Call for nominations: Anna Boyksen Fellowship on Gender- and Diversity-relevant Problems in the Natural and Engineering Sciences

The Institute for Advanced Study of Technische Universität München (TUM-IAS) is part of TUM’s institutional strategy to promote top-level research in the Excellence Initiative by the German federal and state governments.

TUM-IAS awards Fellowships to distinguished researchers and gives them the necessary time and financial support to explore new venues, to develop novel research areas and to establish intensive international collaborations.

To attract scholarly talent from around the globe TUM-IAS invites applications for the prestigious Anna Boyksen Fellowship.

Target Group

Up to 2 Anna Boyksen Fellowships will be awarded to outstanding international scientists who intend to explore gender- and diversity-relevant topics with regard to the natural and engineering sciences together with a TUM research group. Applications are invited in all areas of the TUM research portfolio.


The Fellowships last two years, during which Fellows are expected to spend a total of three to six months at TUM. In this way, TUM-IAS intends to further a lasting and productive connection on an international level.


Anna Boyksen Fellows receive an award of max. €30,000 plus max. €50,000 for travel, housing and research-related costs (depending on the length of their stay). For Fellows with family responsibilities, the TUM-IAS offers flexible funding (for example for childcare/school fees) and various other kinds of provisions.


The nominee and the planned TUM host should submit a joint application including the following documents:

  • a nomination letter by a TUM professor including the facilities provided for the Fellow by the TUM Host institute,
  • a CV including a list of major publications (please highlight the 3-5 most important publications of the past 5 years),
  • a statement of purpose jointly signed by the candidate and the hosting professor, describing how the Fellowship would contribute to the innovation of the scientific environment at TUM, the specific goals to be achieved, a budget plan and a time plan regarding the candidate’s projected periods of stay at TUM.


Applications are to be submitted via email to the TUM-IAS office by October 25, 2017.

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.

Application date
25 Oct 2017
2 years
Europe Germany
Social sciences Gender Studies
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 99 years
Grants available
Award granted
Up to € 80.000