For the 12th time, the FNR held the FNR Awards – the annual celebration of science and research in Luxembourg. For obvious reasons, the normal physical event was simply not possible this year, but this did not stop the celebration from taking place! A solution was found and the event was shifted to 100% digital for the first time. Seven FNR Awards were presented across four categories.
We understand that researchers and research teams may go through a difficult period triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic During 2020, research projects have temporarily been suspended and key parts of projects may have to be postponed for a significant amount of time. Therefore, the FNR wishes to offer flexibility in the handling of grants and grant proposals for projects affected by the pandemic.
The FNR is pleased to communicate that 7 of 9 projects have been selected for funding in the 2020-2 RESCOM Call, an FNR commitment of 230,823 EUR. Through RESCOM, the FNR supports communication between researchers to promote scientific outcomes.
Anja Leist wants to find out how to resist the decline of our cognitive abilities in old age. Her international research has already achieved a first result: improving education helps prevent problems occurring decades later.