Financial support for Women in Science is offered by TUM Diversity. The new Bassi Award, named after the Italian physicist, Laura Bassi, the first female scientist to earn a university chair in a scientific field.

A World of Opportunities –
as a Postdoc at TUM

Postdoc researchers at Technische Universität München (TUM) will find an inspiring research environment coupled with excellent back-up services. We offer our young scientists a family service, professional assistance when applying for external funds and further training and careers programs. Find out more about what we can do for you!

Make the most of our services

TUM offers an excellent support infrastructure to support your research, your family life and further training aspirations. We offer all this so that you are free to unfold your full academic creativity.

Salto in front of the Faculty für Mechanical Engineering.
Go for it – with support from the TUM Talent Factory.Image: Astrid Eckert

For every stage of the postdoc process, the TUM Talent Factory provides tailored services. These include assistance when applying for scholarships as well as when writing or filling out funding applications. TUM Talent Factory

Ingeborg Ortner Kinderhaus
TUM will help you find the right childcare.Image: Astrid Eckert

TUM’s Family Service can help you find the right child care and schools in Munich, also advising you on how to balance family and career. In addition, it can offer you support if you are caring for a dependent relative. Family Service

Prof. Laura Fabietti
Working towards new discoveries in physics with physics professor Laura Fabietti.Image: Andreas Heddergott

Would you like to market your invention? Are you looking to raise external funds? ? Then talk to TUM ForTe – TUM’s dedicated office for research promotion and technology transfer into society. TUM ForTe

Dr. Michael Zwick teaching with a Tablet-PC
Top teacher: Teaching prize winner Dr. Michael Zwick.Image: Astrid Eckert

We can support your personal development goals with a range of training programs. These are designed to improve your teaching and managerial skills and broaden your academic horizons. Improve your leadership skills, work/life balance or academic writing skills. Talent development



This is where TUM postdocs carry out their research

TUM’s 13 faculties offer a broad range of subjects, regularly powering TUM to the top of international ranking lists as German’s best technical university. Research at the TUM Faculties

Postdocs are among the scientists looking for solutions for major challenges of the future in TUM’s four Integrative Research Centers – including the TUM Institute for Advanced Study (TUM-IAS). The three-year Carl von Linde Junior Fellowships at the TUM-IAS have been set up especially for experienced postdocs. Here, postdocs are freed from other university commitments to devote themselves to their research.

These interdisciplinary research projects funded under the Excellence Initiative. TUM is the host university of the “Origin and Structure of the Universe” cluster. Excellence Clusters

Postdocs head up interdisciplinary teams of doctoral candidates at the International Graduate School of Science and Engineering (IGSSE). This is a great way for postdocs to find their feet in the world of academic research. International Graduate School of Science and Engineering (IGSSE)


Postdoc Funding Opportunities



Postdoc Funding by Faculty

Some faculties offer separate fellowships:

Academic Department of Sports and Health Sciences

Need some help funding research material, small equipment, or travel? The Leonhard-Lorenz-Stiftung, allocated by the Chair for Construction Chemicals can help!