Leadership Academy

Funding program for German-speaking early-stage and mid-career researchers of all disciplines at universities and other research institutions abroad.



Kübra Kananathan
German Scholars Organization e.V.
Friedrichstrasse 60
10117 Berlin

+49 (0) 30 2060 5271



The application phase for the 8th Leadership Academy has ended.

For detailed information please visit the German page here.


  • How do I build my research group and discover the right style of leadership for me?
  • How can I become a professor in Germany and what options are there for me in other sectors?
  • How can I advance my personal development?

The funding program helps German-speaking researchers abroad from Germany and for those, who recently returned to Germany to find the answers in an interdisciplinary, transnational group.

25 Fellowships

We offer full fellowship stipends for 25 outstanding researchers of all disciplines who are ready
for the next career step – as a junior group leader, assistant or full professor, founder of a startup or as a professional in a research-related organization or in industry.

The GSO Leadership Academy includes two live workshops with career trainings, networking events and individual coachings.

The GSO Leadership Academy offered a safe space for 25 aspirational scientific leaders to connect and together discuss challenges and establish strategies for starting their own careers and groups. Reflecting on these similarities was very striking to me.
Anne Plochowietz, LSA 4

How to apply

For more information on the GSO Leadership Academy please visit our German website. There, you will also find all requirements for researchres who would like to apply.

The Leadership Academy is funded and supoorted by the Klaus Tschira Stiftung and TU9, German Universities of Technology.