The FNR and the Luxembourg Ministry of Agriculture, Viticulture and Rural Development (MAVDR) have joined forces to put forward a call for proposals to support policy making and to help the decision-making process. The Call deadline has been postponed from 15 to 29 October 2021.
We understand that researchers and research teams may go through a difficult period triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic During 2020 and 2021, research projects have temporarily been suspended or delayed 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. *last update 16 July 2021*
The new Research Luxembourg brochure ‘Research Landscape in Luxembourg’ is now available, providing an overview of the Luxembourg public research landscape.
Flooding presents a major hazard in both rural and urban areas. Luxembourg was also affected by the significant floods that devastated parts of Germany in July 2021. With the goal of predicting areas that will flood, scientists are working on various aspects of flood-mapping using satellite data.
Vegetable oil – mainly palm oil – is heavily relied upon in the production of food, cosmetics, and biofuel. The increase in droughts also affects the standard cultivation of palm oil – alternatives are needed. Agricultural scientists are investigating the potential of a new alternative drought-resistant source for the most widely-used kind of vegetable oil.
To many, the Middle Ages are synonymous with the term the ‘Dark Ages’ – a time of decline. The term was coined hundreds of years ago by the era referring to itself as the ‘Renaissance’ – a rebirth of norms and standards. There is in fact much more to the complexity of the Middle Ages and historians are working on overcoming these antiquated ideas.
Glioblastoma is the most aggressive form of brain tumours in adults. The incidence is about 4 per 100.000 people and the average survival after diagnosis is about 14 months with current treatments. The tumour’s location represents a major challenge – few drugs make it past the blood brain barrier. Researchers are working on designing a novel kind of drug that could help do just that.
Extension of call deadline of the COVID-19 instrument: projects that have been recommended for submission to the FNR by the Task Force until 15 Oct 2021 could be submitted to the FNR until 22 Oct 2021(15:00 CET). Latest date for the submission to the task force is 8 Oct 2021.