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Travel Grant for Attending Lindau Meetings

Outline of the Program

1. Objective

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) supports young Japanese researchers to participate in the 'Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings', co-hosted by the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings and the Foundation Lindau Nobelprizewinners Meetings at Lake Constance. The purpose of this Program is to foster highly talented Japanese researchers with a rich global view and experience for the future of Japanese academia.

2. Applicable Field

Annually, the meeting focus alternates between the three natural science disciplines of Physics, Chemistry and Physiology/Medicine, in this order. Every five years, an Interdisciplinary Meeting (Physics, Chemistry and Physiology/Medicine) is held in place of a meeting of either of the three natural science disciplines. In exception to the years or three when the Interdisciplinary Meetings are held, the Meeting of Economic Sciences takes place every two or three years on the same year a meeting in natural science is held.

3. Applicant Eligibility

The Applicants should meet all the following requirements.

- Be a doctoral student or postdoctoral scientist as of the date of application (having obtained a doctoral degree within five years as of April 1st of each call year) of a university or research institute in Japan or overseas.
- Have Japanese nationality or have permanent residency in Japan.
- Have not participated in the past Lindau meetings.
- Be 35 years old or younger when the meeting is held.

4. Number of Nominees

  • Physics, Chemistry, Physiology/Medicine: within 12
  • Economic Sciences: within 4
  • The Interdisciplinary Meeting (Physics, Chemistry, Physiology/Medicine): within 15

5. Meeting Period

About a week

  • Physics, Chemistry, Physiology/Medicine: around the end of June of each relevant year
  • Economic Sciences: around August of each relevant year
  • The Interdisciplinary Meeting (Physics, Chemistry, Physiology/Medicine): around the end of June of each relevant year

6. Financial Support from JSPS

JSPS will bear the following costs based on its regulations.

1)  Transportation Fee
  - Round trip fares between the institution, which each participant belongs to, and the venue
 
2) Participation Fee
  - Participation Fee of the meeting (including boarding and lodging costs)

7. Selection Procedure

After selecting Japanese candidates, JSPS recommends the candidates to the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.

After recommendation by JSPS, the candidates submit their application forms to the Council via Internet.

Final participants are selected by the review panel of the Council.

8. Reference: About the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

1)  Outline
  Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings have been held since 1951. They take place for about a week once every year in Lindau, an island resort on the eastern side of Lake Constance, the Bodensee, located in Southern Germany.

About 20 Nobel Laureates are invited to the meetings, to give lectures and participate in panel discussions with young researchers from around the world.

Every year, the meetings alternate their focus between the three natural science disciplines of Physics, Chemistry and Physiology/Medicine. A meeting on Economic Sciences has been held every two or three years since 2004, and an Interdisciplinary Meeting (Physics, Chemistry, Physiology/Medicine) has been held every five years since 2000 in place of a usual natural science meeting in either of the three disciplines.

The meetings dedicate to foster highly talented young researchers by providing them with opportunities to talk with Nobel Laureates in a casual setting all day, which would stimulate their intellectual curiosity. They also offer the best chances to build international peer networks. In FY2013, the Meeting in Chemistry will take place.

2) Co-host
 
  • The Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings
  • The Foundation Lindau Nobelprizewinners Meetings at Lake Constance
3) Number of Participants
 
  • Physics, Chemistry, Physiology/Medicine: about 500 researchers
  • Economic Sciences: about 400 researchers
  • The Interdisciplinary Meeting (Physics, Chemistry, Physiology/Medicine): about 700 researchers
4) Agenda
  Period:  About a week in the end of June and the beginning of August every year.
  • In the morning:   Lectures by Nobel Laureates
  • In the afternoon:  Panel discussions between Nobel Laureates and young researchers
5) How to Participate
  Each country's academic research institutions, which have partnership with the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, manage the application procedure for selecting their countries' candidates. Direct applications by individuals to the Council are not approved.

The Council receives recommendation of candidates from the nominating authorities, and the Review Panel of the Council selects the final participants.

In Japan, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), under an agreement with the Council and the Foundation Lindau Nobelprizewinners Meetings at Lake Constance, nominates up to 15 doctoral students or postdoctoral fellows for each of the Meetings in Natural Sciences, up to 7 for the Meeting in Economics, and up to 20 for the Interdisciplinary Meetings.
6) Others
  For further information, please visit 'The Nobel Laureate Meetings at Lindau' website at:  (http://www.lindau-nobel.de/)