Master's Award

Recognizing Excellent Early-Career Research

The MCQST Master's Award annually honors two outstanding Master's theses (theory and experiment) from the MCQST community. The prize highlights and recognizes outstanding master research projects, and it aims to encourage awardees to continue pursuing a further career in science.

MCQST considers outstanding theses by students enrolled in the Master in Quantum Science and Technology program, jointly offered by TUM and LMU München. Only theses submitted between 1 January 22 and 31 December 22 will be considered for the award.

How to Apply?

Send the following documents, in order, as a single PDF document to support[at]

  • Abstract of Thesis
  • Transcript of Records
  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation by an MCQST PI. The letter should be sent directly to support[at] by the PI supporting the application.
  • PDF of thesis in a separate file (or link)

Please note that only applications of outstanding theses (graded 1.0) and accompanied by letters of recommendation from MCQST PIs are taken into consideration.

Questions? Contact support[at]

Close-up of a researcher looking at a confocal microscope picture of an experiment. © J. Greune / MCQST

The MCQST Master's Award

The MCQST Master's Award consists of a Prize money of €1000, generously sponsored by Zurich Instruments.

Awards are announced at the MCQST 2023 conference, which takes place in Sonthofen on June 20th-23rd. The winners are invited to offer the MCQST community a short presentation on their work.

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