Call for candidates for the 7th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences

04/10/2019 15:19

Every year, numerous Nobel Laureates convene at Lindau to meet the next generation of leading scientists from all over the world. The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings foster the exchange among scientists of different generations, cultures, and disciplines. The commitment of Nobel Laureates to foster the exchange among scientists has been the mainstay of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings ever since their beginnings in 1951. The Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences is held every three years.

For the 7th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences, from 25 – 29 August 2020, about 20 Laureates of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel will be invited. About 500 highly-talented young economists will be the audience for their lectures, for panel discussions and for small-size discussion sessions.

These young participants will be recruited worldwide among advanced graduate students and postdoctoral or early tenure-track scientists from the field of economic sciences.

As of 2015 the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) has become an academic partner of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings and can nominate up to 4 candidates for the Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences. The nominees will be subject to an additional selection process by the Lindau Council’s Reviews Panel for final selection to the 2020 meeting.

For nominees who will be admitted to the Meeting, FWO pays the travel costs and a lump sum of €2.500, covering (among other) the stay at Lindau and a share in the total cost of participation; the remainder of the cost will be paid for by the Lindau foundation itself.

Candidates should send an application to interprog@fwo.be, in English, consisting of a full CV (incl. publication list), a letter of motivation and a letter of recommendation by their supervisor or scientific advisor (approximately one A4 page long). Deadline for the applications is Monday, 28 October 2019. As academic partner of Lindau, FWO will select up to 4 nominees who will then submit an official application to Lindau itself, where a Review Panel appointed by the Lindau Council will make the final selection. The selection criteria can be consulted via the following link

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