Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

The call for applications is currently closed

Science and Industry Endowment Fund—Australian Academy of Science Fellowships to the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

71st Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting with Nobel Laureates in chemistry

Lindau, Germany, Sunday 26 June – Friday 1 July 2022


Applications for the 2022 meeting are now closed. The Academy will contact all applicants for the 2022 meeting in late October/November 2021.

For more information on the Meetings of Nobel Laureates in Lindau for early career researchers (ECRs) please visit Participation in the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings is supported through the Science and Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF), administered by the Australian Academy of Science (AAS).

Important notice

Applications for the 2022 SIEF–AAS Fellowships to the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting will be considered by an Academy selection panel and a maximum of 10 short-listed nominations will be recommended to the Council for Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.

ECRs are asked to submit their applications to the relevant research office for their recommendations to the Academy. Submissions directly from ECRs to the Academy will not be considered.

The final decision regarding attendance at the 71st Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting will be made by the Council for Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. Decisions are based on the assessed competitiveness of the application. The Lindau Council Review Panel has previously rejected applicants who did not put sufficient effort in completing their online profile and in providing information for the reviewers.

The Academy is not able to enter into discussion or correspondence regarding the reasons why an application is successful or not.

Terms of award

Subject to COVID-19 travel restrictions, the successful candidates for the 2022 SIEF–AAS Fellowships to the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting will receive a grant-in-aid from the Academy of up to AUD7,500 (GST exclusive) towards the cost of:

  • an international return economy airfare from Australia to the international airport closest to Lindau (up to AUD3,500)
  • participation (including accommodation) in the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (up to AUD4,000).

All successful SIEF–AAS Fellows are expected to attend the full program of events of the 71st Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. Delegates will need to arrive in Lindau before the opening ceremony on Sunday 26 June 2022 and attend the full duration of the meeting including the official closing of the program on Friday 1 July 2022.

Following the meeting, delegates will have the opportunity to take part in a SIEF Research Innovation Tour, visiting relevant laboratories and businesses in Germany and concluding on the morning of Friday 8 July 2022. This tour is also funded by SIEF.

In addition, successful candidates are invited and expected to attend a Lindau briefing event held by the Academy. Subject to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this briefing may take place along with ‘Science at the Shine Dome’—an annual Academy event to celebrate science and held at the Academy in Canberra. A travel grant of up to AUD500 will be provided by the Academy to assist with travel and accommodation costs if these meetings are held in-person. Registration fees and other similar costs associated with this event will be covered by the Academy, but the program does not provide funds for bench fees, managerial, insurance or visa costs.


Ideal applicants will demonstrate a strong commitment to their principal field of studies, that is, in chemical sciences related disciplines, and to interdisciplinary work, for example by double degrees or interdisciplinary projects.

ECRs are to submit their application to the research office (or equivalent) of their institution who will send their recommendations to the Academy. Each institution is limited to nominate for two grants on behalf of two early career researchers. Eligible institutions include Australian universities, Australian publicly funded research organisations and research-focused institutions.

  • Applications are open to eligible Australian-based early career researchers, specifically:
    • applicants currently enrolled in a research higher degree* at an Australian university, and/or
    • applicants who have (1) undertaken a research higher degree* 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
      *Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or a Postdoctoral Fellowship.
  • Applicants must be aged 35 years or younger at the time of the meeting.
  • Applicants will not hold a permanent position (in particular professorships).

The above must be current at the date of the Lindau Meeting (26 June to 1 July 2022).

Selection will favour applicants currently undertaking doctoral studies or postdoctoral fellowships.

Reporting requirements

Successful SIEF–AAS Fellows 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.

Materials to be submitted

  • Academy application form 
  • Curriculum vitae (maximum two pages)
  • Recent publication list, including conference presentations (maximum two pages)
  • Letter of recommendation from your academic advisor or an internationally renowned scientist, including the specialist scientific expertise of the referee.

A strong letter of support which highlights achievements such as academic excellence, conference publications, tutoring experience, awards received, print/online publications, extra-curricular activities and any other items of note specific to you is essential.

Applicants complete application form and submit all documentation to the relevant research office (or equivalent).

Research offices please return the forms and supporting documents of a maximum of 2 researchers to the Academy via email to

The deadline for receiving all documentation from the Research Offices is 5pm AEST on Tuesday 28 September 2021

More information

For more information, contact:


SIEF–AAS Fellowships to the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
International Programs
Australian Academy of Science
GPO Box 783
Canberra ACT 2601

This project is supported by the Science and Industry Endowment Fund.

Past meetings


Important note regarding diversity of the Australian Lindau delegation

The Australian Academy of Science is committed to championing and supporting diversity and equity in science, and considers both scientific excellence and a range of diversity issues including gender balance in the selection of the SIEF-AAS Fellows. However, the final selection of attendees is at the discretion of the Council for Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.. To learn more about the Academy’s efforts to address gender equity in the STEMM sector, please visit the Academy website.

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