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CORE Bilateral / Interdisciplinary projects (AUDACE)

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  • Deadline: 18-09-2024 14:00 (pre-proposal)
    11-12-2024 14:00
    (full proposal)


The main objective of this agreement is to foster cross-border collaboration between the scientific communities of Quebec and Luxembourg. 

FRQ Québec and FNR are collaborating in two different funding programmes: CORE (in the calls 2024 and 2026) and AUDACE (in the calls 2024/25 and 2026/27).

The rules of the respective calls must be respected.

In the framework of the AUDACE programme, the research consortia are invited to submit joint interdisciplinary projects. Two annual bilateral Calls are foreseen under this agreement, with FRQ Quebec serving as lead agency.  

AUDACE aims to provide researchers from the three major sectors covered by the Fonds with favourable conditions for initiating projects with a high level of risk and the potential for high impacts, be they scientific, social, economic, technological, cultural, aesthetic, etc.

With the international “Québec-Luxembourg” AUDACE programme, researchers from Québec and Luxembourg are invited to submit proposals which are in line with an interdisciplinary/intersectoral (as defined by the FRQ) approach engage in a joint, co-created “research approach” whose mode of operation lies outside of the hierarchization of fields of knowledge – in the sense that they involve collaboration between at least two researchers from Québec coming from two sectors covered by different FRQ (Nature et technologies, Santé, Société et culture) and at least one researcher from Luxembourg with a complementary expertise.

Info & networking session for Luxembourg researchers

On 11 July 2024, from 16:30 – 18:00, the FNR is organising an info and networking session, taking place in room 2.220 in Maison du Savoir (Belval) (30 min call info and 60 min networking). This networking event will provide an excellent opportunity to discuss the new FRQ developments and the particularities of the calls 2024, as well as to make contact with like-minded researchers and teams in Luxembourg to submit joint projects.

Please register below by 8 July.


The FNR allocates up to 100.000 EUR (+ 25% indirect costs) per 1-year Audace proposal. Up to 5 projects can be funded per call. 


  • Call launch: 9 July 2024


  • Please note all both pre- and full proposal must also be submitted to the FNR by the Luxembourg-based scientist.
  • This must be done no later than 7 working days after the lead agency deadline, and the FNR INTER documents must be included in the submission. 
  • All applications must be submitted via the FNR Online Grant Management System. 
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