UC President’s Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings Fellows (E)

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OVPTL and Graduate Division are coordinating the UCI campus applications for the fifth annual class of the UC President’s Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings Fellows. These fellows can be undergraduate, graduate students or postdoctoral fellows and will be supported to attend the Lindau Physics Meetings being held from June 30 through July 5, 2024 in Lindau, Germany.

Begun seven decades ago, today the Lindau meetings bring together some 600 university students and post-doctoral fellows from around the world who spend a week absorbing lectures by Nobel Laureates and interacting with them in smaller groups to discuss their own research. The theme of the meetings – educate, inspire, and connect– has led us to see these meetings as places where our students not only learn but begin to build the research networks that will enrich their lives and help create the broadest sense of community.

2023-24 Topic:  73rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (Physics)

Important Dates

Call for Applications:  August 22, 2023
Submission Deadline
: September 22, 2023

Eligibility Criteria

Selection criteria for the 2024 meeting can be found here:  https://www.lindau-nobel.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/Selection-Criteria-Physics-2024.pdf.

  • applicant’s field must be in physics or closely related disciplines
  • show a genuine interest and engagement in science and research,
  • belong to the top 5 percent of their class / show excellence in their principal field of studies
  • receive very strong support of their application by their academic advisor and/or by an internationally renowned scientist, who knows the applicant well; a detailed letter of recommendation is indispensable for the application,
  • deliver a comprehensive CV together with their application (as attachment)
  • be fluent in English and prepared to actively participate in discussions with laureates and young scientists,
  • normally not have a permanent position or an independent group leader position as this is a criterion for exclusion except in special cases,
  • not have participated on-site in a previous Lindau Meeting,
  • deliver fully completed applications in their online profiles on or before the deadline in November 2023 (responsibility of the nominated individuals; incomplete applications will not be considered), and
  • commit themselves to being present in Lindau for the full duration of the meeting

It is intended to have a well-rounded balance between these three groups:

  1. Undergraduate students, who
    1. Exhibit a solid general knowledge in the sciences
  2. Master and doctoral students, who
      1. Show excellent academic accomplishments and
      2. Have already produced excellent research work, e.g. documented by publications, conference presentations, and/or research awards/prizes
  3. Postdoctoral scientists, who
      1. Have up to 5 years of postdoctoral experiences (optimum about 2-3 years after the doctoral degree),
      2. Have published excellent results, preferably of own scientific research in refereed journals and as first or last and/or corresponding author,
      3. Have presented their work at international scientific meetings, preferably as (invited) lecturers.

Application Process

Applicants are asked to submit the below materials in ONE SINGLE PDF, emailed to Turner Dahl tdahl@uci.edu by Friday, September 22 by 5pm. Selections will be made and forwarded to UCOP shortly after.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Commitment to attend the entire meeting in Lindau
  • Statement of purpose in attending the meeting and how an applicant’s background satisfies the criteria for selection.


Questions should be directed to Turner Dahl at tdahl@uci.edu.

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