The fund is part of TUM Agenda Lehre, backed by the "Qualitätspakt Lehre" (Quality Pact for Teaching), a federal program for the improvement of conditions of study and of teaching quality.
The TUM Teaching Endowment Fund sponsors teaching and assessment projects aiming to enhance, refine, or redesign the content, formats, and structures of instruction or examination, or to introduce creative new ideas. This includes a wide range of innovative curricula and curricular elements, such as:
- New approaches to student advising and supervising
- Course restructuring or redesign
- E-learning elements or units
- Innovative examination methods, such as the parcours
- Development of traditional assessment methods toward competency-based examination
- Optimization of practical examinations vis-a-vis learning outcomes
- Tutorial and practical course formats
The TUM Teaching Endowment Fund supports projects with concrete proposals for teaching and assessment that are not part of a “standard” curriculum. The amount of funding varies according to the scope and requirements of individual projects. Proposals must detail the grounds for the funding request. Please note, only funds for personnel costs may be requested.
TUM professors may apply for a one-semester sabbatical to carry out projects within the scope of the TUM Teaching Endowment Fund. In this case, funds from the award may be used as compensation. For more information, please refer to Semester's Leave for Teaching.