Visiting Fellowship for Alumni Fellows

Aim: TUM-IAS awards the “Visiting Fellowship for Alumni Fellows” to Alumni Fellows who would like to continue or revive their collaboration with a TUM Host and/or group. All Alumni Fellows from institutions other than TUM are welcome to apply.

Funding: The Visiting Fellowship for Alumni Fellows contains funding for travelling and local accommodation. Support includes up to €5,000 for non-European or up to €2,500 for European travel. The funding can only be used for the Alumnus/a Fellow. (If you have family obligations and cannot travel by yourself, please discuss this with the TUM-IAS management.) Costs will be reimbursed on the basis of tickets, invoices etc.; it is not possible to transfer the funding to the Alumnus/a Fellow’s account.

How to apply: TUM-IAS awards the Visiting Fellowship for Alumni Fellows on the basis of a nomination by a TUM professor (usually the former Host).

  • Nominations can be made at any time of the year,
  • A nomination must include the current CV of the candidate (including a list of the most important 3-5 publications) and a statement of purpose (~2 pages) jointly written by the Alumnus/a Fellow and the nominator. The statement of purpose describes the scientific collaboration planned for the visit, including any planned talks or other scientific events. It 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 accommodation and office facilities),
  • Alumni Fellows can apply for one Visiting Fellowship per year,
  • Please send the nomination to a Program Manager of IAS.

The Director of TUM-IAS will decide on the award after consultation with the staff of TUM-IAS, taking budgetary considerations into account.

For other scientists interested in visiting TUM and/or the TUM-IAS for a short period of time, please see the TUM Global Visiting Professor Program.