Catalyst Europe is a fellowship programme focused on creating impact from biomedical technology research. The programme supports talented researchers, clinicians and professionals working in healthcare organisations to identify and evaluate unmet medical needs, build multi-professional teams to design solutions, and plan research projects that show strong potential for healthcare impact, in collaboration with industry, clinical settings and academia. The programme runs from September 2023 until March 2024, register by 16 July! An information webinar is planned on 3 July at 16:00h CEST, aimed at potential candidates.
The Science Section of the Institut Grand-Ducal de Luxembourg is organising a new series of interdisciplinary science lectures in Luxembourg (Belval), with the aim to bring the dynamic research and science scene in Luxembourg closer together and expose it to a wider audience. The next lecture takes place on 27 June and features Jaouad Bouayed, Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH)/Université de Lorraine.
No less than four efforts for the promotion of research were recognised at the 2023 Luxembourg Design Awards: Three projects from the University of Luxembourg’s C²DH received a total of four prizes, while the FNR’s 2021 Digital Annual Report, for which the FNR worked with agency Lola was also recognised. The design (StudioPolenta) created for letzSCIENCE, the FNR’s Augmented Reality campaign, was also shortlisted. The projects were awarded in the categories “Best Data Design”, “Digital Design”, and “Corporate Design”.
The FNR is pleased to communicate the Green ERA-Hub (GEH) Call is now open. The Green ERA-Hub (GEH) officially started in September 2022 as a Coordination and Support Action of the European Commission under the Horizon Europe Framework Programme. The objective of this call will be to support projects that contribute to the development of more sustainable and resilient food and farming systems. Deadline is 20 July (pre-proposals) and 7 September (full proposals). A webinar will take place on 20 June 2023.
Prof Jordi Cabot, who leads the Software Engineering RDI unit at LIST, has been awarded an FNR PEARL Chair endowed with 3 MEUR to set up and coordinate the BESSER (BEtter Smart Software fastER) project in collaboration with SnT (the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust). The BESSER (BEtter Smart Software fastER) research project is aimed at empowering both developers and non-technical individuals to leverage AI advancements and low- code/no-code techniques to boost the development of complex software.
The newest episode in the SciLux-Research Luxembourg-RTL Today series features FNR ATTRACT Fellow Dr Sophie Pilleron from the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH) speaking about cancer in older adults.
On 15 September, it’s once again time for science on stage: In the Abbey Neimënster, six young scientists from Luxembourg will compete for the favour of the audience. In 10 minutes, they will present their scientific work in an entertaining way. At the end, the audience decides which presentation was the best and is awarded the Science Slam trophy. Register to compete now!
CHANSE – Collaboration of Humanities and Social Sciences in Europe and NORFACE – the New Opportunities for Research Funding Agency Cooperation in Europe, pre-announce a call for international social science research projects on: Enhancing well-being for the future, with with a pre-proposal deadline of 21 September 2023. Interested researchers are invited to an information session the FNR is hosting on 7 June 2023 at 16:30 (on site).
As a TRANSCAN-3 partner, the FNR is pleased to share the announcement for the launch of the Joint Transnational Call (JTC 2023) on the topic: “Translational research on cancer epigenetics”. The FNR supports this call with 350,000 EUR as part of the INTER programme to foster international cooperation. The Call has a pre-proposal deadline of 21 July and a full proposal deadline of 15 December 2023.
A delegation from the University of Luxembourg (UL) and the FNR participated at the 2023 Annual Conference of the PRIDE network (Professionals in Doctoral Education) at the University of Porto. This network, founded in 2017, brings together academics and administrative staff active in all fields of doctoral education, from 15 different countries. This year’s topic … Continued
Researcher or a student of the University of Luxembourg interested in discovering innovation and entrepreneurship? Join the University of Luxembourg Incubator and Entrepreneurship Programme for this experiential and interactive 5-day course specifically designed to equip participants with a business insight that will allow them to efficiently participate in commercialising research, inventions and technical know-how. The 2023 edition takes place from 7 to 11 July 2023 in Bollendorf, Germany.
On 27 April, Clinnova, an international project involving clinicians and researchers from Luxembourg, France, Germany and Switzerland was officially launched at a kick-off ceremony attended by the Ministers of Higher Education & Research and Health. The initiative aims to realise the benefits of precision medicine for treatment decisions through data federation, standardisation, and interoperability. The project is supported jointly by the FNR’s NCER programme, the Grand Est Region, the Canton of Basel as well as the State of Baden-Württemberg and will establish a shared launchpad for medical AI algorithm development in the heart of Europe.
The JUMP programme is now open for proposals. Deadline for the 2023-1 Call is 30 June 2023, 14:00 CET. The FNR has partnered with the Ministry of Economy (MECO) for a pilot add-on to provide supplementary funding to help generate spin-offs.
To help execute meaningful research projects in the area of Science of Science, the FNR seeks to recruit for an immediate opening a Research Associate with a strong interest in science of science and proven research capabilities. The position is on a permanent (CDI), full-time (40hrs/week) basis. Deadline to apply is Friday, 26 May 2023, 12:00 CET.
The FNR and the Directorate for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs have joined forces to support research projects in the field of international development cooperation and announce the launch of the “SEEDLING” call for projects in the framework of the new funding instrument “LuxAid BRIDGES”. The call is structured in two phases: a pre-call open until 10 May 2023 followed by a full call which will open in autumn 2023. The slides presented at the webinar on 24 April are now available.
The FNR is proud to announce its new show ‘Take Off’! The science game challenge will have 13 episodes, in which 12 resourceful youngsters face tricky science challenges. In each episode, one candidate must leave the show until one candidate emerges as the winner. The show is now open to applications from potential candidates, which must be aged 15 – 21. The show will be recorded in June 2023 and will air on RTL, RTL Play and YouTube in 2024. Take Off, the first show of its kind in Luxembourg, is a joint initiative of the André Losch Fondation (ALF) and the FNR.
The FNR is pleased to share the newest podcast episode in the collaboration with Lëtzebuerger Journal. The ‘Mäin Element’ podcast series features people in Luxembourg talking about their lives and their passion for science, showing a glimpse of the people behind the science. The 18th episode features Arianna Rossi from SnT, whose research sits at the intersection of law, computer science, design and digital ethics.
The NSF has launched a call to support innovative “Global Centers: use-inspired Research Addressing Global in Climate Change and Clean Energy”, in partnership with funding agencies in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. The FNR offers researchers in Luxembourg a last-minute opportunity to submit a proposal to this Call. Deadline is 10 May 2023. While … Continued
The Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH) is organising a lecture in the area of precision health, on the topic ‘Treatment decision-making among culturally and linguistically diverse older adults with cancer’, taking place on 16 May from 14:00 – 15:30 CET. The lecture is organised by FNR ATTRACT Fellow Dr Sophie Pilleron and features speaker Bonnie Leung, nurse practitioner oncologist at BC Canada in Vancouver.
In 2021, the FNR introduced a narrative-style CV template as a requirement for applicants to all funding schemes. A feedback survey was launched simultaneously to gather feedback on the new CV, from applicants, panel members and reviewers. Following the 2022 report about implementation & feedback, the 2023 report is now available.
The newest episode in the SciLux-Research Luxembourg-RTL Today series features Stefano Pozzi Mucelli (Luxinnovation), talking about Horizon Europe, and Alberto Noronha, CEO of NIUM, talks about starting a spin-off.
Science meets Politics: The conference “Megatrends – Shaping the future with scientific foresight” offers the opportunity for politics, science and society to think together about the important global trends that affect us all. Organised by the Scientific Service of the Luxembourg Parliament (Chambre des Députés) and the FNR, the conference takes place on 4 and 5 May at the Cercle Cité in Luxembourg City. Topics will include: Does digitalisation unite or divide our society? What challenges and opportunities does demographic change bring? What are the global and regional consequences of climate change, for Luxembourg, for Europe, for the world?
On 29 March 2023, the University of Luxembourg inaugurated the National Centre of Excellence in Financial Technologies (NCER-FT), with significant co-funding from the FNR and support from the ministries of Higher Education & Research, and Finance. The NCER-FT is an interdisciplinary initiative that focuses on the financial industry’s technological challenges and opportunities.
COST is organising an online Info Day, open to all researchers and innovators at any career stage and from any field of research, especially young researchers, as well as R&I staff. The aim is to inform researchers and innovators about how to connect with COST Actions or submit a COST Action proposal, the role and impact of the COST programme, and the benefits of participating in COST for researchers’ careers, with a focus on young researchers. The COST Info Day takes place on 24 May – registration required.
The next lecture in the Cancer Research lecture series will take place on 6 April from 10:00 to 11:00, featuring speaker Dr Gregory Hamm, Imaging and Data Analytics, Clinical Pharmacology & Safety Sciences, R&D, AstraZeneca, UK.
The 2022 Science for Society Prize, an initiative of the Science for Society Foundation, under the aegis of Fondation de Luxembourg and with support from the FNR, has been awarded to the Research Luxembourg COVID-19 Task Force, represented by Prof. Paul Wilmes from the University of Luxembourg.
Calling primary school teachers (C2-C4): do you want to make your natural sciences lessons (éveil aux sciences) more interactive and experiment with your pupils? Then sign up for one of our hands-on IFEN-certified training sessions happening soon!
The lecture series ‘Science of Science in the Spotlight’ aims to provide a forum for multidisciplinary exchange and dialogue across the fields of higher education research, bibliometrics, sociology of science, and history/philosophy of science in Luxembourg. The next lecture takes place [hybrid] on 8 March 2023 from 17:00 to 18:30 CET on the topic ‘Encoding Enlightenment’.
