Visiting Fellowship


TUM-IAS awards the title of “TUM-IAS Visiting Fellow” to distinguished short-term visitors (one week to one month) from outside TUM who have a great international reputation as scientists or engineers and who have the intention to engage in a short-term, but intensive collaboration with a TUM research unit.


The Visiting Fellowship contains funding for travel and local accommodation costs. The overall amount will be appointed individually by TUM-IAS and depends on various factors such as the length of the period of stay. A renewal of a Visiting Fellowship is possible under special circumstances.

How to apply

TUM-IAS awards the Visiting Fellowship on the basis of a nomination by a leading scientist or researcher from the TUM-IAS community.

  • Nominations can be made at any time of the year.
  • A nomination must include the CV of the candidate and a statement of purpose written by the proposer.
  • The statement of purpose must include a reference to how the TUM-IAS community will benefit from the visit, for example via a planned talk at a TUM-IAS event or research meetings with TUM-IAS members (please include a short plan of activities).
  • The nomination should also provide information on the proposed length and period of stay, a budget plan, and practical arrangements for hosting the candidate (TUM-IAS can provide assistance and limited hosting facilities).

The Director of TUM-IAS will decide on the award after consultation with the staff of TUM-IAS, taking budgetary considerations into account. After Fellowship completion, a short activities report (one to two pages max.) must be delivered to the TUM-IAS office. The costs will be reimbursed to the Visiting Fellow once the report has been received.