Graduate Student Awards for the Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates

Degree Level: Graduate

Enrollment Status: Full-time

Field of Study: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

Deadlines: November. Please check website below for the specific date.


The Lindau Award supports exceptional doctoral student researchers to attend the annual Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates in scenic Lindau, Germany each June. This year's meeting (to be held June 30-July 5, 2013) will be focused on Chemistry and Chemistry-related fields, and Drexel has again been invited to nominate students.

At the meeting, Laureates lecture on the topic of their choice in the mornings and participate in less formal, small-group discussions with the students in the afternoons and some evenings. For a sense of what the meeting is about and the what the experience is like for graduate students, take a look at this short but lively video.  

Last year, Eric Davis, Chemical Engineering PhD student, was selected to attend the 2012 meeting focused on Physics.  The year before, Greg Botta, Drexel MD/PhD candidate, received the Lindau for the Medicine/Physiology meeting. Two years earlier, Jessica Shiffman (Materials Engineering) and Erica Caden (Physics) were able to attend that year's meeting. Each time, students have come back enthusiastic and energized by the unique experience.  We'd love to continue this exciting tradition for our students.


Interested students must be nominated by Drexel and must be supported (either directly or by working on a project supported by) one of the following sponsoring agencies:

* Department of Energy (DoE) (up to 2 nominees)

* National Science Foundation (NSF) (up to 2 nominees)

* Other public or private sources (MARS 'track', up to 2 nominees).

In addition, candidates must have at least two years of FT doctoral study by June 2012, be actively involved in research, but not planning a defense before Dec 31, 2013.  They must also be US Citizens.

To apply, interested students should complete an internal application by noon on Tuesday November 27th and send that to Application (for both internal nomination and national consideration) consists of:

§  a one-page personal resume of the nominee,

§  a one page letter of reference from the nominee’s advisor,

§  an essay of no more than one page written by the nominee describing why participation in the Lindau meeting is important for the nominee’s graduate education

Visit the Graduate Student Awards for the Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates site.