65th Lindau Meeting
Graduate Student Awards for the Lindau Meeting
of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany

28 June - 3 July 2015

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The 2015 Interdisciplinary Meeting with Nobel Laureates from the fields of physics, physiology or medicine and chemistry


About

Since 1951, Nobel Laureates in chemistry, physics, and physiology/medicine convene annually in Lindau, Germany, to have open and informal meetings with students and young researchers. The Laureates lecture on the topic of their choice in the mornings and participate in less formal, small-group discussions with the students in the afternoons and some evenings. In addition to this valuable interaction, the participants enjoy the picturesque island city of Lindau. This medieval city—rich in central European culture—is located at the eastern end of Lake Constance, just north of the Swiss Alps, at the common border of Austria, Germany, and Switzerland.

Students and young researchers are nominated and selected by several sponsoring agencies and organizations.

These students will travel to Lindau to participate in discussions with the Nobel Laureates, as well as other graduate students and junior researchers from around the world.

Nobel Laureates in Lindau meeting hall

Transportation, lodging and registration expenses are arranged and paid for by the sponsoring agencies. Participants meet for an orientation meeting prior to the start of the Lindau Meeting. A student awardee will be committed to travel from approximately June 25, 2015, until July 4, 2015. The final dates will be determined at a later date.

During the meeting, the Laureates lecture on the topics of their choice in the mornings and participate in less formal small group discussions with the students in the afternoons and some evenings.

In addition to this valuable interaction, the participants enjoy the picturesque island city of Lindau, which is located at the eastern end of Lake Constance, just north of the Swiss Alps. Located at the common border of Austria, Germany, and Switzerland, the medieval city is rich in central European culture.

For more information about the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, please visit www.lindau-nobel.org. The program is administered by ORAU and is sponsored by ORAU, Mars, Incorporated, and the National Science Foundation.




How to Apply

Eligibility

A student nominated to participate in this program must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen;
  • Be currently enrolled as a full-time graduate student.
  • Have completed by June 2015 at least two academic years of study toward a doctoral degree in physics, physiology or medicine, chemistry or related disciplines, but not planning a dissertation/thesis defense before December 31, 2015.
  • ORAU requires applicants to enrolled at one of its member institutions.
  • Be an active researcher who is performing research funded by public or private sources.

Deadline for submissions is October 24, 2014.


Nomination Process

Instructions to Offices of Presidents, Chancellors, and ORAU Representatives

To submit a nomination from your institution for selection to the U.S. delegation to the 65th Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Students, please complete the process as described below. All nominations are to be submitted electronically by 4 p.m. Eastern Time on October 24, 2014

There are two pathways for nominations:

  • If you attend an ORAU member institution: For students who meet the general eligibility criteria and are attending ORAU member institutions.

Nominations for ORAU should be processed and uploaded by the university’s ORAU Councilor or designee.

  • If you are not attending an ORAU member institution: For students who meet the general eligibility criteria regardless of institution.

Nominations for should be processed and uploaded by a President, Chancellor, or an authorized designee of the President or Chancellor.

A university may use any or all pathways. However, only four nominations can be submitted to Mars, Incorporated and National Science Foundation and one nomination to ORAU for a total of five nominations from each university.


A completed nomination consists of:


  • a completed nomination form
  • a strong letter of reference from the nominee’s research advisor and
  • an essay of no more than one page written by the nominee describing why participation in the Lindau meeting is important for the nominee’s graduate education.
  • a CV in the required standard format

All components of the application MUST accompany the nomination form when submitted.


Nomination Form

Please read carefully the information on eligibility and the process for completing a nomination before proceeding to the form.

Nomination form for member institutions: PDF form

Nominations for ORAU should be processed and uploaded by the university’s ORAU Councilor or designee.

CV Template
CV’s submitted with a nomination should be in the standard format provided.

Instructions (Word document)
To be completed by the ORAU Councilor or designee at the university that the nominee attends. This should be combined with all supporting files and submitted via email to lindau2015@orau.org.

Nomination form for non-member institutions: PDF form

Nominations for Mars, Incorporated, should be processed and uploaded by a President, Chancellor, or an authorized designee of the President or Chancellor.

CV Template
CV’s submitted with a nomination should be in the standard format provided.

Instructions (Word document)
This should be combined with all supporting files and submitted via email to lindau2015@orau.org.

Participant Stories

One of the best ways to learn about the Lindau Graduate Student Awards is by reading about former participants in the meeting.

My overall experience from this Meeting is very positive. Getting out of the everyday routine and enjoying the atmosphere at the Meeting was rewarding, but it is the scientific discussions with Laureates and students all over the world that I've taken away from Lindau with the greatest gratitude and pleasure. This brief week has re-energized my personal quest for understanding Nature and has provoked interesting thoughts on the meaning of science and discovery. I've made even more new friends and I hope for interesting and fruitful collaborations in the future.

Denis Seletskiy

My experience in Lindau is one that I will never forget. Never have I felt so much passion and enthusiasm for science in one place than when I was in Lindau. The week overflowed with engaging lectures and round table discussions, conversations with Laureates and interactions with US and foreign students. It was one of the most inspiring experiences of my life as a scientist!

Julianne Chung



Contact Us

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