TUM Institute for Advanced Study is a scientific institution of the Technische Universität München (TUM), Germany. Selected excellent researchers conduct top-level research in science, engineering and humanities. Fellows with different levels of seniority are given the possibility to devote their full time to their innovative projects. This opportunity is made possible through not only financial support, but also freedom from traditional bureaucracy as well as teaching obligations.
Fellowships are awarded based on the excellent academic record of the fellows. Start up-funding for these projects will be granted not on the basis of detailed research proposals but on the trust and confidence in TUM-IAS's members. The program is open for young excellent scientists as well as for highly experienced senior scientists. Fellows from around the world as well as internally from TUM; from academia as well as from industry.
The projects are from various fields of research ranging from science and engineering to the humanities. TUM IAS Projects are innovative and come from nascent areas of research which bear the promise of major academic or scientific breakthroughs.
The TUM IAS Director represents the institute with regards to in-house and external affairs. The director reports to the president for the TUM. The director is responsible for the selection of the fellows, based on the advice of the Selection Committee. The members of the Selection... Read More