The newest episode in the SciLux-Research Luxembourg-RTL Today series features Carole Blond Hanten from the Luxembourg Institute of Socio Economic Research (LISER) speaking about tackling stereotypes at a young age through the Gender Game.
Fernand Etgen, President of the Chambre des Députés Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, and several MPs visited Belval on Friday, 21 February as part of the third edition of the FNR Pairing Scheme. Aim of the Pairing Scheme is to strengthen the links between the political and scientific worlds.
The Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) is looking for a skilled Graphic Designer (Science Illustrator) to join its team! The position is on a permanent (CDI), full-time (40hrs/week) basis. Deadline to apply is 22 March 2023, 12:00 CET (noon).
The FNR is pleased to share the newest podcast episode in the collaboration with Lëtzebuerger Journal. The ‘Mäin Element’ podcast series features people in Luxembourg talking about their lives and their passion for science, showing a glimpse of the people behind the science. The 17th episode features paleontologist Ben Thuy.
The next lecture in the Infection & Immunity lecture series will take place on 8 March from 11:00 – 13:15, featuring speaker Prof Jesper Olsen from Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
To showcase the many paths of women in science in Luxembourg, and to inspire young girls to pursue their passion for science, the institutions that form Research Luxembourg have joined forces again for the second season of the video series “Women [& Girls] in Science”, in collaboration with MEGA, the Ministry for Equality in Luxembourg. The series launches on 11 February – International Day of Women & Girls in Science – and runs until 8 March – International Women’s Day.
The Alpbach Summer School 2023 (11 – 20 July) is now open for Master and PhD candidates with a scientific or an engineering background to apply. The Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA), with the support of the FNR and GLAE, is encouraging candidates from Luxembourg to participate in this unique programme. The 2023 topic is ‘Exoplanets: Understanding alien worlds in diverse environments’. Deadline to apply is 28 February 2023.
The FNR would like to thank everyone who participated in the Narrative CV workshop on February 9th. For those who could not attend, or anyone who would like further support for preparing a narrative-style CV, the workshop slides and pre-workshop survey results are available on the website. In addition, the participants created a resource during the workshop outlining a broader range of outputs and achievements that could be highlighted on a narrative-style CV. Information from the workshop is now available.
In cooperation with the FNR and several private sponsors, the ‘Section des Sciences Naturelles, physiques et mathématiques de l’Institut Grand-ducal’ is now accepting applications for the 2023 Grand Prix en Sciences de l’Institut Grand Ducal / Prix Cactus, this year being awarded in the domain of biology. Deadline to apply is Friday, 31 March 2023.
The FNR is pleased to communicate the final results of the 2022 CORE Call. Out of 174 eligible proposals submitted in the Call, a total of 48 research projects have been retained for funding, representing a financial commitment of around 32.5 MEUR.
The Call documents for the 2023 INTER Mobility Call are now available. Please note, there will only be one INTER Mobility Call in 2023, with a deadline of 1 April (or first working day thereafter), 14:00 CET.
Starting in 2023, the FNR shifts to a new reporting process, the goal of reducing the burden of reporting for all sides, allowing space for a broader range of research outputs to be recognised, and building trust with everyone in the research and science communication ecosystem. This new reporting process was built through an inclusive process with the research institutions, with useful feedback on both our current processes as well as potential improvements received from researchers and administrative staff with reporting experience. The slides from the webinar on 1 February are now available!
Did you have a JUMP project accepted in 2022? Join ‘JUMP IN’, a JUMP Initiation and Networking event that serves as a forum for those whose JUMP projects were accepted in 2022. Meet fellow JUMP grantees and listen to some of inspiring stories! The event takes place on 28 February 2023 at the University of Luxembourg Incubator.
On 24 January 2023, the FNR and the Ministry of Higher Education and Research officially presented the FNR funding instrument NCER – National Centres of Excellence in Research. Integrating the experiences of NCER-PD, the NCER pilot launched in 2015 in the area of Parkinson’s Disease. Two new NCER’s that will officially be launched in March 2023 were also outlined.
The closing event of the Esch2022 project “The sound of data – Science meets music” attracted some 600 visitors at Belval’s Rockhal on 3 December. Throughout 2022, scientists and musicians had worked together to create story-telling music using scientific and statistical data.
The FNR encourages researchers, science communicators, students and those interested in science to submit web videos on science and research as part of the Fast Forward Science web video contest! The challenge: The videos should be entertaining, scientifically sound and comprehensible at the same time. Deadline is 7 February 2023.
Anouk Hilger, a member of the FNR Board for some years, has been appointed to Vice Chair of the FNR Board, following the departure of former Vice Chair Thierry Wolter, who served on the Board of the FNR for a number of years.
The newest episode in the SciLux-Research Luxembourg-RTL Today series features guest Prof Christophe Ley (University of Luxembourg), speaking about his interdisciplinary research work dealing with statistics, data science and sports.
The FNR is pleased to communicate that 12 of 14 projects have been selected for funding in the 2022-2 RESCOM Call, an FNR commitment of 354,700 EUR. Through RESCOM, the FNR supports communication between researchers to promote scientific outcomes.
The EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) has launched the 2023 joint trans-national call for multinational research projects on ‘Large scale analysis of omics data for drug-target finding in neurodegenerative diseases’. Pre-proposal deadline is 7 March 2023, 12:00 CET.
The FNR is pleased to share the newest podcast episode in the collaboration with Lëtzebuerger Journal. The ‘Mäin Element’ podcast series features researchers in Luxembourg talking about their lives and their passion for science, showing a glimpse of the people behind the science. The 16th episode features Sébastien Faye.
The second call for projects in the field of health technologies, launched by the Ministry of the Economy, jointly with the FNR and supported by Luxinnovation has been presented. Submissions are possible from 1 February with a project outline deadline of 31 March 2023, 14:00 CET.
The FNR is inviting all researchers in Luxembourg to ‘go back to school’ and inspire the next generation of researchers! “Chercheurs à l’école – Researchers go back to school” is your chance to interact and motivate future generations, and share the passion that got you into research in the first place. The 2023 edition takes place from Monday, 13 – Friday, 17 March. Register now for the last remaining sessions!
Following the great success of past Science Festival events, the National Museum of Natural History (MNHN) and the FNR are pleased to announce the 14th edition of the leading event in promoting science in Luxembourg: The Science Festival will be held in the surroundings of Neimënster and the exhibition galleries of the National Museum of National History in Luxembourg-Grund from 9 to 12 November 2023. Deadline to submit proposals for science workshops is 1 March 2023.
The newest episode in the SciLux-Research Luxembourg-RTL Today series features guest Dr. Inna Ganschow (C2DH. University of Luxembourg), speaking about the Luxembourg Ukrainian Researcher Network (LURN) and her current research on Soviet forced labourers and prisoners of war.
The FNR is pleased to announce that applications for the 2023 FNR Awards are now being accepted. Deadline is 10 February 2023, 14:00 CET. Since 2009, the FNR has held the annual FNR Awards, where researchers and science communicators are recognised for outstanding efforts.
The FNR hereby launches the 2023 CORE Call for proposals. Deadline for submission is 20 April 2023, 14:00 CET. CORE is the central programme of the FNR. A multi-annual thematic research programme, the prime objective of CORE is to strengthen the scientific quality of Luxembourg’s public research in the country’s research priorities.
The FNR is pleased to announce the 8th edition of Spotlight on Young Researchers, where we shine a spotlight on people across the globe with a connection to Luxembourg, who are early in their research careers. Through Spotlight on Young Researchers, you have the chance to draw attention to your field of research, a question or issue and share the work you are doing, and why it is important. Stories will be published as a feature, photo series or video. Deadline to participate is Monday, 27 February 2023. New: Spotlight on Young Researchers is now also open to lab assistants and technicians.
The podcast series ‘Mäin Element’, a collaboration between FNR and Lëtzebuerger Journal has been awarded Gold in the category Corporate Podcast at the inaugural RTL Podcast Awards. The series, which has aired 15 episodes so far, features researchers in Luxembourg talking about their lives and their passion for science, showing a glimpse of the people behind the science.
The FNR has awarded an FNR PEARL Chair to the director of the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) at the University of Luxembourg for a research project focusing on Alzheimer’s disease. Endowed with 3.9 MEUR, this new project aims to bridge from fundamental research to clinical applications for diagnostics and therapy, contributing to improving care for dementia patients in Luxembourg and beyond.
The FNR is pleased to share the newest podcast episode in the collaboration with Lëtzebuerger Journal. The ‘Mäin Element’ podcast series features researchers in Luxembourg talking about their lives and their passion for science, showing a glimpse of the people behind the science. The 15th episode features virologist Leslie Ogorzaly.
The fourth episode in the SciLux-Research Luxembourg-RTL Today series features guest Christoph Purschke (University of Luxembourg), talking about computational linguistics and researching the Luxembourgish language.
In the framework of the second joint FNR-MAVDR call on Sustainable & Resilient Agriculture & Food Systems FNR-MAVDR, a matchmaking event will take place on Thursday, 10 November, 15:00 – 18:00 at the Lycée Technique Agricole in Gilsdorf (1, 9374 Kréiwénkel). Registration is now closed.
To raise awareness of FNR-supported research in Luxembourg, the FNR returns with letzSCIENCE, the app where Luxembourg research topics can be discovered in augmented reality! The app now features 8 different AR experiences, each on a different topic. Get the free letzSCIENCE AR app now and start discovering science in augmented reality.
