FNR Science Image Competition 2019: Explore. Inspire. Fascinate!

On the occasion of the FNR’s 20th anniversary, the FNR is excited to announce the 2019 FNR Science Image Competition. Spanning five categories, the award-winning works will receive a 1000 EUR prize and will be widely displayed. Luxembourg-based researchers, collaborators of non-profit organisations, as well as foundations engaged in scientific activities in Luxembourg are encouraged to pick up their camera and document the – often unusual – environment in which they work and to share their passion with as many people as possible! Deadline to submit is Wednesday, 31 July 2019.


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Presentation of the 2018 FNR annual report

Today, Friday, 24 May 2019, Véronique Hoffeld – Chair of the FNR Board – and Marc Schiltz, FNR Secretary General, presented the FNR’s Annual Report for 2018.
The year 2018 was marked by the new multi-year agreement 2018-21 signed between the FNR and the Government, but also by the work of redefining national research priorities for which the FNR was mandated by its supervisory ministry. In 2018, the FNR evaluated 735 proposals submitted under its various instruments and granted funding to 260 research projects. The FNR committed 72.1 MEUR to finance the selected projects. 


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Inequality and…? Lecture Series: Inequality and Child Development in Deprived Populations

Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 13:00. European Investment Bank. 98-100, Bd Konrad Adenauer, Luxembourg. Speaker: Prof. Costas Meghir, Yale University, NBER and IFS.


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About the importance of science communication (via Youtube)

On Friday, 24 May 2019, around 150 people gathered in Belval to hear from famous scientist and edutrainer Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim about why science and Youtube are a perfect fit. The talk also kicked off an intense two-day workshop in which 30 participants learned how to communicate science through the medium of video.


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Science meets rock’n’roll: what happens when a palaeontologist has a penchant for extreme metal music

Thanks to a unique exhibition at Luxembourg’s Natural History Museum, palaeontologist Ben Thuy has enriched both the music scene and the world of science.


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Spotlight on Young Researchers: Nanotechnology – a future big player in health

Divya Balakrishnan, Dipti Rani and Serena Rollo are women in science working in a field that could have a major impact on how health is managed: In the group of FNR ATTRACT Fellow César Pascual García at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), the team works on developing sensors for biochemical applications focusing on medicine.


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10 years of Mr Science

For ten years now, Mr Science has been getting his audience excited about science, informing them about relevant research and, above all, making sure they have lots of fun. What many do not know: Joseph Rodesch, the man behind the fictional character Mr Science, is an employee at the FNR and fulfills an important strategic task in the Grand Duchy: he is a mediator between science and non-scientists. This mediation has always of key importance for the FNR.


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Spotlight on Young Researchers: Foni Raphaël Lebrun-Ricalens

Quantum computing is one of the hottest topics in physical sciences. As part of his AFR PhD at the University of Sussex, Luxembourg national Foni Raphaël Lebrun-Ricalens works on developing a quantum computer – a technology that has the potential to revolutionise computing. Recently, he was also asked to evaluate the science behind the ‘quantum realm’ in the final ‘Avengers’ film.


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INTER MOBILITY

Deadlines:
Sunday 30 June 2019 14:00 CET (or first working day thereafter)

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RESCOM: SCIENTIFIC EVENTS

Deadlines:
Sunday 30 June 2019 14:00 CET (or first working day thereafter)

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PSP-FLAGSHIP

Deadlines:
Friday 20 September 2019 14:00 CET

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OPEN ACCESS FUND

Deadlines:
Sunday 20 October 2019 14:00 CET

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MEUR COMMITTED TO RESEARCH ACTIVITIES 2000-18
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EVALUATED PROJECTS IN 2018
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NEW PROJECTS FUNDED IN 2018
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INTERNATIONAL BILATERAL COOPERATION AGREEMENTS CURRENTLY RUNNING WITH 13 COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE
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RUNNING PROJECTS (as of 31.12.18)

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