Overview

Country(s): Singapore,

Deadline: 26-09-2017 14:00 CET

PROGRAMME SUMMARY

With its AFR bilateral Singapore programme, FNR supports PhD and Postdoc projects in cooperation between a Luxembourg based eligible research institution and one of the Singapore research centres. It follows a bottom-up approach and is open to all research domains.

This collaboration agreement between the FNR and Singapore launched with an initial call in 2015 in which 6 out of 17 submitted projects were funded, with 10 grants awarded.

The majority of the research activities will need to be carried out at a Luxembourg based eligible research institution, i.e. more than 50% of research time is spent in Luxembourg, under an employment contract. Additionally at least 20% of the research time must be spent at one or several Singapore public research institutions.

Research projects must be based on cooperation between a Luxembourg based eligible research institution and one of the Singapore research centres.

The majority of the research activities will need to be carried out at a Luxembourg based eligible research institution, i.e. more than 50% of research time is spent in Luxembourg, under an employment contract. Additionally at least 20% of the research time must be spent at one or several Singapore public research institutions.

DURATION & FUNDING SPECIFICS

Funding will be granted up to 4 years for PhD candidates and up to 2 years for postdoctoral researchers according to the rules of the AFR programme.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

All applications must be submitted via the FNR Online Grant Management System.

There are two categories of applications:

  • Individual applications for a single PhD or Postdoc position. In this case the PhD or Postdoc candidate himself/herself submits the proposal to FNR.
  • Collective applications for at least 2 PhD and/or Postdoc positions. In this case the proposal is submitted by a coordinator at an eligible Luxembourg host institution. It is not expected that the respective PhD and/or Postdoc candidates are already known at the application stage.
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