Researchers’ Days 2020: Call for proposals open!

The Researchers’ Days will return for its 7th edition on Friday, 27 and Saturday, 28 November 2020 at the Rockhal in Esch/Belval. Proposals for workshops and Science Cafés are now being accepted, deadline to submit is Monday, 30 March, 12:00 CET.


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2020 FNR Call flyer now available!

Download FNR 2020 Calls A5 flyer (includes short programme descriptions) Download FNR 2020 Calls A3 poster (deadlines only)


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Web video training for students, researchers and science communicators

You want to communicate about your research or your passion of science through a YouTube video? If you are motivated to learn how to produce your own science web video, join us for a thrilling two-day training on Friday and Saturday 3 & 4 April 2020. Organised by the FNR, in cooperation with Wissenschaft im Dialog and the Fast Forward Science contest, this workshop will give you all insights and tools on how to produce your own science web video.


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FNR awards 8 Travel Grants to PhD candidates for participation in ESOF 2020

Following an open call for proposals among doctoral candidates, the FNR has selected eight Luxembourg doctoral candidates to participate in the 2020 edition of the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF), taking place from 5 to 9 July in Trieste, Italy.


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Opinion: Fake News about the Corona Virus and science in general

Marc Schiltz, Secretary General of the FNR, discusses Fake News and pseudo-science – how they affect science and what science can do to fight back.


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Brexit and Research: “A great deal of uncertainty”

On Friday, 31 January 2020, the United Kingdom becomes the first country to leave the European Union. Even as the exit day arrives, much uncertainty remains, including for scientists. We speak to Phillip Dale – a British scientist in Luxembourg – and Raphaël Le Brun, a Luxembourgish PhD candidate in the United Kingdom.


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Luxembourg Parkinson’s Study: 1600 participants recruited!

In 2015, the ambitious National Centre of Excellence in Research on Parkinson’s Disease (NCER-PD) was launched with the support of the FNR. This research programme brings together research institutions focusing on Parkinson’s disease in Luxembourg, with the aim of answering urgent questions on Parkinson’s disease. As of the end of 2019, the Luxembourg Parkinson’s Study has reached its ambitious goal: 800 patients and 800 controls have been recruited in Luxembourg and the Greater Region.


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Artificial Intelligence: Bias and the case for industry

Over the past many decades, science fiction has shown us scenarios where AI has surpassed human intelligence and overpowered humanity. As we near a tipping point where AI could feature in every part of our lives – from logistics to healthcare, human resource to civil security – we take a look at opportunities and ethical questions in AI. In this article, we speak to AI expert Prof Dr Patrick Glauner about AI bias, as well as which impact – good and bad – AI could have on industry and workers.


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JUMP

Deadlines:
Thursday 30 January 2020 14:00 CET (PATHFINDER)
Friday 25 September 2020 14:00 CET (PROOF OF CONCEPT)

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AFR Individual

Deadlines:
Wednesday 11 March 2020 14:00 CET

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BRIDGES

Deadlines:
Friday 17 April 2020 14:00 CET

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CORE

Deadlines:
Wednesday 22 April 2020 14:00 CET

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