Funding opportunities at LMU

Shape your career by getting the right help from the start! LMU offers perfect research and career development conditions, spanning all phases of your academic journey — from doctorate to professorship.

The LMU Academic Career Program provides outstanding junior researchers with ideal research and qualification conditions. At every career stage - from doctorate to postdoc to tenure track and finally to lifetime professorship - LMU offers a wide range of interdisciplinary and subject-specific funding opportunities and services to support you in developing your scientific independence and a competitive research profile, in networking both within and outside academia, and in balancing career and family.

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The doctoral phase

During your doctoral phase, LMU is here to champion your academic qualification, professional development and career planning. Information on support services for doctoral candidates is provided by the LMU Graduate Center — the central coordination, advisory and service facility for doctoral studies at LMU.

Subject-specific funding opportunities can be found on the sites of our faculties, collaborative research projects, and doctoral programs.

The postdoc phase

Whether you're on the road to a professorship or pursuing a career outside of academia, LMU supports you in your postdoctoral phase to get your career well planned out. We do this by helping you broaden your international horizons and establish yourself as an independent researcher through networking and mobility.

Research:

Internationalization:

  • Through the Postdoc Support Fund, established as part of the LMU's funding as a University of Excellence, our faculties promote international networking, from conference trips to hosting your own conferences and workshops.
    Some faculties present their Postdoc Support Fund offers on dedicated websites (see above under „Research“).
  • Harnessing LMU's international network, postdocs are given a number of opportunities to build international networks and take advantage of mobility. This is enabled, for example, via the many strategic partnerships nurtured by LMUexcellent or the Erasmus+ mobility network.

Mentoring:

  • Within the scope of the LMU Mentoring program, excellent junior academics can seek career advice from personally selected mentors and receive subject-specific guidance in developing their careers.

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Subject-specific funding opportunities can be found on the sites of our faculties, collaborative research projects, and doctoral programs.

The tenure-track phase

The Tenure Track Model offers junior academics an early-stage, attractive career path towards a permanent professorship at LMU. Tenure-track professors at LMU can draw on a variety of support in building their academic profile.

Research:

  • The Investment Fund provides seed funding for the procurement of large-scale third-party funding projects directed at innovative research ideas and the establishment of new research fields.
  • The Junior Researcher Fund promotes the individual career development of junior academics (who have gained no more than six years of professional academic experience since having completed their doctorate) by providing support for the independent procurement of externally funded and peer-reviewed research projects, particularly of prestigious research prizes and awards directed at junior academics.
  • As a forum for cross-disciplinary academic exchange, the Center for Advanced Studies (CAS) promotes various types of cooperative research and academic exchange.
  • The CAS Young Center comprises outstanding LMU junior academics, including holders of renowned awards and scholarships.

Internationalization:

Equal opportunities:

  • In order to increase the proportion of women among professors, the Adele Hartmann Program additionally promotes the appointment of outstanding female researchers to W2 professorships.

Publication:


Subject-specific funding opportunities can be found on the sites of our faculties, collaborative research projects, and doctoral programs.

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