Call for Applications: Short-term Visiting Fellowships in 2025

The Center for Advanced Studies (CAS) of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich is a forum for international discourse at LMU. It supports international and interdisciplinary cooperation and presents the results of this research at its events.

As part of its program, CAS offers international scholars the opportunity to apply for positions as a Short-term Visiting Fellow for a period of between four weeks and three months in 2025.

Applications should be submitted on the basis of an existing or prospective cooperation with a research area at the LMU and in particular with a professor associated with it. The Center for Advanced Studies will provide the funding and organizational support for a guest residency lasting at least four weeks and up to three months to take place during the calendar year 2025.

Costs will be covered for travel and accommodation along with a lump sum to cover other expenses. Guests will receive a workspace in the rooms of the Center, if required and available, and will have access to its services. The participation of guests in the lecture and events program of CAS is desirable.

Eligibility for application extends to professors of all faculties, preferably from outside Germany, who are highly renowned in their research field. Openings are available for varying career stages: fellowships for Senior Scholars (holders of a position equal to or above a professorship with tenure track) as well as fellowships for Early Career Scholars (postdocs having held a PhD for no longer than 6 years).

The application should include a description of the project to be undertaken during the time spent at CAS, with a clear portrayal of how the research project will profit from the cooperation at LMU and which cooperation partners will be involved.

The significance of the cooperation planned as part of the fellowship should be highlighted in a letter of support from the participating LMU scholar. The application should also contain details of the applicant’s academic career and a list of their most important publications, and should not exceed 5 pages in length. We value diversity and hence welcome all applications – regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social background, religion/world view, disability or age.

Further information can be obtained from Dr. Annette Meyer ( and Dr. Lena Bouman ( for natural sciences and medicine, and from Dr. Julia Schreiner ( for humanities and social sciences. Please send the completed application documentation in electronic form (in one PDF file no larger than 5 MB) by 3 March 2024 to the director of the Center for Advanced Studies:

Prof. Dr. Christof Rapp
Center for Advanced Studies CASLMU
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 München