November 15, 2012

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.

Deadlines

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.

Final nominations are due to ORAU by Friday, Dec. 14. Complete details are available at http://www.orau.org/lindau. If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Rapisarda.