International Research Funding

You want to submit a proposal in the current EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation or undertake an international research project?

Feel free to reach out to us whenever you need advice regarding funding options, creating a consortium, refining your proposal, utilizing TUM's resources, and addressing any crucial queries. We are here to assist you in effectively addressing the research and innovation goals specific to each funding instrument.

ERC grants

The European Research Council (ERC) supports fundamental research and groundbreaking project ideas from excellent scientists across all research fields. Learn more about the application process at TUM and our diverse support services.

Collaborative EU project grants

The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, "Horizon Europe" (2021-2027), provides a wide range of opportunities for collaborative projects with other European partners.

Philipp Schwartz Initiative for researchers at risk

TUM ForTe is the central contact point at TUM for nominations for the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's Philipp Schwartz-Initiative for researchers at risk and supports fellows during their research stay at TUM.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Postdoctoral Fellowship

The MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships aim to equip postdoctoral researchers with additional professional skills for their future careers through an individual research project. The focus is on international, interdisciplinary, and intersectoral mobility.

EIT Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs)

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) aims to strengthen Europe's innovation capacity. TUM is involved in five thematic Knowledge and Innovation Communities: Climate, Digital, Health, Food, and Urban Mobility.

Other international funding opportunities

No suitable EU funding found for your project idea? Our experienced team is here to help you find alternative international funding options and support you throughout the application phase!

Are you looking for short-term funding for cooperation with foreign partners? You have the possibility to submit a proposal to BayIntAn in accordance with our guidelines.

General information on EU applications

On the Funding & Tenders Portal of the European Commission you can find guidance and assistance on how to apply:

Furthermore, the EU Liaison Office of the German Research Organisations (KoWi) has summarized the basic aspects of the participation rules very clearly.

TUM has published its TUM Diversity & Gender Equality Plan, which meets the requirements of the European Commision's Gender Equality Plan.

Please also note the following differences when applying with TUM or Klinikum rechts der Isar:

PIC: 999977463  

Contact Budget: ZA 3 – Finance Department :

Klinikum rechts der Isar (university hospital, MRI): PIC: 999875710 Administrative Contact: Henning Pudimat