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

Funding Type(s): Support for scientific events & science communication,

Call launch: 2018

**Please note, the fist Call will launch in 2018**


The aim of the OPEN ACCESS FUND is to promote the free access to research results from FNR-(co)funded projects.

The programme provides financial support to cover article processing charges that may arise through the publication of peer-reviewed research results in Open Access.

An Open Access publication is one that is made freely available to any potential reader or user with access to the internet, with the only limitation that the work is properly attributed to its author(s).

Open Access publications contribute to a more efficient and effective use of research results, maximises the potential for innovation, increases the visibility of researchers and their research institutions and provides the conditions for a bigger return on invest of public money.

The OPEN ACCESS FUND also helps FNR-(co)funded researchers to comply with the FNR Policy on Open Access.


The FNR reimburses article processing charges (APCs) for publications of research results in Open Access, provided certain conditions are fulfilled. Fees are eligible for reimbursement only for publications arising from FNR-(co)funded research.

The following APCs are reimbursable up to certain thresholds (detailed in the guidelines):

  • Open Access costs
  • Publication fees
  • Page charges

Eligible publications are peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals as well as scientific monographs.


From 2018, a call for applications will be announced annually for the reimbursement of costs incurred from manuscripts published in the previous calendar year.

Eligible to apply to the OPEN ACCESS FUND are FNR beneficiaries of the following funding instruments who received funding decisions after 1 January 2017: CORE, OPEN, INTER, INTER Mobility, PEARL, ATTRACT, NCER, CORE-PPP, POC and IPBG. Also eligible to apply are AFR-PPP and AFR INDIVIDUAL beneficiaries that carried out their research predominantly in Luxembourg.

3LIU (University of Luxembourg, LIST, LIH, LISER) submit a predefined form (Excel sheet) of all eligible publications by FNR-funded employees employed at their institution. All other research institutions or individual researchers must complete a predefined form for each eligible manuscript.



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