TUM Global Postdoc Fellowship

This attractive two-year fellowship program offers excellent researchers who have recently completed their PhD the chance to continue their academic career at TUM.

Save the Date: The Call for Applications for the TUM Global Postdoc Fellowships 2024 will be published soon.

The TUM Global Postdoc Fellowship 2024 offers up to 10 international young scientists the opportunity to conduct research with a host at TUM for up to 2 years within the framework of the fellowship.  

We will grant the fellowships in two separate calls (March / September). The first call (Call 4.1) will open on March 1, 2024. The deadline for submission of application is March 31, 2024 (23:59 CET).  

Submit your application via our designated application portal. Once the call is published, you will find the respective link on this homepage.

For any question, please contact the team of the TUM Talent Factory at postdoc@tum.de.

About the TUM Global Postdoc Fellowship

The TUM Global Postdoc Fellowship is a funding opportunity for external postdoctoral scientists who are currently residing abroad and would like to start their research at TUM. For 24 months, we will support fellows to diversify their research profile at a TUM department and to initiate new research projects together with TUM scientists.

The call is open to researchers who have completed their doctorate a maximum of three years ago or who will complete their doctorate within the next 12 months. Researchers must reside outside of Germany at the time of submission.

In each call, there are two phases. In Phase I, you do not require to submit a letter of support from a TUM host. However, you must identify a TUM host, who will support your application, during Phase II of the submission process. See below for further information on these two phases.

The TUM Global Postdoc Fellowship is open to all topics. Researchers are invited to apply with a project that matches the research of the chair/institute/lab of the respective host who supports the application.

If you want to be informed about future calls, please register for our Newsletter.


Get to know our fellows

Who are the TUM Global Postdoc Fellows (TGPF) ? Find out more about the fellows and their projects, as well as the recipients of the TUM University Foundation Fellowship (2013–2020).

TUM Global Postdoc Fellows (awarded 2024)

TUM Global Postdoc Fellows (awarded 2023)

TUM Global Postdoc Fellows (awarded 2022)

TUM Global Postdocs Fellows (Alumni)

TUM University Foundation Fellows (awarded 2013-2021)

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Welcome Services for international researchers

The TUM Global and Alumni Office provides welcome services to support international postdocs and guest professors, as well as their hosts from TUM, in completing any paperwork and formalities. As the central point of contact for the TUM campuses in Munich, Garching, and Freising, we can help researchers to integrate into academic life at TUM smoothly.