Master, PhD and Postdocs – apply now to attend the 2019 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting!

The FNR is pleased to announce the call for talented young researchers to participate as Luxembourg delegates at the 69th Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany. The meeting, which takes place from 30 June to 5 July 2019, is dedicated to physics and closely related disciplines. Deadline to apply is Monday, 15 October 2018. 

The meeting will see around 40 Nobel Laureates Congregate in Lindau to meet the next generation of leading scientists and researchers. Approximately 600 excellent young researchers from all over the globe will get the unique chance to participate in the meeting.

The programme features a broad variety of content including:

  • Lectures on the significance of Nobel Prize winning research
  • Presentations of latest research findings
  • Talks on specialized research topics and on ‘science in society’ issues

The aim of the meetings’ various sessions and social activities is determined by the guiding principle “Educate. Inspire. Connect”. The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting thus provides ample opportunities for young researchers to learn from outstanding scientists and to get valuable insight into the scope of a researchers’ life, to find inspiration from one another and to connect through ideas and friendship.

Who can apply

The present Call is open to:

  • Candidates of Luxembourg origins (Luxembourg nationality or Luxembourg residence for 5+ years)
  • Non-Luxembourgers who conduct their studies/research work predominantly at a Luxembourg-based institution.

Candidates must be under the age of 35, and at Masters, PhD or early Postdoc level, in the field of physics or closely related disciplines. Please refer to the document in section ‘Selection process’ 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 in the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, the FNR invites you to submit your CV and a motivation letter by Monday, 15 October 2018 to Mrs Angelina Clemens ( For any questions, please contact Marie-Claude Marx (

Selection process

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

Download Lindau Committee selection criteria. 

Funding specifics

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

Hear from previous Luxembourg participants

At the end of the meeting, participants are expected to give feedback on their experiences. Below you can read FNR highlights based on interviews with the participants from 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014. 2013 participant Andre Wilmes was included in Scientific American’s prestigious up-and-coming physicists under the age of 30.


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