Leading members of LMU’s academic staff are regularly represented among the winners of prestigious national and international research prizes. These awards honor highly innovative, pioneering contributions that extend the boundaries of established fields and reveal the outlines of entirely new areas of research.
In addition, junior academics at LMU frequently win generously endowed stipends and much sought-after professional development awards, which help to ease the transition to an independent research career. The Young Center within the Center for Advanced Studies caters specifically for these excellent post-doctoral researchers from various disciplines at LMU. Its members hold prestigious research awards and fellowships from external funding agencies – ERC Starting Grants and Heisenberg Fellowships, for example – or LMU Research Fellowships. The Young Center encourages interdisciplinary collaboration between them and facilitates exchanges with experienced researchers, while providing a range of other services tailored to the needs of early-career professionals.