Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

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

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

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Limited Submission Announcement

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) invite applications for Graduate Student Awards for the Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Students.

The U.S. delegation will consist of U.S. doctoral students whose current research at their universities is funded by one of the sponsoring agencies (DOE or NIH), or who attend an ORAU member institution. These students will travel to Lindau, Germany to participate in discussions with the Nobel Laureates, as well as other graduate students and junior researchers from around the world. The 2011 meeting will be held June 26 – July 1 and will focus on medicine and physiology. Nobel Laureates in chemistry, physics, and physiology/medicine will have open and informal meetings with students and young researchers. During the meeting, the Laureates lecture on the topics of their choice related to physics in the mornings and participate in less formal small group discussions with the students in the afternoons and some evenings. Participants meet in Washington, D.C., for an orientation meeting and travel as a group to Germany.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen;
  • Be currently enrolled as a full-time graduate student;
  • Be currently sponsored by or working on and supported by projects sponsored by the agency to which the nomination is made, such as the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science, the National Institutes of Health or other federal agency; and
  • Have completed by June 2011 two years (but not more than four years) of study toward a doctoral degree in medicine or physiology, or in a related discipline, including the basic biomedical (or life) sciences.

There are four pathways for nominations:

  • Department of Energy (DOE): For students who meet the general eligibility criteria and who are sponsored by and/or working on a project, grant, or fellowship sponsored by the U.S. DOE Office of Science (DOE-SC).
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH): For students who meet the general eligibility criteria and who are sponsored by and/or working on a project, grant, or fellowship sponsored by any Institute within the National Institutes Health (NIH).
  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU): For students who meet the general eligibility criteria and are attending ORAU member institutions.
  • Mars, Inc.: For students who meet the general eligibility criteria regardless of funding source.

A university may use any or all pathways. However, only two nominations can be submitted for a given pathway from each university.

Because MU is limited to two applications for a given pathway for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research, ltdsub@missouri.edu, no later than 4:00 pm Friday, October 22, 2010. Letters of intent should state the pathway through which the student would apply followed by an essay of no more than a page describing why participation in the Lindau meeting is important for the applicant's graduate education and a personal resume of no more than two pages.

Amount:

Transportation, lodging and registration expenses are arranged and paid for by the sponsoring agencies.

Campus Deadline for Letter of Intent:

4:00 p.m., Friday, October 22, 2010

External Proposal Deadline:

November 1, 2010

 

URL for more information: http://www.orau.org/lindau/about/overview.shtml

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at research.missouri.edu or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at http://research.missouri.edu/ogwp/lsa.htm.