22 April 2014, No. 09/2014

Humboldt Foundation and Technische Universität München agree on collaboration

New recruitment tool designed to keep excellent young researchers longer at TUM.

The Research Opportunities Week is held twice a year at Technische Universität München (TUM). During this event, 50 selected postdocs from all over the world are given the opportunity to become better acquainted with one of Europe’s leading universities over the course of five days. The most promising of these young talents subsequently receive a University Foundation Fellowship for a one-year research stay at TUM.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation will offer these outstanding young researchers the possibility of applying for a Humboldt Research Fellowship during the first six months of their stay at TUM. With this option, young researchers whose applications are approved have the opportunity to extend their research stay at the university by up to two years.

As part of its agreement with TUM, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation will inform participants about its programmes during the Research Opportunities Week. In order to introduce these young researchers to other fellows and the Humboldt Network in the greater Munich area, the Humboldt Foundation will invite them to the annual meeting of Humboldtians and their hosts that is held at the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Foundation.

At the same time, all Humboldt Foundation Fellows who are conducting research at TUM will receive an invitation to attend the reception held at the end of the Research Opportunities Week.

The next Research Opportunities Week will be held from 20 to 24 October. Applications are being accepted until 30 May. Further information about this event and the application procedure are available here.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Every year, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables more than 2,000 researchers from all over the world to spend time researching in Germany. The Foundation maintains a network of well over 26,000 Humboldtians from all disciplines in more than 140 countries worldwide – including 50 Nobel Prize winners.


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