Short-term programs for visiting professors

TUM International Center offers two options for short-term stays of distinguished international professors in order to further internationalize TUM's curricula and intensify international research collaborations: a funding scheme of the Bavarian State Ministry for Science, Research and the Arts and the August-Wilhelm Scheer Program.

As part of the StMWK-Program nominations of visiting professors may be submitted on an ongoing basis, but at least 4 weeks before the intended stay at TUM. Vists at TUM of minimum one week may take place during the program period from January 1st, 2019 - March 31st, 2020.

Visiting professor program funded by the Bavarian State Ministry for Science, Research and the Arts

Program objectives

  • Internationalization of the curricula through new and innovative teaching activities. Lectures should be in English.
  • Joint research and teaching activities are desired.

Eligibility

Exclusively TUM professors are entitled to submit proposals for the visiting professor program. Self-nominations are not possible.

Length of stay

At least one week. Visits can be funded until March 31st, 2020.

Supported activities

  • Complementary teaching in English (seminars, lectures, workshops, speeches)
  • Starting or fostering joint teaching/research collaboration
  • Preparation of joint proposals for third party funding

The program is not supposed to fund any fundamental teaching courses or courses substituting already existing ones at TUM.

Financial support

  • Travel expenses to/from TUM
  • Accommodation expenses (daily allowances/lunch allowances/entertainment expenses are not reimbursable)
  • Public transportation in Munich
  • Honorarium for Keynote Speech or public lecture
  • Teaching assignments.

Please note: teaching can only be funded, if the hosting TUM department issues a teaching assignment. The department may set the level of remuneration in accordance with TUM guidelines for remuneration of teaching assignments.

Selection criteria

  • Goals of the cooperation and level of innovation in teaching and/or teaching concepts
  • Reputation of the nominated visiting professor and quality of existing cooperation (if applicable)
  • Alignment with internationalization goals of the TUM department, institute, integrative research center, etc.
  • Added value for TUM students and young researchers/scientists
  • Sustainability of proposed cooperation

Application process

  • Nominations of potential visiting professors may be submitted throughout the year, however 4 weeks prior to the aspired stay.
  • Proposals must be uploaded to the TUM staff portal. You need to register first on the portal. After the login, please use the form Application - Visiting Professor Programs.

For technical reasons, registration on the portal and upload of documents should be done by the nominated visiting professor, if possible. In general, this can also be done by any staff of the applying TUM chair.

Application documents

  • Application form Please note: The application form needs to be counter signed by the dean of the respective TUM department.
  • CV of visiting professor
  • List of at least five publications of the candidate, most relevant to the proposed activities

August-Wilhelm Scheer Visiting Professor Program

Program objectives

  • Developing and fostering international collaboration, focusing on new and innovative approaches in cutting-edge research fields
  • Complementary research-oriented teaching is also desired

Eligibility

Exclusively TUM professors are entitled to submit proposals for the August-Wilhelm Scheer Program. Self-nominations are not possible.

Length of stay

From at least one week up to two semesters.

Supported activities

  • Joint research projects (new and ongoing)
  • Preparation of research proposals for third party funding
  • Activities to develop/foster research collaboration
  • Research-orientated teaching in English. The program is not supposed to fund any fundamental teaching courses or courses substituting already existing ones at TUM.

Financial support

  • Travel expenses to/from TUM
  • Accommodation expenses (daily allowances/lunch allowances/entertainment expenses are not reimbursable)
  • Public transportation in Munich
  • Honorarium for keynote speech or public lecture
  • Teaching assignments. Please note: teaching can only be funded, if the hosting TUM department issues a teaching assignment. The department may set the level of remuneration in accordance with TUM guidelines for remuneration of teaching assignments.
  • For stays of at least three months to two semesters, funding is available for a contract of employment according to assistant/full professor salary levels W2, respectively W3. In this case, only an additional one-time reimbursement of travel costs to and from TUM is eligible.

Selection criteria

  • Goals of the cooperation and state-of-the art level of research project
  • Reputation of the nominated visiting professor and quality of existing cooperation (if applicable)
  • Alignment with internationalization goals of the TUM department, institute, integrative research center, etc.
  • Added value for TUM students and young researchers/scientists (research-oriented teaching, if applicable)
  • Sustainability of proposed cooperation

Application process

  • Call for proposals twice a year. Application deadline either in spring or in autumn
  • Proposals must be uploaded to the TUM staff portal. You need to register first on the portal. After the login, please use the form Application - Visiting Professor Programs

Registration on the portal and the upload of documents can be done by any staff of the applying TUM chair.

Application documents

  • Application form Please note: The application form needs to be counter signed by the dean of the respective TUM department.
  • CV of visiting professor
  • List of at least five publications of the candidate, most relevant to the proposed activities.