Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

Each year the Lindau Foundation organises a six-day meeting that brings together dozens of Nobel laureates and hundreds of outstanding young scientists from more than fifty countries. The Academy nominates Dutch students and post-docs to attend the meetings. The Lindau Committee selects the participants.

The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings are intended to help build international networks and inspire younger generations of scientists to excel in their fields. The programme includes lectures by Nobel laureates, plenary discussions, workshops and social events.

The meetings are dedicated alternately to chemistry, to physics, and to physiology or medicine. Every five years the meeting is interdisciplinary in nature. Meetings focusing on the economic sciences take place every three years.

From 28 June to 3 July 2020 the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings will be interdisciplinary and welcomes participants in the field of chemistry, physics, and physiology or medicine.


2020: Chemistry, physics, and physiology or medicine (interdisciplinary).

Who is it for?

Promising young scientists (not older than 35 years) in the fields of chemistry, physics, and physiology or medicine (interdisciplinary).Candidates must hold a scientific position at a university or research institute in the Netherlands.


Universities, research institutes and professors in the Netherlands can nominate up to two candidates for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings 2020 in the field of chemistry, physics, and physiology or medicine (interdisciplinary). Please consult the selection criteria.

Nominations include:

  1. A Curriculum Vitae of the candidate in English
  2. A letter of recommendation in English (please consult the guidelines for this letter)

Nominations can be submitted until 1 October 2019 by e-mail to .

The Academy will select up to seven candidates who will be nominated to the Lindau Committee. The Academy contributes to the participation costs of the meeting. Travel costs are paid by the nominating institute or by the participant.