New video resource for funders: ‘Balanced, broad, responsible: A practical guide for research evaluators’

The FNR and DORA have released a jointly crafted resource for research assessment: ‘Balanced, broad, responsible: A practical guide for research evaluators’ is a short, educational video that provides a ‘checklist’ of six concrete suggestions for research funders seeking to improve responsible assessment of funding applications. These recommendations have been summarised in an accompanying briefing document.


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FNR-funded projects during COVID-19: FAQs for grantholders & applicants

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*


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FNR-MAVDR Call: Launch of Call & info webinar slides available

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 is now open, with a deadline of 15 October 2021. The Q&A from the info session is now available.


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FNR media training for researchers – fully booked

Have you ever wondered about how to involve the public with your research? Would you like to improve your communication skills to talk to the media and the public? What to say during an interview to get your message across? Would you like to feel safer in front of a TV camera or when communicating on social media? Register now for the FNR’s media training for researchers, taking place on Thursday, 14 October 2021. 


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FNR Awards Ceremony 2021: Registration open

On Thursday, 21 October 2021, the FNR will host the 13th annual FNR Awards Ceremony. 2021 sees the introduction of two new categories, including Outstanding Mentor. Join us in the annual FNR Awards and celebrate science and research in Luxembourg – register now! Following a 100% digital ceremony in 2020 due to COVID-19, the 2021 event will take place at the Maison des Arts et des Étudiants in Belval.


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Spotlight on Young Researchers: Increasing the diversity of plant species used for vegetable oil

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.


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Spotlight on Young Researchers: Overcoming antiquated ideas about history

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.


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Spotlight on Young Researchers: Glioblastoma and the challenge of getting cancer drugs to reach the brain

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.


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Spotlight on Young Researchers: Identifying environmental pollutants

Nobody is untouched by environmental chemical pollution, but most are unaware of how they are exposed, what to, and the possible health consequences. With over 350,000 registered chemicals in use, an important first step towards assessing their environmental impacts is to make chemical information more machine-readable and open. Environmental Cheminformatics is on the case.


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FNR-MAVDR

Deadlines:
Friday 15 October 2021

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MECO-FNR-LUXINNOVATION

Deadlines:
Wednesday 30 June 2021 11:00 CET (pre-proposal)
Friday 15 October 2021 14:00 CET (invited full proposals)

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FNR COVID-19

Deadlines:
Submission possible anytime from 21/04/21 until 15/10/21

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BRIDGES

Deadlines:
Thursday 14 October 2021 14:00 CET

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