Global Challenges for Women in Math Science

The program Global Challenges for Women in Math Science is funded by the Department of Mathematics. It aims to promote and demonstrate the excellency of female mathematicians, as well as support the development of international contacts and cooperations. There are two award categories, each with different levels - the Achievement Awards and the Entrepreneurial Awards.

Achievement Awards

The best mathematics female students at the levels Bachelor and Masters receive a prize in the form of financial support for enhancing mathematical education or presenting research results.

These awards are granted on the basis of the students' grades. The Service Office Studies selects recipients automatically based on their exam results. The chosen students will be contacted in November each year.

Female Bachelors' Students

The best female students in Bachelors' program recieve:

  • 1st Year: Book or software

  • 2nd Year: Refund for a software course

  • 3rd Year: Refund for an international Summer School for Bachelor students

Female Masters' Students

The best female students in Masters' program recieve:

  • 1st Year: Refund for a workshop or an international Summer School

  • 2nd Year: Refund for an international conference

Entrepreneurial Awards

Every year, we also award the Entrepreneurial Awards to female and male lecturers as part of the Global Challenges for Women in Math Science. Doctoral candidates can apply for the Junior Level; Post-docs, Professors and other faculty members can apply for both the Junior and Senior levels suitable to the described objectives. The awards to which female, male and diverse candidates may apply are marked "(m/f/d)".

Junior Entrepreneurial Awards

Doctoral candidates can receive the following awards:

  • Presentation of research results at an international conference
  • Research stay at an international research institution
  • Research stay at the TUM Department of Mathematics
  • Invitation of a female mathematician for a short research stay of max.1 month to the TUM Department of Mathematics (m/f/d)
  • Financial support for an international female doctoral candidate (m/f/d)
  • Organization of and participation in scientific events held online

Senior Entrepreneurial Awards

Postdocs, Professors and other members of the Department can apply for these prizes:

  • Research stay at an international research institution (max. 2 months)
  • Invitation of an international female mathematician for a research stay of max. 2 months (m/f/d)
  • Financial support for an application to an international granting agency
  • Organisation of a workshop for female mathematicians (m/f/d)
  • Organization of and participation in scientific events held online

We look forward to receiving your application for the Entrepreneurial Awards of the Global Challenges for Women program in Math Science. Send your documents by e-mail to Prof. Claudia Czado.



  • CV
  • Project description and motivation (1-2 pages)
  • Invitation letter and guest researcher's CV (if applicable)
  • Conference or workshop program (if applicable)
  • Reference letter
  • Budget plan with estimated costs
  • Table: Project summary
    Please summarize your request here.


Applications must be submitted by 1 February 2023


Detailed project description in the application from 2017


Women in Math Science introduce themselves

Meet our winners of the Entrepreneurial and the Achievement Awards and their research projects.


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