Application and Selection Process – FAQ

Every year, a scientific review panel appointed by the Council is responsible for evaluating the numerous applications by young scientists from all over the globe who aspire to participate in a Lindau Meeting. Find below answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the nomination, application and selection process for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. Recently accepted young scientists for #LINO70 can contact the Young Scientist Support.

Find an application process overview here.


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 70th Lindau Meeting (Interdisciplinary)

Selection Criteria for the 7th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences 

How do I apply?

There are currently two ways (for three different situations) 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 may also apply via “Open Application”.

The full nomination, application and review process of  is conducted online. See “When do I apply?” for further information about the timeframe for nominations and applications.


When do I 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 September. 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.

Once a participant has been nominated, he or she has about five weeks 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 can I 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.


Where do I find more information after I've been accepted?

Accepted applicants will receive detailed information about regarding the participation from the Executive Secretariat via email. Please be sure to check your inbox – and the spam filter – regularly.