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Oak Ridge Associated Universities

Graduate Student Awards for the Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Students in Lindau, Germany

(Physics, Chemistry & Medicine)

https://www.orau.org/lindau/

 

Limited Submission Program (LSP): This funding opportunity and the Limited Submission Program (LSP) is open to all Texas A&M University faculty and principal investigators who meet the eligibility requirements. Texas A&M and The Texas A&M University System agencies jointly administer this process to select the proposal(s) that will be submitted to the sponsor in response to this solicitation.

 

Graduate Student Eligibility:  nominations will be accepted for eligible candidates who:

 

  • Are U.S. citizens and are currently enrolled at a member university as full-time graduate students;
  • Have completed by June 2020 at least two academic years of graduate studies toward a doctoral degree that encompasses interdisciplinary coursework and research within the disciplines of physics, chemistry and medicine/physiology; and
  • Are planning a dissertation/thesis defense no earlier than January 1, 2021.

 

We are seeking nominations for a diverse group of students including, women, minorities and people with disabilities. Students must:

 

  • Show a genuine interest and engagement in science and research;
  • Display excellence in their principal field of study and, in addition, a commitment to interdisciplinary work as evidenced through dual degrees or interdisciplinary research projects;
  • Receive very strong support of their application by their academic advisory or by an internationally renowned scientist;
  • Not already have a permanent position in academia or industry; and
  • Be a well-rounded individual who can converse with scientists and peers in a meaningful way.

 

The proposal will be prepared and submitted by Sponsored Research Services (SRS).

 

Proposal Limit: 2

 

Summary:  Since 1951, Nobel Laureates in chemistry, physics, and physiology/medicine convene annually in Lindau, Germany, to have open and informal meetings with students and young researchers. The Laureates lecture on the topic of their choice in the mornings and participate in less formal, small-group discussions with the students in the afternoons and some evenings. In addition to this valuable interaction, the participants enjoy the picturesque island city of Lindau. This medieval city—rich in central European culture—is located at the eastern end of Lake Constance, just north of the Swiss Alps, at the common border of Austria, Germany, and Switzerland.

 

Students and young researchers are nominated and selected by several sponsoring agencies and organizations.

 

These students will travel to Lindau to participate in discussions with the Nobel Laureates, as well as other graduate students and junior researchers from around the world.

 

Transportation, lodging and registration expenses are arranged and paid for by the sponsoring agencies. Participants meet for an orientation meeting prior to the start of the Lindau Meeting.

 

During the meeting, the Laureates lecture on the topics of their choice in the mornings and participate in less formal small group discussions with the students in the afternoons and some evenings.

 

In addition to this valuable interaction, the participants enjoy the picturesque island city of Lindau, which is located at the eastern end of Lake Constance, just north of the Swiss Alps. Located at the common border of Austria, Germany, and Switzerland, the medieval city is rich in central European culture.

 

Dates:

 

August 13, 2019

Deadline for an email of intent with Grad Student name, department and advisor.

 Send email of intent to limitedsubmissions@tamu.edu

August 15, 2019

Deadline to submit an internal proposal.

All proposals for the LSP must be submitted electronically using the e-proposal on-line application system.

Be prepared to upload your internal proposal. The sections will include:

1.  One page essay by the student on why participation in the meeting is important for the student’s graduate education;

2.  Personal resume of the student;

3.  Research abstract

The e-proposal site is password protected. Texas A&M principal investigators may use their NetID and password to access the system. If you do not have a NetID, click HERE for help to activate your NetID. You will need your UIN and your date of birth.  Once you log-in to e-proposal, choose “Limited Submission Grant” from the Available Grants section.


If you have any questions, please contact:

 shelly.martin@tamu.edu  or 979.862.2233.

August 22, 2019

Target date for the notifications to PIs of the result of the internal competition.

September 13, 2019

Sponsor deadline for the full proposal including 2 strong letters of recommendation by 2pm Central.

 

 

Internal Selection Procedures:

Texas A&M has established a procedure to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select proposals for Texas A&M submissions.  Please contact us if you have any questions about the limited submission process.