National Research Funding & TUM Talent Factory

The German Research Foundation’s (DFG) funding programs and the research funding provided by the German government and the state of Bavaria are the pillars of national research funding in Germany. In addition, numerous other organizations and foundations are available for funding applications.

The national research funding team offers an overview of national research funding opportunities and provides one-on-one advice and support with drafting, applying for and conducting national research projects. Particular focus is placed here on assistance with special research fields and collaborative research.

At TUM, dedicated young scientists and scholars will find an environment that allows them to develop to their full potential. The TUM Talent Factory’s services focus directly on research funding for talented young TUM scientists and scholars and international post-doctoral fellows hoping to conduct their research projects at TUM.


Call for Applications - ZD.B Junior Research Groups 

The Centre Digitisation.Bavaria (ZD.B) published a call for 5 ZD.B. Junior Research Groups on topics of digitisation. The funding includes a funding volume of up to 250.000 € per year for up to 5 years.

Applications are submitted directly by the institutions. Researchers who are interested in applying need to contact TUM ForTe until June 5, 2018 and provide a short project description and their CV. Three projects will be selected by the TUM Board of Management by June 8, 2018. Applicants need to be handed in by July 1, 2018.

For more information, please consult the ZD.B. Website or contact Neele Meyer (

Events & Workshops

TUM ForTe MSCA-IF Masterclass for Postdocs

The TUM Talent Factory organizes a 3.5 Writing Camp for Postdocs who want to apply for a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship in September. The workshop will be conducted by professional trainers during the summer (June 29, 2018 and July 30-August 1, 2018) at TU Munich. Apply until June 10 to participate!