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

Funding Type(s): Project Funding,

Call launch: 2018 Call to be announced mid-December 2017


The OPEN programme provides funding for a limited number of high quality research projects in areas that are currently not covered by the FNR’s thematic CORE programme.

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 OPEN 2017 Call budget is 1.2 MEUR.
  • Co-funding of a minimum of 25% of the total project costs (all partners included) by the contracting research institution is required.
  • General FNR: As of 1 January 2017, costs for project related publications are no longer eligible for funding as part of the programmes. Article processing fees for Open Access publications only can be refunded through the FNR’s “Open Access Fund”.


  • 1 call per year
  • Funding results of the 2017 Call will be communicated by mid-December 2017 at the latest.
  • The formal submission of the proposal to the FNR is done by an official representative of the host institution
  • Applicants should be aware that if the proposal falls within the thematic remit of CORE, the proposal will be rejected.

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