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Lindau 2020 Nobel Laureate Interdisciplinary Meeting -- Internal competition deadline
Friday, August 09, 2019, 08:00am - 05:00pm
Contact Bob McGarrett, VPR: bob.mcgarrett@austin.utexas.edu

Note: This competition is being run in advance of our receipt of ORAU's specific application instructions. Updates will be made to this site when information becomes available. 

Internal Submission Deadline: 5:00 pm CST, Friday, August 9, 2019

Funding Organization Deadline: 3:00 pm CST, Friday, September 13, 2019

Discipline/Subject Area: Physics, Chemistry, and Medicine/Physiology

Documents Required for UT Internal Submission

To be submitted by the student via CompetitionSpace interface:

  • A completed application form
  • A personal resume of the student
  • A one-page statement from the student on why participation in the meeting is important for the student's graduate education

To be submitted separately by the student's advisor:

  • A strong letter of reference including the questionnaire (included in the application form). This letter is to be submitted by the advisor to vprcompetitions@austin.utexas.edu, not through the CompetitionSpace interface. 

Overview of Opportunity 

ORAU is again privileged to provide funding to support graduate student nominations to attend the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting to be held June 28 – July 3, 2020, in Lindau, Germany. Selected students will have the opportunity to attend formal lectures and informal meetings with Nobel Laureate scientists and peers from around the world. In 2020, the meeting will feature recipients of the Nobel Prize in the fields of physics, chemistry and medicine/physiology.

The costs associated with selected students’ travel will be covered by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). This includes, but is not limited to, airfare, lodging, meals, and ground transportation. In some instances, support for the student participation fee (registration fee) for the Lindau Meeting may be provided by a third-party donor to the Lindau Foundation, and that donor may be a foreign institution. In these instances, the student will be notified of this funding arrangement in advance. 


  • Are U.S. citizens and are currently enrolled at a member university as full-time graduate students;
  • Have completed by June 2020 at least two academic years of graduate studies toward a doctoral degree that encompasses interdisciplinary coursework and research within the disciplines of physics, chemistry and medicine/physiology; and
  • Are planning a dissertation/thesis defense no earlier than January 1, 2021.
  • UT may submit up to two nominations.

Full Program Solicitation:


Important Dates: 

Documents due to CompetitionSpace: 5pm CST, Friday, August 9, 2019

Full Proposal Deadline: 3pm CST, Friday, September 13, 2019