Visiting Scholars

We offer outstanding scientists from all over the world the opportunity to spend a research period at the IOER - to promote professional exchange, joint work on projects and publications, and to establish international cooperation.

A prerequisite for a guest stay at the IOER is the thematic connectivity to the research or transfer topics of the institute and the potential for mutual inspiration. In connection with the objectives of a guest stay, it can have a duration ranging from a few days or weeks to several months or a year.

  • Short stays usually include expert discussions, lectures, workshops with experts from the IOER and our networks, and, if necessary, an individual visit program. The target group here is primarily senior or established scientists or experts in the field. The financing of such a stay is generally provided by the sending institution or through project funds earmarked for this purpose.
  • For long-term stays, we offer intensive collaboration on topics that are relevant to both sides. This includes individual professional support by colleagues of the IOER. The target group of such longer stays are primarily younger scientists in the qualification phase. The financing of the stay is ensured by a scholarship or the guest's own funds.

In case of a suitable content and motivation, we are happy to support an application for a scholarship through professional exchange and organizational coordination. The IOER has extensive experience as a host for fellows of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the German Federal Environmental Foundation (Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt DBU) and for the Erasmus+ program. The Institute also welcomes fellows of the Marie Skłodowska Curie Action of the European Commission as well as fellows in other relevant programs.

Please feel free to contact us if you are interested.

The Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development is jointly funded by the federal government and the federal states.

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This institute is co-financed by tax funds on the basis of the budget approved by the Saxon State Parliament.