Career Stage(s): Established Researcher, Leading Researcher,

Funding Type(s): Project Funding, Support for International Collaborations, Business Collaboration,



The INTER Programme is the FNR’s main funding instrument to foster international collaboration.

It aims to give Luxembourg’s public research a higher profile in the international context by providing funding for international collaboration. INTER enables the FNR to initiate bi or multilateral arrangements for project calls in conjunction with other national or international funding bodies.

FNR has entered a number of cooperation agreements with foreign funding agencies to provide funding opportunities for bilateral projects. Furthermore, FNR has joined several international consortia which provide funding opportunities for multilateral projects.

INTER projects need to be submitted to a specific INTER call. Calls may target bi- or multilateral projects. Researchers wishing to submit joint proposals should consult information within individual call documents for details.

All INTER Calls are announced in the FNR’s newslleter FNR Info.

WEAVE – research without borders

The FNR is one of 12 funding agencies in 11 European countries to sign WEAVE, a bottom-up, cross-European initiative developed by European research funders to support excellent collaborative research projects across borders.

WEAVE aims to simplify the submission and selection procedures of collaborative research proposals that involve researchers from up to three European countries or regions. It does this by making proposals go through a single evaluation procedure.

Find out more on the FNR-WEAVE programme page or on the WEAVE website


  • The Luxembourg project partner needs to be eligible for FNR funding, while the foreign project partner needs to be eligible for funding from the foreign funding agency(-ies) participating in the call.
  • For each call, a lead agency is defined which manages the complete selection process from reception of the applications to the peer review procedure. In most cases the foreign funding agency is the lead agency (and not the FNR).
  • Additionally to submitting to the lead agency abroad, all applications have to be submitted through the FNR Online Grant Management System by the Luxembourg partner, including the FNR INTER documents.
  • Proposals must be submitted to the FNR at latest 7 working days after the lead-agency’s deadline. Applicants will need to provide basic information and attach the proposal (including all further relevant documents) based on the form provided by the lead agency.



INTERnational cooperation: 1st Green Era Hub Call

INTERnational cooperation: Pre-announcement NORFACE Call & FNR hosting info session

INTER call: last-minute possibility to participate in the NSF’s Global Centers Programme

International cooperation: M-ERA.NET 2023 Call

Narrative CV – 2023 workshop

Webinar: FNR Reporting is evolving in 2023!

International cooperation: 2023 JPND Call

INTERnational cooperation: 2022 CHIST-ERA Call

Results AFR Bilateral 2022

International cooperation: Launch of AUDACE Call with Québec Research Fund (FRQ)

INTERnational cooperation: Results 2021 AUDACE Call & upcoming webinars

International cooperation: Round-up of 2021 retained INTER projects

Temporary FNR support for Researchers who have fled the war in Ukraine

Results 2022-1 INTER Mobility Call

FNR statement on Ukraine – update

Explore. Inspire. Fascinate: FNR Science Image Competition 2022 – submit your images! Deadline extended

International cooperation: QuantERA Call 2023

International cooperation: PRIMA 2022 call

International cooperation: European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases (EJP RD) Call for Proposals 2022

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

International cooperation: 2022 ERA PerMed Call

New video resource for funders: ‘Balanced, broad, responsible: A practical guide for research evaluators’

FNR-funded projects during COVID-19: FAQs for grantholders & applicants

International cooperation: Launch of first CHANSE Call

International cooperation: FNR signs agreement with Czech Science Foundation (GACR)

International cooperation: Round-up of 2020 retained INTER projects

International cooperation: WEAVE – research funding without borders

International cooperation: AAL Call Challenge 2021

International cooperation: NORFACE and HERA launch new programme – CHANSE

Evolution of FNR funding policies in 2021

International cooperation: Joint FNR – F.R.S-FNRS Call

International cooperation: NORFACE 2019 Call results

INTERnational funding possibilities on Sars-CoV-2/ COVID-19

International cooperation: Results 2019 M-ERA.NET Call

COVID-19 pandemic: FNR offers flexibility in the handling of grants and grant proposals

