Junior Research Fund

Junior Research Fund

Doctoral students at Leuphana University of Lüneburg can apply for funding from the the Junior Research Funds, the so-cal­led Nach­wuchs­fo­er­der­fonds (NWF) for training courses and other development measures.

The basic condition for NWF 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.

+++ Please note the following current information. +++

Due to current travel restrictions caused by the coronavirus the following applies to currently incoming applications for funding for a qualification measure from the Junior Researcher Fund:

  • Funding of travel and accommodation costs within the framework of a qualification measure is not possible for the time being.
  • The date from which funding of these costs will be possible again depends on further developments regarding the travel restrictions imposed by the university.
  • Participation fees are only eligible if the measure to be funded is offered in virtual/digital form.

We thank you for your understanding and stay healthy!

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!

Please note:
Due to the current situation it is not possible to submit applications in person!


Graduate School

Office hours: Mo-Thu 9 - 11 am
Universitätsallee 1 C14.124
21335 Lüneburg