Overview

Career Stage(s): PhD Candidate (with Masters), Postdoc & Junior Researcher,

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

Deadline: 20-04-2018 14:00 CET

Deadline: 12-10-2018 14:00 CET

PROGRAMME SUMMARY

The aim of the Industrial Fellowships programme (formerly AFR-PPP) is to foster the cooperation between Luxembourg based companies active in R&D and public research institutions in Luxembourg and/or abroad. The scheme awards PhD and Postdoc grants to researchers who carry out their PhD and/or postdoc training in collaboration with a company in Luxembourg. The scheme is open to all scientific domains, and do all researchers, regardless of their nationality. Collaborating companies must have a presence in Luxembourg.

The Industrial Fellowship scheme has two strands:

  1. Projects carried out in Luxembourg (IN): More than 50% of research time is spent in Luxembourg, under an employment contract.
  2. Projects carried out abroad (OUT): More than 50% of research time is spent outside Luxembourg, under an employment contract, but at least 25% of the work has to be spent at the company in Luxembourg.

The specific objectives of the programme are to:

  1. Prepare young scientists not only for an academic career, but also help in acquiring the necessary skills and competences for the private job market;
  2. Support knowledge transfer between higher education institutions and Luxembourg based companies active in R&D;
  3. Promote the development of industrial research capacity in Luxembourg through the recruitment of early stage researchers and the concomitant implementation of partnerships between companies and public research organisations.

DURATION

  • Postdoc grants are funded for 1 – 2 years
  • PhD grants are funded for a maximum for 4 years.

FUNDING SPECIFICS

The FNR pays the host institution a predefined amount towards the annual salary costs of the researcher on the INDUSTRIAL FELLOWSHIPS project. Collaborating companies are required to contribute with 15% of the FNR funding to the salary of the grantee.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

  • 2 Calls per year
  • Funding decisions are communicated no more than 3 months after the submission deadline
  • The project should be jointly developed by the applicant, the company and the public partner (e.g. the university)

HOW TO FIND AN INDUSTRY PARTNER IN LUXEMBOURG

Luxembourg’s National Innovation Portal offers a list of national partners, which researchers may find useful when looking for an industry partner.


SEE ALSO..

Overview of Industrial Fellowships 2018-1 Call outcome – details

Overview of AFR-PPP funded projects 2008 – 2015

Latest Industrial Fellowships (AFR-PPP) news

FNR Highlights relating to Industrial Fellowships (AFR-PPP)

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