Spotlight on Young Researchers 2021: Early-career scientists, share your science!

The FNR is pleased to announce the 6th edition of Spotlight on Young Researchers, where we shine a spotlight on early-career researchers across the globe with a connection to Luxembourg. Calling PhDs and Postdocs: Through Spotlight on Young Researchers, you have the chance to draw attention to a field of research, a question or issue and share the work you are doing and why it is important. Deadline to participate is Monday, 22 February 2021.


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Chercheurs à l’école: researchers, meet the next generation!

The FNR is inviting all researchers in Luxembourg to ‘go back to school’ and inspire the next generation of researchers! “Chercheurs à l’école – Researchers go back to school” is your chance to interact and motivate future generations, and share the passion that got you into research in the first place. The 2021 edition takes place from Monday, 15 – Friday, 19 March.


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Evolution of FNR funding policies in 2021

In 2021, there will be a number of changes coming to FNR funding policies, affecting most of our diverse selection of programmes. These changes represent a forward evolution for the FNR, as they align with international best practices meant to improve the quality of science and research on a systemic level. A recording and the presentations from the webinar held on 13 January are now available, as well as an FAQ.


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2021 Grand Prix en Sciences de l’Institut Grand Ducal / Prix de la Bourse de Luxembourg

In cooperation with the FNR and several private sponsors, the ‘Section des Sciences Naturelles, physiques et mathématiques de l’Institut Grand-ducal’ is now accepting applications for the 2021 Grand Prix en Sciences de l’Institut Grand Ducal / Prix de la Bourse de Luxembourg, this year being awarded in the domain of physics. Deadline to apply is Wednesday, 31 March 2021.


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International cooperation: Round-up of 2020 retained INTER projects

In 2020, the FNR committed 17.4 MEUR of funding to 39 bi- and multilateral projects via its INTER scheme to foster international cooperation. 


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Understanding worldwide socio-economic inequalities makes our society stronger

Much like a physician, Prof. Louis Chauvel from the University of Luxembourg identifies and compares symptoms, signs and co-morbidities of societies around the world using quantitative models. While sociological studies typically consider a limited number of factors, Chauvel has the ambition of creating a global picture of the dynamics spanning generations.


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Thin films from plasma

Thin-film technology is used in many different applications. A Luxembourg research team has now developed a method for functionalising surfaces using plasma instead of liquids.


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Big Data that respects privacy

A mathematician develops new algorithms that allow the analysis of encrypted data without ever having to decipher it—a crucial point to ensure their confidentiality.


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Better schooling to prevent dementia 70 years later

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.


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AFR Individual

Deadlines:
Wednesday 10 March 2021 14:00 CET

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CORE

Deadlines:
Wednesday 21 April 2021 14:00 CET

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OPEN

Deadlines:
Wednesday 21 April 2021 14:00 CET

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PSP-CLASSIC

Deadlines:
Monday 1 March 2021 14:00 CET

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EVALUATED PROJECTS IN 2019
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NEW PROJECTS FUNDED IN 2019
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INTERNATIONAL BILATERAL COOPERATION AGREEMENTS CURRENTLY RUNNING WITH 12 COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE
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RUNNING PROJECTS (as of 31.12.19)

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