FAQs Academic Partners
Please click onto the questions below to find answers to the most frequently asked questions concerning Academic Partners.
Academic partners play an important role in the nomination process of Young Scientists taking part in the Lindau Meetings. Through their dedicated cooperation in nominating excellent Young Scientists, the quality level of participants remains uncompromised. Academic partners select Young Scientists on a national level, who possess outstanding academic achievements for the selection process leading up to the meetings in Lindau. Academic partners include national agencies, academies of sciences, university faculties and departments, research organisations, foundations, companies, multinational scientific associations or organisations. Nobel Laureates too can nominate Young Scientists for participation.
If you are interested in becoming an academic partner, please contact the academic partner relations department in our office in Lindau to conclude a cooperation agreement with the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. Please contact: Nadine.Gaerber@lindau-nobel.org.
A strong connection in the fields of science and research is necessary to be able to identify highly-talented Young Scientists and to nominate them for participation. An academic partner is usually the contact partner for the whole country and can include national agencies, academies of sciences, university faculties and departments, research organisations, foundations, companies, multinational scientific associations or organisations.
A Young Scientist not older than 35 years pursuing a career in science and who can account for excellent academic achievements but does not hold a permanent working Position.
The Young Scientist should:
- not have participated in previous Lindau meetings,
- belong to the top 5 per cent of his/her class,
- show a strong commitment to their principal field of studies,
- be fluent in English and capable of active participation in Meetings.
This is dependent on the agreement reached between you and the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.
In general, it is the obligation of the academic partner to guarantee the necessary funding. The participation fee is currently 5.000 € and includes accommodation and boarding for the duration of the meeting. In some cases, additional fellowships are available. The Foundation Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings or other funders cover the remaining costs and will then additionally be mentioned with their names as co-funders.
The deadline for nominations for the 65th Interdisciplinary Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting was: 1 October – 31 October 2014.
During the application period, the support of the academic partners is needed to help the Young Scientists fill out their online profiles and supplying a letter of recommendation will increase their chances of being selected.
- As an academic partner, you can nominate Young Scientists, whom you consider to be of high academic standing.
- Once you have made a preliminary evaluation based on the above selection criteria, you can then proceed to enter the names of the short-listed candidates in the Lindau database. This will then be evaluated by the review panel in Lindau in-charge of the selection process.
Yes. We strongly encourage academic partners to nominate Young Scientists studying outside their home country (so called ex-pats).
The Terms & Conditions for participation in the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting are available here.