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 since 2006: 85

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

153 project proposals were submitted in the INTER programme in 2013. 20 proposals have been retained for funding by the FNR, amounting EUR 7.65 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 27.35 million.

Important Notice

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.

Call Activities

The INTER Programme is open all year.

Click here to access the list of international funding schemes where Luxembourg's participation is facilitated through the FNR's INTER Programme.

Ongoing Projects

Closed Projects