The Technische Universität München has established its Institute for Advanced Study (TUM‑IAS) with the goal of creating fields of excellence in the “Science of Technology”. As a comprehensive technical university, TUM-IAS seeks to promote research in fields ranging from clinical technology to nano-devices, from global environmental systems to measurement systems for nuclear particles, including all the classical fields 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 and to establish intensive international collaborations.
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.