COVID-19 taskforce: Launch of national platform, FNR Call in the making

As researchers work on numerous new projects to contribute to the fight against COVID-19, Research Luxembourg has launched a national COVID-19 platform to coordinate research projects and collaborations. The FNR will soon open a special fast-track Call for proposals to support research efforts.

https://lux-covid19.lu/

The Luxembourg research community has reacted rapidly to the COVID-19 pandemic, creating also a need for coordination and collaboration. Research Luxembourg (University, LIH, LISER, LIST, FNR, Ministry of Higher Education and Research) has therefore launched a national COVID-19 platform. This website will support the research community, facilitate exchange and the identification of synergies.

On top of giving a good overview of COVID-19 research in Luxembourg, this centralised platform aims at fostering collaboration and communication.

The different parts of the platform allow researchers to:

  • Submit project ideas
  • Browse ongoing projects
  • Browse submitted open ideas
  • Share and discuss new ideas (under construction)

FNR funding

The FNR has announcd a special fast-track Call to provide initial funding for research projects on COVID-19, with a deadline of 14 April. The aim is to (co-)support short-term projects, or the starting phase of long-term projects. In order to be eligible for the FNR Call, short descriptions of project ideas must first be published on the COVID-19 platform before 8 April.

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