Results 2018 AFR Call

The FNR is pleased to communicate that 25 of 100 eligible PhD projects have been selected for funding in the 2018 AFR Call. This represents an FNR commitment of 4.32 MEUR.

AFR is one of the FNR’s longest-running funding schemes and now serves the specific purpose of providing funding for the training of doctoral candidates. Grants are awarded in the form of an employment contract with the host institution, rather than in the form of a scholarship.

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Funded projects

Domain Humanities & Social Sciences – 7 projects (+2 on reserve list)

Applicant

Charline Kopf

Project title

Railway infrastructure, remoteness, and security on the West African frontier

Host institution

University of Oxford

Supervisor

Dace Dzenovksa

Applicant

Anne Kremmer

Project title

Secular Trends in Living Conditions in Medieval/post-medieval Luxembourg City

Host institution

University of Tübingen

Supervisor

Hervé Bocherens

Applicant

Ruta Müller

Project title

Stress effects on interoceptive learning and memory as a mechanism of somatic symptom generation

Host institution

University of Luxembourg

Supervisor

André Schulz

Applicant

Merve Uzunalioglu

Project title

Fathers and Parental Leave in Luxembourg: The interplay between workplace characteristics and fathers’ behaviour. Focus on research sector

Host institution

LISER – Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research

Supervisor

Marie Valentova

Applicant

Arnaud Sauer

Project title

Flows, mobility and networks of the foreign workforce in the cross-border steel basin of the Minette during the inter-war period

Host institution

University of Luxembourg

Supervisor

Scuto Denis

Applicant

Paolo Balmas

Project title

China’s Financial Networks in Luxembourg

Host institution

LISER – Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research

Supervisor

Sabine Dörry

Applicant

Marc Trappendreher

Project title

Image Diffusion: Transnational Circulation of Film Images in the ‘Cinema of Modernity’ of the 1960s

Host institution

University of Zurich

Supervisor

Jörg Schweinitz

Domain Law & Economics – 6 projects (+1 on reserve list)

Applicant

Melvin Drent

Project title

Dual-Sourcing Strategies that Create Carbon Efficient Supply Chains

Host institution

University of Luxembourg

Supervisor

Joachim Arts

Applicant

Jean-Marc Ceci

Project title

Law with literature: freedom, testimony, responsibility

Host institution

University of Luxembourg

Supervisor

Johan Willem Gous Van Der Walt

Applicant

Emilija Pashoska

Project title

Digital currency valuation and potential implications for the European Monetary Union

Host institution

University of Luxembourg

Supervisor

Tibor Neugebauer

Applicant

Gabrielle Leterre

Project title

From standards of international law for outer space resources exploitation to sustainable mining

Host institution

University of Luxembourg

Supervisor

Mahulena Hofmann

Applicant

Sonia Schifano

Project title

Social mobility in the long run: how does it impact inequality?

Host institution

University of Luxembourg

Applicant

Lisa Urban

Project title

Police-hacking in Cybercrime Investigations – A comparative and European analysis

Host institution

University of Luxembourg

Supervisor

Silvia Allegrezza

Domain Innovation in Services – 4 projects (+1 on reserve list)

Applicant

Praveenkumar Korrai

Project title

Learning-Assisted Cross-Layer Optimization of Cognitive Communication Networks

Host institution

University of Luxembourg

Supervisor

Symeon Chatzinotas

Applicant

Philippe Sünnen

Project title

Mathematical Analysis of Training Neural Networks

Host institution

Technical University of Munich

Supervisor

Massimo Fornasier

Applicant

Renaud Rwemalika

Project title

Automatic generation and maintenance of functional tests in an agile environment

Host institution

University of Luxembourg

Supervisor

Yves Le Traon

Applicant

Michel Pierre Paul Breyer

Project title

Perception and Learning for Versatile Robotic Manipulation

Host institution

ETH Zürich

Supervisor

Roland Siegwart

Domain Life Sciences, Biology & Medicine – 3 projects (+1 on reserve list)

Applicant

Pauline Mencke

Project title

Examination of role and function of DJ-1 in Parkinson’s Disease and Glioblastoma multiforme

Host institution

University of Luxembourg

Supervisor

Rejko Krüger

Applicant

Mehri Baniasadi

Project title

Personalised tremor control by advanced clinical Deep Brain Stimulation.

Host institution

University of Luxembourg

Supervisor

Jorge Goncalves

Applicant

Nadia Ben Fadhel

Project title

Investigating BET inhibition as a novel antifungal therapeutic strategy

Host institution

Catholic Univ. Louvain-la-Neuve

Supervisor

Carlo Petosa

Domain Materials, Physics & Engineering – 3 projects (+1 on reserve list)

Applicant

Artem Malyeyev

Project title

Spin structure of Mn-based rare-earth-free permanent magnets as seen by polarized magnetic small-angle neutron scattering

Host institution

University of Luxembourg

Supervisor

Applicant

Veronika Wolf

Project title

Energy Efficiency Optimization of Low-Grade Waste Heat Recovery via a numerical Investigation of an Organic Rankine Cycle using Supercritical CO2

Host institution

University of Luxembourg

Supervisor

Stephan Leyer

Applicant

Paul Johanns

Project title

Untangling the influence of topology on the mechanics of surgical knots by tying together precision model experiments and theory.

Host institution

EPFL Lausanne

Supervisor

Pedro Miguel Reis

Domain Sustainable Resources – 2 projects

Applicant

Catherine Meyer

Project title

Influence of Climate on Variation of Inflorescence Traits in the Neotropical Oilseed Palm Acrocomia aculeata

Host institution

University of Hohenheim

Supervisor

Georg Cadisch

Applicant

Ginevra Fabiani

Project title

Space-time patterns of tree water uptake at hillslopes with contrasting climate and geology

Host institution

LIST – Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

Supervisor

Julian Klaus

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