Every year, a scientific review panel appointed by the Council is responsible for evaluating the numerous applications by young scientist from all over the globe who aspire to participate in a Lindau Meeting.
Who may participate?
Undergraduates, PhD students, and post-doc researchers from all over the world are basically eligible to seek participation in the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. All details are stipulated in the official selection criteria. The main requirements are: Participants need to be below 35 years of age, should have an excellent academic track record and at least one letter of recommendation, need to speak English fluently, and may not have participated before.
Selection Criteria for the 66th Lindau Meeting
How to apply
There are currently two ways (for three cases) to participate in the official evaluation and selection process:
- Young scientists studying or performing research in a country where the meetings have one or more official academic partners have to be nominated by one of these partners. They may request from an academic partner to be nominated, however, no academic partner is obliged to respond to such a request, and it is the sole decision of an academic partner how to proceed with such a request.
- Young scientists studying or performing research in a country where the meetings have one or more official academic partners and who cannot get nominated because of their nationality (so-called ex-pats) may apply via “Open Application”.
- Young scientists studying or performing research in a country where the meetings have no official academic partners also may apply via “Open Application”.
At the start of the web-based application process, users will be automatically referred to the applicable first step at application.lindau-nobel.org.
List of Academic Partners
The full process of nomination, application and reviewing is conducted online.
When to apply
Every year in September/October, the meeting’s academic partners nominate their candidates for participation. Young scientists who wish to be nominated should therefore contact the respective academic partner before October. Some academic partners also perform complex and/or nation-wide pre-selection processes, which require an even earlier application.
Open application is usually open at the same time, i.e. from September to October. The official dates are announced on the meeting section of our website and on application.lindau-nobel.org.
Once a participant has been nominated, he or she has about four weeks time to fill in the online database profile. The data provided here is used for the evaluation.
How are the participants selected?
A scientific review panel appointed by the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings is responsible for selecting the participants of each meeting. The reviewers closely examine all submitted applications. The applicants’ academic and research achievements, their motivation and dedication, their recommendations as well as extracurricular activities are some of the decisive details.
When to expect the results
Every year in mid-February to March, the results of the application process for young scientists are published. All applicants are informed individually whether they have passed the selection process and will be invited to attend the up-coming Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.
Once accepted as participants of a Lindau Meeting, young scientists are supported in all organisational matters by the executive secretariat of the Council.
Where to find more information
Accepted applicants will find a comprehensive FAQ on many details regarding the participation in the “Info/Help”-section of their online profile.
Horst Köhler Fellowship Programme (for African students)
Young scientists from Africa have the chance to apply for funding their meeting participation through the Horst Köhler Fellowship Programme. Further information is avalaible here.