Research Funding Support

Contact us with your questions on your application in a third-party funded project or on cooperations with external research and industrial partners.

Here you find the right contact for your inquiry:

National Research Funding Support

The National Research Funding team supports with funding programs from the DFG, the German federal government, the state of Bavaria, and foundations.

International Research Funding Support

The International Research Funding team is the first point of contact for TUM researchers with an interest in European and international funding programs.

Research and Commercial Cooperations

The team for Research & Commercial Cooperations is the first point-of-contact for projects between TUM members, industry, or other external partners.

Our central research support offers:

TUM supports our scientists in the acquisition of third-party funding with the following central measures:

TUM Seed Fund

TUM researchers can apply for the TUM Seed Fund for the preparation of Coordinated Programmes (DFG) with TUM as the lead coordinator, the Coordination of EU Projects and ERC-Grants and for large research projects at TUMCREATE. (more)

Funding Database

The Funding Database Open4Research provides TUM researchers at all academic levels with easy access to international funding programs and current calls for research, promotion of young researchers, and technology transfer (more).

TUM ForTe Newsletter

The Newsletter on National and International Research Funding is published once a month and informs you about current calls for proposals and funding opportunities at TUM as well as national, European, and international research programs (more).

Our additional areas of support:

We coordinate the university-wide support programs for Postdocs in the TUM Talent Factory for Postdocs.

We also coordinate all university-related activities of the TUM Campus Singapore and are the first point-of-contact for all questions pertaining to the teaching campus TUM Asia and our research platform TUMCREATE in Singapore.

Do you have any questions?

Please contact us. We will be happy to help you.

  • For general questions about Research Support or Research and Commercial Cooperations, please contact our team directly.
  • Inquiries about research collaborations with external partners and contract-related matters in research and commercial collaborations, contact
  • Questions about the Talent Factory:


TUM ForTe - Office for Research and Innovation

Technical University of Munich
Arcisstr. 21
80333 Munich

Phone: +49 89 289 25236
Fax: +49 89 289 28381