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The FNR and NWO/ZonMW signed a Statement of Intent on 24 March 2017, in which it was agreed to support bilateral projects between researchers based in Luxembourg and in the Netherlands.

The NWO is the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, while ZonMW is the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development. NWO/ZonMW respectively will always serve as lead agency under this agreement.

The NWO has launched an ongoing Call for proposals as part of which Luxembourg researchers may submit bilateral proposals with researchers in the Netherlands. This Call is open for research proposals with a question in or overlapping the fields of earth sciences, astronomy, chemistry, computer science, life sciences, physics and mathematics. Proposals can be monodisciplinary, multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary in nature.

View the NWO guidelines


NWO/ZonMW will fund the successful Dutch partners, while the FNR will fund Luxembourg partners (funding amounts are yet to be decided)

Which NWO schemes are can joint proposals be submitted to?

Do the budget restrictions on the Dutch part apply for the Luxembourg part as well?

No. However, a consortium should align on the maximum number of positions allowed per scheme by the NWO

Does the PI count in the calculation of positions asked for?


Will the Luxembourg-based PI be financed by the FNR?

The general INTER funding guidelines apply

Will other NWO divisions launch calls for joint proposals as well?

Yes, that is foreseen. This page will be updated accordingly.


In case ZonMW is the funding body, applications are to be submitted to the respective ZonMW Unit by the main Dutch applicant, via the ZonMW electronic official application system.

In case NWO is the funding body, applications are to be submitted to the involved unit(s) by the main Dutch applicant, via the NWO electronic official application system.

All applications must then be submitted to the FNR no more than 5 working days after the NWO/ZonMW deadline. This must be done along with the INTER documents, via the FNR Online Grant Management System.

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