The FNR is pleased to announce the 6th edition of Spotlight on Young Researchers, where we shine a spotlight on early-career researchers across the globe with a connection to Luxembourg. Calling PhDs and Postdocs: Through Spotlight on Young Researchers, you have the chance to draw attention to a field of research, a question or issue and share the work you are doing and why it is important. Deadline to participate is Monday, 22 February 2021.
The FNR is inviting all researchers in Luxembourg to ‘go back to school’ and inspire the next generation of researchers! “Chercheurs à l’école – Researchers go back to school” is your chance to interact and motivate future generations, and share the passion that got you into research in the first place. The 2021 edition takes place from Monday, 15 – Friday, 19 March.
In 2021, there will be a number of changes coming to FNR funding policies, affecting most of our diverse selection of programmes. These changes represent a forward evolution for the FNR, as they align with international best practices meant to improve the quality of science and research on a systemic level. A recording and the presentations from the webinar held on 13 January are now available, as well as an FAQ.
In cooperation with the FNR and several private sponsors, the ‘Section des Sciences Naturelles, physiques et mathématiques de l’Institut Grand-ducal’ is now accepting applications for the 2021 Grand Prix en Sciences de l’Institut Grand Ducal / Prix de la Bourse de Luxembourg, this year being awarded in the domain of physics. Deadline to apply is Wednesday, 31 March 2021.
In 2020, the FNR committed 17.4 MEUR of funding to 39 bi- and multilateral projects via its INTER scheme to foster international cooperation.
Much like a physician, Prof. Louis Chauvel from the University of Luxembourg identifies and compares symptoms, signs and co-morbidities of societies around the world using quantitative models. While sociological studies typically consider a limited number of factors, Chauvel has the ambition of creating a global picture of the dynamics spanning generations.
Anja Leist wants to find out how to resist the decline of our cognitive abilities in old age. Her international research has already achieved a first result: improving education helps prevent problems occurring decades later.