FNR funds Luxembourg Parkinson’s Study with an additional 6 million euros

In spring 2015, the National Centre for Excellence in Research on Parkinson’s Disease (NCER-PD) was created as the very first inter-institutional research programme of its kind in Luxembourg. It represents a joint effort between five partners that unite their complementary expertise for Parkinson’s disease (PD). The Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) has committed 8.3 million euros to this collaborative research programme for the past four years. At the end of this first funding period, the programme has been evaluated with outstanding scores by an international jury of experts. This paved the way for its second phase until May 2023, funded with an additional 6 million euros.


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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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BRIDGES & Industrial Fellowship open for proposals

The innovation programmes BRIDGES and Industrial Fellowships are now open for proposals. Deadline for submission is Friday, 11 October 2019, 14:00 CET.


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Launch of ATTRACT 2020 Call for proposals

The FNR is pleased to announce that the 2019 ATTRACT Call for proposals is now open. Deadline for pre-proposals is Thursday, 15 November 2018, 14:00 CET.


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When computers start understanding misunderstandings

Language is a means of communication, a tool, a toy. Language is objective, dreamy, misleading. Language is as diverse as the people who speak it. And now, in the middle of the digital revolution, we expect machines to be able to understand texts, capture their content and comprehend the inner logic. To enable this, it is first necessary to convert language in all its variability into a formal framework which can be processed by algorithms. A challenging task for computer scientists and logicians. And just the right task for Prof. Leon van der Torre and Prof. Beishui Liao.


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Spotlight On Young Researchers: Henderika de Vries

Are creative people better at regulating emotions, and are there cultural differences? This is one of the questions Henderika (Herie) de Vries wants to answer. Having already discovered that cultural differences impact the creative potential of children, the Dutch-Luxembourgish national hopes to understand more aspects of how our cultural circumstances can influence our capacity for creative thinking.


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Joining forces to create the tires of the future

Corporate researchers and independent scientists are working closely and successfully together in a six-year programme.


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Spotlight on Young Researchers: Remko Nijzink

Climate change affects vegetation and water resources. In order to understand these changes, scientists use models – an abstract, mathematical representation of an ecological system. The challenge: Making accurate predictions under change, without ‘tuning’ models with data. We speak to Dutch national Remko Nijzink, Postdoc in the group of FNR ATTRACT Fellow Dr. Stan Schymanski at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), about his modelling work and the importance of an open science approach.


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JUMP

Deadlines:
Friday 27 September 2019 14:00 CET

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BRIDGES

Deadlines:
Friday 11 October 2019 14:00 CET

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INDUSTRIAL FELLOWSHIPS

Deadlines:
Friday 11 October 2019 14:00 CET

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PSP-FLAGSHIP

Deadlines:
Friday 20 September 2019 14:00 CET

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