Limited student nominations sought for 2013 Lindau Meeting
Vanderbilt has been invited to nominate students to participate in the 2013 Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates (June 30 - July 5, 2013, in Lindau, Germany), which will focus solely on chemistry.
All students must first meet the following general criteria:
• Be U.S. citizens currently enrolled at a university as full-time graduate students;
• Have completed by June 2013 at least two years of graduate studies toward a doctoral degree in chemistry or in a related discipline, but not planning a dissertation/thesis defense before Dec. 31, 2013.
Vanderbilt can nominate as many as 10 graduate students, two each via five different pathways. The pathways are:
• Department of Energy (DOE): For students 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 are sponsored by and/or working on a project, grant or fellowship sponsored by NCI, NIAAA, NIDCR, NIEHS or NIGMS only.
• National Science Foundation (NSF): For students who are sponsored by and/or working on a project, grant or fellowship sponsored by NSF Directorate for Mathematical Science Division (NSF-MPS).
• Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU): For students who are attending ORAU member institutions and are actively performing research (regardless of funding source); and
• Mars Inc.: For students actively performing research, regardless of funding source.
Interested faculty or students need to send Elizabeth Rapisarda the following by Friday, Nov. 30:
• A two-page (max) personal resume of the nominee, following standard template;
• A one-page (max) letter of reference from the nominee’s advisor; and
• A one-page (max) essay written by the nominee describing why participation in the Lindau meeting is important for the nominee’s graduate education.
If the student is applying via the DOE-SC, NIH, or NSF-MPS pathway, please also send Rapisarda the project title, project/grant number, and NIH component, DOE-SC program office or NSF-MPS division funding the grant.
The nominations will be submitted by the Provost’s Office, on behalf of Bob Weller, Vanderbilt’s ORAU councilor, and Vanderbilt.