Junior Research Fund

Junior Research Fund

Besides the financing with scholarships the doctoral students of Leuphana University can receive financial support for qualification measures as part of their doctoral research. For this, resources from the support fund for young researchers are available. Basic requirement for the financial support by the Junior Research Funds, the so-cal­led Nach­wuchs­fo­er­der­fonds (NWF), is the admission to the doctoral programme at Leuphana.

The following overview shows the essential elements of the different financial aid measures for doctoral students. Please find more detailed information on the criteria and the relevant application procedures by clicking on the specific measure of interest.

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

Researching and networking

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

Next Application

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

September 15, 12 o’clock

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

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


Graduate School

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