Calling young talents in economics – apply now to attend the 2020 Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences!

The FNR is pleased to announce the call for talented young researchers to participate as Luxembourg delegates at the 7th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences, which takes place from 25 – 29 August 2020 in Lindau, Germany. Deadline to apply to attend is Monday, 4 November 2019.

About the meeting

Every three years, The Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings and the Foundation Lindau Nobel Prize winners organise the Lindau Meeting of the Laureates of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, where ca. 20 Laureates congregate with approximately 400 young talented economists from all over the globe.

About the programme

The Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences provides an open exchange of economic expertise and inspires cross-cultural and inter-generational encounters among economists from all over the world.

The programme features a broad variety of content including lectures, round table discussions and special discussion sessions. The aim of the meetings’ various sessions and social activities is determined by the guiding principle “Educate. Inspire. Connect.” For young researchers who stand at the beginning of their careers, it is a valuable opportunity to meet the luminaries of their discipline, to seek their advice in special technical issues or in personal matters, to exchange thoughts and views, and to discuss current developments in economic science and the world.

Who can apply

The present call is open to

– candidates of Luxembourg origins (Luxembourg nationality or Luxembourg residence > 5 yrs)

– non-Luxembourgers who conduct their studies/research work predominantly at a Luxembourg-based institution

Candidates must be at PhD, Postdoc or early tenure-track scientist level, in the field of economics or strongly related disciplines. Please refer to the document in annex for more detailed information about the selection criteria of the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.

How to apply

If you are interested in taking part at the 7th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences, the FNR invites you to submit your CV and a motivation letter by Monday, 4 November 2019 to Ms Jill Mousel (

Download Lindau selection criteria

Selection process

The FNR will conduct a pre-selection and nominate 2 candidates to the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. Nominated candidates are then invited to submit a separate application (incl. a letter of recommendation) directly to the Lindau selection committee for the final selection.

Funding specifics

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

Previous Luxembourg participants

At the end of the meeting, participants are expected to give feedback on their experiences. Click the links below to read the highlights based on interviews with former participants. 2013 participant Andre Wilmes was included in Scientific American’s prestigious list of 30 up-and-coming physicists under the age of 30.

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More information

“Encountering some of the most brilliant minds on the planet”: Interview with Hannah Rana

For each Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, the FNR runs a Call for promising young researchers with a connection to Luxembourg to attend. For the 2019 Lindau Meeting, dedicated to physics, Hannah Rana, PhD candidate in Space Cryogenics at Oxford University had this rare opportunity. Hannah shares her highlights – from speaking to all 39 Nobel Laureates in attendance, including Donna Strickland; realising the importance of science communication; feeling inspired, and much more.

“It was truly inspiring how new and older generations of scientists share ideas”

Davide Franchina, PhD researcher at the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH) in the lab of FNR ATTRACT Fellow Dirk Brenner was among two researchers from Luxembourg to be selected to attend the 2018 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, dedicated to physiology and medicine. We spoke to the Italian national about the experience and how he got the chance to discuss his own project with a Nobel Laureate.

Surrounded by the best economists of our time: Cindy Lopes-Bento & Eric Finn Schaanning on meeting 17 Nobel Laureates

Two young promising economists from Luxembourg had the rare opportunity to be surrounded by 17 Economics Nobel Prize winners, along with hundreds of talented economists, when they were selected to attend the 2017 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting on Economic Sciences. The FNR spoke to them about the experience.

“The Beauty of Science”: doctoral student Hossam Elanzeery about his encounter with 29 Physics Nobel laureates

“Educate – inspire – connect” is the motto of Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting that brings together the world’s science elite and talented young scientists. 

Meeting with 65 Nobel Prize Winners in Lindau: Interview with Charles de Bourcy

Luxembourgish PhD candidate Charles de Bourcy was one of two Luxembourg participants selected to attend the 2015 Lindau Nobel Meeting. Charles recounts the highlights of attending the Meeting, and cites the passion of some Nobel Prize winners as an inspiration.

Interview with Gökhan Ertaylan: “Nobel Prize Winners are also just people”

To meet a Nobel Prize winner is something special for every scientist. The early-career researcher Gökhan Ertaylan from the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) at the University of Luxembourg got to meet 37 all at once when he attended the 2014 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.

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