Participate: Survey on the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis

Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) is calling on Luxembourg to participate in a major online survey. Aimed at all residents aged 16 and over (all categories: workers, students, pensioners, high school students, etc.) because all opinions count and all information is valuable.  The survey is also accessible to cross-border workers, who have also been affected by this crisis.


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FNR-funded projects during COVID-19: FAQs for grantholders & applicants

We understand that researchers and research teams may go through a difficult period triggered by the COVID-19 lockdown. Research projects may currently be suspended and key parts of projects may have to be postponed for a significant amount of time, FNR wishes to offer flexibility in the handling of grants and grant proposals.


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International cooperation: Launch of AUDACE Call with Québec Research Fund (FRQ)

In May, the FNR has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Quebec Research Fund (FRQ) to support bilateral projects in the framework of the AUDACE programme. A first bilateral call for interdisciplinary projects has now been launched with a pre-proposal deadline of 16 September 2020. 


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IPBG: Cutting-edge research to advance development of next-generation satellite-terrestrial networks

The FNR is funding a six-year research partnership between the University and SES via the FNR’s Industrial Partnership Block Grant  (IPBG) programme. The aim of the extensive new research project is to advance data networks.


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Spotlight on Young Researchers: Understanding how language manifests in the brain

At KU Leuven, Luxembourg national Jill Kries is part of a research team driven by understanding how cognition and brain structure develop over time in language-related disorders and how this knowledge can be applied in a clinical or educational setting. We take a closer look at the work of the young team.


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FNR ATTRACT Fellows – the people behind the science: Anupam Sengupta

Anupam Sengupta went from being an engineer in India to studying physics in Germany, before diving into biology in the US and Switzerland. Combining his expertise in these fields, the Indian national came to Luxembourg in 2018 with an FNR ATTRACT Fellowship to set up his research group at the University of Luxembourg as a tenure track Professor in Physics. We speak to the biophysicist about his journey and passion for uncovering the secrets of how the smallest of living organisms regulate our health and happiness, and get impacted by the changes in their environment.


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Spotlight on Young Researchers: Hameeda Jagalur Basheer

While solar panels appear on more and more rooftops, researchers are still developing ways to boost their efficiency. As part of her PhD at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Indian national Hameeda Jagalur Basheer is developing alternative materials that can help capture the sunlight better and improve efficiency of solar panels.


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Spotlight on Young Researchers: Mohammad Zare

Floods across the world have resulted in tremendous economic damage and loss of lives: better tools to predict flood rise and recession are needed. The biggest question facing researchers like Mohammad Zare is how to accurately simulate and predict this complex phenomenon. As part of an Industrial Fellowship between the University of Luxembourg and company RSS-Hydro, the Postdoc Works on improving the simulation and prediction of flash floods, with the goal to develop a decision-making model for flood protection in Luxembourg.


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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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INTER

Deadlines:
Ongoing

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