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Leibniz AI & Security Fellowships – February 2022

Visiting Scientists/Professorships @ Leibniz University of Hannover / L3S & CISPA

Program Goal

The aim of the program is to support research visits of highly qualified German and European researchers at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Leibniz Universität Hannover, in cooperation with the L3S Research Center within the framework of the International Future Laboratory for Artificial Intelligence in Hannover, or with the CISPA / Center for Information Security (Hannover location),

The program will run through 2022, with a total volume of up to EUR 100.000.- Proposed research stays must be completed by December 31, 2022.


Leibniz AI & Security Fellowships are awarded for research stays of 3-6 months (remunerated according to TV-L E14 / E15 / W2 / W3, depending on the qualification), as a substitute professorship (6 months), or (within the framework of a research leave in the case of continued remuneration) in the form of an allowance for travel and accommodation costs.


Very good PhD or habilitation / habilitation-equivalent achievements in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science or in the field of Information Security; above-average scientific qualification (demonstrated by publications); independently developed research plan and teaching offer for the master program of computer science (seminars, lectures, master theses), coordinated with L3S or CISPA.


Applications can be submitted until April 17, 2022. Applications (cover letter, curriculum vitae, and research plan (maximum 4 pages each)) should be submitted electronically to

Applications will be reviewed by a commission (appointed by the L3S Scientific Advisory Board and CISPA). On the basis of this review, L3S, CISPA and the faculty prepare a corresponding proposal on which the Presidential Board of Leibniz University decides in accordance with § 35 para. 2 NHG.