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Heidelberg Laureate Forum Now Accepting Applications

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) would like to let PhD graduate students and post-docs in computer science and mathematics know about an opportunity to apply for one of 200 spots to participate in the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), an annual networking event. The HLF offers all accepted researchers the opportunity to personally interact with the laureates of the most prestigious prizes in the fields of mathematics and computer science. For one week, the recipients of the Abel Prize, the ACM A.M. Turing Award, the ACM Prize in Computing, the Fields Medal, and the Nevanlinna Prize engage in a cross-generational scientific dialogue with young researchers in Heidelberg, Germany.

The 8th HLF will take place from September 20–25, 2020. This event combines scientific, social and outreach activities in a unique atmosphere, fueled by comprehensive exchange and scientific inspiration. Laureate lectures, young researcher workshops and a structure welcoming unfettered discussions are the elements that compose the Forum’s platform.

All applicants will be notified by the end of April 2020 whether or not they will be invited. PhD students from the United States may apply for travel grants from ORAU. There will be a separate application process after nominees have been confirmed by the Heidelberg Laureate Forum selection committee in April 2020. If selected by HLF’s international committee, PhD students from the United States will be contacted by the ORAU team to discuss the application process for available travel grants. Travel grants for the Forum offered by ORAU are not guaranteed and are reserved for US PhD students only.

For more information, please visit: For questions regarding requirements and the application process, please contact Young Researchers Relations at:

The application period for the 8th HLF closes February 14th, 2020 at midnight. Young researchers at all phases of their careers (undergraduate/pre-master, graduate PhD or postdoc) are encouraged to complete and submit their applications online.