Doctoral Program

PROGRAM GOALS

The Research Excellence Program provides strong and individualized support, a special training program, networking events and additional funding for international research activities.

Overview

In addition to the regular doctoral program, the Research Excellence Program offers:

Additional Funding for International Research Activities

Yearly up to 2.500 € additional funding per applicant for the participation in international doctoral courses, research stays and conferences.

Academic Career Coaching

Regular meetings of doctoral candidates and professors of our faculty to discuss aspects of academic career building and improve networking among doctoral candidates and Postdocs

Career Seminars

New seminar format that prepares third year candidates for job talks (including video based coaching), university appointments, concept papers etc.

It requires:

International Academic Networking

Participation in at least two academic discussions with external researchers (e.g. faculty research seminar)

Additional Doctoral Courses

Participation in a total of 8 courses of the doctoral course program (thus 3 more than the regular curriculum). Postdocs attend summer or winter schools and/or teach doctoral courses.

The funding of the program is limited to a maximum of 2 years. Candidates receive a certificate for the successful participation in the program.

Application

Current doctoral candidates (ideally second year) and Postdocs of our faculty can apply twice a year; the application deadlines end in May and November each year.

The first application period is now open until 30 November 2017.

Please submit the following documents via e-mail to phd-program@wi.tum.de:
• CV
• Letter of motivation
• Research proposal (max. 5 DIN A4 pages)

Shortlisted candidates need to give a presentation of their research project. The selection committee – consisting of the Heads of the Graduate Center and the Heads of the Academic Departments – will select the best qualified candidates based on their application documents and their presentation.

Reapplications are possible.

Contact

  • Janine Rothenburger
    Grade Management, Master Programs, Doctoral Program
  • Phone +49 (89) 289 - 25033
  • Fax +49 (89) 289 - 25070
  • Room 1566
  • E-Mail phd-program@wi.tum.de
  • Office hours

    Responsibilities: registration to list of doctoral candidates, DocGS, submission of doctoral thesis, proofreading service, internationalization grants, certificates
    Office Hours: Mon 01-04 pm & Tue-Fri 09-12 am/02-04 pm

  • Judith Pramsohler
    Program Manager, M.Sc. Management, Doctoral Program
  • Phone +49 (89) 289 - 25246
  • Fax +49 (89) 289 - 25070
  • Room 1543
  • E-Mail phd-program@wi.tum.de
  • Office hours

    Tue 9-12noon; Wed 13:45-16:45h (appointment desired)
    Changes: Office hours Tue 14 Nov: 14-16h, Wed 15 Nov no office hours
    Responsibilities: program management, project management, course program