Open position: PayPal-FNR PEARL Chair in Digital Financial Services

The SnT at the University of Luxembourg is seeking to recruit a PayPal-FNR PEARL Chair in Digital Financial Services. The position is supported by Paypal and the FNR’s PEARL programme with a 5 MEUR research grant. Deadline to apply is Saturday, 15 September 2018.


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Two FNR ATTRACT Fellows to attend STS Forum

FNR ATTRACT Fellows Anne Grünewald and Thomas Schmidt have been selected to attend the 2018 STS Forum Future Leaders Program, with their attendance sponsored by the FNR.


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Inequality and…? Lecture Series: Inequality and Social Relations

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 13:00. European Investment Bank 98-100, Bd Konrad Adenauer, Luxembourg. Speaker is Prof Jean-Paul Chavas, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Registration required.


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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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We need both: start-ups and research-based spin-offs, but they need different support measures to be successful

While the United States is the acknowledged leader in the creation of research-based spin-offs, Europe and especially Luxembourg lag behind tremendously. The FNR’s Head of Innovation, Andreea Monnat, explains why the country needs both start-ups and research-based spin-offs – and why they need different support measures in order to succeed.


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Spotlight on Young Researchers: Max Hilaire Wolter

During his Bachelor studies in physics and photovoltaics at the University of Luxembourg, Max Hilaire Wolter was exposed to live-action research for the first time. The experience left such a positive impression that Max proactively sought out to return to the same lab for a PhD after completing his Master’s studies abroad. We spoke to the Luxembourg national about why research is fun, solar cells and the importance of science outreach.


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RESCOM: SCIENTIFIC MONOGRAPHS

Deadlines:
Ongoing (2 months before printing of the work)

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PEARL

Deadlines:
Tuesday 16 October 2018 14:00 CET

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ATTRACT

Deadlines:
Thursday 15 November 2018 14:00 CET (pre-proposals)
Thursday 14 February 2019 14:00 CET (full proposals)

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INTER

Deadlines:
Ongoing

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