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70th Meeting with Nobel Laureates
(Interdisciplinary)

28 June – 3 July 2020

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.

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HOW TO APPLY

To access the application, go to Lindau 2020. Nominees need to provide supporting documentation such as a CV, two (2) reference letters, a personal statement, and a research abstract.

Nominations must be supported by institutions of higher education.

  • A limited number of travel sponsorships are available through ORAU. To be considered for this funding source, you must attend an ORAU Consortium Member Institution.  If nominees attend an ORAU Consortium Member Institution, then they should contact their university’s ORAU Councilor for an endorsement letter.  ORAU Consortium Member Institution Councilors must provide an endorsement of the candidate to be considered by the ORAU Scientific Committee for ORAU funding; the endorsement letter will be requested in the Zintellect online application process. A limited amount of travel funding may be available through ORAU partners; however, this is not guaranteed and therefore, nominees who do not receive a letter of endorsement from their university should be prepared to secure travel funds through third-party organizations, such as their universities. This includes any student who is eligible for the Lindau Meeting, but does not receive one of the two endorsements by the ORAU Consortium Member Institution Councilors.

    Only two candidates from each ORAU Member Institution will be considered for ORAU funding; all other candidates will be considered for third-party funding by ORAU partners, if available, and these candidates should still apply.
  • For all other students who do not attend an ORAU Consortium Member School, please contact your university’s graduate studies coordinator or chair to determine if there is a formal nomination competition within your university.  You are still eligible to apply, but please ensure that at least one of your letters of recommendation comes from a university representative who knows your research well (e.g., your research advisor, department chair, etc.). A limited amount of travel funding may be available through ORAU partners; however, this is not guaranteed and therefore, nominees who do not attend ORAU Consortium Member Schools should be prepared to secure travel funds through third-party organizations, such as their universities.

Deadline for nominations is September 13, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Eligible students’ applications will be reviewed by the ORAU Scientific Committee. Selected applicants will be nominated on behalf of the United States to the Lindau Scientific Committee for final review and selection. Once nominated by the ORAU Scientific Committee, students will be instructed on how to submit a complete application within the Lindau electronic system. Submissions to Lindau will be due on October 24, 2019. The Lindau Scientific Committee will review all submitted nomination(s) and will select the final meeting attendees. Final nominees will be notified in early spring 2020 of their application status.

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact lindau@orau.org.

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 27 to July 4, 2020. 

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 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, please visit www.lindau-nobel.org. The program is administered by ORAU and is sponsored by ORAU.

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