The Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture – Simon Dubnow (DI) e. V. has the legal form of a registered association and is recognized as a non-profit institution. As a member of the Leibniz Association, its basic endowment is funded half by the federal government and half by the states. Added to this external funding acquired by the institute or research projects.
An agreement between the Institute and Leipzig University regulates the cooperation regarding research and teaching. The courses and seminars taught by the staff are recognized as part of the course offerings of the University. Members of the staff can earn the PhD at the University and also complete their habilitation (second dissertation).