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Opportunities at the TUM Institute for Advanced Study

Nomination Guidelines (August 2016)


The Technische Universität München has established its Institute for Advanced Study (TUM‑IAS) with the goal of creating fields of excellence in “Science and Technology”. Embedded in a comprehensive technical university, TUM-IAS seeks to promote research in fields ranging from natural and applied sciences, life sciences and medicine to all areas of Engineering, many of which are strongly influenced by modern science. TUM-IAS awards Fellowships to distinguished researchers and gives them the necessary time and financial support to explore new venues, to develop novel research areas, especially at the border between classical disciplines, and to establish intensive international collaborations as well as collaborations with industry.

The main program at TUM-IAS is the Fellowship program, summarized in the following picture:

The Fellowships offered by TUM-IAS are subdivided into six categories. With these programs, TUM‑IAS seeks to attract scholarly talent on senior- and early-career-level both from inside TUM and from around the globe, as well as researchers from the industry.

In addition, TUM-IAS awards the title of “TUM-IAS Visiting Fellow” to distinguished short-term visitors (one week to two months) from outside TUM, who have a great international reputation as scientists or engineers, and who have the intention to engage in a short-term, but intensive collaboration with researchers at the Institute. Details about each type of Fellowship are given in the following pages.