LMU Munich Research Fellowships

The LMU Research Fellowship Program is directed at candidates from all fields of research who have recently completed their doctoral studies with outstanding results. Our program is designed to promote the career development of early-career postdoctoral researchers and to support them in building international networks of collaboration.

The LMU Research Fellowship Program enables you to carry out your own independent research project and expand your academic profile: In addition to an attractive salary and a substantial research budget, you will be provided with a workplace within one of our Faculties and may also become involved in teaching. During the entire period of your fellowship, you will be supported by a professor from LMU who will function as your mentor. As a member of the Young Center, you will also be associated with the Center for Advanced Studies and may make use of its various services.

We offer ten Incoming LMU Research Fellowships to outstanding international junior academics and five Outgoing LMU Research Fellowships to excellent early-career researchers with a doctorate from LMU Munich. The closing date for applications is 1 December 2017.

Program Statistics

The LMU Research Fellowships Program was first advertised in 2009 and has been a great success: As a result of the first five calls for applications, a total of 45 fellowships have been awarded to highly qualified candidates from all over the world and from various disciplines – 30 from the Humanities and Social Sciences, 15 from the Natural Sciences and Medicine. 71% of the fellows have come from renowned institutions abroad.

Incoming LMU Research Fellowships

The Incoming LMU Research Fellowships are directed at outstanding international junior researchers from all fields of research. They are designed to promote the career development of early-career postdoctoral researchers by fostering their mobility and supporting them in developing their academic profile.

We offer you ideal conditions to carry out your own independent research project. You will be provided with a workplace within one of our Faculties and may also become involved in teaching. During the entire period of the fellowship, you will be supported by a professor from LMU who will function as your mentor. As a member of the Young Center, you will also be associated with the Center for Advanced Studies.

Who Can Apply?

Junior researchers who

  • have completed their doctorate within the last 3 years
  • comply with the mobility rule of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (i.e. they may not have lived or worked in Germany for more than 12 months during the three years prior to the application deadline)

Further Requirements

Fellows must undertake research stays of 3 to 6 months at an international academic partner organization of their own choice, or collaborate with a non-academic partner organization as part of a cross-sectoral research project (funding for these collaborations is guaranteed).

Fellowship Package

  • attractive salary (German public service employee pay grade TV-L E14)
  • material and travel expenses of up to € 10,000 p.a.
  • start-up funding of up to € 25,000

Duration

2 years (In exceptional cases, an additional year of funding may be granted.)

Application

Applications may be submitted on the program’s application portal at any time until the closing date on 1 December 2017.

Application date
1 Dec 2017
Duration
2 years
Country
Europe Germany
Discipline
Humanities Anthropology & Ethnology Archaeology Architecture Art & Art History Classical Studies Digital Humanities History Linguistics Literature Media Studies Music & Musicology Philosophy Religion & Theology Social sciences Business and Administrative Sciences Communication Sciences Demography Economics Environmental Sciences Gender Studies Geography International Relations Law Pedagogic & Education Research Political science Psychology & Cognitive Sciences Social Anthropology Sociology Other Agronomy Biology Chemistry Computer science Engineering Mathematics Medicine Physics
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 3 years
Grants available
10
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