The FNR, in cooperation with the Parliament of Luxembourg, is organising the third edition of the exchange programme “Pairing Scheme”, where researchers and members of the Parliament of Luxembourg meet in their respective working environments, between November 2022 and May 2023. If you are a Principal Investigator and want to take part in this exceptional experience, respond to our call for participation by Thursday, 15 September 2022, 10:00. Registration is now closed.
The third episode in the SciLux-Research Luxembourg-RTL Today series focusses on Parkinson’s disease thanks to an d features guest Ibrahim Boussaad from LCSB at the University of Luxembourg, who recently won an FNR Award together with Rejko Krüger.
Do you want to hear what scientific data sounds like? Eager to discover the fascinating links between science and music? Then Rockhal on Saturday, 3 December, is the place to be for the final event of the Esch2022 project “The Sound of Data – Science meets Music”.
For the Sound of Data project, Luxembourg researchers collected scientific data, which was then used by local and international musicians and composers to produce music during an artist residency under the supervision of Valery Vermeulen. You can discover the outcome of this creative and innovative process and see the musicians perform live on stage on December 3, along with Valery Vermeulen and headliner Max Cooper, a leading figure in electronica, who will present his new album in an immersive live show!
The FNR is pleased to communicate the results of the 2022 OPEN Call for proposals: 3 of 6 eligible projects have been retained for funding, an FNR commitment of 1.5 MEUR. 1 additional project is on the reserve list.
The FNR is happy to be able to host the 2022 Researchers’ Days after the 2020 edition had to be cancelled. As with the previous editions, the 2022 edition takes place in the Rockhal in Esch/Belval on Friday, 25 November (school & uni students only) and on Saturday, 26 November (10 – 19h – open for everyone). Come discover dozens of workshops and science cafés!
Research Luxembourg team players, RTL Today and SciLux have teamed up to launch a new series of podcasts showcasing science in Luxembourg and beyond. With a new episode every 2 weeks published on RTL Play, ‘SciLux powered by Research Luxembourg’ will showcase research activities and scientific cooperation in the Grand Duchy. The second episode focusses on urban health and stress research with guest Dr. Camille Perchoux from Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER).
On Thursday, 20 October, the FNR held the 14th edition of the FNR Awards: 6 researchers/research groups were awarded for their outstanding efforts, across four categories. Discover the winners, photos, videos and the shortlist series ‘Science in Colours’!
The FNR is pleased to share the newest podcast episode in the collaboration with Lëtzebuerger Journal. The ‘Mäin Element’ podcast series features researchers in Luxembourg talking about their lives and their passion for science, showing a glimpse of the people behind the science. The 14th episode features epidemiologist Claudine Backes.
Research Luxembourg team players, RTL Today and SciLux have teamed up to launch a new series of podcasts showcasing science in Luxembourg and beyond. With a new episode every 2 weeks published on RTL Play, ‘SciLux powered by Research Luxembourg’ will showcase research activities and scientific cooperation in the Grand Duchy. The first episode features FNR PEARL Chair Dr Kathryn Hadler from the European Space Resources Innovation Centre (ESRIC).
The FNR is proud to share that two FNR communication / science outreach activities were recognised at the 2022 Leo Awards (formerly Media Awards) on 6 October 2022: House of Frankenstein, the 2019 event to celebrate the FNR’s 20 years won Gold (1st place) in the Event/Live Experience category, while the video campaign ‘Look Closer’ took home silver (2nd place) in the category Non-profit Campaign.
The FNR is pleased to communicate the final results of the AFR 2022 Call: The five projects on the reserve list are now funded. There have also been two dropouts. Of the 87 eligible proposals submitted, 29 are funded, representing an FNR commitment of over 5 MEUR.
The FNR is pleased to announce that it will co-fund grants for pre- and postdoctoral research visits of Luxembourg nationals within the framework of the Fulbright awards programme. Deadline for application is 1 December 2022.
The Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Raymond Bausch (1962 – 2022). Raymond Bausch was the first Secretary General of the FNR and held this position from the creation of the FNR in 1999 until 2010. His actions allowed the FNR to develop, grow and lay the foundations for making it one of the most important players in Luxembourg research.
The Science for Society foundation, under the aegis of Fondation de Luxembourg, with support from the FNR launches the 2022 edition of the ‘Science for Society’ prize. Deadline to apply is 7 November 2022, 14:00 CET. The prize is doted with 5000 EUR.
Help run science workshops at the Researchers’ Days on 25 and 26 November 2022: You like the world of science and research? Do you like being in contact with the public, exchanging ideas and working in a team? If so, we are interested in your profile! We are looking for people (at least 18 years old), ideally available on both days, to assist the workshop leaders with the facilitation of their activity during the event. Apply by 31 October.
The FNR is pleased to announce the Call for talented young researchers to participate as Luxembourg delegates at the 72nd edition of the renowned Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany. The meeting takes place from 25 to 30 June 2023, and is dedicated to Physiology and Medicine. Deadline to apply is Friday, 14 October 2022.
The Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) has published its annual report for 2021, marked by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, but which also saw the funding of 226 research projects for a committed amount of 74.08 million euros. In 2021, the FNR also developed its Strategy and Action Plan for the years 2022-25. Discover the 2021 FNR Annual Report now!
The Sound of Data Collective (an Esch2022 project) has teamed up with Luxembourg’s National Institute of statistics and economic studies (STATEC) to organise a conference on 13 October 2022 where experts and practitioners will discuss the challenges and opportunities around innovation in data modelling and popularisation, data journalism and data-driven communication. And in this context investigate what data sonification and data visualisation can bring to the table.
The Ministry of the Economy, the FNR and Luxinnovation are hosting a series of webinars to offer information and answer questions about the Joint High-Performance Computing Call which has a project idea deadline of 15 November 2022 The first webinar takes place on 15 September at 11:00 CET, register now!
The new joint transnational Water4All is now open. Water4All will support research and innovation projects aimed at delivering knowledge, models, approaches, tools and methodologies to better understand hydrological processes at different scale, in order to respond more efficiently to emerging water issues related to extreme events. Deadline for pre-proposals is 31 October 2022, 15:00 CET.
Dr Sophie Pilleron, cancer epidemiologist, has been awarded a 2-MEUR FNR ATTRACT Fellowship, based at the Luxembourg Institute of Health’s (LIH) Department of Precision Health, for a project focussing on cancer in older people. Dr Pilleron will embark on her ATTRACT Fellowship in early 2023.
The FNR is pleased to share the newest podcast in the collaboration with Lëtzebuerger Journal. Titled ‘Mäin Element’, the series features researchers in Luxembourg talking about their lives and their passion for science, showing a glimpse of the people behind the science. The 13th episode features social scientist Raphaël Kies.
The FNR is pleased to announce that the fourth edition of SciCom Luxembourg (previously known as Science Communicator Networking Event) will take place on Thursday, 29 September 2022 at ChouChou Luxembourg. We are now fully booked, but you can still join the waiting list!
The FNR is pleased to communicate the launch of the 2023 ATTRACT Call. Pre-proposal deadline is 15 November 2022, 14:00 CET, full proposal deadline is 21 February 2022. The ATTRACT programme offers promising junior researchers from abroad up to 2 MEUR of funding over five years to set up their own research group in Luxembourg.
The FNR is pleased to communicate that 3 of 4 eligible Proof of Concept projects have been accepted in the 2022-1 JUMP Call, an FNR commitment of 686,000 EUR. The next JUMP deadline is 30 September 2022.
Following a pilot call in 2021, the FNR and the Luxembourg Ministry of Agriculture, Viticulture and Rural Development (MAVDR) are again joining forces to put forward a 2nd call for proposals to support policy making and to help the decision-making process. The Call deadline is 27 February 2023.
The Ministry of the Economy has announced the launch of a pilot of a new joint call for projects, in partnership with the FNR and Luxinnovation, in the field of high-performance computing. It is open to companies and research institutions that want to take advantage of high-performance computing (HPC) capacities in their research field. Like the previous joint calls, launched in the fields of health technologies and defense, the call is aimed at encouraging close and interactive collaboration between private companies and public research institutes (PPP – public-private partnerships) to carry out innovative research projects on HPC infrastructures.
The calls for the Greater Region prizes “Interregionale Forschungsförderung” / “Soutien interrégional à la recherche” and “Interregionaler Wissenschaftspreis”/ “Prix interrégional de la science” are open, with the deadline extended to 15 September 2022.
The 2022 call with the Quebec Research Fund (FRQ) to support bilateral projects in the framework of the AUDACE programme is now open. Pre-proposal deadline is 8 September 2022. Webinars will take place on 29 July and 11 August 2022.
COST’s governing board, the Committee of Senior Officials (CSO), have confirmed the funding of 70 new COST Actions, that will officially start in Autumn 2022. COST Actions are networks of researchers all over Europe and abroad and Luxembourg researchers are strongly encouraged to participate, especially early-career researchers.
Associate Prof Dr Thomas Cauvin has been appointed to Head of the Department of Public History at University of Luxembourg’s Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH). Prof Dr Cauvin joined the C2DH in 2020 in the framework of his 2 MEUR FNR ATTRACT Fellowship.
