Institute for Advanced Study
The IAS serves as a flagship institute for top-level international research at TUM, and has helped to drive the university’s development into one of Germany’s top academic institutions. The IAS Fellowship Program offers excellent guest scientists from academia and industry, as well as early-career scientists the chance to conduct world class, interdisciplinary research at TUM.
We promote research in fields ranging from natural and applied sciences, life sciences and medicine to all areas of engineering as well as social sciences. Explore our programs
Albrecht Struppler Fellowship
for clinician scientist
Anna Boyksen Fellowship
for gender studies in science and engineering
Carl von Linde Fellowship
for TUM faculty members
Dieter Schwarz Courageous Research Grant
for outstanding international scientists from
outside TUM who intend to use groundbreaking
technology to propose a radical solution to a
major challenge in the area of
“Digitization and Sustainability”.
Hans Fischer Fellowship
for early-career scientists from outside TUM
Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship
for international scientists from outside TUM
Philosopher in Residence Fellowship
for joint projects of philosophers and TUM professors
Rudolf Diesel Industry Fellowship
for researchers from industry
Rudolf Mößbauer Tenure Track
Assistant Professorship for early-carreer scientists
TUM-IAS Focal Periods aim at supporting interaction between different Focus Groups, and between active Fellows and alumni Fellows around a certain theme. Learn more
TUM Innovation Networks
TUM Innovation Networks are essential in identifying and pursuing future-oriented and high-potential research focus areas that can later lead to large-scale, far-reaching research consortia. Learn more
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Bringing people and their ideas together is a major concern of TUM IAS. Cutting-edge research always emerges where bright minds come into exchange.
Our New Fellows 2022
In 2022 we welcomed 19 new top scientists to IAS.
Get to know our new fellows
All Fellows of IAS
Our fellows come from all over the world. Moreover, many of them work from abroad. Meet our international family
Members of TUM-IAS are renowned awardees in the scientific context and form a strong global network that meets regularly for events at the Technical University of Munich. Learn more
Thirteen Research Areas embedded into TUM-IAS cover a wide range of innovative, interdisciplinary fields. Their purpose to establish sustainable, long-term research collaborations that are embedded in the TUM faculties. Learn more
Partners and Network of IAS
IESP is a diverse and open network of scientists, politicians, administrators, and entrepreneurs sharing a deep concern about the challenges humanity faces in the Anthropocene.
Visit the Website of IESP
The IESP office is located in the building of TUM-IAS.
We maintain intensive partnerships with organizations within the TUM as well as with other universities and institutions in Germany, Europe and worldwide.