Graduate Student Awards for the Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Students
To: Chairs, Departments in the Biological and Physical Sciences
From: Heather Daniels, Graduate School
Date: November 5, 2012
Subject: Graduate Student Awards for the Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Students
Internal competition is due on Thursday, November 15, 2012.
Since 1951, Nobel Laureates in chemistry, physics, and physiology/medicine convene annually in Lindau, Germany, to have open and informal meetings with students and young researchers. The Laureates lecture on the topic of their choice in the mornings and participate in less formal, small-group discussions with the students in the afternoons and some evenings. In addition to this valuable interaction, the participants enjoy the picturesque island city of Lindau. This medieval city—rich in central European culture—is located at the eastern end of Lake Constance, just north of the Swiss Alps, at the common border of Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. Students and young researchers are nominated and selected by several sponsoring agencies and organizations.
Travel costs to attend 2013 meeting.
Nominated students must be US citizens, full-time graduate students, and have completed by June 2013 at least two years of study toward a doctoral degree in chemistry or in a related discipline, but not planning a dissertation/thesis defense before December 31, 2013. UW-Madison is limited to two nominations per pathway listed below under Applications for Internal Competitions.
Internal Competition Application Instructions:
Applications for internal competitions: Send an e-mail message to email@example.com with "Nobel Laureate" in the subject line by Thursday, November 15, 2012. Combine the information described below into a pdf file and attach the pdf to the e-mail. Your application for the internal competition should include the following information:
--name of student/applicant
--name of PI
--category that qualifies student for nomination
- Students sponsored by or working on a project, grant or fellowship sponsored by the US Dept. of Energy, Office of Science
- Students sponsored by and/or working on a project, grant, or fellowship sponsored by the National Science Foundation Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences Science Division (NSF-MPS).
- Students sponsored by and/or working on a project, grant, or fellowship sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NCI, NIAAA, NIDCR, NIEHS or NIGMS only)
- Students who meet the general eligibility criteria regardless of funding source (Mars)
--two-page personal resume of the applicant
--one page letter of reference from the applicant’s advisor
--an essay of no more than one page written by the applicant describing why participation in the Lindau meeting is important for the applicant’s graduate education
For the applicants selected, nominations are due by Friday, December 14, 2012 at 4 pm EST.
Applications must be submitted electronically.
The applications for all categories will need to have the application processed and uploaded by the Graduate School. Please contact Heather Daniels firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
If you have any questions about this procedure, please email email@example.com or contact Heather Daniels, 263-7274.