The FNR is pleased to announce the ‘awarded’ and ‘distinction’ images of the 2022 FNR Science Image Competition, including the first ever ‘Prix du Public’! The FNR Science Image Competition has multiple aims: to show the growing role of images in scientific research, to reveal how scientific work is conducted, to give a face to the researchers conducting it and to present various ways to engage the public with science. Discover the exhibition at Luxembourg Science Center until late September 2022 and in Luxembourg City until the end of the year!
The FNR is pleased to share the newest podcast in the collaboration with Lëtzebuerger Journal. Titled ‘Mäin Element’, the series features researchers in Luxembourg talking about their lives and their passion for science, showing a glimpse of the people behind the science. The 12th episode features epidemiologist Guy Fagherazzi.
The FNR is pleased to announce that 4 INTER projects have been retained for funding in the AUDACE Call with Quebec FRQ, with an FNR contribution of 100,000 EUR. Webinars for the 2022 Call will take place in late July and mid-August.
The FNR is pleased to announce the fourth Call for the PSP-Flagship scheme, a strand of the Promoting Science to the Public (PSP) programme, specifically aimed at supporting long-term science outreach activities with lasting impact. Deadline for applications is Thursday, 20 September 2022, 14:00 CET. Interested institutions are invited to contact the FNR well before the submission deadline to discuss their proposal idea and verify that they are eligible for the scheme.
Taking reference to Luxembourg’s coalition agreement of 2018 to support the LU Industry in getting access to the defence market, the Directorate of Defence of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, the Ministry of the Economy, the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) and Luxinnovation join forces to offer a new funding opportunity to companies and research organisations looking to develop dual-use defence technologies (products, services and systems). The call supports the development and validation of innovative dual-use defence solutions potentially benefiting the national defence forces, international defence organisations (EDA, NATO), the defence forces of allied nations, as well as civilian research and local industry.
Ahead of the announcement of the jury’s winners in the 2022 FNR Science Image Competition, a pre-selection of images have entered the category “Prix du public”, run together with media partner with RTL. Vote now for your favourite image now and you could also win a telescope! Ahead of the announcement of the jury’s winners in the 2022 FNR Science Image Competition, a pre-selection of images have entered the category “Prix du public”, run together with media partner with RTL. Vote now for your favourite image now and you could also win a telescope! *Voting closed*
The FNR is pleased to share the newest podcast in the collaboration with Lëtzebuerger Journal. Titled ‘Mäin Element’, the series features researchers in Luxembourg talking about their lives and their passion for science, showing a glimpse of the people behind the science. The 11th episode features law expert Bianca Nalbandian.
In June 2021, the FNR and the Luxembourg Ministry of Agriculture (MAVDR) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), announcing the launch of a joint Call on “Sustainable and resilient agriculture and food systems”. Following the Call for proposals, 1 of 8 projects has been retained for funding. The funded project aims to support farmers and policy makers through a smart-cropping management solution to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect soil carbon.
On Sunday, 1 May, the “Science Meets Music” – the launch event of the Esch22 Sound of Data project – took place, featuring interactive workshops for adults and children, a cyborg that can hear colours, a musician who converts data into a music and more.
To strengthen our team within the Research Funding Programmes, we seek to recruit for an immediate opening a: Programme Manager in material, physics and engineering sciences. The position is on a fixed-term full time contract (CDD for 24 months).
This measure serves to provide support for researchers who have fled the war in Ukraine. These persons should be employed at Luxembourg public research institutions in ongoing FNR projects for a maximum of 6 months based on requests for additional funding. Requests for additional funding are accepted continuously until 28 November 2022.
The FNR is pleased to communicate that 5 projects have been selected for funding in the 2022-1 RESCOM Call, an FNR commitment of 141,200 EUR. Through RESCOM, the FNR supports communication between researchers to promote scientific outcomes.
Dr Hannah Rana has been named by Forbes on the 2022 Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe list in the Science and Healthcare category. This year, the lists received tens of thousands of nominations and were carefully reviewed by an international judging panel of experts. Hannah, a space cryogenics researcher, has been selected amongst the final 30 to be awarded in the Science and Healthcare category. The young scientist has also been awarded a prestigious Schmidt Science Fellowship.
100 features have now been published in the ongoing FNR article series Spotlight On Young Researchers. Launched in 2016, the series highlights early career researchers in Luxembourg and Luxembourgish researchers abroad. Of the 121 researchers featured, 61 were female and 60 were male. The series has covered over 85 research topics.
A conference on the Science-Politics Interface in Parliaments ( « l’interface science-politique dans les parlements ») is being organised by the Scientific Unit of the Chamber of Deputies, the Research Chair in Parliamentary Studies and the University of Luxembourg. The conference takes place on 5 and 6 May 2022 in Abbey Neumünster in Luxembourg Grund. … Continued
The FNR is pleased to share the newest podcast in the collaboration with Lëtzebuerger Journal. Titled ‘Mäin Element’, the series features researchers in Luxembourg talking about their lives and their passion for science, showing a glimpse of the people behind the science. The ninth episode features maths professor Hugo Parlier.
The layout of the FNR’s website fnr.lu is now 6 years old – time for an update. In order to improve the website in line with your needs, help us by taking our anonymous 5-minute survey to help us understand why and how you use our website, and let us know what you feel might be missing.
When Science morphs into Music: As part of the Esch2022 project “The Sound of Data”, various sets of data collected by scientists are being transformed into music. Discover the researchers of the University of Luxembourg and of LIST, who collected the data for this project, and learn more about both their data sets and their motivation.
The FNR is pleased to communicate that 6 of 9 full proposals for Doctoral Training Units (DTU) in the 2021 PRIDE Call have been retained for funding, corresponding to 71 PhD grants, an FNR commitment of 14.7 MEUR.
The FNR is pleased to announce that three young promising researchers from Luxembourg are among the 600 young scientists selected by the Lindau Selection Committee to attend the annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. The 2022 Meeting, dedicated to chemistry, takes place from 26 June – 1 July in Lindau, Germany.
Luxinnovation, LuxProvide and the University of Luxembourg run a webinar series on the topic of High-Performance Computing (HPC), in the form of 8 webinars taking place every other Thursday in 2022. The series is aimed at all sector of industry, academia and public administration. In addition, the Supercomputing Day 2022 will take place on 12 May 2022 – register now.
Four of eight projects submitted have been retained for funding following the first Joint Call for HealthTech projects launched in April 2021. The overall contribution of the FNR is 2.8 MEUR and that of the Ministry of the Economy 1.75 MEUR. The remaining costs are covered by the companies’ or research organisations’ own funds.
The FNR is offering 10 travel grants to excellent young researchers to participate at the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) 2022 which takes place from 13 – 16 July 2022 in Leiden, Netherlands. Application deadline is 19 April, 2022.
Join us on Sunday 1 May 2022 from 14h00-19h30 at Rockhal for the “Science meets Music” event. This is the official launch event of the Esch2022 project “The Sound of Data – science meets music”, which is a collaboration between Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR), Centre de Musiques Amplifiées Rockhal, University of Luxembourg and Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST). The project aims to create bridges between the worlds of science, technology, music and art.
Luxembourg Agency for Research Integrity (LARI) is looking for a Support Manager to provide technical and administrative support to LARI, its Board and Secretary General, as well as the Commission for Research Integrity. 1 year fixed-term contract, 20 hours/week. Deadline to apply: 30 April 2022.
G4g is hosting an online episode of their “Science, you had me at hello®” series, in partnership with the Vodafone Foundation and HSBC Luxembourg. One of the STEM role models to be featured in the upcoming broadcast on 4 April will be Michèle Weber, Science Communicator at FNR. The event is aimed at girls 14+.
Cindy Lopes-Bento, the FNR’s Head of Science of Science and Professor at the University of Leuven, has secured a prestigious Marie Curie grant for the project “Engaging the citizen. The impact of crowd knowledge on science”, set to launch in Spring 2022, in collaboration with members of the FNR’s Science in Society team.
The FNR is pleased to share the newest podcast in the collaboration with Lëtzebuerger Journal. Titled ‘Mäin Element’, the series features researchers in Luxembourg talking about their lives and their passion for science, showing a glimpse of the people behind the science. The eighth episode features child poverty researcher Anne-Catherien Guio.
Ever tried to make music out of traffic data? If not, now is your chance! Including a live performance at the Rockhal. The FNR & partners in The Sound of Data are launching an artist-in-residency programme at the Rocklab of the Escher Rockhal. Deadline to apply is 6 May 2022.
On Tuesday, 8 March, the inaugural edition of the annual Science for Society Prize came to a close at a ceremony celebrating this year’s laureate, the Luxembourg Science Center. The recently created Prize is an initiative of the Science for Society Foundation – under the aegis of Fondation de Luxembourg, and organised with the FNR – that rewards effective communication of credible scientific information to the general public.
The Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) has joined other European Research organizations associated within Science Europe to condemn the Russian aggression and occupation of Ukraine and to express solidarity with the people of Ukraine as well as with Russian scientists and science journalists that openly speak out against the invasion.
LISER is organising a Workshop on “Globalization, Attitudes and Populism” in the context of the FNR INTER project EUFIRST, involving members of the Living Conditions department and the Crossing Borders programme.
You have a passion for science and a knack for communication? You want to combine the two, but are not sure where to start? Then join us for a thrilling two-day hackathon on how to produce your own science web video! Organised by the Fast Forward Science contest in cooperation with the FNR, this workshop provides you with all the insights and tools you need to produce your own science web video. Get together, create and communicate your research visually!
In the framework of the FNR’s collaboration with RTL in the PISA science show on TV, the FNR has developed a new format: the science.lu check “Ziel mir keng!”. In each episode, members of the science.lu team answer one main question on a particular topic, while giving background information about the scientific method and explaining the current status of scientific evidence around the topic.
