Creating value for society: The FNR’s strategy and action plan 2022-2025

Esch-sur-Alzette, 14 January 2022 – The Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) yesterday signed its multi-annual agreement[1] with the Government for the period 2022-2025. For the implementation of the activities covered by this agreement, the Government authorises the FNR[2] to make commitments up to an overall ceiling of 445 MEUR over the next four years.


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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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HPC Thursdays – supercomputing webinar series

Luxinnovation, LuxProvide and the University of Luxembourg are launching a webinar series on the topic of High-Performance Computing (HPC), in the form of 8 webinars taking place every other Thursday from 11:00 – 12:00, starting 20 January 2022. The series is aimed at all sector of industry, academia and public administration.


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PSP-Classic: Launch of 2022-1 Call

The FNR is pleased to announce the launch of the 2022-1 PSP-Classic Call for proposals. Deadline is 1 March 2022, 14:00 CET.


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Examining cemeteries as public spaces of social inclusion, exclusion and integration

Cemeteries are multifunctional public spaces – funeral services are provided, loved ones are laid to rest – they are ‘sacred’ in the widest sense, but also frequently used as public parks – a diverse mix of people converge on these spaces of shared use. In Luxembourg City’s cemeteries conformity reigns, far from reflecting the diversity of the population. How this affects migrants and minorities is being explored as part of the international project ‘CeMi’, which examines the use and management of cemeteries as important but understudied public spaces.


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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. For this research, Dr Christa Birkel won a 2021 FNR Award in the category ‘Outstanding PhD Thesis’.


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FNR Awards 2021: Paving the way for the future of cooling

The new FNR Award category ‘Outstanding Scientific Achievement’ rewards research shaping its field, rather than only looking at publications or marketable products. 2021 winner Emmanuel Defay and his team achieved a breakthrough in a new technology that could be used in more eco-friendly and efficient cooling systems in the future.


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FNR Awards 2021: Connecting the public with local industrial history

The FNR Award for ‘Outstanding Promotion of Science to the Public’ rewards outreach activities that have done an exceptional job connecting science with society. The 2021 winning activity involved setting up an interactive video installation in the middle of Esch to investigate the industrial history of the Minett region.


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INTER MOBILITY

Deadlines:
Thursday 20 January 2022 14:00 CET

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RESCOM: SCIENTIFIC EVENTS

Deadlines:
Thursday 20 January 2022 14:00 CET

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JUMP

Deadlines:
Friday 18 March 2022 14:00 CET
Friday 30 September 2022 14:00 CET

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AFR Individual

Deadlines:
Wednesday 9 March 2022 14:00 CET

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