Gender & Diversity Incentive Fund

The Gender & Diversity Incentive Fund (GDIF) provides funds from the Excellence Initiative for the implementation of diversity measures in the schools, faculties and central (scientific) institutions. On the one hand, this will promote the formation of schools and, on the other hand, this will support a common identity and strategy. The GDIF was anchored in the Institutional Strategy of the second program phase of the Excellence Initiative.

It is being relaunched as part of the Excellence Strategy and within the process of the of the TUM Gender Equality Plan's publication. The aim is to promote a sustainable change in culture and awareness and to increase the attractiveness of TUM as a whole. After all, it is the diversity of its scientists, students and employees that makes TUM an innovative and dynamic university.

The measures will be funded generally according to the principle of “matching funds”, i.e., half of the measures will be financed using central funds and the other half using funds from the schools/departments / central units. The decision about the allocation of funds is made by the Talent Management and Diversity Board. Applications may be submitted on a rolling basis and are not bound by submission deadlines.

  • Promotion of equality between women and men 
  • Promotion of women's careers in science
  • Promotion of family friendliness
  • Promotion of internationalization / intercultural and interreligious dialogue
  • Promotion of inclusion of all TUM members with a disability / chronic illness
  • Promotion of health and work-life balance
  • Promotion of measures to support scientific careers of non-academic backgrounds
  • Raising awareness of the importance of diversity in everyday study or work contexts
  • Raising awareness for LGBTIQ* in everyday study or in the work context