Calls for Proposals & Competitions

Innovative teaching formats, new didactic concepts or approaches to support students' academic success: Here you will find current calls for entries and competitions in which TUM teaching staff can participate with their ideas for studies and teaching.

On behalf of the Bavarian Industry Association, the GMS Dr. Jung GmbH is conducting an online survey on digital education at Bavarian universities. The aim is to investigate the status of the digitization process in teaching practice as well as optimization potential.

At, teaching staff can participate in the survey until 31.01.2022. Participation will take approximately 15 minutes. The results of the survey will be presented to the public in fall 2022.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact GMS Dr. Jung GmbH at digitalisierung(at)

As every year, the University Prize of the City of Munich will be awarded in 2022. The prize is awarded for outstanding theses that deal with the economic, structural or cultural development of the city of Munich and whose results are of significance for the state capital of Munich. Anyone whose thesis was submitted to the Technical University of Munich after January 1, 2019 is eligible to apply. The prize is endowed with 5,000 euros.

Please inform your students about the award. Applications are possible until March 7, 2022.

For more information on the University Award, please visit (German).

The Foundation for Innovation in Academic Teaching has announced the new “Freiraum 2022” funding line.

The funding to be granted is intended to provide teaching staff with the opportunity and means to develop and test new ideas for teaching. The funds are awarded for experimental concepts that focus on student learning processes. All projects that convince through their innovative potential are welcome: Teaching formats can be conceptualized, tried out and reflected upon. Processes related to teaching and learning at universities can be rethought and implemented.

All members of a university can participate. This time, the funding line is primarily aimed at individuals or tandems. The maximum funding amount is 625,000 euros. Around 100 projects are to receive funding throughout Germany.

Applications can be submitted until March 15, 2022.

More information on the call for proposals can be found at

Please contact Thekla Truebenbach if you would like to submit an application.

Stifterverband and Daimler Fonds are inviting applications for the third round of the “Smart Qualifiziert” program under the title “MINT für die digitale Welt” (“STEM for the digital world”) to promote holistic and cross-disciplinary STEM education.

Since TUM submits the applications in a bundle, we ask interested parties to consult ProLehre I Medien und Didaktik, Dr. Andreas Fleischmann (andreas.fleischmann(at) with their idea in advance.

After this consultation, the application for a proposal will be submitted via Frauke Winkel, TUM Center for Study and Teaching – Quality Management.

The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, March 25, 2022.

For more detailled information, please see

In view of the immense destruction of natural resources and the great disparities between industrialized and developing countries, sustainability is one of the most important goals of our time. The global challenges for ecological, social and economic systems are more present today than ever before. Sustainability should not be seen solely as an environmental or development problem. Rather, it has become a question of economic, political, cultural, technical, ecological and, not least, moral development and shaping of society.

These problems will be addressed by the 16th Annual Engineering Education Conference, which will be hosted in hybrid form by the University of Technology under the title “Engineering Education for Sustainable Development” from May 12 – 14, 2022.

Here you can find the invitation of the Ingenieurpädagogische Wissenschaftsgesellschaft (PDF, 252 KB) (German).

A template for abstract submission can be found here (DOCX, 24 KB) (German).

The deadline for abstract submission is 28.02.2022.

Registration for participation in the conference is open until 02.05.2022.

With the Stockmeyer Science Prize, the Heinrich Stockmeyer Foundation honors practical approaches to solutions and application-oriented research that contribute to improving food safety and strengthening consumer confidence in the quality of food. The prize is endowed with 10,000 euros.

The prize is aimed at scientists who have made outstanding contributions in the above-mentioned subject area. Individual scientific achievements such as doctoral theses and post-doctoral dissertations as well as publications in scientifically recognized journals produced in the last three years will be honored.

Your complete application documents as an individual or as a working group (cover letter, curriculum vitae, abstract of the thesis on a maximum of two pages, and the research paper itself) must be submitted by May 31, 2022 as a coherent, password-protected PDF file by e-mail to riewenherm(at) The password can be obtained from Margret Riewenherm.

Submission implies consent to use the personal data and photographic material for the public relations work and purposes of the foundation.

Further information can be found at