61st Meeting of Nobel Laureats_

The Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) has the privilege of nominating two talented young researchers to participate as Luxembourg delegates at this exceptional event.

about 25 Nobel Laureates and ca. 500 selected young researchers from all over the world will meet in Lindau, Germany for the 61st Meeting of Nobel Laureates.

The Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates is a unique opportunity for young researchers to meet with Nobel Laureates in an informal manner. The 2011 Lindau Meeting will be dedicated to Physiology, Medicine and related disciplines.

In the mornings, Laureates will give plenary lectures about a current topic of their choice, while the afternoons feature discussions limited to Laureates and Young Researchers as well as a series of innovative session formats. Several panel discussions will be held throughout the Meeting as well, the most prominent being the interdisciplinary closing panel discussion on the Isle of Mainau on the last day of the Meeting. Besides the scientific program, the dialogue across generations is being enabled during various informal occasions in the course of the social program. Thus, Lindau provides ample opportunities to learn from outstanding researchers, to find inspiration from one another and to connect through ideas and friendship.

More detailed information on the 61st Meeting of Nobel Laureates is available under

In order to take part in this meeting, young scientists need to pass a multistep nomination and selection process. First, the FNR will conduct a pre-selection (based on CV and motivation letter) and nominate 2 candidates to the Lindau selection committee. In the second step the nominated candidates submit a separate application directly to the Lindau selection committee.

If you are interested in taking part at the 61st Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates, the FNR invites you to submit your CV and a motivation letter until 20 October 2010 to elvire.geiben@fnr.lu

Applicants must be of Luxembourg origins (Luxembourg nationality or Luxembourg residence > 15 yrs), at MSc, PhD or Postdoc level, and work in the field of Physiology, Medicine or related disciplines.

The FNR will cover all fixed expenses related to the participation of the selected candidates (travel, accommodation, registration).

Please take further notice of the attachments to this letter. They give detailed information about the selection criteria of the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings and important information regarding the nomination process. Moreover, a short video about the Nobel Laureate Meetings showing what selected candidates can expect is available online.

Selection criteria & Schedule for nominations can be downloaded on www.fnr.lu

We are looking forward to receiving your application.

For further information regarding the meeting itself and the nomination/selection procedure, please contact Marie-Claude Marx: marie-claude.marx@fnr.lu

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