FNR Awards 2018: FNR rewards excellence in research, innovation and science communication

For the 10th year running, Luxembourg’s research and innovation community gathered in the Halle des poches à fonte in Belval, to reward Luxembourg’s best research and science communication efforts.


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International cooperation: Pre-announcement NORFACE Call

The FNR is pleased to pre-announce a multilateral Call for proposals on a new NORFACE programme on democratic governance. The Call is set to open in early December 2018. 


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“Lights and Shadows of Science and Technology”: FNR delegation at 15th STS Forum in Kyoto

A small FNR delegation comprising its Secretary General and Science Europe President Dr Marc Schiltz, Dr Helena Burg (Head of International Affairs) and Didier Goossens (Head of Communication) participated in the recent 15th Annual Meeting of the Science and Technology in Society (STS) Forum in Kyoto. Two FNR ATTRACT Fellows also had the opportunity to take part.


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FNR ATTRACT Fellows – the people behind the science: Thomas Schmidt

Theoretical physicist Associate Prof Dr Thomas Schmidt came to Luxembourg in 2015, working on theoretical questions that help in the building of nanodevices with exciting potential technological applications. We spoke to the Swiss and German national about the impact science outreach had on him as a student, what it means to be a theoretical physicist and why he wants to keep his scientific focus broad.


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Opinion: The future of research in Luxembourg

Ahead of Luxembourg’s general elections on 14 October 2018, it is a welcome development that research has found its way into the political party programmes. In his newest opinion piece, FNR Secretary General Marc Schiltz discusses which role the political parties envision for research in Luxembourg and what future Governments can do to further strengthen this asset of the country.


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FNR ATTRACT Fellows – the people behind the science: César Pascual García

At the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), FNR ATTRACT Fellow Dr César Pascual García uses nanotechnology to develop sensors that could one day scan our proteins for diseases. We spoke to the Spanish national about why he will not be tied down to one discipline, where he finds inspiration, and why we are at the edge of the proteomics era.


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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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PSP-CLASSIC

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

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PEARL

Deadlines:
Tuesday 23 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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