Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting Awards


Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting Awards

The Irish Research Council is pleased to announce the opening of a call for nominations of Irish-based researchers with our strategic partners the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings for the 73rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, dedicated to Physics. Further information is available at


The meeting will be held from 30th June — 5th July on the island of Lindau, situated on Lake Constance in south Germany. Up to 600 highly-talented young scientists are expected to take part, meeting with Nobel Laureates.

Selection Process

The Irish Research Council, as a strategic partner with the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, runs a national selection process. Eligible higher education institutions may nominate up to three researchers at postgraduate and/or postdoctoral level who will be considered by the Council’s panel of international assessors to attend the 73rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.

A maximum of three shortlisted candidates will be nominated to the international selection process, which is conducted by the Lindau Review Panel. This panel makes the final selection from up to 1,500 profiles for every meeting before choosing the top applicants who will receive an invitation to attend. Taking into account the national selection procedures worldwide, in excess of 20,000 young researchers apply to attend each meeting.

Irish Research Council nominees who are successful in the international selection process and receive an invitation to the 73rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting will receive an award which comprises €500 to cover their travel expenses for attending the meeting.

How to apply

Applications are welcomed from postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers working in the field of Physics. Those interested in applying should be nominated by their higher education institution.

Eligible higher education institutions may nominate up to three researchers for each meeting. Every nomination must consist of:

  • the nominee’s curriculum vitae;
  • statement of motivationfrom the nominee (half page in length) which should explain briefly why they think that participation would be beneficial to them, their research, career and host organisation;
  • letter of recommendation(one page in length) 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. This letter should 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; and
  • letter of endorsementfrom the host organisation, signed by their president and specific to the nominee applying.


Submissions should be made by the research office of your higher education institution in soft copy via email to

Call open20 September 2023
Final day for institutions to nominate researchers4pm (Irish time) 12 October 2023
Final day for shortlisted researchers to upload their fully completed applications to their online Lindau profiles - 73rd Lindau Nobel Laureate MeetingTBC November 2023
Candidates notified of outcome - 73rd Lindau Nobel Laureate MeetingJanuary/February 2024
73rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting Dates30 June - 05 July 2024

His Excellency Michael D. Higgins, the President of Ireland, is patron of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting Fellow Award. 

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