Calling young talents in economics – apply now to attend the 2017 Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences!

The FNR is pleased to announce the call for talented young researchers to participate as Luxembourg delegates at the 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences, which takes place from 22 – 26 August 2017 in Lindau, Germany. Deadline to apply to attend is Monday, 12 December.

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 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences, the FNR invites you to submit your CV and a motivation letter by Monday, 12 December to Mrs Angelina CLEMENS (

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 the participants from 2016, 2015 and 2014. 2013 participant Andre Wilmes was included in Scientific American’s prestigious list of 30 up-and-coming physicists under the age of 30.

“The Beauty of Science”: doctoral student Hossam Elanzeery about his encounter with 29 Physics Nobel laureates
 Interview with Gökhan Ertaylan: “Nobel Prize Winners are also just people”

Interview with Gökhan Ertaylan: “Nobel Prize Winners are also just people”
Charles with J Michael Bishop, 1989 winner of Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine
Read ‘Meeting with 65 Nobel Prize Winners in Lindau: Interview with Charles de Bourcy’


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