Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings


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

72nd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting with Nobel Laureates in physiology and medicine

Lindau, Germany, Sunday 25 June – Friday 30 June 2023


Applications for the 2023 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting have now closed. The Academy of Science has nominated ten applicants to the Lindau Council. Nominees will be notified if they have been selected to attend the meeting in mid-March 2023.

Applications for the 2024 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Physics will open in August 2023.

More information on the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings for early career researchers (ECRs) can be found on the website. 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 2023 SIEF–AAS Fellowships to the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting will be considered by an Academy selection panel, and a maximum of 10 short-listed applicants will be recommended to the Council for Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.

Applications must be approved by the ECR’s institute research office (or equivalent) and each institute is limited to supporting two applications. Submissions from ECRs to the Academy without research office approval will not be considered.

The final decision regarding attendance at the 72nd 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 into 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 or other external factors, the successful candidates for the 2023 SIEF–AAS Fellowships to the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting will receive a grant-in-aid from the Academy valued at 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) organised by the Academy
  • the registration fee to participate in the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting of EUR2,500 (up to AUD4,000). The registration fee includes accommodation from 25 June to 30 June inclusive.

All successful SIEF–AAS Fellows are expected to attend the full program of events of the 72nd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. Delegates will need to arrive in Lindau before the opening ceremony on Sunday 25 June 2023 and attend the full duration of the meeting including the official closing of the program on Friday 30 June 2023.

Prior to the meeting, delegates will have the opportunity to take part in a SIEF Research Innovation Tour, visiting relevant laboratories and businesses in Germany starting on Tuesday 20 June and concluding on Friday 23 June 2023. This tour is also funded by SIEF.

In addition, successful candidates are invited and expected to attend a virtual Lindau briefing organised by the Academy in May 2023 (at a date to be confirmed).


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

Prior to applying, ECRs must get approval from their research office (or equivalent).Each institution is limited to supporting two ECR applications. 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 (25 June to 30 June 2023).

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

Reporting requirements

Successful SIEF–AAS Fellows will be required to submit a report within one month of the return travel date into Australia.

Materials to be submitted

Applications are to be submitted online through the application portal. Applicants should review the sample application form in advance of the application deadline and provide the following attachments:

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

A strong letter of recommendation 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.

Please note that the contact details of the research office need to be included in the application form. The Academy may contact the research office to discuss your application.

The application deadline is 5pm AEST on Wednesday 28 September 2022.

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 STEM sector, please visit the Academy website.

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