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

Funding Type(s): Project Funding,

Deadline: 22-04-2020 14:00 CET (postponed to 4 May 2020)

Call launch: 23 December 2019

**Update 16 March 2020: Due to COVID-19, the FNR has decided to postpone the deadline for the submission of annual reports by 6 weeks, to 15 May 2020. The deadline for submission of proposals in the running OPEN call has been postponed to 4 May 2020.**


The OPEN programme provides funding for a limited number of high quality research projects in areas that are not covered by the national research priorities adopted by the Government on 20 December 2019.
It aims at supporting established researchers to pursue innovative research projects of high scientific quality in emerging research areas in Luxembourg. OPEN is restricted to experienced researchers with a proven track record in their respective field.


OPEN projects have a lifespan of 2 – 3 years.


  • The FNR allocates a maximum financial contribution of 3 MEUR for the OPEN 2020 Call.
  • Co-funding of a minimum of 25% of the total project costs (all partners included) by the contracting research institution is required.


  • Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, 22 April 2020, 14:00 CET. Monday, 4 May 2020, 14:00 CET.
  • Same deadline as for the 2020 CORE Call.
  • Funding decisions will be communicated to applicants by end-October 2020.
  • Applicants should be aware that if the proposal falls within the thematic remit of the country’s research priorities, the proposal will be rejected.

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