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Academic Career Program

LMU’s Academic Career Program creates favorable conditions for research and further education for excellent junior researchers at all stages of their academic careers – from doctoral studies to professorship.

Doctoral Students

Doctoral Research Training promotes the support and continued qualification of doctoral students. Doctoral candidates may also apply for stipends to enable them to complete their doctoral theses. The various funding measures of Doctoral Research Training are administered by the Graduate Center, which functions as the central service and coordination division for doctoral programs. 


LMU Research Fellowships attract excellent junior academics from all over the world to LMU Munich.

The Junior Researchers in Residence program administered by the Center for Advanced Studies (CAS) makes it possible for junior members of the academic staff, and holders of externally funded postdoctoral fellowships, to take a sabbatical leave at an early stage in their academic careers.

Tenure Track Model

LMU was one of the first universities in Germany to create its own Tenure Track Model ten years ago.


Targeted counseling services and other support services in the area of academic career development are available at the Young Center of the Center for Advanced Studies (CAS), the Center for Leadership and People Management and the Division of Research Funding and the Promotion of Young Academics.