Qualification Fund (so far so-called Nachwuchsfoerderfonds - NWF). The total amount of funding per year can be up to 4,000 euros per person.

Further criteria and more information can be found in the funding guidelines and the relevant application form.

CategorySponsorship MeasureFunding AmountApplication Forms
Presenting and networkingActive participation in conferencesGermany: up to EUR 600

Europe: up to EUR 800

International: up to EUR 1,300
Application [pdf]
Researching and networking "at home"Organization of conferences at LeuphanaUp to EUR 2,000Application [pdf]

Application deadlines

January 15, 12 o’clock
May 15, 12 o’clock

September 15, 12 o’clock

Should the 15th be a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday, the period ends at the next working day by 12 o’clock.

Please note:
The application for financial support must have been received by the Graduate School, before you take part at the respective qualification measure!

Due to the current situation it is not possible to submit applications in person! Therefore, please send your application by (internal) mail as usual.

Please note additionaly:
In accordance with the Funding Regulations  - cf. letters b) and c) -, an application submitted by email can only be considered to be on time if it is submitted in complete form and before the project / the measure (e.g. participating at a conference) has started and has arrived in paper form no later than two days following the end of the appropriate round of funding

Contact Qualification Fund

Graduate School
Qualification Fund
Universitätsallee 1 C14.124
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677- 2402
gradschool.qf@leuphana.de