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Research fellowship programme

At present, there are no places available in our scholarship programme.

Please note current scholarship offers within the Leibniz ScienceCampus Eastern Europe – Global Area and within the research projects Putspace and CoMoDe. Furthermore, the IfL is pleased to support highly qualified applicants in DAAD application procedures or Marie-Skłodowska-Curie measures.

For further information please write to or contact the coordinator of the IfL Scholarship Programme, Dr Waldimir Sgibnev (

First step

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact researchers at IfL working in related fields before submitting an application.


Each year, IfL offers a number of fellowships to both junior researchers who have obtained a Ph.D. or its equivalent and senior researchers. Eligible candidates for fellowship stipends work on individual research projects related to IfL’s research projects and research areas. We particularly welcome applications that indicate ideas for future collaborative research or joint publications.


During their fellowship tenure, fellows will spend a minimum of one month and a maximum of three months in residence at IfL. The institute provides fellowship stipends from 1.440 € per month, depending on the visitor’s qualifications. In some cases, travel grants up to 500 € are available.


Applications to the visiting fellowship programme are welcome any time. Candidates are required to submit the following materials in one pdf document (max. 4 mb) to

  • motivation letter (1 page)
  • CV (1–2 pages)
  • project outline (max. 5 pages)
  • Information on income during the potential fellowship period

By submitting the application, you consent to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of the application procedure.

Application Review and Selection

Applications are evaluated by a committee on a quarterly basis with deadlines by 31 March, 30 June, 30 September and 31 December. Please take into account that our internal assessment procedure usually takes 4-6 weeks after the end of the application period. During this time period, we ask you to refrain from any questions. We will send you the results by e-mail.

Further information

For further information about the visiting fellowship scheme and other research funding opportunities, please contact us at

Current scholarship offers can also be found at the Leibniz ScienceCampus Eastern Europe – Global Area website.