New podcast series in collaboration with Lëtzebuerger Journal

The FNR is pleased to announce a new podcast series in collaboration with Lëtzebuerger Journal. Titled ‘Mäin Element’, the series features researchers in Luxembourg talking about their lives and their passion for science, showing a glimpse of the people behind the science. The first episode features FNR ATTRACT Fellow and neuroscientist Prof Anne Grünewald.


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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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Info session JUMP21 Call

The FNR is hosting a webinar in the framework of the JUMP21 2021 Call. The webinar takes place on 8 June 2021 from 14:00 – 15:00 CET.


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Results 2020 CORE Call

The FNR is pleased to communicate the final results of the 2020 CORE Call. Out of 157 proposals submitted in the 2020 CORE Call, a total of 47 research projects have been retained for funding, representing a financial commitment of 30,2 MEUR.


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Spotlight on Young Researchers: AI for ethical and legal debates

Looking at popular culture, big tech and ongoing societal debates – technological progress in Artificial Intelligence (AI) affects us all. Researchers from numerous scientific fields are working on the best way to bring AI forward, including the study of systems able to autonomously reason over arguments – calculators for philosophical, ethical or legal debates.


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Spotlight on Young Researchers: How is scientific quality fostered by research collaboration?

In the last decades, how research is conducted has been profoundly changed by ICT, and there has also been a shift from the ‘sole genius’ towards teamwork and especially interdisciplinarity: Today, millions of researchers worldwide collaborate across organisational, disciplinary, and cultural boundaries, extending the possibilities of new scientific discovery. This, and the associated data, has paved the way for the scientific field Science of Science, where one key question is understanding exactly how scientific quality is fostered by research collaboration.


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Spotlight on Young Researchers: Turning up the heat on solar absorbers

Using solar absorbers for collection and storage of heat from the sun is an environmentally friendly way to generate heat, yet only 16% of heating is generated from renewable energy. Material scientists are looking for ways to boost this number by making the solar absorber coatings more efficient.


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From lab to startup: LuxAI and QTrobot – a robot to help children with autism

Luxembourg start-up LuxAI, with their socially assistive robot QTrobot, has been making waves on an international level since it was created. The FNR has supported the project from its inception through the development of a prototype, helping bridge the gap between lab and commercialisation. We speak to LuxAI founders Dr Pouyan Ziafati and Dr Aida Nazarikhorram about the LuxAI journey so far; how QTrobot came to be and how parents can now have a QTrobot at home.


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FNR COVID-19

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

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JUMP21

Deadlines:
Wednesday 8 September 2021 14:00 CET

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PSP-FLAGSHIP

Deadlines:
Thursday 20 May 2021 14:00 CET

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INTER

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Latest videos

LuxAI: QTRobot – a humanoid robot for children with autism

FNR PEARL Chairs: Prof Louis Chauvel – How socioeconomic inequality threatens social democracy

Introducing FNR ATTRACT Fellows: Stan Schymanski (biologist)

FNR PEARL Chairs: Prof Paulo Esteves Veríssimo: Cyber Solutions for Critical Information Infrastructures

FNR PEARL Chairs: Prof Conchita D’Ambrosio: How inequality and economic insecurity affect wellbeing

FNR PEARL Chairs: Prof Michel Mittelbronn – towards a better understanding of neurodegeneration and brain tumours

FNR PEARL Chairs: Prof Rejko Krüger – connecting fundamental research and clinical care

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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