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  • Prof. Philippe Dubois is awarded an FNR PEARL Chair

    Prof. Philippe Dubois is awarded an FNR PEARL Chair

    On 1 September 2016, world-renowned material scientist Prof. Philippe Dubois will join the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), endowed with a 4 million euro FNR PEARL Chair. Philippe Dubois will strengthen the LIST’s “Smart Materials” initiative and build a new research group in sustainable composite materials (SUSMAT). The aim of his research is to produce new sustainable composite materials out of renewable resources.

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  • Chercheurs à l’école 2016 – When researchers went back to school!

    Chercheurs à l’école 2016 – When researchers went back to school!

    Researchers go back to high school to present their job: the FNR organised the 6th edition of the campaign “chercheurs à l’école” from 14 to 18 March 2016.

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  • Call for Proposals: Funding of bilateral projects with RCN (Norway)

    Call for Proposals: Funding of bilateral projects with RCN (Norway)

    The FNR has the pleasure to announce the first call for bilateral research projects in the framework of the cooperation agreement with the Research Council of Norway (RCN). Collaborative proposals by researchers from Luxembourg and Norway can be submitted within the RCN’s FRIPRO call 2016 to the specific project types Young Research Talents and Research Projects. Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, 25 May 2016.

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  • Luxembourg seeks to recruit Chair in Neuropathology

    Luxembourg seeks to recruit Chair in Neuropathology

    Luxembourg is recruiting for a Chair in Neuropathology; a position endowed with funding from the FNR’s PEARL programme and an invited professorship at the University of Luxembourg. The candidate will be hosted at the Laboratoire National de Santé (LNS), and they will be affiliated with the Luxembourg Institute of Health, in addition to the University of Luxembourg. Application deadline is Friday, 13 May.

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  • FNR PEARL Chair receives prestigious research grant from the European Research Council

    FNR PEARL Chair receives prestigious research grant from the European Research Council

    Professor Lionel Briand, FNR PEARL Chair and Vice Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) at the University of Luxembourg, has been awarded an “Advanced Grant” by the European Research Council (ERC) for his research in the field of software reliability and security. He is the first Luxembourg-based researcher to receive an Advanced Grant, the most prestigious of the European Commission grants. Briand will be receiving 2.3 MEUR in funding over the next five years. This funding adds to a series of recent successes at the University of Luxembourg in acquiring research funding, including two ERC Consolidator Grants.

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  • FNR launches Call for Proposals for new scheme ‘PSP-Flagship’

    FNR launches Call for Proposals for new scheme ‘PSP-Flagship’

    The FNR is pleased to announce the first ever Call for the PSP-Flagship scheme, a new strand in the Promoting Science to the Public (PSP) programme, specifically aimed at supporting long-term science outreach activities with lasting impact. Deadline for applications is Monday, 20 June 2016, 14:00 CET.

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  • FNR seeks to double applications from female scientists

    FNR seeks to double applications from female scientists

    The FNR has set itself the goal to double the number of proposals from female researchers in its funding instruments PEARL and ATTRACT, and is appealing to host institutions to increase the number of research proposals submitted to the FNR by female researchers.

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  • M-ERA.NET 2016 Call for Proposals

    M-ERA.NET 2016 Call for Proposals

    The FNR is pleased to inform that the M-ERA.NET Call 2016 is open!

    35 funding agencies from 26 countries participate with a preliminary total budget of around 40 MEUR. The aim is to fund ambitious transnational RTD projects addressing materials research and innovation including materials for low carbon energy technologies and related production technologies.

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