Calling all primary school teachers: do you want to make your natural sciences lessons (éveil aux sciences) more interactive and experiment with your pupils? Then sign up for the national kick-off event of the lesson plans from science.lu! In this three-hour IFEN-certified event, you will get to know the science.lu section „Ideen für naturwissenschaftlichen Unterricht in der Grundschule“ and try out some of the experiments suggested there yourself.
A joint project of FNR, Rockhal, LIST and University of Luxembourg transforms scientific data into music in an innovative and experimental approach with the help of data sonification. The aim of the Esch2022 project is to bring the worlds of music and science together at Belval.
Aurélia Chenu, who joined the University of Luxembourg in January 2021, recently was awarded a ATTRACT fellowship from the FNR to create her own group in quantum physics. She is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Materials Science and leads the group on quantum dynamics and control. The ATTRACT grant is doted with 2 MEUR over five years.
The FNR has awarded a FNR ATTRACT Fellowship to Dr Alexandros Gerakis for an innovative laser technology project at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST). Dr Gerakis’ ATTRACT grant is doted with 2 MEUR over five years.
To showcase the many paths of women in science in Luxembourg, and to inspire young girls to pursue their passion for science, the institutions that form Research Luxembourg are launching a video series, in collaboration with MEGA, the Ministry for Equality in Luxembourg. The videos are produced by FNR.
Have you ever wondered about how to involve the public with your research? Would you like to improve your communication skills to talk to the media and the public? What to say during an interview to get your message across? Would you like to feel safer in front of a TV camera or when communicating on social media? One last-minute spot has become available for the training for researchers, taking place on Thursday, 10 March 2022!
Have you ever wondered about how to involve the public with your research? Would you like to improve your communication skills to talk to the media and the public? What to say during an interview to get your message across? Would you like to feel safer in front of a TV camera or when communicating on social media? The FNR media training for PI’s takes place on Wednesday, 9 March 2022.
Backed by a PEARL Chair from the FNR with an endowment of 3.7 MEUR over five years, Dr Kathryn Hadler, an internationally renowned scientist in mineral processing and beneficiation, has been appointed Director of the European Space Resources Innovation Centre (ESRIC) as of 1 April 2022. Dr Hadler will join ESRIC to lead the further development of the Centre, advancing scientific discovery and technology development in In situ Resources Utilisation (ISRU) and asserting ESRIC and Luxembourg’s position in space resources.
The FNR seeks to recruit a Science Writer / Science Communicator with a strong interest in journalism, science, research, public debates and politics. The position is on a permanent full-time contract (CDI). Deadline to apply is 28 February 2022.
The Calls for the FNR funding instruments RESCOM: Scientific Events and INTER Mobility will only have one Call in 2023. Call launch is foreseen in January 2023. The 2023 Call documents are now available!
On Tuesday, 18 January 2022, the FNR held the JUMP21 Project Initiation event for projects funded in the 2021 Call. Slides now available. Deadline for the 2022-1 JUMP21 Call is 18 March 2022, 14:00 CET.
To strengthen our teams within the Programme Support of the R&D Programmes Team, the FNR seeks to recruit a Programme Support Manager, on a permanent (CDI), full-time basis. Deadline to apply is 28 February 2022.
Esch-sur-Alzette, 14 January 2022 – The Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) yesterday signed its multi-annual agreement with the Government for the period 2022-2025. For the implementation of the activities covered by this agreement, the Government authorises the FNR to make commitments up to an overall ceiling of 445 MEUR over the next four years.
The FNR is pleased to communicate the final results of the 2021 CORE Call. Out of 157 proposals submitted in the 2021 CORE Call, a total of 51 research projects have been retained for funding, representing a financial commitment of 31,4 MEUR.
The FNR is pleased to share the newest podcast in the collaboration with Lëtzebuerger Journal. Titled ‘Mäin Element’, the series features researchers in Luxembourg talking about their lives and their passion for science, showing a glimpse of the people behind the science. The seventh episode features law expert Habiba Abubaker.
The FNR is pleased to announce the launch of the 2022 OPEN Call for proposals. Deadline for submission is 21 April 2022, 14:00 CET. The OPEN 2022 call is linked to the revised National Research Priorities for Luxembourg.
The Researchers’ Days will return for its 8th edition on Friday, 25 and Saturday, 26 November 2022 at the Rockhal in Esch/Belval. Don’t miss the chance to interact and motivate future generations of scientists and share the passion that got you into research by offering them a hands-on science workshop or a Science Café!
How many vaccinated people in Luxembourg want to get a booster? How many parents want to have their children vaccinated? Answers to these and other questions on the topic of vaccination are provided by a current representative survey conducted by FNR/science.lu in cooperation with researchers from Luxembourg.
The FNR is pleased to share the newest podcast in the collaboration with Lëtzebuerger Journal. Titled ‘Mäin Element’, the series features researchers in Luxembourg talking about their lives and their passion for science, showing a glimpse of the people behind the science. The sixth episode features photovoltaics researcher Prof Phillip Dale.
Nanotechnology scientist Dr César Pascual García, who joined the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) in 2013 supported by an FNR ATTRACT Fellowship, has been appointed to EIC Ambassador by the European Innovation Council (EIC), helping to put Luxembourg on the map regarding European research projects.
On 1 May 2022, the FNR together with Rockhal, University of Luxembourg and LIST, organise a “science meets music” event at the Rockhal in Esch/Belval. It will be a small science fair, where the general public can discover interactive workshops that link science with music. We cannot do this without you: Scientists, science communicators, teachers, private individuals – get involved and submit your proposals for interactive workshops that mix science and music or that deal with data sonification! Deadline to submit is Monday, 24 January 2022.
ERA PerMed, the ERA-Net Cofund Action on Personalised Medicine (PM) has launched its 2022 Call with a pre-proposal deadline of 17 February 2022, 17:00 CET. Topic of this call is ‘Prevention in personalised medicine’. An information session is scheduled for 9 December 2022.
On 25 November 2021, Marc Schiltz, Secretary General of the FNR, was re-elected as President of the Governing Board of Science Europe, the European association of research and research funding organisations in Europe, marking the beginning of his third term in the role.
On Wednesday 24 November 2021, the Minister for Higher Education and Research, Claude Meisch, opened a European seminar in Luxembourg-Kirchberg, attended by the heads of national research funds, representatives of national research ministries and the European Commission gathered to discuss topics such as research culture.
Are you ready to host experienced researchers in your organisation for up to two years, for a fully financed R&D and innovation project? The MSCA PF funding scheme of the European Commission will launch another call in September 2022. Luxinnovation assists in finding academic experts (PhD) in domains of choice and train the applicants organisations select in proposal writing to increase chances of obtaining funding for their project.
The FNR’s 2020 Annual Report has received the ‘Gold’ distinction at the German Design Awards. The FNR worked with long-term partner lola strategy&design to make the report, which is available both as an interactive digital version as well as a traditional PDF.
The FNR’s communication campaign ‘letzSCIENCE’ is shortlisted at the 2021 European Excellence Awards. The campaign centres around the letzSCIENCE AR app – a free app 100% made in Luxembourg, through which the beauty of science can be discovered in augmented reality. The campaign and app were developed with the goal to raise awareness of FNR-supported research.
On Thursday, 4 November 2021, Joseph Rodesch, aka Mr Science, was awarded the 2021 Lions Club Prize at a ceremony held in Luxembourg City. Joseph Rodesch received the prize to recognise his 10+ years of efforts to bring science closer the public as Mr Science.
The Science Festival returns on Saturday, 13 and Sunday, 14 November 2021, offering a range of of science shows and workshops to fascinate every curious spirit from 3-99 years old. Please note, at this year’s Science Festival prior registration is required.
The FNR is pleased to communicate that 5 of 5 projects have been selected for funding in the 2021-2 RESCOM Call, an FNR commitment of 117,700 EUR. Through RESCOM, the FNR supports communication between researchers to promote scientific outcomes.
Researcher/ student from a research institution in Luxembourg? Excited about developing and applying your skills to solve unmet clinical needs by utilising a new innovative methodology from MIT? Apply to join the MIT Catalyst Spring 2022 by 27 November 2021! The programme runs from 3 January to mid July 2022 – important dates: Deadline for … Continued
The FNR is pleased to share the newest podcast in the collaboration with Lëtzebuerger Journal. Titled ‘Mäin Element’, the series features researchers in Luxembourg talking about their lives and their passion for science, showing a glimpse of the people behind the science. The sixth episode features eating disorder researcher Dr Annika Lutz.
Starting with the 2017 FNR Awards Ceremony, the FNR said goodbye to the ‘ecosphere’ trophies that were previously given out and instead chose a completely new design that embodies the history of Belval, the FNR, innovation and research in Luxembourg.
In the framework of Esch2022 and the inter-institutional collaboration project “Remix Science: The Sound of Data” bringing together the FNR, the Centre de Musiques Amplifiées – Rockhal, the University of Luxembourg and the LIST, the Etablissement public Centre de Musiques Amplifiées – Rockhal, in Belval, is looking to hire a Project Coordinator on a 75% basis, for a period of 12 months (CDD).
On Thursday, 21 October, the FNR held the 13th edition of the FNR Awards: 7 researchers/research groups were awarded for their outstanding efforts, across four categories. Discover the winners! Full coverage now available.
