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2020-2021 Call for Nominations

On behalf of Dean James Antony, the UC San Diego Graduate Division is requesting departmental nominations for the UC President’s Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings Fellows. This program is a collaboration between the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) and the Office of the Chief Investment Officer and will provide funding for up to 20 UC students to attend the 2021 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings in Lindau, Germany. Please read the information below and please nominate your students accordingly. UC San Diego may put forward 5 nominations

About

Aims

The Lindau meetings bring together 600 university students and post-doctoral fellows from around the world who spend one 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.

Award

The Lindau Interdisciplinary Meeting will be held from June 27 through July 2, 2021 and concentrate on the fields of Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, and Physiology, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary research. We are also seeking nominations for the Lindau meeting on Economic Sciences being held from August 24 through August 28, 2021.

Fellows may be asked to travel to an orientation meeting prior to the Lindau Nobel Meeting. Expenses associated with that trip and any other trips authorized by the Office of the President for this purpose will be covered.

Eligibility

  • Undergraduate students, who exhibit a solid general knowledge in the sciences and have done practical work and/or have laboratory experience
  • Master and doctoral students, who show excellent academic accomplishments and have already produced excellent research work, eg. documented by publications, conference presentations, and/or research awards/prizes
  • Postdoctoral scientists who have up to 5 years of postdoctoral experience (optimum about 2-3 years after the doctoral degree), have published excellent results, preferably of own scientific research in refereed journals and as first or last and/or corresponding author, have presented their work at international scientific meetings, preferably as (invited) lecturers.
  • be not older than 35 years of age at the date of the meeting with exceptions for special cases (e.g. maternity leave)
  • normally not have a permanent position as this is a criterion for exclusion except in special cases
  • not have participated in previous Lindau Meeting
  • belong to the top 5 percent of their class
  • be fluent in English and prepared to actively participate in discussion with laureates and young scientists
  • show a genuine interest and engagement in science and research
  • show excellence in their principal field of studies and, in addition, commitment to interdisciplinary work, documented for example by double degrees or interdisciplinary projects in their research work

Nomination Process

Nominate students who:

  • receive 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 indispensable for the application
  • deliver a comprehensive CV together with their applications
  • deliver fully completed applications in their online profiles on or before the deadline (incomplete applications will not be considered)
  • commit themselves to being present in Lindau for the full duration of the meeting

Nomination Materials

  • 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. For the 2021 interdisciplinary science meeting, this statement must emphasize the interdisciplinary nature of the applicant’s work.

Deadline

All nomination materials are due by Monday, September 28, 2020 at 5 p.m. PDT 

Please use this google form to submit your nominations UC President’s Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings Fellows

Questions

If you have questions about the opportunity and eligibility, please contact Professor Robert Powell at rlpowell@ucdavis.edu.


If you have any questions about the campus process, please send an email to gradadvisor@ucsd.edu which will create a ticket in the Services & Support portal.


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