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.

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.

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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 (3. Call / 2024)

TUM Global Postdoc Fellows (2. Call / 2023)

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.