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Graduate Student Awards to Attend Meeting of Nobel Laureates, Lindau Germany – June 30-July 5, 2013

The Department of Energy (DOE), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), and Mars, Incorporated have announced that they will sponsor a maximum of 85 total graduate students to attend the 63rd annual meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany, from June 30 through July 5, 2013.

Since 1951, Nobel Prize winners and students in chemistry, physics, and physiology or medicine have met annually in Lindau, located on Lake Constance in southwestern Germany. In 2013, the meeting will feature recipients of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry and it is anticipated that some 550 students from more than 70 countries will attend the weeklong meeting.  There are formal lectures in the morning, and the remainder of the day is set aside for the students to meet informally with the Nobel Laureate scientists, as well as with their fellow students from around the world. Information on the most recent meeting and comments from students who attended are available at

Berkeley Lab is invited to nominate up to two students for each sponsor to be considered for this very exciting opportunity.  In order to be considered for this opportunity – Berkeley Lab graduate students should follow the Lab’s pre-application instructions (Deadline: 4PM Pacific Time, Friday, 29, 2012). The Directorate will review the pre-applications, and select those to be nominated by the Lab. The Directorate will work with the selected students and their Research Advisors to finalize and submit the full nomination by the December 14, 2012 deadline.