Grand Prix en Sciences de l’Institut Grand Ducal 2019

The FNR is pleased to inform that applications for the ‘Grand Prix en Sciences de l’Institut Grand-Ducal 2019’ are now being accepted. The 2019 prize, endowed with 5000 EUR, will be awarded in the domain of chemistry and is named ‘Prix Paul Metz’ after its sponsor. Deadline for applications is Sunday, 31 March 2019.

In cooperation with several private sponsors, the “Section des Sciences naturelles, physiques et mathématiques de l’Institut Grand-ducal” since 2010, each year awards a researcher either their complete work or an exceptional discovery in the fields of biology, chemistry, geology, mathematics and physics. 2018 winner (domain biology) was FNR ATTRACT Fellow Prof Paul Wilmes.

About the 2019 prize

2019 is the second time the prize will be awarded in the domain chemistry and is called “Prix Paul METZ” in memory of Paul METZ, former CEO of ARBED and president of the “Section des Sciences de l’Institut Grand-ducal” from 1976 to 1983. The price is sponsored by the Family of Paul METZ and the “Section des Sciences”.


To be eligible for the award, the researcher must be a Luxembourgish national or a researcher working or having worked in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg with the major part of their scientific work and international publications done in the Grand-Duchy. The prize is currently endowed with 5000 EUR and is awarded during an academic session at the end of the year.

How to apply

All applications, year by year, must be submitted each year by 31 March latest, by postal and electronic mail to:

Professor emeritus Pierre SECK, Président de la Section des Sciences de l’Institut Grand-ducal,

13, rue Tony Neuman L-2241 Luxembourg

The application must contain an application letter, a complete curriculum vitae of the candidate as well as a document describing the work and the results that are to be considered by the jury. The regulation of the Grands Prix en Sciences de l’Institut Grand-ducal can be viewed on the Institut Grand Ducal website.

More information

The prize will be awarded on Saturday, 16f November 2019 at 5 p.m. at the Chambre de Commerce of Luxembourg.

For any further information, please contact Professor emeritus Pierre SECK, President of the “Section des Sciences de l’Institut Grand-ducal” (Tel.: +352 46 66 44 6354 or


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