Research Fellowships at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München, Germany



Deadline: February 29, 2016.
Fellowship: attractive salary in TV-L grade E 14
Location: Munich, Germany


Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (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. Candidates from all fields of research who have completed their doctoral studies with outstanding results within the last three years may apply. The Fellowships will be awarded for two years. In exceptional cases, funding for an extra year will be awarded to projects for which additional research time is needed due to the scope and originality of the planned research.


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.

Fellowship Amount 

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 € 10.000 p.a. and an additional start-up grant of up to € 25.000 may be provided.

Application Procedure 

Candidates must present an independent research project as part of their application. Applications may be submitted in English or German. Questions regarding academic integration and the application process should be directed to CAS at the email address below.  The fellows will become members of the CAS Young Center and be able to make use of its services.

The deadline for applications is 29 February 2016. 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 Further Information Visit the Official web-page of the programme 




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