Academic Careers

Initial funding for young female scientists at the TUM School of Life Sciences

The program “Women in the Life Sciences – Initial Funding for Postdoctoral Scientists at the TUM School of Life Sciences” offers financial and strategic support for young female scientists in the post-doctoral stages of their academic careers as they prepare applications for third-party funding.

Lecture series “Women in Science” (WIS) at the TUM School of Life Sciences

Renowned female scientists are invited to lecture within the scope of current seminars or seminar series at WZW. Interested female students, doctoral candidates and postdocs will have the opportunity to meet and talk with the visiting scientists before their lectures (registration required in advance)

You will find more information on the WIS lectures here (only available in German).

Special competencies programs and other events

The TUM.Diversity team offers various seminars and workshops to female students and scientists interested in acquiring further competencies.

Scholarships to promote women in science

Women in various phases of their academic careers can apply for scholarships within the scope of the program “Equal Opportunity for Women in Research and Teaching”. For more information, visit the TUM.Diversity website.

The TUM Deutschlandstipendien and other scholarship opportunities

You will find more information on scholarships offered by TUM and other institutions, here.


  • Doctoral schlarships are available for studies in “Transformation Research” (Reciprocal effects of social systems and the natural environment) (Heinrich-Böll Stiftung) (only available in German)


Information on foundations offering scholarships to female students and young female scientists is available at TUM.Diversity.

Research Funding

TUM ForTe – Office of Research and Innovation Transfer offers professional counseling to scientific staff on all aspects of national and international research funding.