The FNR is pleased to communicate the final results of the AFR 2021 Call: The four projects on the waiting list have now been funded, bringing the total funded projects up to 29 of 108 eligible. This represents an FNR commitment of 5.2 MEUR.
On Thursday, 28 October from 16:00 – 17:00 CET, high-level representatives will host the webinar ‘The Québec research and innovation ecosystem and collaboration opportunities with Luxembourg’. Registration is now open.
Calling all researchers: From Monday 4th October, 2021 Nobel Prize winners will be announced. The science.lu-team at FNR would love to highlight any researchers from Luxembourg that might work on the same or a closely related topic! If you would like to be featured on science.lu, get involved from Monday 4th October when the first winners are announced!
The FNR is pleased to share the newest podcast in the collaboration with Lëtzebuerger Journal. Titled ‘Mäin Element’, the series features researchers in Luxembourg talking about their lives and their passion for science, showing a glimpse of the people behind the science. The fifth episode features deep learning researcher Prof Djamila Aouada.
The FNR and DORA have released a jointly crafted resource for research assessment: ‘Balanced, broad, responsible: A practical guide for research evaluators’ is a short, educational video that provides a ‘checklist’ of six concrete suggestions for research funders seeking to improve responsible assessment of funding applications. These recommendations have been summarised in an accompanying briefing document.
The FNR is pleased to announce the launch of the 2023 PEARL Call. Pre-proposal deadline is 24 October 2022, 14:00 CET. PEARL projects have a lifespan of five years with a financial contribution of between 3-4 MEUR by the FNR. The financial contribution can be used flexibly to implement the research programme at the host institution.
The FNR is pleased to announce the opening of the fourth PRIDE Call, with a deadline of Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 14:00 CET. Through the PRIDE programme, the FNR awards block PhD grants to Doctoral Training Units (DTU) in Luxembourg.
We understand that researchers and research teams may go through a difficult period triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic During 2020 and 2021, research projects have temporarily been suspended or delayed and key parts of projects may have to be postponed for a significant amount of time. Therefore, the FNR wishes to offer flexibility in the handling of grants and grant proposals for projects affected by the pandemic. *last update 8 February 2022*
The FNR is pleased to share the newest podcast in the collaboration with Lëtzebuerger Journal. Titled ‘Mäin Element’, the series features researchers in Luxembourg talking about their lives and their passion for science, showing a glimpse of the people behind the science. The third episode features hydrology researcher Dr Laurent Pfister (Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST).
Scientists and researchers in Luxembourg are invited to participate in the 2021 Science Writing Competition, organised by the Doctoral Education in Science Communication (DESCOM) project of the University of Luxembourg in collaboration with science.lu. Articles about science and research in Luxembourg can be submitted in English, French, German or Luxembourgish until 31 July 2021.
Prof Dr Klucken joins the movement to make digitalisation part of every-day patient care Digitalisation is moving forward fast in every field, including medicine. But how can digital tools be integrated into healthcare processes, and how should data be visualised to personalise patient care? These are only two of many questions that Professor Dr Jochen … Continued
On 3 June 2021, the FNR and the Luxembourg Ministry of Agriculture signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), announcing the launch of a joint Call on “Sustainable and resilient agriculture and food systems”, which will open on 15 June 2021.
cOAlition S is monitoring developments in the Open Science landscape and is interested to hear about your experiences when publishing according to the principles of Plan S. To this end, a short survey has been set up and feedback highly welcome.
The FNR is pleased to share the newest podcast in the collaboration with Lëtzebuerger Journal. Titled ‘Mäin Element’, the series features researchers in Luxembourg talking about their lives and their passion for science, showing a glimpse of the people behind the science. The second episode features Computational Mechanics researcher Prof Stéphane Bordas (University of Luxembourg).
The FNR has published its annual report for 2020, a year which was obviously marked by the COVID-19 crisis, but which also saw the funding of 299 research projects for a committed amount of 97.06 MEUR.
An online ELIXIR-LU course on ‘Best practices in research data management and stewardship’ is now open for registration. The course takes place from 14 – 17 June 2021. The course is aimed at researchers, data stewards in the biomedical sciences who wish to improve their skills on data management.
The C2DH of the University of Luxembourg and the Centre national de littérature (CNL) are organising the French/English [online] conference ‘Journées d’étude – “Déposséder – dépossédé”‘ on Monday, 5 and Tuesday, 6 July 2021.
The FNR is pleased to communicate the final results of the 2020 CORE Call. Out of 157 proposals submitted in the 2020 CORE Call, a total of 47 research projects have been retained for funding, representing a financial commitment of 30,2 MEUR.
The second call for projects in the field of health technologies, launched by the Ministry of the Economy, jointly with the FNR and supported by Luxinnovation has been presented. Submissions are possible from 1 February with a project outline deadline of 31 March 2023, 14:00 CET.
The European Space Resources Innovation Centre (ESRIC) is recruiting a Director and Innovation Lead, endowed with a 4 MEUR FNR PEARL Chair. ESRIC is a joint initiative of the Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA), the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST).
Science.lu, the FNR-run science website for all, has launched the video ‘Look closer: What does it mean to be a researcher?’ to promote research in Luxembourg and highlight that researchers are often very different from what people might expect! The video was entirely created in Luxembourg featuring local researchers and science communicators.
Following the fast-track FNR COVID-19 Call in 2020, the FNR has opened a new FNR COVID-19 funding instrument. There is no Call per se – projects can be submitted anytime from 21 April 2021 to 15 October 2021. Retained projects will be funded with up to 125,000 EUR for a maximum of 12 months.
The Greater Region has launched its Call to highlight scientific excellence in the Greater Region and generate new synergies in the research sector. Complementary funding for dissemination will be made available for ongoing and scientifically validated research projects with the participation of one or more research institutes in the Greater Region. The actions supported may be aimed at the general public, scientists, stakeholders, companies and/or decision-makers. Deadline is 15 July 2021.
The FNR is pleased to communicate that 2 of 2 projects have been selected for funding in the 2021-1 RESCOM Call, an FNR commitment of 63,417 EUR. Through RESCOM, the FNR supports communication between researchers to promote scientific outcomes.
The FNR’s INITIATE programme supports the initiation and development of strategic research and innovation project ideas that will help make Luxembourg internationally competitive in priority domains. Five INITIATE projects have been granted so far.
The first Call of the new programme CHANSE (Collaboration of Humanities and Social Sciences in Europe) is open, with a pre-proposal deadline of 7 May 2021, 14:00 CET. The new CHANSE programme was recently announced by the HERA and NORFACE networks and is co-funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme.
The FNR and Fondation Cancer have signed a multi-year collaboration agreement from 2020 to 2023, aimed at developing and intensifying cooperation. In this context, four cancer research projects were selected for funding in 2020, a total commitment of 2.8 MEUR.
Neuroscientist Anne Grünewald has been appointed Full Professor at the University of Luxembourg’s LCSB as of 1 January 2021. Prof Dr Grünewald came to Luxembourg in 2016 with an FNR ATTRACT Fellowship, in the framework of which she set up the Molecular & Functional Neurobiology Group at the LCSB at the University of Luxembourg.
The FNR and the Czech Science Foundation (GACR) has signed a cooperation agreement, based on the WEAVE initiative. A call for Luxembourg-based researchers to apply for mutual projects with collaborators in the Czech Republic is now open with a deadline of 22 April 2021.
The FNR has awarded two new ATTRACT Fellowships: Ass. Prof Dr Lindsay Flynn is awarded 2 MEUR for a project investigating the relationship between housing policies and inequality. Ass. Prof Dr Etienne Fodor is awarded 1.5 MEUR for a project on the topic of active matter. Both projects will be conducted at the University of Luxembourg over five years.
Research Data Management (RDM) is a general term covering how to organise, structure, store, and care for research data used or generated during the lifetime and after completion of a research project. This means planning how data is collected, stored, and cared for before the start of the project, through to how it will be ensured that it is maintained in the longer-term and shared with the research community and beyond.
With the support of Science Europe, 12 national research funding organisations, including the FNR, have launched the cross-European initiative Weave. The aim is to fund and support excellent international research projects. It is the first time a large network of this scale has developed an initiative of this kind to enable bilateral and trilateral scientific cooperation in Europe. Further information for Luxembourg-based researchers is now available.
To strengthen our teams within the Administration of R&D Programmes Team and the IT Team, we seek to recruit for an immediate opening a Grant System & Administrative Manager (m/f) on a permanent full-time contract (CDI). Deadline to apply has been extended to Friday, 15 January 2021.
The FNR is currently undertaking an evaluation of its PSP Classic Programme – Promoting Science to the Public. In this framework we created a survey. If you are motivated to engage with the public, no matter if you already applied for PSP Classic or not, you can help us by filling out our survey. Your contribution is vital for us to be able to improve this funding scheme in the future.
cOAlition S, an international consortium of research funders has developed the Journal Checker Tool (JCT), a web-based tool which provides clear advice to researchers on how they can comply with their funder’s Plan S-aligned Open Access policy when seeking to publish in their chosen journal.
The Active and Assisted Living Programme (AAL) has launched the 2020 Call challenge, on the topic ‘Advancing inclusive health & care solutions for ageing well in the new decade’. Deadline to submit proposals is 21 May 2021.
The NORFACE and HERA networks are pleased to announce that the new CHANSE (Collaboration of Humanities and Social Sciences in Europe) consortium will soon announce a call for international research projects on ‘Transformations: social and cultural dynamics in the digital age’. The programme will be implemented by 27 research funding organisations from 24 countries, coordinated by the National Science Centre, Poland (NCN).
