Overview

Career Stage(s): Leading Researcher,

Funding Type(s): Project Funding, Support for knowledge transfer & innovation, Support to establish research groups in Luxembourg,

Deadline: 22-11-2016 14:00 CET

PROGRAMME SUMMARY

With the PEARL programme, the FNR offers Luxembourg research institutions attractive funding to enable them to draw established and internationally recognised researchers from abroad to Luxembourg.

Through the recruitment of outstanding scientists in strategically important areas, the FNR aims to accelerate the development and strengthening of Luxembourg’s national research priorities.

2017 CALL SPECIFICS

  • Clarification on the level of the Strageic Merit Asessment (SMA) criteria
  • Requirement for gender equality in proposal submissions
  • Earmarking of one PEARL grant for a joint position between Luxembourg research
    institutions

DURATION & FUNDING SPECIFICS

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.

In the 2017 Call, the FNR expects to be able to fund up to 3 PEARL positions.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Proposals must be submitted jointly by the candidate and the host institution, but PEARL also allows for the submission of a proposal where the candidate is still to be recruited. This is reserved for particularly strategic positions within a host institution (e.g. Head of Department) only.

Funding decisions will be communicated in June / July 2016.

All applications have to be submitted through the FNR online Grant Management System.


See also..

GRANTED PEARL PROJECTS

2015: Philippe Dubois (Luxembourg Institute of Science and Techology). Project focuses on the design, synthesis, processing and application of novel composite polymeric materials derived from bio-based renewable building blocks.

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2014: Paulo Verissimo (University of Luxembourg): Awarded 4.975 MEUR by FNR for project on infrastructure security and resilience, focussing on protecting critical networks (such as the electricity grid) from cyber-attacks.

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2013: Rejko Krüger (LCSB, University of Luxembourg): Awarded 5 MEUR by FNR for project on improving Parkinson’s treatment. The projectlooks  at different genetic make-ups of PD patients and identifies the underlying molecular disease pathways, which could be targeted with drugs.

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2013: Jens Kreisel (CRP Gabriel Lippmann): Awarded 5 MEUR by FNR for project looking at Ferroics – ‘iron-like’ materials with magnetic, elastic and electric properties. The project aims to couple these specific properties of these materials to generate new materials which could have novel properties for, e.g. industrial application.

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2011/2013: Louis Chauvel & Conchita d’Ambrosio (University of Luxembourg): Awarded 4.3 MEUR by FNR for project looking at social inequalities from different perspectives and how these inequalities affect health and social welfare.

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2011: Lionel Briand (University of Luxembourg): Awarded 4.6 MEUR by FNR for project looking at the development and design of reliable and secure software systems by bringing automation and effectiveness to the testing and verification of such systems, which are inherently difficult to test.

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2010: Bruno Domon (CRP Santé): Awarded 5 MEUR by FNR for project to develop technology to measure changes in the protein profile of patient samples with the aim to develop diagnostic tools for diseases such as cancer.

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2009: Erik Proper (CRP Henri Tudor): Awarded 3.370 MEUR by FNR for project using programming languages modelling business models of companies, particularly network enterprises. The overall aim is to better understand how changes to a company’s business model will affect its service architecture, making it easier to adapt to changes.

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