In addition to its own structured doctoral program (LIV Graduate School), the LIV runs the Leibniz Graduate School Infections in partnership with the Leibniz Center Infection (LCI). Along with an multidisciplinary educational and training program in infectiology, scholarship holders have the opportunity to work on highly topical and significant problems in infection research.
Initially funded in May 2009 for three years by the Joint Initiative for Research and Innovation of the Leibniz Association as part of its competitive procedures, the Graduate School was consolidated in the summer of 2012 by the three LCI institutes (BNI, FZB and LIV), offering two graduate placements per institute.
Research projects are selected in a competitive procedure, based on the close scientific cooperation between two LCI institutes in each case and jointly supervised by a scientist from each participating institute. LCI graduate students are integrated into the graduate program of the respective institute.