Research Fellowships at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Deadline: 29 February 2016
Open to: candidates from all fields of research who have completed their doctoral studies with outstanding results within the last three years
Fellowship: attractive salary in TV-L grade E 14


Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München is one of the leading research universities in Europe, with a more than 500-year-long tradition. The University is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching. LMU München will award up to 10 Research Fellowships to excellent junior academics in 2016. The “LMU Research Fellowships” are an integral part of the “LMU Academic Career Program”, aimed at recruiting excellent early-career postdocs. The Fellowships will be awarded for two years. The program gives Research Fellows the opportunity to carry out an  independent research project with the support of an LMU professor in order to promote early – career postdoctoral researchers in building a successful academic career. Additionally, the  fellowships are designed to enhance LMU Munich’s network of scientific collaborations.


The LMU Research Fellowship Program is open to applicants from all fields of research who completed their doctoral studies no more than three years prior to the closing date for applications.


Research fellows will receive an attractive salary according to the German “Tarifvertrag der Länder (TV-L)” (typically TV-L grade E 14). During the Fellowship material and travel expenses of up to EUR 10,000 p.a. and an additional start-up grant of up to EUR 25,000 may be provided.

How to apply?

The deadline for applications is 29 February 2016. Applications must be prepared and submitted electronically through the LMU Research Fellowship online application tool in English or German. In addition to completing the sections in the online application, the following documents must be uploaded:

  • CV (max. 2 pages );
  • Certificates/Transcripts of Records;
  • Research Proposal (max. 5 pages; font: Arial; font size: 11  pt.);
  • Budget Plan;
  • Letter of recommendation.

Furthermore, a support statement by an LMU professor is to be submitted via the respective faculty by the closing date for applications.

For more information please visit the official website.

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