Rudolf Diesel Industry Fellowship
The TUM-IAS Rudolf Diesel Industry Fellowship is designed for outstanding researchers from industry who would like to expand their connection to a TUM research group.
It is the Fellowship’s purpose to enhance collaboration and knowledge-sharing between research units at TUM and company research laboratories. To increase international collaboration, TUM-IAS especially welcomes applications from companies from outside Germany.
The Fellowship is named after Rudolf Diesel (1858-1913), who was a TUM student with Prof. Carl von Linde. In 1897, Diesel invented the combustion principle that is named after him.
How to apply
- The Deans of TUM Faculties, all further members of the “Erweitertes Hochschulpräsidium (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 Faculty or the Director of the hosting Institute).
- Please submit the following application documents:
- a nomination letter including a description of the facilities provided for the Fellow by the TUM Host institute,
- a CV including a list of publications,
- a statement of purpose jointly signed by the candidate and the hosting professor, describing the content of the joint research, its innovative potential and the concrete11implementation plans (budget), including any planned events to enhance the Institute's intellectual environment,
- a list of 4-6 international peer-reviewers without any conflict of interest – if applicable, also a list of persons that should be excluded from reviewing the proposal,
- a letter of nomination from the Dean of the hosting faculty or another member of the EHP or Board of Trustees.
- The TUM-IAS may ask its Rudolf Diesel Industry Fellows to provide proof of employment with their company for the duration of their Fellowship.
- Those Rudolf Diesel Industry Fellows that apply from outside Germany are co-funded by the EU Marie Curie COFUND program, which implies that they have to fulfill the mobility requirements of the program, i.e., no more than 12 months of employment in Germany in the three years preceding the publication date of the respective call. In order to avoid cross-funding, please inform the TUM-IAS management office if you have been granted any other EU funding at the time of your application or during your Fellowship.
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