The Office of the Dean of Graduate Education (ODGE) is accepting applications directly from students for the Internal Competition for Nominations to the 2014 Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Students, to be held from Sunday, June 29th to Friday, July 4th, 2014. This year’s meeting will focus on medicine and physiology (medical, biomedical, and other biological sciences and related disciplines). Only two nominations can be submitted bu MIT via the Mars, Inc. sponsorship pathway. Transportation, lodging, and registration expenses will be arranged and paid for by Mars, Inc. MIT nominations must be submitted by the Office of the Dean of Graduate Education. Individual faculty members may not submit nominations directly.
Applicants must be US citizens, be currently enrolled as a full-time graduate student, be an active researcher who is performing research funded by public or private sources, and have completed by June 2014 at least two academic years of study toward a doctoral degree in medicine, physiology, or a related discipline, but not planning a dissertation or thesis defense before December 31, 2014. Preliminary Internal Applications should consist of a completed nomination form, a two-page personal resume, a two-page letter of reference from the nominee’s research adviser, and 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 Internal MIT deadline is Monday, October 28th, 2013, at 5:00pm. All components of the preliminary application must be sent electronically to the ODGE, attention Scott Tirrell (firstname.lastname@example.org).