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Launch 2023 Industrial Fellowships Call

The 2023 Industrial Fellowships call is now open, with a deadline of 21 April 2023, 14:00 CET. Please note there is only one Industrial Fellowships call in 2023.

The Industrial Fellowships programme awards PhD and Postdoc grants to researchers who carry out their PhD and/or postdoc training in collaboration with a company in Luxembourg.

Go to Industrial Fellowships programme page


New Open access book unlocks the world of science communication

The University of Luxembourg and the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) have released “50 essentials on science communication”, a textbook dedicated to the fascinating venture of presenting, explaining and engaging people in research.

Minister for Research & Higher Education visits FNR

On Wednesday 27 March 2024, the FNR welcomed the Minister for Research and Higher Education, Stéphanie Obertin for a visit at the FNR office in Belval. During this working visit, the Minister learned about the FNR’s vision, missions and values in the context of the national research and innovation strategy, in the presence of the … Continued

FNR training for researchers: how to explain your research to politicians

How to explain your research to politicians: Register now to attend the FNR’s training for researchers, either on 29 April or 30 April 2024 in Belval (in-person only).

New Mäin Element podcast episode: Ines Chihi

Mäin Element is a podcast collaboration between the FNR and Lëtzebuerger Journal. Listen to the latest episode featuring Ines Chihi, who’s research focuses on electrical measurement and sensor technologies, with a particular emphasis on smart sensors and the estimation and identification of complex systems with unpredictable behaviours. About the ‘Mäin Element’ podcast series The ‘Mäin … Continued

New Research Luxembourg-SciLux podcast episode: Massimiliano Esposito & Emanuele Penocchio

Discover the Research Luxembourg-SciLux podcast episode featuring Prof. Massimiliano Esposito (FNR ATTRACT fellow & ERC grantee) and Dr. Emanuele Penocchio who received the FNR Outstanding PhD Thesis Award in 2023. Topic: Thermodynamics and Chemical Engines.

INTERnational cooperation: Pre-announcment TRANSCAN JTC 2024 Call

As a TRANSCAN-3 partner, the FNR is pleased to share the pre-announcement for the launch of the Joint Transnational Call (JTC 2024) on the topic: “Combination therapies against cancer: new opportunities for translational research”. The FNR supports this call with 350,000 EUR as part of the INTER programme to foster international cooperation. The Call, expected to launch on 26 April, has a pre-proposal deadline of 5 July and a full proposal deadline of 29 November 2024.

2024 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting – three young scientists from Luxembourg selected to attend

The FNR is pleased to announce that three young promising researchers from Luxembourg are among the 600 young scientists selected by the Lindau Selection Committee to attend the annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. The 2024 Meeting, dedicated to physics, takes place from 30 June – 5 July in Lindau, Germany.

Grand Prix En Science Luxembourg-Lorraine: CORE project awarded

The Grand Prix en Sciences Lorraine-Luxembourg is awarded jointly by the Section des Sciences of the Institut grand-ducal de Luxembourg and l’Académie Lorraine des Sciences and is intended to highlight scientific cooperation between Luxembourg and Lorraine. Dr C. Christos Soukoulis (Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Luxembourg) and Prof. Claire Gaiani (University of Lorraine) have been awarded for outcomes of a project funded by the FNR’s CORE project.

Trends Under Review: Video & key take aways first lecture

On 13 March 2024, the FNR hosted the first lecture in the forum “Trends Under Review”. Featuring Noémie Aubert Bonn speaking on the topic of why we urgently need to reform research assessment, a recording of the first lecture is now available, along with key take aways from the panel discussion that followed the lecture. The next lecture takes place on 22 May 2024.

Results 2023-2 JUMP Call

The FNR is pleased to communicate that 4 of 8 projects have been retained for funding in the 2023-2 JUMP Call. The FNR JUMP programme is a competitive funding instrument, open to all domains, that is designed to bridge the technical and funding gap between research-driven discoveries and their commercialisation/ utilisation, thereby enhancing the impact of Luxembourg’s research on the economy and society. The 2024-1 call will launch on 15 April, with a deadline of 19 June 2024.