PSP-Flagship 2017 Call for proposals

The FNR is pleased to announce the 2017 Call for the PSP-Flagship scheme, a strand in the Promoting Science to the Public (PSP) programme, specifically aimed at supporting long-term science outreach activities with lasting impact. Deadline for applications is Monday, 15 May 2017, 14:00 CET. The PSP-Flagship programme aims to set up long-term (3-year duration) science … Continued

IMPACT assessment of FNR major funding schemes

The FNR commissioned ‘Interface Policy studies Research Consulting’ from Switzerland to evaluate the impact of FNR’s four major funding schemes: the project funding programmes CORE and INTER (in the fields of materials and physical sciences) and the strategic funding instruments ATTRACT and PEARL. The main objective was to evaluate and compare the impact of the … Continued

New requirement: Registration of FNR-funded PhDs in FNR online submission system

As of January 2017, the FNR has opened its online submission system for the systematic registration of PhD candidates recruited in the frame of research projects funded under CORE, OPEN, INTER, ATTRACT and PEARL. This registry will serve mainly for record keeping and statistical exploitation. Any updates on the progress of the candidate’s training and … Continued

FNR requirements for supervisors of FNR-funded PhDs

As of 15 February 2017, the FNR standardises the requirements for PhD supervisors across its funding instruments. These new requirements apply for all new applications submitted to the FNR, involving the supervision of one or more FNR-funded PhD candidates. By definition, the supervisor is the intellectual authority guiding the doctoral candidate and taking the responsibility for … Continued

New joint Open Letter on recent developments in science in the US

In light of recent developments in science in the US, around 40 European research organisations have signed an Open Letter calling on European governments and the EU Commission to maintain the principles and values that “underpin scientific progress, to work with their counterparts in the US administration to maintain a global science system based on … Continued

Spotlight on young researchers 2017: Send us your stories!

To highlight early-career researchers across the world, the FNR is running a social media and website campaign, and is actively looking to hear from PhD or Postdoc researchers with a connection to Luxembourg. This is an opportunity for early-career researchers to showcase their work, and inspire students who may be considering a career in research. If you are an … Continued

Grand Prix en Sciences de l’Institut Grand-Ducal 2017

The FNR is pleased to inform that applications for the ‘Grand Prix en Sciences de l’Institut Grand-Ducal 2017’ are now being accepted! The 2017 prize, endowed with 5000 EUR, will be awarded in the domain of geology and is named ‘Prix FEIDT’ after its sponsor. Deadline for applications is 31 March 2017. In cooperation with … Continued

Inequality and…? Lecture Series: Inequality and Child Development

As part of its lecture series ‘Inequality and…?’, a lecture on the topic ‘Inequality and Child Development’ will be held at the European Investment Bank (EIB) on Thursday, 23 February 2017. Main coordinators of this lecture series are FNR PEARL Chairs Professors Conchita D’Ambrosio and Louis Chauvel.  Speaker Speaker is Ariel Kalil, University of Chicago, USA. Download speaker … Continued

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