Junior Research Fund - Nachwuchsfoerderfonds

Financial support for postdocs

Under certain conditions, postdoctoral researchers can access financial support for qualification measures from the so-called Nachwuchsfoerderfonds (NWF). You can apply for funding if you are a postdoc who is employed at Leuphana or holds a Leuphana scholarship.

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The regulations on business trips valid at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg at the time of the measure also apply to applications for support for a qualification measure.

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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]

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 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 Nachwuchsfoerderfonds

Graduate School
Universitätsallee 1 C14.124
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677- 2402

Office hours:
Mo-Thu 9:00 - 11:00 am