The Lindau Institutions


The Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings and the Foundation Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings organise the annual meetings on an honorary basis. Read more...

Annual Reports


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FAQs Academic Partners

Who are the academic partners?

Academic partners play an important role in the nomination process of young researchers taking part in the Lindau Meetings. Through their dedicated cooperation in nominating excellent young researchers, the quality level of participants remains uncompromised. Academic partners select young researchers on a national level, who possess outstanding academic achievements for the selection process leading up to the meetings in Lindau. Academic partners include national agencies, academies of sciences, university faculties and departments, research organisations, foundations, companies, multinational scientific associations or organisations. Nobel Laureates too can nominate young researchers for participation.


How can I become an academic partner?

If you are interested in becoming an academic partner, please contact the academic partner relations department in our office in Lindau to conclude a cooperation agreement with the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. Please contact:


A strong connection in the fields of science and research is necessary to be able to identify highly-talented young scientists and to nominate them for participation. An academic partner is usually the contact partner for the whole country and can include national agencies, academies of sciences, university faculties and departments, research organisations, foundations, companies, multinational scientific associations or organisations.

Who is eligible for nomination?

  • A young researcher not older than 35 years pursuing a career in science and who can account for excellent academic achievements but does not hold a permanent working position.

The young researcher should:

  • not have participated in previous Lindau meetings,
  • belong to the top 5 per cent of his/her class,
  • show a strong commitment to their principal field of studies,
  • be fluent in English and capable of active participation in meetings.

As an academic partner, how many young researchers can I nominate per meeting?

This is dependent on the agreement reached between you and the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.

Who pays for the young researcher to participate in the Lindau meeting?

In general, it is the obligation of the academic partner to guarantee the necessary funding. The participation fee is currently 2,500 € and includes accommodation and boarding for the duration of the meeting. In some cases, additional fellowships are available.

What is the timeline for nomination?

The following deadline applies for nominations for the 65th Interdisciplinary Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting to be held in 2015: 1 October –  31 October  2014

How can I help support the young researchers during the application process?

  • During the application period, the support of the academic partners is needed to help the young researchers fill out their online profiles and supplying a letter of recommendation will increase their chances of being selected.

How do I nominate a young researcher?

  • As an academic partner, you can nominate young researchers, whom you consider to be of high academic standing.
  • Once you have made a preliminary evaluation based on the above selection criteria, you can then proceed to enter the names of the short-listed candidates in the Lindau database. This will then be evaluated by the review panel in Lindau in-charge of the selection process.

Can an academic partner nominate young researchers from other countries?

  • Yes. We strongly encourage academic partners to nominate young researchers studying outside their home country (so called ex-pats).

Terms & Conditions for the 2015 Lindau Meeting

The Terms & Conditions for participation in the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting are available here.

At this phase of my life, I have the chance to work on health issues, agricultural issues, and on the need for innovation to help the poorest. This is why I am excited to be at the Meeting in Lindau. Because I think advances there will be particularly important and without you paying attention to them it is possible they will not take place.
William H. Gates III, Chairman of Microsoft and Member of The Honorary Senate