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LMU Research Fellowships

LMU Munich recruits excellent junior academics from all over the world through the LMU Research Fellowships. LMU Munich first advertised these attractively endowed Research Fellowships, as part of its Academic Career Program, in 2009. The fellowships are intended for candidates from all fields of research who have completed their doctoral studies with outstanding results within the last three years. Fellows are given the opportunity to carry out their own independent research project at LMU Munich and to expand their academic profile.

The postdoctoral academics are well-integrated into the University during their stay. They are provided with workplaces within one of the Faculties and may also become involved in teaching if they so desire. They are supervised by professors who support their research project intellectually, and provide the researchers with the necessary infrastructure. As members of the Young Center, Fellows are also associated with the Center for Advanced Studies and may make use of its various services.

The program has been a great success internationally, and has proven to be especially attractive to junior researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences. As a result of the first four calls for applications, in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2014 a total of 40 fellowships have been awarded to highly qualified candidates from all over the world and various disciplines – 28 from the Humanities and Social Sciences, 12 from the Natural Sciences and Medicine. 78% of the fellows come from renowned institutions abroad. LMU Munich is currently advertising a further 10 Research Fellowships as part of its fifth call for . The closing date for applications is February 29, 2016. For further information, please check the online application portal at