Nobel Laureate Meeting

Limited Submissions
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Institute Contact: Gail Spatt, 404.385.8334 or

Sponsor Website:

The nomination process for 2014 has closed.  When the next invitation for nominations is released, this page will reflect the relevant updates.  2015 GT Call for Proposals anticipated 7/15/2014. For planning purposes, EVPR office instructions to the campus from the last solicitation appear below:


Georgia Tech has an opportunity to nominate graduate students to attend the 2014 Nobel Laureate meeting in Lindau, Germany.  This year Mars, Inc. and ORAU will nominate up to 40 graduate students to attend the meeting to be held on June 29 - July 4, 2014.  In total, approximately 550 students from more than 70 countries will travel to Lindau to meet Nobel Prize winners in Medicine and Physiology.


Since 1951, Nobel Prize winners and students have met annually in Lindau.  Each year an international group of students attend the week-long meeting. The Laureates will lecture on topics of their choice in the mornings and participate in less formal discussions with students in the afternoons and evenings.  Information on the most recent meeting is available on the web at


As an ORAU Sponsoring Institution, we are invited to make up to three nominations.  To be eligible, students must have completed by June 2014 at least two academic years of study toward doctoral degree in medicine/physiology or in a related discipline, but not be planning a dissertation/thesis defense before December 31, 2014; be a U.S. citizen; and be currently enrolled at a university as a full-time graduate student.  They must also be actively participating in research in the field of medicine/physiology or a related fieldORAU is interested in receiving nominations from a diverse group of students, including those underrepresented in the sciences (for example, women, minorities, or disabled students).


There are multiple phases of review and for the first, we must submit our nominations to ORAU by November 1, 2013.  Because Georgia Tech can only advance three nominations, please submit the following to Gail Spatt at by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, October 22, 2013:

  • Two-page CV in the attached format
  • Two-page letter of reference from the nominee's research advisor
  • An essay of no more than one page written by the nominee describing why participation in the Lindau meeting is important for the nominee's graduate education

The candidates that move on to the larger competition will be informed by Tuesday, October 29, 2013 and at that point will need to complete one brief additional form.  Notification from ORAU and Mars Inc. for the next phase of the competition will occur by December 31, 2013. 

Additional information may be found at

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