Fund for Young Researchers

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 study visit 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 links 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 regulations on business trips during the Corona pandemic valid at Leuphana University Lüneburg at the time of the measure apply.

We thank you for your understanding and stay healthy!

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

Funding guideline and application

Funding guideline


Application forms can be found on the additional information websites.

Contact Qualification Fund

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