Career Stage(s): Established Researcher, Leading Researcher,

Funding Type(s): Staff funding only, Support for International Collaborations,

Deadline: 20-01-2022 14:00 CET


The aim of the INTER mobility programme is to promote the exchange between research groups from public research institutions in Luxembourg, and leading research groups abroad. The programme aims to foster innovative, internationally competitive research – and support the exchange of key knowledge and technological know-how.

INTER mobility allows for exchanges in both directions:

  • Researchers working in Luxembourg to go abroad, or
  • Researchers from abroad to come to Luxembourg.

The programme may also contribute to bridging the gap between the research communities in the public sector and in business and industry – exchanges with foreign companies are highly welcome.

Earmarked grants for exchange with RIKEN (Japan) and UC Berkeley (US)The FNR intends to strengthen the cooperation between Luxembourg and specific strong research performers in selected countries. Therefore the FNR earmarks:

  • 1 mobility grant for the exchange with RIKEN research centres in Japan.
  • 1 mobility grant for the exchange with UC Berkeley in the US.

As for all other proposals, applications with RIKEN or UC Berkeley may cover ‘incoming’ or ‘outgoing’ mobility (or a combination of both).


The duration of the INTER Mobility exchange is between 6 weeks and 1 year.


  • All applications must be submitted via the FNR’s Online Grant Management System.
  • Funding decisions for applications submitted by 20/01 deadline will be communicated by end of April.
  • Funding decisions for applications submitted by 30/06 deadline will be communicated by end of November.
  • Please note this programme does not support research stays of early stage researchers (e.g. PhD candidates).

*New as of 2020-1 Call: The researcher(s) must not have benefitted from support by a Mobility within the last three years for benefitting from another Mobility grant*

Duration of individual research stays

if justified, the research stay may be split in several intervals of at least 2 weeks each, although FNR may not cover each trip (see eligible costs).

Eligible costs

Travels should be cost-effective, with two reference amounts depending on the family situation of the researcher:

  • 1 round trip per cumulated stay of 3 months for the researcher;
  • 1 round trip per cumulated stay of 6 months per family member, if applicable.

Mobility allowance for a researcher with accompanying family: €1500/month only for research stays longer than 6 months.

See also..

Download the A3 poster or the flyer with descriptions.


Creating value for society: The FNR’s strategy and action plan 2022-2025

2022 FNR Calls flyer now available!

INTER Mobility: Launch of Call 2022-1

Results 2021-2 INTER Mobility Call

FNR-funded projects during COVID-19: FAQs for grantholders & applicants

Results 2021-1 INTER Mobility Call

Results 2020-2 INTER Mobility Call

Evolution of FNR funding policies in 2021

COVID-19 pandemic: FNR offers flexibility in the handling of grants and grant proposals

‘National Research Priorities for Luxembourg’ approved by the Government

2020 FNR Call flyer now available!

Results 2019-2 INTER Mobility Call

Results INTER Mobility Call 2019-1

Results INTER Mobility Call 2018-2

FNR-funded researcher receives prestigious research medal in Japan

Results INTER Mobility Call 2018-1

Results INTER Mobility Call 2017-2

Luxembourg gut bacteria research highlighted in Der Spiegel

Luxembourg, Sydney and Hong Kong professors join forces to research legal aspects of FinTech

Results INTER Mobility Call 2017-1


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  • Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Information & Communication Technologies
  • Law, Economics & Finance
  • Life Sciences, Biology & Medicine
  • Materials, Physics & Engineering

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INTER Mobility: From Luxembourg to UC Berkeley

INTER Mobility: A New Law for FinTECHs? – How to regulate financial innovation

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INTER MOBILITY SPOTLIGHT: A modern application of Kant’s philosophy: ethical problems in medical research

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