Visiting Fellowship


TUM-IAS awards the title of “TUM-IAS Visiting Fellow” to distinguished short-term visitors (one week to two months) 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 Focus Groups or Research Areas at the Institute. The minimum stay is one week.


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 which must state in what way the Focus Group’s or Research Area’s work will benefit from the Visiting Fellowship (including a short plan of activities at TUM).
  • 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.