Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship in Germany

"Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship"

Apply for Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship in Germany for Outstanding international scientists who intend to explore innovative, high-risk topics in their scientific research areas.

Title: TUM-IAS Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship

This Fellowship is named after TUM professor Hans Fischer (1881–1945), who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1930 for his pioneering work on hemoglobin and related structures.

TUM-IAS Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship is given to distinguished students who intend to probe ingenious and high-risk scientific research areas. The fellowship lasts 3 years and the fellows are expected to spend 9 months at TUM.

Hans Fischer Senior Fellows receive an award of €60,000 plus €50,000 for travel, housing and research related costs, such as the organization of workshops etc. A further €50,000 can be allocated to the Fellowship if required (e.g. projects with special experimental needs). This further funding requires an application to the TUM-IAS office and will be granted on the basis of quality, need and availability of funds. Fellows will be given a maximum degree of freedom as to how they utilize these funds (within bounds set by the funding agencies; funds are administered by the TUM-IAS) and their time. The award will be transferred to the Fellow typically in two to three installments.

Target Group:
Outstanding international scientists who intend to explore innovative, high-risk topics in their scientific research areas together with a TUM Research Group are eligible for a TUM-IAS Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship. The nominee and the planned TUM-IAS Host should submit a joint proposal.

How to Apply
  • The Deans of TUM Departments, all further members of the TUM Extended Board of Management (EHP) and members of the TUM-IAS Board of Trustees can directly nominate candidates for TUM-IAS Fellowships (any member of the university community can propose, but the nomination must be channeled through the Dean of the hosting department or the Director of the hosting Institute).
  • Please submit the following application documents:
    • nomination letter by a TUM professor (Host), including a description of the facilities provided for the Fellow by the TUM Host institute,
    • nomination letter by the Dean of the hosting department or another member of the TUM Extended Board of Management (EHP) or TUM-IAS Board of Trustees,
    • a CV (no more than 5 pages) including a list of major publications (please highlight the 3-5 most important publications of the past 5 years),
    • a statement of purpose jointly signed by the candidate and the hosting professor, describing how the Fellowship would contribute to the innovation of the scientific or technological environment at TUM, and the specific goals to be achieved. The statement of purpose should also include the following elements:
      • a budget plan,
      • a time plan regarding the candidate’s projected periods of stay at TUM,
      • an identification of possible additional (interdisciplinary) collaboration partners both within TUM-IAS and within TUM as well as a short explanation as to why this collaboration would be beneficial,
      • an outline for an international, ideally interdisciplinary workshop/colloquium, to be organized during the active Fellowship period,
    • a list of 4-6 international peer-reviewers without any conflict of interest (definition: please see here) – if applicable, also a list of persons that should be excluded from reviewing the proposal.

For more details please click on the following official link:
https://www.ias.tum.de/en/fellowship-program/hans-fischer-senior-fellowship/

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