Heidelberg Laureate Meetings


The call for nominations is currently closed

The call for applications to attend the 9th Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) is now closed.

Young researchers in computer science and mathematics from all over the world applied for one of the 200 coveted spots to participate in the Forum, an annual networking event that offers all accepted young researchers the great opportunity to personally interact with the laureates of the most prestigious prizes in the fields of mathematics and computer science. For one week, the recipients of the Abel Prize, the ACM A.M. Turing Award, the ACM Prize in Computing, the Fields Medal and the Nevanlinna Prize engage in a cross-generational scientific dialogue with young researchers in Heidelberg, Germany.


The 9th HLF will take place from September 18 to September 23, 2022.

Successful Australian applicants in computer sciences are invited to apply for support from the Science and Industry Endowment Fund–Australian Academy of Science (SIEF-AAS) Heidelberg Laureate Forum Fellowship. 

Important notice

The delegates who apply for this Fellowship will be assessed on the basis of their qualifications and motivation to attend the HLF by an Academy-appointed expert panel. The Academy has funding to send one delegate from Australia to the 9th HLF. The delegate will be bound to the terms and conditions set at the time of the award.


To be awarded the Fellowship the applicant must be an Australian-based early career researcher who meets the below points specifically: 

a) Is currently enrolled in a research higher degree (Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or a Postdoctoral Fellowship) at an Australian University; or

b) Has (1) undertaken a research higher degree (Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or a Postdoctoral Fellowship) and the applicant’s most recent higher degree has been conferred for less than three years and are (2) working in an Australian university, Australian publicly-funded research organisation or research-focused institution at the date of the Heidelberg meeting.

The applicant must also be in the area of computer sciences and have been successfully selected to attend the HLF.

Terms of award

The successful delegate will receive a grant-in-aid of $3,500 travel funding under the SIEF-AAS HLF Fellowships. The delegate must make their own travel arrangements for this event.

Reporting requirements

Successful applicants will be required to submit a report and provide evidence demonstrating that the funds have been appropriately expended within one month of the completion of the meeting.

More information

For more information, please contact
Email: nancy.pritchard@science.org.au   
Phone: (02) 6201 9411

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