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Published:  23 Sep 2022

Apply now to attend the 72nd Lindau Meeting on Physiology and Medicine

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions is giving current and past fellows the opportunity to attend the next Lindau Meeting on Physiology and Medicine in June 2023.

The Lindau Meetings bring together Nobel Laureates and young researchers to foster scientific exchange between generations.

These annual scientific conferences have been taking place in the southern German town on the shores of Lake Constance since the 1950s.

Physiology and Medicine meeting in June 2023

The meeting of Nobel Laureates in Physiology and Medicine will be held from 25 to 30 June 2023.

About 600 young scientists from all over the world will get the unique chance to spend an inspiring week with some 40 Nobel Laureates to exchange experiences and establish valuable contact in science and beyond.

How to apply

As in previous years, the European Commission is offering a limited number of MSCA fellows the opportunity to participate to the event.

Selection criteria

The call for applications is open to both current (you should have commenced your fellowship by 1 September 2022) and past MSCA fellows, including master, doctoral students and young postdoctoral scientists, working in the areas of Medicine, Physiology or related fields.

In addition to these criteria, the review panel of the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings will select participants among the candidates using its own selection criteria [pdf].

Secure your own funding

The MSCA are not offering travel or fee support for the event, merely the opportunity to attend.

Applicants must ensure that they have the funding necessary to meet their own share of the costs of the event. This will amount to €1.250, plus travel costs. Related costs must be paid by your organisation and/or through your MSCA project.

We recommend that you get a confirmation from your organisation that these costs will be met at the appropriate time (March/April 2023).

Should you be selected and not able to meet the participation costs, your place will be lost and no other MSCA fellow will be able to benefit from the opportunity.

First stage

The application process to seek a nomination from MSCA to attend the Lindau meeting is a two-step procedure.

For the first stage, you will need to submit four documents.

  1. Completed application form. We will need a limited amount of personal information. Please consult our privacy statement for more information.
  2. A statement of motivation explaining briefly (maximum 250 words) why you think participating will be beneficial for you, your research, your career, and your organisation (if relevant).
  3. An individual letter or letters of recommendation in English (roughly one A4 page each) in a PDF file, which should
    • include a description of your achievements
    • be written by a person who knows you well, e.g. supervisor of the Master or PhD thesis
  4. Your CV.

Send all parts of your application to the European Commission by Thursday 13 October 2022 17:00 CEST (17:00 Brussels local time) to EAC MSCA LINDAU.

Either the fellow or the referee can send the recommendation letter(s), as long as the European Commission receives them before the deadline.

The European Commission will make recommendations to the Lindau Selection Committee in the last week of October 2022.

Second stage

In the second stage, the Lindau Selection Committee will ask candidates who are supported by the European Commission to complete their profiles by 24 November 2022.

The Committee will take final selection decisions by mid-March 2023, allowing sufficient time for travel arrangements to be made.

If you require any further information, please contact EAC MSCA LINDAU

Published:  23 Sep 2022