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LMU Research Fellowships

The LMU Research Fellowship Program is directed at candidates from all fields of research who have recently completed their doctoral studies with outstanding results. Our program is designed to promote the career development of early-career postdoctoral researchers and to support them in building international networks of collaboration. Since 2017, the program has been co-financed by the EU.

Our Offer

The LMU Research Fellowship Program enables you to carry out your own independent research project and expand your academic profile: In addition to an attractive salary and a substantial research budget, you will be provided with a workplace within one of our Faculties and may also become involved in teaching. During the entire period of your fellowship, you will be supported by a professor from LMU who will function as your mentor. As a member of the Young Center, you will also be associated with the Center for Advanced Studies and may make use of its various services.

The New Call Opens on 26 September 2018

We offer ten Incoming LMU Research Fellowships to outstanding international junior academics and five Outgoing LMU Research Fellowships to excellent early-career researchers with a doctorate from LMU Munich. The closing date for applications is 28 November 2018.

Program Statistics

The LMU Research Fellowships Program was first advertised in 2009 and has been a great success: As a result of the first five calls for applications, a total of 59 fellowships have been awarded to highly qualified candidates from all over the world and from various disciplines – 34 from the Humanities and Social Sciences, 25 from the Natural Sciences and Medicine. 66% of the fellows have come from renowned institutions abroad.

Please find detailed information on the Incoming and the Outgoing LMU Research Fellowships below.

EU Emblem This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 754388.