All doctoral researchers and early postdocs at Leipzig University can become members under certain conditions. This gives you full access to our services and allows you to apply for financial support.

As of 1 March, you can register online as a member of the Graduate Academy Leipzig. Please note the requirements for registration!

Benefits of the membership

Counselling

on issues related to the doctorate, career development and conflicts

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Skills Development

an extensive programme with workshops, writing lab, events etc.

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Travel allowances

for the participation at conferences, meetings, workshops and schools for doctoral researchers

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Financial subsidies

for longer research and networking stays for postdocs via Leibniz MOBILITY

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Financial support

for inviting international scientists via Leibniz INVITATIONS

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Doctoral Thesis Prizes

for outstanding dissertations

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Child care

at events and day care places with childminders

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Financial and logistic support

for self organised scientific events

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Newsletter

with information on current events, calls for proposals and funding opportunities

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Become a member as a doctoral researcher

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All doctoral researchers at Leipzig University can become members of the Graduate Academy Leipzig by signing a supervision agreement and entering their names on a list of doctoral candidates. Illustration: Sophia Lehmann

To become a member of the Graduate Academy Leipzig as a doctoral researcher, you must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Conclusion of a supervision agreement with your supervisor.
  • Inclusion on a list of doctoral candidates at one of the faculties of Leipzig University.

Please note that you must obtain either the supervision agreement or, alternatively, a confirmation from your supervisor that you have concluded a supervision agreement. 

Doctoral researchers from other universities who are members of joint doctoral programmes with Leipzig University can apply for associate membership. You also need to confirm that you have concluded a supervision agreement and have been accepted on a doctoral candidate list at a faculty of your home university.

Once you have successfully completed the application process, you will receive a confirmation message from us.

As of 1 March, you can register online as a member of the Graduate Academy Leipzig. Please note the requirements for registration!

Become a Member as a Postdoc

Postdocs of our university can apply for membership in the Graduate Academy Leipzig if they:

  • have completed a doctorate that was awarded no more than three years ago at the time of application (exceptions can be requested from the Head:in of the Graduate Academy), and
  • be in the academic qualification phase after the doctorate and
  • are employed with membership rights at a faculty or centre of Leipzig University to the extent of at least 25 % of regular working hours and
  • are predominantly engaged in research.

Please note that you must upload a confirmation of your activity at a faculty or centre of Leipzig University in order to register. Once you have successfully completed the registration process, you will receive a confirmation message from us.

As of 1 March, you can register online as a member of the Graduate Academy Leipzig. Please note the requirements for registration!

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Researchers in their early postdoc phase are also invited to become members of the Graduate Academy Leipzig and make use of our many offers. Photo: Christian Hüller

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