INTER Programme

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Summary of the Programme

Duration: 2006-2014
Total Budget 2011-2013: EUR 12,000,000
Calls: Ongoing
Projects funded so far: 65

Players involved in public research and international experts recognise the need for international cooperation, particularly with a view to giving research in Luxembourg a higher profile in other countries and to achieving a critical mass within research that cannot be sought if the research context is limited to Luxembourg.

The aims of the “Promotion of international cooperation (INTER)” programme are as follows:

  • to promote international scientific cooperation
  • to create synergies between research centres within and outside Luxembourg
  • to achieve a critical mass in certain fields
  • to take a better approach to the resolution of certain transnational issues
  • to increase the visibility and competitiveness of research in Luxembourg

58 project proposals were submitted in the INTER programme in 2012. 17 proposals have been retained for funding by the FNR, amounting EUR 5.9 million awarded in grants. These projects cover subjects as varied as earth observation, biomedical research, materials or ICT.

Since the start of the INTER programme in 2006, the FNR has already allocated over EUR 19.7 million.

So far, the FNR has provided Luxembourg researchers with the possibility to participate in the following International funding opportunities, together with foreign researchers:

  • European Research Area Networks (ERA-NET)
  • Materials World Network (MWN)
  • Bilateral Agreement with CNRS,
  • FranceThree
  • Joint Programmes with BELSPO, BelgiumAmbient
  • Ambient Assisted Living (AAL)
  • Joint Programme European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)
  • Scheme of the European Science Foundation (ESF)
  • Cooperation Agreement with the FWO, Flanders
  • European Collaborative Research projects (ECRP)
  • Scheme in the Social Sciences (ESF)
  • National Science Foundation (SNF), Switzerland
Call Documents

Please click here for the INTER 2013 Call Documents.

Reporting Documents

Please click here for the INTER 2013 Reporting Documents.

Lead-Agency Cooperation with the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the Narodowe Centrum Bodon i Rozwoju (NCBR)

Since 2012, the procedure for submitting bi-lateral proposals to the FNR within the DFG, the SNF, the FWF, the EMBL and the NCBR cooperations are integrated in the CORE Programme.

To read more, please click here.

Ongoing Projects

Closed Projects