Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting Awards 2017




The 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences will be held from 22-26 August 2017 on the island of Lindau, situated on Lake Constance in south Germany. About 20 Nobel Laureates and 400 international young scientists are expected to take part. Further information is available at

The Irish Research Council, as a strategic partner with the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, runs a national selection process whereby eligible institutions may nominate up to three researchers at postgraduate and/or postdoctoral level to attend the meeting who are then shortlisted by our panel of international assessors. A maximum of three shortlisted candidates will be nominated to the international selection process, which is conducted by the Lindau Review Panel.

What’s included

Irish Research Council nominees who are successful in the international selection process and who receive an invitation to the 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences will receive an award which comprises a commemorative token and €500 to cover their travel expenses for attending the meeting. His Excellency Michael D. Higgins, the President of Ireland, is patron of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting Fellow Award.

How to apply

Researchers falling under the selection criteria who are interested in applying should be nominated by their higher education institution. The closing date for nominations is 16:00 (Irish time) 28 November 2016. Selection criteria is available under the ‘call documentation’ section to the right of the screen. Submissions should be made by higher education institutions in soft copy via email to by the deadline above.

Eligible institutions may nominate up to three researchers at postgraduate and/or postdoctoral level. The submission of a nomination must consist of the following:

  • A nominee’s curriculum vitae.
  • A statement of motivation: this should explain briefly why the nominee thinks that participation would be beneficial to them, their research, career and host organisation. At most, the statement should be half a page in length.
  • A letter of recommendation: this should be from a highly qualified scientist who is either in a supervisory role for the nominee’s project; or who may be well acquainted with their work; or who is a leading scholar in the field and is sufficiently knowledgeable about them. At most, this letter should be one page in length and contain the formal letterhead of the organisation of the person signing the letter. Please ensure that the letter of recommendation is specific to the nominee.
  • A letter of endorsement: this should be from the eligible institution, signed by the institution’s President and specific to the nominee applying.