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Young Researcher Support for Attending Lindau Nobel Laureate 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 in Lindau, Germany. 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. 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 at the time JSPS nominates them and when they participate in a meeting.

- Be a doctoral student or postdoctoral scientist (having obtained a doctoral degree within five years(Physics, Chemistry, Physiology/Medicine) / four years (Economic Sciences)) 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 under 35 years of age.
- Have experience in tutoring and /or teaching. (For Economic Sciences only).

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 30 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.
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 600 researchers
  • Economic Sciences: about 500 researchers
  • The Interdisciplinary Meeting (Physics, Chemistry, Physiology/Medicine): about 700 researchers
4) Agenda
  Period: About a week in the end of June (Physics, Chemistry, Physiology/Medicine) / in the end of August (Economic Sciences).
  • In the morning: Lectures by Nobel Laureates, Agora Talk
  • In the afternoon: Panel discussions between Nobel Laureates and young researchers, Poster Session
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 in principle.

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 12 doctoral students or postdoctoral fellows for each of the Meetings in Natural Sciences, up to 4 for the Meeting in Economics, and up to 15 for the Interdisciplinary Meetings.
6) Others
  For further information, please visit 'The Nobel Laureate Meetings at Lindau' website at: (https://www.lindau-nobel.org/)