The Ministry of the Economy and the FNR have launched a call for proposal, in the framework of the FNR’s KITS programme. The aim is to define a business model for the creation of Luxembourg’s first bioincubator aimed at hosting private startups, public research spin-offs and innovative companies exclusively from the HealthTech sector, while fostering their interaction and collaboration with biomedical public research.
The FNR is pleased to communicate that 7 of 9 projects have been selected for funding in the 2020-2 RESCOM Call, an FNR commitment of 230,823 EUR. Through RESCOM, the FNR supports communication between researchers to promote scientific outcomes.
For the 12th time, the FNR held the FNR Awards – the annual celebration of science and research in Luxembourg. For obvious reasons, the normal physical event was simply not possible this year, but this did not stop the celebration from taking place! A solution was found and the event was shifted to 100% digital for the first time. Seven FNR Awards were presented across four categories.
Thursday, 19 November at 19:00 sees the kick-off of the first ever 100% digital edition of the FNR Awards. Join us this evening as we celebrate science and research in Luxembourg. Ahead of the ceremony, discover the excellent researchers and projects that have made the shortlist in each category. Who are the winners? Watch the … Continued
The 2020 FNR Awards Ceremony will take place in a 100% digital format. Join us in our annual celebration of science and research in Luxembourg, via a stream on Thursday, 19 November 2020 from 19:00 CET.
In the framework of Esch2022 the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR), in collaboration with the Centre de Musiques Amplifiées – Rockhal, the University of Luxembourg and LIST, seek to recruit a Project Coordinator / Event Manager (CDD) with a strong interest in project management, event organisation and communication. Deadline to apply is 29 November 2020.
By ministerial decree, three new members have been appointed to the FNR’s Scientific Council, as part of the renewal of the Council. Nadine C. Martin remains Chair of the Scientific Council, Gabriele Dobenecker remains Vice-Chair.
Following the huge success of the ‘letzSCIENCE – the beauty of science meets augmented reality’ campaign in Luxembourg City over the summer, the campaign can now be experienced in Belval, the heart of Luxembourg’s research ecosystem. Triggered by scanning a QR code, three images transform into an augmented reality (AR) experience, followed by a story about a piece of research in Luxembourg.
The FNR is pleased to communicate that 25 of 105 eligible PhD projects have been selected for funding in the 2020 AFR Call. This represents an FNR commitment of 4.5 MEUR. 6 additional projects are on the reserve list. *Update October 2020: the six projects on the reserve list have been funded, bringing the total funded PhD projects to 31 and the total FNR commitment to 5.4 MEUR.*
Following a pilot phase that started in 2019, the FNR has consolidated its INITIATE funding instrument. The INITIATE instrument is designed to support the initiation and development of strategic research and innovation project ideas that will help make Luxembourg internationally competitive in priority domains.
The FNR is pleased to pre-announce the next PSP-Flagship deadline, which will be in May 2021. The Call will open in March 2021. PSP-Flagship is a strand of the Promoting Science to the Public (PSP) programme, specifically aimed at supporting long-term science outreach activities with lasting impact.
The Indiana Jos Tour is looking for scientists and researchers willing to offer a short science workshop for children in Luxembourg between January and June 2021. Participation includes a 1-day science training workshop. Deadline for application is 14 October 2020.
Following the FNR Science Image Competition, first organised in 2019 on the occasion of the FNR’s 20th anniversary, the awarded photos can now be discovered at an exhibition in Luxembourg City! The campaign has multiple aims: to show the growing role of images in scientific research, to reveal how scientific work is conducted, to give a face to the researchers conducting it and to present various ways to engage the public with science.
The 2020 PEARL Call for proposals is now open. Starting with this Call, the PEARL programme has both a pre- and full proposal stage. Pre-proposal deadline is Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 14:00 CET – full proposal deadline is Friday, 14 February 2020, 14:00 CET.
The Call for the Greater Region Interregional Science Prize 2020 is open. The prize is awarded to research networks that work at least bilaterally, but preferably multilaterally, on a topic that is of cross-border interest within the Greater Region. *Update: Deadline postponed to 31 August 2020*
The FNR is pleased to announce that the 2021 ATTRACT Call for proposals is now open. Deadline for pre-proposals is Friday, 13 November 2020, 14:00 CET – full proposal deadline is Friday, 12 February 2021.
The FNR is funding a six-year research partnership between the University and SES via the FNR’s Industrial Partnership Block Grant (IPBG) programme. The aim of the extensive new research project is to advance data networks.
Luxembourg has jumped from ‘Strong Innovator’ to ‘Innovation Leader’ in the EU Commission’s 2020 European Innovation Scoreboard. For the third year running, Luxembourg ranks 1st for ‘Attractive research systems’. This underlines the considerable development of the young Luxembourgish research and innovation ecosystem, and is an important recognition of the country’s continuous efforts to develop a world-class R&I landscape.
Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) is calling on Luxembourg to participate in a major online survey. Aimed at all residents aged 16 and over (all categories: workers, students, pensioners, high school students, etc.) because all opinions count and all information is valuable. The survey is also accessible to cross-border workers, who have also been affected by this crisis.
In an international project with pharma company Sprint Bioscience, scientists at the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH), led by Dr Bassam Janji, have developed an approach that turns “cold” tumours “hot”, making them responsive to immunotherapy.
The FNR is looking for a Programme/Innovation Manager to strengthen our team within the Innovation and R&D Programmes and to contribute to the further development of our innovation-driven management processes. The position is permanent (CDI), full-time, with an application deadline of Friday, 26 June 2020.
To keep scientific discussions and knowledge exchange in the community alive, the first Virtual Chalcogenide PV Conference (vCPVC 2020) from 25 to 28 May 2020 will be hosted by the Helmholtz Centrum Berlin The virtual conference (free of charge) is co-organised by FNR ATTRACT Fellow Alex Redinger, associate professor at the University of Luxembourg in the Physics and Materials Science Research Unit.
CON-VINCE, a national research project aiming to evaluate the prevalence and dynamics of the spread of the COVID-19 disease within the Luxembourgish population, was launched at the beginning of April under the umbrella of the Research Luxembourg COVID-19 Task Force. Following the successful recruitment and first testing effort of more than 1800 participants over the age of 18, a first publication has now been uploaded on the preprint server medRxiv (Reference: MEDRXIV/2020/092916) and will be soon submitted for peer-reviewed scientific publication.
A team of scientists at the Luxembourg Institute of Health, led by FNR ATTRACT Fellow Prof Dirk Brenner, have discovered a novel mechanism through which the immune system can control autoimmunity and cancer. The findings hold important implications for the development of personalised treatment options for autoimmune disorders. In a nod to the importance of the findings, the research graces the cover of the journal ‘Cell Metabolism’.
The FNR is pleased to communicate that 2 of 3 projects have been selected for funding in the 2020-1 RESCOM Call, an FNR commitment of 69,600 EUR. Through RESCOM, the FNR supports communication between researchers to promote scientific outcomes.
14 transnational and multi-disciplinary consortia have received funding from the European NORFACE network within the Call ‘Democratic governance in a turbulent age’. The total budget of the call was 17.3 MEUR. One project is led by a Luxembourg-based team at the University of Luxembourg.
Various partner agencies of the FNR have launched calls for proposals concerning Sars-CoV-2 offering international consortia to submit proposals for research projects tackling COVID19. The calls will be handled under the lead-agency procedure and FNR is prepared to finance the Luxembourg part (eligible to FNR support) of successful projects.
The Luxembourg Agency for Research Integrity (LARI) is hosting a webinar on Thursday, 30 April 2020, 16:00, aimed at researchers working on projects related to COVID-19, titled ‘Ethical & robust research during a pandemic – how?’
FNR communication regarding allegations of research misconduct related to the project Po17/11757260 « LALA – Lauter lëschteg Lauter », that was funded within the FNR Proof-of-Concept (PoC) programme and related projects. The National Commission for Research Integrity (CRI) of the Luxembourg Agency for Research Integrity (LARI) has conducted a confidential investigation into anonymous allegation of research misconduct in connection … Continued
In close cooperation with the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and the Ministry of Health, the Research Luxembourg COVID-19 Task Force has developed a “Large Scale Testing Strategy” based on a voluntary diagnostic test accessible to the population, including cross-border commuters of the Greater Region. The goal: increase testing to cover the entire Luxembourg population.
The Research Luxembourg COVID-19 task force has announced the start of “Predi-COVID”, a study that aims to identify important risk factors and biomarkers associated with COVID-19 severity and long-term health consequences of the disease in Luxembourg. The FNR supports the study with 1.85 MEUR.
The FNR is pleased to communicate that 5 of 9 full proposals for Doctoral Training Units (DTU) in the third PRIDE Call have been retained for funding, corresponding to 61 PhD grants, an FNR commitment of 12.4 MEUR.
For the current FNR COVID19 fast track call, the FNR aims to foster interdisciplinary projects and institutional cooperation among public research institutions. In the project ideas on the national COVID-10 Platform, we have noticed a significant number of project ideas that could complement each other and would lend themselves to synergies. Therefore, the FNR decided of offer a top-up funding of up to 30.000 EUR for projects where complementary expertise from different fields are bundled.
The Research Luxembourg COVID-19 task force announces the launch of “CON-VINCE”, a study that aims to evaluate the dynamics of the spread of the COVID-19 disease within the Luxembourgish population. The FNR co-funds the study with 1.4 MEUR.
