The Lindau Meetings on Economic Sciences are outstanding and internationally renowned conferences, attended every three years by Laureates in Economic Sciences and a few hundred of the most promising Young Economists from all over the world. The Lindau Meetings are a unique opportunity to educate, inspire, and connect beyond cultural and political boundaries for the leading economists of tomorrow. Apart from taking the one-time chance to participate in a Lindau Meeting, these Young Economists become part of a special community – a network of excellence. As Lindau Alumni, former participants stay connected with each other and become ambassadors of the scientific dialogue fostered by the Lindau Meetings.
Application, Nomination, and Selection
The each year before the application process starts. Undergraduate, master, and doctoral students as well as young postdocs in economic sciences are invited to apply for participation.
Application Routes to Lindau
There are two application routes for the Lindau Meetings, a nomination by one of our Academic Partners or an Open Application through our website.
Nomination by an Academic Partner of the Lindau Meetings
Young Economists studying or performing research in a country where the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings have one or more Academic Partners must contact the respective Academic Partner and find out how to apply to be nominated for a Lindau Meeting. An overview of our current Academic Partners will be posted here prior to the application period (September/October 2024). Interested Young Economists can request to be nominated by an Academic Partner; however, it is the sole decision of the Academic Partner to choose suitable candidates for nomination amongst the received applications.
Young Economists are eligible to apply via Open Application if they are studying or performing research in a country where
- the Lindau Meetings do not have an Academic Partner or
- the Lindau Meetings have an Academic Partner, but a nomination is not possible because of the applicant’s nationality (ex-pats) or institutional affiliation.
Open Applications must be handed in through our online application tool which is available on our website during the application period in September and October.
Application and Selection Process
The two-step application process starts either with an application directed to an Academic Partner of the Lindau Meetings or with an Open Application through the online application tool of the Lindau Meetings. Applications are pre-evaluated either by the Academic Partner or in the case of Open Applications by experts appointed by the Lindau Meetings. Applicants who successfully pass the pre-evaluation are then asked to complete an extended online application form for the second evaluation step, the main evaluation.
In the main evaluation all nominated and successfully pre-evaluated applications undergo an in-depth review process, conducted by a scientific committee which is appointed by the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. The reviewers closely examine the submitted applications and special attention is paid to the applicants’ academic achievements, their motivation and dedication, their recommendation letters, as well as extracurricular activities. Applicants who successfully pass the main evaluation are then officially invited to participate in the upcoming Lindau Meeting.
Young Economists who are interested in applying for participation in the next Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences carefully review the information about the current Academic Partners on our website and contact the relevant Academic Partners to learn about specific application requirements.
Young Economists apply to be nominated by their respective Academic Partners who evaluate the applications and nominate their candidates for participation in the next Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences.
Young Economists who are eligible to apply via Open Application submit their applications through the Open Application tool on our website, which is available online during the application period in September and October.
Young Economists who have been nominated or who have submitted and successfully passed the pre-evaluation of the Open Application process, must complete an extended online application profile within about five weeks. The data provided here is used for the main evaluation of the applications.
December – February:
The submitted applications are evaluated by a scientific committee appointed by the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.
The Academic Partners and all applicants are informed about the results as soon as the evaluation process is completed. Applicants who have passed the main evaluation process are contacted individually and invited to attend the upcoming Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences.
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