Chercheurs à l’école 2018: More researchers than ever go back to school!

From Monday 19 to Friday, 23 March 2018, the FNR organised the 8th edition of Chercheurs à l’école – with more researchers and schools taking part than ever before.


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Results INTER Mobility Call 2018-1

The FNR is pleased to announce that 5 of 7 INTER Mobility projects have been selected for funding from the 2018-1 Call for applications, an FNR commitment of of 315,000 EUR.


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Results RESCOM 2018-1

The FNR is pleased to communicate that 8 out of 9 projects have been selected for funding in the 2018-1 RESCOM Call, an FNR commitment of 166,000 EUR. Through RESCOM, the FNR supports communication between researchers to promote scientific outcomes.


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Spotlight on Young Researchers: Katharina Baum

When Katharina Baum was a teenager, her mother took her to a presentation about the Human Genome Project. Fascinated, she stood up and asked what she would have to do to be able to study genes. Some years and a degree in mathematics later, the German national and mother of two children now splits her time between Luxembourg and Berlin as part of her two postdocs. In her work at the Luxembourg Institute of Health, Katharina combines computer science, maths and biology to identify faulty regulatory mechanisms in cancerous cells.


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LALA: An innovative programme to help children learn to read

Almost half of the 5,000 children to start pre-school in Luxembourg each year struggle to learn to read, failing to reach the minimum national reading standard by age nine, with 10 percent going on to develop severe reading difficulties. In an innovative approach to help the children before they fail, a University of Luxembourg team led by psychologist Dr Pascale Engel de Abreu has developed the pre-literacy programme ‘LALA – Lauter lëschteg Lauter’, tested with over 200 preschool children and showing positive results.


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FNR ATTRACT Fellows – the people behind the science: Paul Wilmes

Paul Wilmes’ original background is in Environmental Sciences, but with his FNR ATTRACT Fellowship and move from the United States to Luxembourg in 2010, the Luxembourg national branched out into biomedicine. We spoke to the prolific scientist about his ‘gut-on-a-chip’ model, the importance of carving out research niches, his goals and recent parental leave period.


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Spotlight on Young Researchers: Michel Summer

For his AFR PhD at Trinity College Dublin, historian Michel Summer is re-assessing the political activity of medieval Anglo-Saxon missionary Willibrord, who in addition to being a landowner, scholar and ambassador, founded a monastery in Luxembourg. We spoke to the Luxembourg national about how history promotes critical thinking, and why he believes historians are needed more than ever.


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PSP-FLAGSHIP

Deadlines:
Tuesday 15 May 2018 14:00 CET

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OPEN

Deadlines:
Wednesday 6 June 2018 14:00 CET

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OPEN ACCESS FUND

Deadlines:
Saturday 30 June 2018 14:00 CET (or first working day thereafter)

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INTER

Deadlines:
Ongoing

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Latest videos

Introducing FNR ATTRACT Fellows: Pedro Cardoso-Leite (experimental physchology)

FNR PEARL Chairs: Prof Henderik Proper – Enterprise Modelling – Making the Abstract Tangible

FNR PEARL Chairs: Prof Jens Kreisel – unlocking the secrets of smart materials

Introducing FNR ATTRACT Fellows – Alex Redinger (physics / solar cells)

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