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Luxembourg launches business-focused national space agency

As of 12 September 2018, the Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA) has officially launched. The goal of the LSA is to promote the further economic development of the Grand Duchy’s space industry by attracting businesses, developing human resources, providing innovative financial solutions and supporting educational and research infrastructure.


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Head of the Luxembourg Agency for Research Integrity (LARI) appointed

Katrina Bramstedt has been appointed Secretary General of the Luxembourg Agency for Research Integrity (LARI), having taken up the position as of early September 2018. 


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Master, PhD and Postdocs – apply now to attend the 2019 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting!

The FNR is pleased to announce the call for talented young researchers to participate as Luxembourg delegates at the 69th Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany. The meeting, which takes place from 30 June to 5 July 2019, is dedicated to physics and closely related disciplines. Deadline to apply is Monday, 15 October 2018. 


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Science without publication paywalls

In the preamble to ‘cOAlition S for the Realisation of Full and Immediate Open Access’ – an initiative to make full and immediate Open Access to research publications a reality – Science Europe President and FNR Secretary General Marc Schiltz discusses how open access to research results is foundational to the scientific enterprise, and how decisive steps toward open access need to be taken now.


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“It was truly inspiring how new and older generations of scientists share ideas”

Davide Franchina, PhD researcher at the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH) in the lab of FNR ATTRACT Fellow Dirk Brenner was among two researchers from Luxembourg to be selected to attend the 2018 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, dedicated to physiology and medicine. We spoke to the Italian national about the experience and how he got the chance to discuss his own project with a Nobel Laureate.


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FNR ATTRACT Fellows – the people behind the science: Anne Grünewald

An interplay of people connected via Parkinson’s disease and mitochondria led Ass. Prof Dr Anne Grünewald to Luxembourg, where she started her FNR ATTRACT Fellowship at the LCSB at the University of Luxembourg in 2016. We spoke to the German national about how she fell in love with mitochondria; the importance of team spirit; interdisciplinarity and what it was like to be a full-time PI with a new-born at home and a husband abroad.


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Spotlight on Young Researchers: Maciej Piotr Chrzanowski

Maciej Piotr Chrzanowski never thought he would become a researcher, but a successful attempt at applying for a PhD changed all of that, and the Polish national found himself moving to Luxembourg. Now in the 3rd year of his AFR-PPP PhD, Maciej is embedded both at the University of Luxembourg and in R&D Application Department of steel manufacturing corporation ArcelorMittal, where he works on development of new solutions for structures.


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JUMP

Deadlines:
Friday 28 September 2018 14:00 CET

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BRIDGES

Deadlines:
Friday 12 October 2018 14:00 CET

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INDUSTRIAL FELLOWSHIPS

Deadlines:
Friday 12 October 2018 14:00 CET

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PSP-CLASSIC

Deadlines:
Saturday 20 October 2018 14:00 CET (for projects taking place after 15 December)

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