Research Management Group (RMG)

Graduate Student Awards for the Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Students in Lindau, Germany
Ph.D. Programs in Biosciences*-Request for Nominations

This webpage contains the request for nominations of graduate students in Ph.D. programs in physics, physiology, or medicine or chemistry, or in a related fields (see eligibility) and the internal nomination/selection process for the limited program, Graduate Student Awards for the Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Students in Lindau, Germany. In 2015, the meeting will feature recipients of the Nobel Prize in Physics, Physiology, or Medicine and Chemistry

The internal selection process has been completed for 2014. This webpage is for your reference only.  A separate announcement will be distributed in 2015.

# of Stanford nominations: Because Stanford University is not an ORAU institution, we may only nominate form for consideration (see the internal selection process guidelines below)

Internal nomination** deadline: Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, 4 p.m. (see the internal nomination process below)
Only one nomination from EACH of the following eligible Ph.D. programs is permitted (see below) **
Sponsor's Nomination deadline (for the two finalists selected): Oct. 24, 2014

Sponsor's overview website:

**Request for nominations: ONE nomination requested from each of these Bioscience and Related Ph.D. programs in Applied Physics, Physics and Chemistry-(per the internal nomination/selection process guidelines below)

The 2015 meeting of Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates will be held June 28 - July 3, 2015. It is anticipated that some 550 students from more than 70 countries will attend the weeklong meeting in 2015. There are formal lectures in the morning, and the remainder of the day is set aside for the students to meet informally with the Nobel Laureate scientists, as well as with their fellow students from around the world. In 2015, the meeting will feature recipients of the Nobel Prize in Physics, Physiology, or Medicine and Chemistry.


To be nominated to participate in this program, a student must:

What is awarded:

The costs associated with selected students’ travel will be covered by sponsors Mars, Incorporated or
the National Science Foundation. This includes, but is not limited to, airfare, lodging, meals, and ground
transportation. In some instances, support for the student participation fee (registration fee) for the
Lindau Meeting may be provided by a third-party donor to the Lindau Foundation, and that donor may
be a foreign institution. In these instances, the student will be notified of this funding arrangement in


NOTE: each of the following Ph.D. programs may submit ONE nomination packet each.

Programs include: Applied Physics, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biology, Biomedical Informatics, Biophysics, Cancer Biology, Chemical & Systems Biology, Chemistry, Development Biology, Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology and Immunology, Molecular & Cellular Physiology, Neurosciences, Physics, Structural Biology, Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine.

By Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 4 p.m., each of the above Ph.D. programs can submit ONE nomination packet (a PDF file) containing the following in the order list below) to:

Jeanne Heschele
Research Management Group

File name: Last name_Lindau_Graduate_Award.pdf

1) Title page:
Title of this RFA: Graduate Student Awards for the Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Students in Lindau, Germany
Nominee: Name, Ph.D. Program, contact information, email
Sponsorship of student's current research project [give just the name(s) of the funding source**: i.e., NIH, NSF, other external funding source]
Faculty advisor: Name, faculty appointment, department, contact information (address, email, phone number)
[**the name(s) funding source is required on the nomination form if the candidate is selected as one of our two nominees]
List the following on this title page (this is required for the nomination form if selected):
I am a U.S. Citizen (yes)
I will not defend a dissertation/thesis before Dec. 31, 2015 (yes)
I have completed or will complete at least two academic years of graduate study by June 2015 (yes)

2) a two-page personal resume (CV***) of the student being nominated
***FORMAT: use the CV format provided by the sponsor. Download the PDF file >>   Word document

3) a one-page letter of recommendation from the student's advisor/mentor
Please address this to the 65th Lindau Meeting Review Committee Members (this will be used as part of the nomination packet if your candidate is selected to represent Stanford)
(note: please address this criteria: "The Lindau Meeting criteria states that graduate students must show a genuine interest in science and research; show a strong commitment to their principal field of studies and to interdisciplinary work; have a strong letter of recommendation; be in the top of their class; show excellent academic accomplishments; and have produced some very good research work".

4) a one-page essay written by the student describing why participating in the Lindau meeting would be important for the student's graduate education.

Selection process
Phase I:   An internal review committee will select the four nominees to represent Stanford. Patricia J. Gumport, Vice Provost for Graduate Education will submit information on the four nominees per the instructions on this webpage (note: this URL is provided for your reference only) by Oct. 24th.

Phase II:  Mars, Incorporated and the National Science Foundation will then pick from their applicant pools for nomination to the Lindau Meeting.  All students selected in Phase Two will be fully sponsored to attend the Lindau Meeting if selected in Phase Three.

Phase Three: The Lindau Meeting screens all applicants and makes the final selection of students.

Notification Date:
Students selected in Phase Two for recommendation to the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings for this program will be notified by January 31, 2015, using the contact informa­tion provided in section A on the nomination form. Notification of final selections in Phase Three is anticipated in April 2015.


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