Coronavirus: FNR staff in home office

International Cooperation: Launch of joint FNR-FWO Call

International cooperation: Round-up of 2019 retained INTER projects

‘National Research Priorities for Luxembourg’ approved by the Government

International cooperation: Belgium-Luxembourg research cooperation strengthened

INTER: Results 2018 ANR-FNR Call

International cooperation: Call for proposals with ANR

International cooperation: 40 New COST Actions

International cooperation: Inauguration of RIKEN Outpost Labs in Luxembourg

International cooperation: NORFACE programme on democratic governance – full proposal stage

International cooperation: FNR and ANR renew agreement to support research collaboration between France and Luxembourg

International cooperation: ERACoSysMed Joint Transnational Call for Proposals 2019

International cooperation: Round-up of 2018 funded INTER projects

INTER Biomed Calls info session – presentation available!

The FNR signs the DORA declaration

Two Fulbright scholarships awarded

Japanese delegation from RIKEN-IMS visit Luxembourg

International cooperation: NWO-FNR Call launched

Founding General Assembly of the International Science Council (ISC)

International cooperation: FNR and Leir Charitable Foundations Sign Research Agreement

International cooperation: Meeting with heads of French research agencies

International cooperation: Results FRIPRO 2017 Call

International cooperation: Results 2017 M-ERA.NET Call

International cooperation: Round-up of 2017 funded INTER projects

International cooperation: Result ERACoSysMed JTC2 2017 Call

FNR and the Fulbright Commission strengthen research collaborations between Luxembourg and the United States

Luxembourg partners in successful DFG project

Luxembourg and Japan strengthen cooperation in biomedical research and health

INTER and COST Networking & Info Day: Presentation available

INTER: Results ANR-FNR Call

International cooperation: Deadline postponed in NRF Call

International cooperation: HERA Call ‘Public Spaces: Culture and Integration in Europe’ open for proposals

Scientist Medal 2017 for outstanding polymer researcher

International cooperation: Launch of AFR Bilateral Call with Singapore

International cooperation: Call pre-announcement for bilateral projects with Singapore

International cooperation: Luxembourg team part of successful transnational proposal

Luxembourg and The Netherlands tighten research collaboration

FNR hosts HERA Management Team & Network Board Meeting

FNR joins NORFACE Network Board

Space Resources: FNR joins economic mission to US

FNR and Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology foster their collaboration for the development of joint research projects

International cooperation: FNR signs Statement of Intent with NWO/ZonMW

ERA 2016 Progress Report available!

NORFACE & Belmont Forum Info Session: Presentation available!

Statement of Intent between RCUK and FNR renewed for another 5 year period

International cooperation: Launch of NORFACE & Belmont Forum T2S Call

NORFACE DIAL: All 4 Luxembourg proposals eligible

Luxembourg and Singapore establish bilateral research collaborations

International Cooperation: Pre-announcement of NORFACE multilateral joint Call for proposals

Public consultation: have your say on Horizon 2020!

International Cooperation: NORFACE Call for full proposals

International Cooperation: RCUK Statement on international collaboration post EU referendum

International Cooperation: Eurostars Info Day

M-ERA.NET Call 2016 is open!

Signature of a Memorandum of Understanding between the FNR and RIKEN Japan

FNR visits National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in Japan

The FNR hosts Taiwanese Counsellor for Science and Technology

Laying foundations for future collaborations: the FNR visits Singapore

The FNR joins Annual Global Meeting of the Global Research Council (GRC)


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

INTERnational cooperation: A virtual personal assistant for people affected by dementia

INTER: Luxembourg researcher in bilateral epigenetics project

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Léon-Charles Tranchevent

INTER SPOTLIGHT: Faster, better, cheaper – materials scientists optimise solar cells

INTER: Cross-border regions in the grid – an overview of the potential development of urbanisation

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