Academic Careers

Financial Support for Bridging Periods of Maternity Protection/ Prohibition of Employment for Young Female Scientists

The TUM School of Life Sciences has launched a new program to promote equal opportunities for young female researchers by providing financial support for bridging periods of maternity protection/prohibition of  employment. All information on this program can be found here. Applications can be submitted immediately.

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.

Financial support for doctoral candidates with families

The TUM Graduate School and other TUM institutions offer a wide range of financial support services for doctoral candidates with families, among others. Information can be found in this current flyer or on the corresponding website of the TUM Graduate School.

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)

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.