Technische Universität Berlin

Support for postdoc mobility

As a postdoc   at TU Berlin, you have the possibility to apply for grants to attend conventions and conferences. Assistance is also provided by the IPODI scholarship program, an initiative designed specifically for female scholars. Postdocs can also apply for mobility funding from external agencies such as the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

International female scholars

TU Berlin is a cosmopolitan university located in the heart of Europe. We provide advice for international female academics looking to spend time as a visiting scholar at TU Berlin. You can find an overview of our advising services under "Advising and Support".

Advice and support concerning all aspects of your stay are also available from the International Scientific Cooperation  section of the Department of International Affairs.

Fellowships for outstanding international female researchers (IPODI program)

TU Berlin’s "IPODI" postdoc initiative awards 26 two-year fellowships to outstanding international female researchers. The program is co-financed by the European Union’s Marie Curie Program and is open to all academic chairs at TU Berlin. The program is targeted at outstanding female academics of all ages and nationalities. Applications are particularly welcome from female academics from outside of Germany, female academics looking to return to Germany to work, or those seeking a return to academia after a period in industry or time out from their academic careers (such as parental leave).

International Mobility Experience: P.R.I.M.E.

The DAAD offers a postdoc program co-financed by the EU’s Marie Curie Program. The Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience (P.R.I.M.E) program supports international mobility by funding fixed-term employment positions during the postdoc phase. Funding is for 18 months, the first 12 of which are to be completed at a university abroad, with the remaining six months spent at a university in Germany. This year's call for application you can find here.

End of Application August 31 2020.

The duration of the application can take up to three weeks. See here for important information for applicants.

TU-DOC – Office for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Services can assist you with all your inquiries about P.R.I.M.E.

New information from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD): For all university teachers who are available as hosts for a prime applicant: For sending your letter of invitation please use this DAAD template.
The central prerequisite for the application is still the completion of the doctorate at the beginning of the sponsorship. In principle, an application is possible regardless of nationality and current place of residence, but there may be restrictions in the choice of destination countries depending on nationality and current place of residence. Details can be found in the announcement. In the FAQ section we provide answers to the most common questions.


Susanne Teichmann

Senior advisor doctoral and postdoctoral services

+49 30 314-25908

Organization name Center for Junior Scholars (CJS)
Building FH
Room FH 506
Address Fraunhoferstr. 33-36
10587 Berlin