Fully Funded Heidelberg Laureate Forum for Young Researchers in Computer Science and Mathematics

Fully Funded Heidelberg Laureate Forum for Young Researchers in Computer Science and Mathematics

The Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) is a networking conference where 200 carefully selected young researchers in mathematics and computer science spend a week interacting with the laureates of the disciplines: recipients of the Abel Prize, ACM A.M.

Turing Award, ACM Prize in Computing, Fields Medal, IMU Abacus Medal and Nevanlinna Prize. Established in 2013, the HLF is annually organized by the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF).

With a blend of scientific and social program elements, the HLF platform is especially designed to initiate exchange among the participants. Laureates give lectures on subjects of their choosing which are primarily directed at the participating young scientists.

Those lectures should be the starting point of intensive discussions between the laureates and the young researchers during the forum. This means that the Forum is not a classical scientific conference but a networking event meant to motivate and inspire the next generation of scientists.

Providing a space for ideas to take shape and evolve is what defines the Forum’s underlying purpose.

Exchanging ideas and learning new perspectives about ongoing or future research projects is a vital element for scientific progression.

With many research issues becoming increasingly complex, cultivating reliable networks has become essential for scientists from all backgrounds. Connecting with fellow scientists is therefore pivotal for the future career of a young researcher.

Extensive interaction with the laureates of mathematics and computer science is possible because their participation is not only limited to giving lectures, instead it continues throughout all aspects of the program. Ample time is provided to discuss with these scientific pioneers during breaks, meals and social events.

At the Heidelberg Laureate Forum, the brightest minds
in mathematics and computer science interweave, find inspiration and push forward.


Students of mathematics and computer science (or closely related fields) at the following levels:

  • Undergraduate/Pre-Master: If you are enrolled in your studies (i.e. Bachelor’s or Master’s) and do not yet hold a Master’s degree.

  • Graduate PhD: If you are currently working towards a PhD.

  • Postdoc: If you have earned a PhD within the past 5 years. It is not required for you to hold a classic postdoctoral position. For example, if you work in the private sector or as an Assistant Professor, you may also apply.

  • Please note: If your academic status changes between the submission of your application and the date of the HLF, the status at the point of submission will be the status that is recognized.

  • A young researcher can participate in the Heidelberg Laureate Forum only once at each academic level.


  • The Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF) will book and cover the costs for a single hotel accommodation (including breakfast)from September 23 to September 30, 2023.

  • Each invited young researcher will have their own hotel room.

  • Hotels are within walking distance of the HLF venue (max. 15 minutes).

  • Check-in is generally possible after 3:00 p.m. on the arrival day. All hotels allow you to store your luggage at the hotel if you arrive early.

  • All additional costs for extras such as telephone calls, mini-bar, etc., will be at your own expense.

  • The HLFF will also provide meals throughout the HLF week.

  • Breakfast will be at the hotel.

  • Lunches, dinners and coffee breaks with snacks will be at the HLF venue.

    How to Apply

    For more information see; Fully Funded Heidelberg Laureate Forum for Young Researchers in Computer Science and Mathematics

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