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        Welcome Centre

        In light of the current situation concerning the Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the services including personal consultations shall occur exclusively via electronic communication channels. Appointments can be made under researchLUH@zuv.uni-hannover.de

        Dear guests,

        We are delighted to welcome you to Leibniz University Hannover.

        The Welcome Centre is the central point of contact for international researchers (postdocs and professors) at LUH.

        Please contact us with any non-academic questions concerning your stay in Hannover. We will be happy to assist you with any queries (e.g. official administrative procedures) – via email or in person. With many years of experience, we are experts in supporting international guests.

        Please register here:

        Registration for visiting researchers

        Our priority is to make your stay at Leibniz University Hannover successful.

        Have a pleasant research visit.

        Yours sincerely

        Manuela Schimmels

        International Climate Protection Fellowship by the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation

        Are you a prospective leader working academically or practically in climate protection or climate-relevant resource conservation in your home country – a non-European developing or transition country (see list of countries, PDF)? Then the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation invites you to apply for an International Climate Protection Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

        The fellowship enables you to conduct a one-year research-based project in Germany focusing on combating climate change, on adaptation strategies, on preserving ecosystems and biodiversity, or on the sustainable use of the oceans and seas. Sustainability topics relating to natural resources, resource-efficient consumption or urban development are also welcome.

        The Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation awards up to 15 International Climate Protection Fellowships to prospective leaders and up to five to postdoctoral researchers each year. The fellowships are funded through the International Climate Initiative of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).

        Please apply online via: https://www.humboldt-foundation.de/en/apply/sponsorship-programmes/international-climate-protection-fellowship

        • Further Information about the International Climate Protection Fellowship by the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation

          How to apply

          Before applying, you should agree the details of your independently developed research-based project with your chosen academic host.

          Please submit the necessary application documents to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation online only.


          • research-based project: Outline the project you have developed yourself and agreed with your intended host prior to applying. Bear in mind that the following criteria are important for selection: a convincing choice of methods; clear focus and feasibility; relevance to the fields of climate protection or climate-relevant resource conservation; feasibility of conducting the project at the chosen host institution; practicability of the communication strategy
          • extensive statement including confirmation of support from your host in Germany
          • two letters of recommendation (not more than 12 months old) from individuals who can provide information on your professional, personal and/or academic background

          The online application form contains links where the letters of recommendation and statements can be uploaded. Please forward these links to the relevant individuals as soon as possible. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation will send you a confirmation e-mail as soon as they have received all the required documents. If you have any doubts or questions, please contact  the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation by e-mail (info[at]avh.de) before submitting your application.

        We work closely with EURAXESS, the European network for research advisors.

        The EURAXESS website provides information on funding options or job opportunities and addresses social security and tax issues, as well as other topics regarding research mobility.

        All services offered by EURAXESS Deutschland are free of charge.

        EURAXESS Information on Coronavirus

        On the occasion of the COVID-19 pandemic, EURAXESS has compiled an overview on the website with information and FAQs in German and English, which are provided by the Federal Foreign Office, the BMI, the BMG and the European Commission.

        EURAXESS Centers continue to advise by email.

        Visiting Doctoral Candidates
        Manuela Schimmels
        Administrative/Technical Staff
        Welfengarten 1A
        30167 Hannover
        Welfengarten 1A
        30167 Hannover