The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has launched the annual Call for the award ‘Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development’ to promote the international exchange of innovative green ideas. The award is open to young researchers and has an application deadline of Tuesday, 19 May 2020, 14:00 CET.
The FNR has launched a special fast-track Call to provide initial funding for research projects on COVID-19, with a first deadline of Tuesday, 14 April 2020. The aim is to (co-)support short-term projects, or the starting phase of long-term projects. In order to be eligible for the FNR Call, short descriptions of project ideas must first be published on the COVID-19 platform by 8 April.
‘Research Luxembourg’, the initiative of the main players of Luxembourg public research, has launched its website. In addition to being a platform to promote Luxembourg research to an international audience, the site also features a dedicated section about the COVID-19 task force.
As researchers work on numerous new projects to contribute to the fight against COVID-19, Research Luxembourg has launched a national COVID-19 platform to coordinate research projects and collaborations. The FNR will soon open a special fast-track Call for proposals to support research efforts.
The FNR Science Image Competition was organised for the first time in 2019 on the occasion of the FNR’s 20th anniversary. The project has multiple aims: to show the growing role of images in scientific research, to reveal how scientific work is conducted, to give a face to the researchers conducting it and to present various ways to engage the public with science.
Provision of equipment and specialised personnel, support for hospital staff, scientific studies
Research Luxembourg, a joint initiative of the main players in Luxembourg’s public research sector, is mobilising its knowledge and its human and material resources to help address the challenge of COVID-19. A task force has been set up in order to offer the health system the combined expertise available within the Luxembourg public research sector (LIH, LISER, LIST, LNS, University, FNR, under the coordination of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research).
You want to communicate about your research or your passion of science through a YouTube video? If you are motivated to learn how to produce your own science web video, join us for a thrilling two-day training. Organised by the FNR, in cooperation with Wissenschaft im Dialog and the Fast Forward Science contest, this workshop will give you all insights and tools on how to produce your own science web video. Update: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this training has been postponed from April to Autumn 2020 (exact date to follow).
Due to the precautions associated with the spread of the coronavirus and the closure of schools and the University, please note that the vast majority of FNR staff will be working from home from 16 – 27 March. Please contact FNR staff via email during this time. Thank you for your understanding.
As part of its lecture series ‘New Horizons: Confronting the Digital Turn in the Humanities’, the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) is organising a lecture on the topic ‘Audiovisual heritage’ on Wednesday, 15 April 2020.
Public history as a new participatory model for interpreting the past.
The French national Thomas Cauvin, currently Professor of History at the University of Colorado and President of the International Federation for Public History, will join the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) at the University of Luxembourg thanks to an FNR ATTRACT fellowship endowed with 2 million euros (over five years). Thomas Cauvin’s project aims to develop public history as a new participatory model for interpreting the past. Inspired by the evolution of digital participatory sciences, the project will facilitate interactions between academics, cultural institutions, and the general public to contribute to a democratisation not only of access but also of the production of history.
Calling young researcher leaders to explore global opportunities at the interdisciplinary level. Early to mid-career researchers can apply until 18 March 2020 for their chance to participate in this stimulating exchange in Belval!
Claude Meisch, Minister of Higher Education and Research, has presented the Government’s research and innovation strategy for Luxembourg and the associated new national research priorities. This is the first time that Luxembourg has drawn up a formal national research strategy. The two documents define how Luxembourg’s scientific ecosystem should develop over the next 10 years and in which areas investment should be concentrated.
Following an open call for proposals among doctoral candidates, the FNR has selected eight Luxembourg doctoral candidates to participate in the 2020 edition of the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF), taking place from 5 to 9 July in Trieste, Italy.
The Research Council of Norway (RCN) will not run a bilateral Call with the FNR in 2020. However, Luxembourg-based scientists may still submit proposals directly to the RCN by 6 May 2020 – if successful, RCN will also fund Luxembourg partner.
In the context of the RESEARCH LUXEMBOURG initiative, the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) seeks to recruit a Marketing & Communications Coordinator (f/m) on a limited full-time contract (CDD) for 24 months (or 1 year renewable once), with an immediate opening. Application deadline is Monday, 16 March 2020.
The FNR is pleased to communicate it has retained 40 research projects for funding in the 2019 CORE Call, an FNR commitment of 22.63 MEUR. Three bilateral projects where decisions were pending can now be communicated. Abstracts are now also available.
The FNR took home silver (2nd place) and the ‘prix du public’ in the category TV/Cinema at the 2020 Media Awards, for a promotional video for the science website science.lu, created for the FNR by the creative studio Moast.
“The outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China (2019-nCoV) represents a significant and urgent threat to global health. We call on researchers, journals and funders to ensure that research findings and data relevant to this outbreak are shared rapidly and openly to inform the public health response and help save lives.”
Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH) researchers Dr Anna Golebiewska, and FNR ATTRACT Fellow Dr Johannes Meiser have been awarded the Legs Kanning Prize for their work on cancer research in Luxembourg, presented by the association Action Lions Vaincre le Cancer.
The FNR is hosting an event to launch the National Research Priorities for Luxembourg. The event will take place on Monday, 3 February 2020. Romain Martin, First Government Counselor in the Ministry of Higher Education and Research, will introduce the Luxembourg National Research Strategy, while FNR Secretary General Marc Schiltz will provide an overview of how the revised National Research Priorities will be implemented at the FNR.
From 26 to 29 February 2020, the University of Luxembourg Incubator again offers the possibility to discover entrepreneurship through a hands-on experience with expert support: The Ideation Camp. The 3-day workshop is open to all Bachelor through to PhD-level students from the University of Luxembourg, as well as University staff and PhD students from Luxembourgish research centres.
On 20 December 2019, the Conseil de gouvernement approved the “National Research and Innovation Strategy for Luxembourg” as well as the annexed document of the “National Research Priorities for Luxembourg”. The inclusive process that led to these revised priorities took two years and involved multiple stakeholders: the national and international research community, public and private stakeholders as well as the various ministries.
FNR ATTRACT Fellow Prof Dr Paul Wilmes from the University of Luxembourg’s LCSB has secured a Consolidator grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for his ExpoBiome project. Wilmes is the third FNR ATTRACT Fellow to secure a prestigious ERC grant since 2015.
LIST researcher Dr Nicolas Boscher is one of two Luxembourg-based researchers to be awarded a prestigious ERC Consolidator grant in the latest Call by the European Research Council. Dr Boscher will receive 1.9 MEUR in funding over the next five years for the CLEANH2 project entitled ‘Chemical Engineering of Fused MetalloPorphyrins Thin Films for the Clean Production of Hydrogen’.
In accordance with the law of 31 May 1999 establishing a national [public sector] research fund, HRH the Grand Duke has, by recommendation of the Government, appointed the new Board of the FNR for the period 2019-2024.
Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 16.00 – 18.00. Maison des Sciences humaines – C²DH – 4th floor – Open Space. 11, Porte des Sciences, L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette. Speaker: ‘New findings and new questions about the origins of Digital Humanities: on the state of the art of histories of the Index Thomisticus project of Fr Roberto Busa S.J.’
On Thursday, 21 November 2019, the fourth edition of the National PhD Welcome Day gathered doctoral candidates from all disciplines who recently started their PhD in Luxembourg. They gathered on Belval Campus to get information and advice for their PhD, network with stakeholders in doctoral training and socialise with their peers.
Marc Schiltz, Secretary General and Executive Head of the FNR, has been re-elected President of Science Europe, an association of major European research funding and research performing organisations. The FNR has been an active member and a strong supporter of Science Europe since its creation in 2011.
There’s a legend about a place… a secret and mysterious place. A place between science and fiction… where you can meet Frankenstein and other mysterious scientists…Curious? Eager to discover science during a special and slightly offbeat evening? Experience an evening between science and fiction, at a place where something special will happen – join us on Friday, 29 November 2019.
The FNR is pleased to communicate that 8 of 12 projects have been selected for funding in the 2019-2 RESCOM Call, an FNR commitment of 295,900 EUR. Through RESCOM, the FNR supports communication between researchers to promote scientific outcomes.
Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 16.00 – 18.00. Maison des Sciences humaines – C²DH – 4th floor – Open Space. 11, Porte des Sciences, L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette. Speaker: Dr Melvin Wevers, KNAW Humanities Cluster, Amsterdam.
On Friday, 25 October 2019, the FNR held the 11th edition of the FNR Awards Ceremony, where around 150 people, including Claude Meisch, Minister for Higher Education & Research, gathered in the halle des poches à fonte in Belval, to reward Luxembourg’s best research and science communication efforts. Six FNR Awards were presented across three categories. Discover the winners!
For the first time, a researcher based in Luxembourg has been recognised by the American Physical Society (APS) for outstanding contributions to the field of physics. Prof Alexandre Tkatchenko from the Physics and Materials Science (PHYMS) at the University of Luxembourg has been elected APS Fellow for his work on interactions between molecules and materials.
Experiment, experience, marvel: Science Festival, the biggest celebration of science in Luxembourg returns with its 12th edition in November 2019! Thursday, 7 and Friday, 8 November is reserved for school classes, while the Science Festival opens its doors to the general public on Saturday, 9 and Sunday, 10 November.
‘Mathemarmite’ A game created by the xCIT research group, led by FNR ATTRACT Fellow Dr Pedro Cardoso Leite, is nominated for an Indie Development Award at Game Connection Europe 2019. The free game is a research tool in itself: the goal is to help children learn by understanding how they learn.