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.

The AI Campus is again awarding up to 15 fellowships to university teachers to test innovative teaching concepts for application-oriented teaching of AI and data skills using openly licensed AI Campus learning offers. The program will start in October 2021 and run until the end of September 2022.

All application information can be found at https://ki-campus.org/fellowship.

Application deadline is 13.08.2021.

This year, Sartorius is awarding the LifeScienceXplained I Sartorius Prize for New Communication together with the NDR Nonfiction Book Prize for the first time. Young communicators up to 35 years of age who inspire people for the life sciences with German-language nonfiction books, blogs, podcasts, texts, slams and other creative formats are eligible to apply. The prize is endowed with €10,000.

All information about the competition and more information can be found at www.sartorius.com/en/company-de/about-sartorius-ag-de/lifesciencexplained.

The deadline for applications is 15.08.2021.

The 2021 call for proposals for the ideas competition “Studienbezogene Verstärkung der Exzellenzstrategie” (study-related reinforcement of the excellence strategy) aims to promote digital and project-based forms of teaching, learning and examining.

Applications can be submitted for two funding lines until 10.09.2021:

A. Digital Teaching, Learning and Examination Formats

B. Project Weeks

All information about the competition and the application can be found at www.tum.de/en/studies/teaching/awards-and-competitions/ideas-competition/.

Together with our students, we need to rethink questions about the future and test scientifically sound ideas in practice in order to initiate lasting change with sustainable projects. To do justice to the importance of the topic of sustainability, TUM is piloting the “Sustainable Living Labs” (SLL) – an idea of the TUM Future Learning Initiative.

Visibility, publicity and communication

By becoming an SLL, you will reach more students and gain additional visibility in the TUM community. Your project will be picked up in TUM's internal and external communication. Up to € 3,000 in communication funds are available per SLL (use in coordination with CST and Sustainability Office).
Financial support

In addition to communication, up to 5,000 € in material funds are available per SLL, e.g. for purchases in the context of project implementation; unfortunately, funding of student assistants is not possible.

General conditions and requirements

SLL are inter- or transdisciplinary modules for motivated bachelor and master students, who deal in depth with the essential elements of a discipline foreign to them, special topics and/or with challenges in subject-spanning subject areas in an extracurricular program. The workload should be 150-300h (5-10/12 credits), and modules may be 1- or 2-semester. Students are approached across disciplines to give them access to a discipline that is foreign to them (“Politics for Rocket Scientists”).

Framework and requirements

SLL are interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary modules for motivated bachelor and master students who want to study in depth the essential elements of a discipline that is foreign to them, special topics, and/or challenges in cross-disciplinary subject areas in an extracurricular program. The workload should be 150–300h (5–10/12 credits), and modules may be 1- or 2-semester. Students are approached across disciplines to give them access to a discipline that is foreign to them (“Politics for Rocket Scientists”).

The core of a Sustainable Living Lab is the design and implementation of at least one concrete project that promotes sustainable action, thinking, or other aspects of sustainability at TUM or beyond. It contributes to an increased perception of our campuses as (sustainable) real laboratories and at the same time aims for concrete impact. The possibility of a self-organized continuation of the projects (if reasonable) is also beneficial.

Application / Submission

Please send a brief concept (2–3 pages), e.g., with objectives, content, methods, scope/credits, target group(s), sustainability relevance, teaching staff, and intended impact to sustainability@tum.de by 10/09/21.

Attachments:

1) intended use of funding

2) given and planned credit opportunities for the course in various degree programs.

Proposals will be evaluated by the Sustainability Office together with CST. For the pilot phase starting in the winter semester 2021/22, the funding of two labs per semester is planned.