Overview

Career Stage(s): PhD Candidate (with Masters),

Funding Type(s): Staff funding only, Support for International Collaborations,

Deadline: 11-03-2020 14:00 CET

PROGRAMME SUMMARY

AFR is one of the FNR’s longest-running funding schemes and now provides funding for the training of doctoral candidates only. Grants are awarded in the form of an employment contract with the host institution, rather than in the form of a scholarship.

The AFR PhD grant scheme is divided into two sub-categories:

  • AFR PhD in Luxembourg (AFR Incoming): Candidates from any nationality may apply for a doctoral position in an eligible Luxembourg host institution. Candidates will have to spend >50% in Luxembourg under an employment contract with the host institution;
  • AFR PhD abroad (AFR Outgoing): Luxembourg nationals, or residents in Luxembourg for more than 5 consecutive years, may apply for a doctoral position in a public higher education institution abroad. The rule for this type of AFR grants is an employment contract with the institution abroad, but in exceptional cases, grants without a work contract can be awarded.

New for 2020

The National Quality Framework for Doctoral Training (QF) contains a set of requirements with respect to the management, quality and academic standards of PhD training. AFR beneficiaries, their supervisors, and institution(s) are expected to follow the rules set in the QF. More specifically, the following requirements must be fulfilled:

For an AFR funded PhD an “Individual PhD Plan” should to be drafted at the onset of each PhD project. This plan must outline the objectives of the research project, the supervision set-up, rights and duties of all involved parties and expected outcomes in terms of reporting, publications, training activities, and other relevant information for a PhD project.

Only for PhD registered at the University of Luxembourg the PhD supervisory committee (CET – Comité d’Encadrement de Thèse) includes at least one member from a research institution abroad.

DURATION

AFR PhD grants are funded for a maximum of 4 years.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

  • The AFR PhD programme currently has 1 Call per year. The next deadline is Wednesday, 11 March 2020, 14:00 CET.
  • Applications must be submitted jointly by the AFR candidate and the host institution (having signed the ‘joint declaration’ to be uploaded in the system before proposal submission).
  • Funding decisions for the 2020 AFR Call will be communicated by July 2020.

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