Funding Opportunities

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Your donation supports one or several projects. We ensure that 100 percent of your donation supports the projects – effective, sustainable and without substituting public funds.


In choosing the young scientists you support, we consider the discipline or a specific country of your choice, if you wish so.

Partial scholarship for the participation of one young scientist in a meeting: 2.500 €

Full scholarship for the participation of one young scientist in a meeting: 5.000 €

Travel Expense Fund

From almost all parts of the world, each year around 600 young scientists come to Lindau. The travel expenses are only partially covered by our academic partners, the nominating institutions.

The Nobel laureates do not receive an honorarium for their marvellous service in Lindau. However, we do of course pay their travel and accommodation expenses.

Donation to the travel expense fund: 500 €


Expositions arouse enthusiasm for science in societies around the globe and raise awareness for topical research foci. In the past, we were able to arrange several well-received expositions, which support in a creative manner the comprehension of scientific questions.


  • Nobel Portraits
  • Sketches of Science
  • Accompanying publications to expositions

Uncommitted Donations/General Meeting Promotion

With uncommitted donations, you grant us the freedom to take decisions concerning the realization of the Lindau Meetings in order to optimize their realization and implement new ideas.

Earmarked Donations

The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings are equally appreciative of earmarked donations. This form of support is indispensable in realizing different projects, like expositions, science communication activities or publications, to name just a few of numerous possibilities.

Donations in Kind

Part of organizing a week-long event is the provision of transport opportunities, IT services, catering, meeting documents and much more that is necessary to contribute to a smooth and pleasant stay of the participants. Therefore, donations in kind can provide substantial support.

Donation Receipts

Your support for the new generation of science and the Nobel Laureate Meetings is tax-deductible. You will receive a donation receipt starting at the amount of 50 €. For this, kindly communicate your full address to us.

USA and Switzerland

In the United States of America, donations can be made to a tax-exempt charitable organization under IRC Section 501 (c) (3) eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions: 

US Friends of Science and Research Inc. TIN/EIN: 81-1156789
Bank: TD Bank
Branch: 1055 High Mountain Road, Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
Account Number: 434 757 1609
ABA/Routing Number: 0312 0136  

As individual contact information is not forwarded due to legal restrictions a short notice to is highly appreciated to ensure the gift is properly designated. 

In Switzerland, donations can be deducted from taxable income if they are paid to domestic institutions with charitable or public purposes.

International Science CH
IBAN: CH83 0680 8050 0089 2230 0
Bank: Bank Sparhafen Zürich 

Endowing and Contributing

Following the initiative of 50 Nobel Laureates, the Foundation Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings was established in 2000, to ensure the longevity of the Lindau Meetings. Meanwhile, 350 Nobel laureates have joined the Founders Assembly.

With its assets, the foundation forms a central pillar for financing the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. Contributions ensure and expand the scope of action for hosting the meetings as well as the outreach programme – in short, the “Mission Education”. The foundation is grateful for donations from companies and individuals. These contributions are tax-deductible.

Donated Scholarships

A donated scholarship may bear your name or the name of a person close to you. The scholarship supports today and honours the eponym permanently.

Fellowship Fund

At the suggestion of a contributor, we have initiated a fellowship fund in the Foundation Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, to be able to grant additional scholarships to young scientists in the long term.

Contribution to the Capital Stock

With a contribution you strengthen the capital stock of the Foundation Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, which is professionally managed. Its yields support the annual Meetings in Lindau.



Consider the Foundation Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings in your will. You create lasting values, invest sustainably in science, and shape the future.

Community of Supporters and Contributors

The circle of Lindau supporters and contributors is continuously getting more complete. Some contributors are there annually, some only for certain disciplines, others temporarily or occasionally. If we may welcome you too in this circle, please contact us.

Please Contact us for Further Information

Nikolaus Turner

Managing Director and Member of the Board of the Foundation/Treasurer and Member of the Board of the Council

Phone +49 8382 277 31 23

Franziska Castell

Director International Benefactor Relations

Phone +49 8382 277 31 288