Responsibilities of Fellows

TUM-IAS wants to foster an active community of scientists based on dialogue and communication and therefore expects a few direct contributions from its Fellows and Hosts, in particular

  • The Fellows are expected to spend a certain time of their Fellowship (as stated in the letter of appointment) at TUM, preferably in one of the institutes offices.
  • For administrative purposes, we expect the Fellow to announce every stay in Munich to the responsible program manager at least two weeks in advance. Failure to do so may result in the declaration of expenses related to this stay as non-eligible.
  • The mission of TUM-IAS is to develop new, excellent research areas at TUM and to promote the building up of a functioning interdisciplinary community generating new ideas and researcher networks. Therefore, during their stays at TUM Fellows are expected to really use the premises provided by TUM-IAS and participate in common activities including Wednesday Coffee Talks, Fellows’ Lunches, the General Assembly and TUM-IAS lectures. These events have a core importance in the Institutes Mission and repeated absences are strongly discouraged.
  • The Fellows should actively participate in TUM-IAS programs and events, and organization of activities such as an inaugural lecture, a workshop, public talk, or speakers' series in order to contribute to the intellectual life of the Institute and the University.
  • The Fellows are obliged to state the TUM-IAS address in scientific publications related to their fellowship. The correct address designation is: Institute for Advanced Study, Technical University of Munich, Lichtenbergstrasse 2 a, D-85748 Garching, Germany.
  • Acknowledgment of the (partial) support from TUM-IAS in publications, including articles, books, etc. Publications that are made in the context of a TUM-IAS Fellowship must include the following statement:
    • “With the support of the Technical University of Munich – Institute for Advanced Study, funded by the German Excellence Initiative.”
    • For EU-cofunded Fellows: “With the support of the Technical University of Munich – Institute for Advanced Study, funded by the German Excellence Initiative and the European Union Seventh Framework Programme under grant agreement n° 291763.”
  • Acknowledgment of the support from the TUM-IAS and if applicable from the European Union (“Co-funded by the European Union”) should include the affiliation on the Fellows’ homepages and inclusion of the TUM-IAS (and EU) logos on publications, posters, PowerPoint presentations, etc.
  • Patent applications filed by or on behalf of the Fellow must include the following statement:
    • “The work leading to this invention has received financial support from the Technical University of Munich – Institute for Advanced Study, funded by the German Excellence Initiative.”
    • For EU-cofunded Fellows: “The work leading to this invention has received financial support from the Technical University of Munich – Institute for Advanced Study, funded by the German Excellence Initiative and the European Union Seventh Framework under grant agreement n° 291763.”
  • TUM-IAS generates an annual report on the research activities of the Institute. Active Fellows must provide text and graphic material on their research activities to be included in these publications.
  • Fellows are asked to provide data for the TUM-IAS webpage including research interests, publications, and upcoming events and workshops for their Focus Group.
  • Key performance data of the Fellowship, i.e. publications, patents, conference presentations, major projects and collaborations started etc. have to be provided after the three years tenure, in form of a final written report on the Fellowship results.

 

Responsibilities of Doctoral Candidates:

  • Doctoral candidates are also members of the TUM-IAS community and are expected to make active use of the opportunities provided by the TUM-IAS. In particular they are expected to attend all General Assemblies during the IAS funding period and an average of 5 Wednesday Coffee Talks per semester.
  • Doctoral candidates planning a longer stay abroad at their Fellow’s home institution are strongly encouraged to make an appointment with the responsible program manager at their earliest convenience. During this appointment, the framework for travel cost reimbursement will be explained and specified according to the plans of the doctoral candidate. Please note that if the TUM-IAS is not involved beforehand there may be expenses we will not be able to reimburse and that you have already incurred in.
  • TUM-IAS funded doctoral candidates should acknowledge the TUM-IAS support in their doctoral theses and on publications. Publications must include the following statement:
    • “With the support of the Technical University Munich – Institute for Advanced Study, funded by the German Excellence Initiative.”
    • For doctoral candidates supervised by EU-cofunded Fellows: “With the support of the Technical University of Munich – Institute for Advanced Study, funded by the German Excellence Initiative and the European Union Seventh Framework Programme under grant agreement n° 291763.”
    A copy of the PhD thesis must be sent to the TUM-IAS office to be displayed in the Institute’s library.
  • Acknowledgment of the TUM-IAS affiliation and inclusion of the TUM-IAS and EU logos on publications, posters, PowerPoint presentations, etc. Failure to do may cause a rejection of the respective travel cost reimbursement request.
  • Doctoral candidates are part of the TUM-IAS community. In case of changes in personnel, the TUM-IAS office must be informed immediately and the further procedure must be discussed.

TUM-IAS operations and funding decisions are primarily based on the rules of the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the EU Marie Curie COFUND program. On the TUM-IAS webpage you can find a FAQ list (including general financial and administrative questions) which is intended to be a helpful guideline for the preparation of reimbursement requests.