Call for Applications: Albrecht Struppler, Anna Boyksen, Hans Fischer, Hans Fischer Senior and Rudolf Diesel Industry Fellowships

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TUM-IAS hereby invites applications for Fellowships in the following categories of its Fellowship program:

  • Albrecht Struppler Clinician Scientist Fellowships for excellent physicians working at the TUM School of Medicine, TUM University Hospital or German Heart Centre Munich who intend  to carry out a research project at the intersection of medicine and another research field within the TUM subject portfolio (more information)
  • Anna Boyksen Fellowships for outstanding top-level female professors from outside TUM who intend to explore gender- and/or diversity-relevant themes in the context of the TUM subject portfolio (more information)
  • Hans Fischer Fellowships for outstanding early-career scientists from outside TUM (more information) – please see specifics on the program below!
  • Hans Fischer Senior Fellowships for renowned international scientists from outside TUM (more information) – please see specifics on the program below!
  • Rudolf Diesel Industry Fellowships for highly qualified researchers from industry (more information)

Further information on the conditions and the selection process is available here.

Regional Hans Fischer (Senior) Fellows (Eastern Europe): To promote regional diversity, the TUM-IAS will award one of the Hans Fischer or Hans Fischer Senior Fellowships to a candidate from a home institution in Eastern Europe* (list of eligible Eastern European countries at the end of this e-mail). Candidates for this Fellowship will undergo a separate evaluation, taking into account local evaluation factors. The Fellow will then receive the regular Hans Fischer (Senior) Fellowship benefits. For the Regional Fellowship, the tandem application rule (see below) does not apply.

Siemens Hans Fischer (Senior) Fellows: TUM-IAS invites nominations for Hans Fischer (Senior) Fellowships that focus on the Industrial Metaverse research fields of

  • Web3 and Industrial Token Economy: Decentralized architecture guidelines, implementation strategies and incentive mechanisms for industrial metaverse use cases,
  • Trustworthy AI: Scalable research-based methods that address technical, socio-technical and legal challenges to ensure AI Act compliance for industrial AI,
  • Digital Twin: System identification and uncertainty quantification for lifetime estimation (e.g. buildings, building structures, drive systems).

Up to three Fellowships funded by Siemens can be awarded in the course of this call.

GNI Hans Fischer (Senior) Fellows: TUM-IAS invites nominations for Hans Fischer (Senior) Fellowships that focus on the research field of Artificial Intelligence for the Built Environment. Up to two Fellowships funded by the TUM Georg Nemetschek Institute on Artificial Intelligence for the Built World can be awarded in the course of this call.

We would also like to draw your attention to the tandem nomination rule for Hans Fischer and Hans Fischer Senior Fellowships (including the GNI and Siemens Fellowships, not including the Regional Fellowship): As in the previous years, each TUM professor (host) is required to suggest two candidates, at least one of whom must be a female researcher.
Both nominations will be evaluated individually according to our usual multi-stage evaluation procedure (please see the TUM-IAS Nomination Guidelines for further details). Tandem nominations can be for the same or for several Fellowship categories (options: Hans Fischer (Senior) plus Hans Fischer (Senior), Hans Fischer (Senior) plus Anna Boyksen, or Hans Fischer (Senior) plus Rudolf Diesel Industry Fellowship). From the proposed tandem, both nominees may be successful, or one, or none.

Applications are to be submitted online (link to the application forms) by Friday, February 3, 2023 (12:00 p.m./noon CET).

To scientists and TUM professors considering a future collaboration, we would also like to point out the TUM Global Visiting Professor Program for short-term visits of up to three months. During this initial shorter visit, prospective collaborators can explore the possibility of a future, more long-term collaboration in the framework of an Anna Boyksen, Hans Fischer (Senior) or Rudolf Diesel Industry Fellowship. The call for applications is made separately via the TUM Global & Alumni Office; applications are currently accepted (more information).

TUM-IAS explicitly encourages nominations of and applications from women as well as from all others who would bring additional diversity dimensions to the university’s research and teaching strategies.

For questions, please contact TUM-IAS Program Manager Dr. Katharina Frank.

* For this purpose, Eastern Europe includes the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine.