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!
We invite you to visit Germany’s top technical university for one week – with all costs covered by the Postdoc Mobility Fellowship. You will get to meet some exceptional academics and explore the research facilities at TUM. At the end of your stay, you could be offered a TUM University Foundation Fellowship to carry out your research at TUM. Apply here
For international researchers and postdocs: Support for relocation and integration in Greater Munich comes from TUM.Family's Welcome Center. Questions on the tax system, insurances or if you need a visum? The team and their website will make things clearer. Welcome Center for International Researchers
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.
We’d like you to meet our TUM Junior Fellows : They are young research team leaders who work independently at TUM and are particularly successful at raising external funds. Read the profiles of the TUM Junior Fellows TUM Junior Fellows.
This is where TUM postdocs carry out their research
TUM’s 13 departments 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
Outstanding international scientists who intend to explore gender- and diversity-relevant problems with regard to the natural and engineering sciences together with a TUM research group are eligible for a TUM-IAS Anna Boyksen Fellowship.
The Fellowship is named after Anna Boyksen, the first female engineering student at TUM (1905).
The Paula Hahn-Weinheimer Award provides an interim funding to outstanding researchers to fill the gap between application and approval for external/other funds. This start-up funding, allowing researchers to focus on their applications, is particularly intended for researchers with additional burdens due to family, health, or other circumstances. Paula Hahn-Weinmeier Award
Postdoc Funding by Faculty
Some faculties offer separate fellowships.