Master, PhD and Postdocs – apply now to attend the 2020 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting!

The FNR is pleased to announce the Call for talented young researchers to participate as Luxembourg delegates at the 70th edition of the renowned Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany. The meeting takes place from 28 June – 3 July 2020 and is dedicated to Chemistry, Physics and Physiology/ Medicine, with a particular focus on interdisciplinarity. Deadline to apply has been extended to Monday, 7 October 2019.

An interdisciplinary meeting revolving around all three natural sciences is held every five years. The meeting will see Nobel Laureates in chemistry, physics, and physiology or medicine 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 specialised 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.

Visit Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting website

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 fields of either Chemistry, Physics, Physiology/Medicine or strongly 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 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, the FNR invites you to submit your CV and a motivation letter by Monday, 7 October 2019 to Ms Patricia Drimeyer ( In your motivation letter, please highlight any interest and/or commitment to interdisciplinary work or interdisciplinary projects.

For any questions, please contact Marie-Claude Marx (

Selection process

The FNR will conduct a pre-selection and nominate up to two candidates to the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. Nominated 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 fixed expenses related to the participation of the finally retained candidates (travel, accommodation, registration).

2020 Lindau Nobel Meeting on Economic Sciences

The Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences is held every three years. The 7th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences will take place in 2020. The FNR will launch a call for participation in November 2019.

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 (2019 interview to be published soon). 2013 participant Andre Wilmes was included in Scientific American’s prestigious up-and-coming physicists under the age of 30.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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2019 Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting – one young scientist from Luxembourg selected to attend

2018 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting – two young scientists from Luxembourg selected to attend

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