AAS Nominations for African Scientists to attend the 7th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences 2019
Deadline: September 24, 2019
Nominations are ongoing for the 7th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences 2019. Young African scientists in the field of Economics (graduate students and postdoctoral or early tenure-track scientists) are invited to submit their interest in being nominated for the 7th Meeting of Nobel Laureates on Economic Sciences. AAS seeks to nominate candidates from all the five regions of the continent.
The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) in partnership with the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings and the Foundation Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings will support the participation of early career African scientists in the three Natural Science fields and Economics at the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. Young participants to the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings are recruited from among (1) undergraduate students, (2) masters and doctoral students and (3) young postdoctoral scientists in the three natural and economic sciences.
The AAS will identify excellent candidates through a competitive nomination and review process. Up to 20 candidates will be selected for each Lindau meeting. These young scientists represent the next generation of leading scientists and researchers. As alumni of the Lindau Meetings, former participants stay connected with each other and become ambassadors of the scientific dialogue fostered by the Lindau Meetings – they form a network of excellence.
About the Lindau Meeting
The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings are scientific conferences that take place every year in Lindau, Germany. Nobel Laureates convene to meet with outstanding young scientists from all over the world. The aim is to foster interactions between scientists of different generations, cultures and disciplines. The meetings are based on the principle of dialogue and the different sessions are designed to activate the exchange of knowledge, ideas and experience among the Nobel Laureates and young scientists.
The meetings rotate around the three Nobel Prize disciplines of Chemistry, Physics and Physiology and Medicine. An interdisciplinary meeting revolving around all three natural sciences is held every five years. In addition, the Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences is held every three years.
- The AAS will cover the cost of an economy return air ticket to Lindau and part of their registration fee while the balance of the registration fee, accommodation and meals will be covered by the Lindau Foundation. There will be further guidelines for those who are selected.
- Not be older than 35 years of age at the date of the meeting with exceptions for special cases (e.g. maternity leave)
- Must be nationals of an African country
- Have a promising research agenda. Postdocs or early tenure-track scientists should have produced outstanding research papers on relevant subjects.
- A candidate should show a pronounced interest in the international dialogue within the academic community
- Receive strong support of their application from either their supervisor / academic advisor / head of institution / an AAS Fellow / internationally renowned scientist, who knows the applicant well, through a detailed letter of recommendation. The recommendation greatly influences the evaluation
- Be fluent in English and prepared to actively participate in discussions with laureates and young scientists
- Belong to the top five percent of their class
- Not already have a permanent position (for this, the professional/employment status must be clearly indicated)
- Not have participated in previous Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings
- Commit themselves to being present in Lindau for the full duration of the meeting
- Advanced Graduate students should
- have excellent academic records
- have written one or several discussion papers on original research
- have at least some experience in presenting their research at workshops and conferences
- Postdoctoral or early tenure-track scientists should
- be less than five years away from their PhD
- have published outstanding papers in widely recognised academic journals
- have presented their research at international conferences
For more information, visit 7th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences.