Mars, Incorporated and ORAU are pleased to announce that they will nominate and sponsor a maximum of 40 graduate students to attend the 64th annual meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany, from June 29 through July 4, 2014. The meeting will feature recipients of the Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology.

The University of California, Berkeley will submit three nominations for graduate students to attend this annual meeting – two students to Mars, Incorporated and one student to ORAU.

Requirements to apply:

  • be a U.S. citizen currently enrolled at a university as full-time graduate students;
  • have completed by June 2014 at least two academic years of graduate studies toward a doctoral degree in medicine/physiology or in a related discipline, but not be planning a dissertation/thesis defense before December 31, 2014;
  • be actively engaged in research, and
  • for ORAU, be at an ORAU member institution

Application materials and instructions are available at the Orau Website.
The campus deadline to apply is October 28. Applications must be submitted to:

Graduate Services: Fellowships
318 Sproul Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-5900

Or, by email at:

If you have questions regarding the nominations, contact the Graduate Fellowships Office at 642-0672.

The annual meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau

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. It is anticipated that some 550 students from more than 70 countries will attend the weeklong meeting in 2014.

There will be 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 the Orau Website



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