Results 2020 AFR Call

The FNR is pleased to communicate that 25 of 105 eligible PhD projects have been selected for funding in the 2020 AFR Call. This represents an FNR commitment of 4.5 MEUR. 6 additional projects are on the reserve list. Update October 2020: the six projects on the reserve list have been funded, bringing the total funded PhD projects to 31 and the total FNR commitment to 5.4 MEUR. 

50 applications were received from female applicants (13 accepted), 55 from male (18 accepted).

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

Applicant

Félix Streicher

Project title

The forgotten occupation. Everyday life and social interactions in the Luxembourgish occupation zone in Germany (1945–1955)

Host institution

Maastricht University

Supervisor

Camilo Erlichman

Applicant

Mila Hall

Project title

Personalized Assessment and Network Model Feedback: An Empirically-Based Approach to Personalizing Psychotherapy

Host institution

Justus Liebig University of Giessen

Supervisor

Julian Rubel

Applicant

Charlotte Stix

Project title

Ethical Theory for AI Policy

Host institution

Eindhoven University of Technology

Supervisor

Vincent Müller

Applicant

Claude Ewert

Project title

EC-USSR Relations (1973-1991)

Host institution

University of Cambridge (Wolfson College)

Supervisor

Mark B. Smith

Applicant

Henriette Heimbach

Project title

A new form of interparliamentary cooperation – An analysis of the establishment of the Franco-German Parliamentary Assembly

Host institution

University of Luxembourg

Supervisor

Anna-Lena Högenauer

Applicant

Jules Linden

Project title

Assessing the Impact of Environmental Policy on Consumption Behavior, Greehouse Gas Emissions and Income Distribution

Host institution

Luxembourg Institute of Socio-economic Research (LISER)

Supervisor

Denisa Maria Sologon

Applicant

Max Thomé

Project title

Social and cultural history of wine consumption in Roman Italy (3rd century BCE – 3rd century CE)

Host institution

Université de Strasbourg

Supervisor

Michel Humm

Applicant

Andreea-Madalina Mezaros

Project title

Gentrification in Luxembourg: linking social changes to property wealth inequalities

Host institution

Luxembourg Institute of Socio-economic Research (LISER)

Supervisor

Antoine Paccoud

Applicant

Roland Maas

Project title

Social suffering, ‘lifeworlds’ and agency of social assistance beneficiaries in Luxembourg

Host institution

Luxembourg Institute of Socio-economic Research (LISER)

Supervisor

Catalina Lomos

Domain Biomedical Sciences – 6 projects

Applicant

Christie Palmer

Project title

Multidimensional regulation of the opioid network by ACKR3

Host institution

Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH)

Supervisor

Andy Chevigné

Applicant

Anne-Marie Staudt

Project title

Function of EID1 in light-mediated adaptation of plants to environmental changes

Host institution

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

Supervisor

Andreas Hiltbrunner

Applicant

Dave Lutgen

Project title

Genomics of hybridization, speciation and phenotypic evolution in a color polymorphic songbird radiation

Host institution

Friedrich-Schiller University Jena

Supervisor

Holger Schielzeth

Applicant

Daniel Sampaio Gonçalves

Project title

Investigating novel mediators of cellular senescence and tumor suppression

Host institution

Centre Européen de Recherche en Biologie et Médecine (CERBM)

Supervisor

Bill Keyes

Applicant

Shubhra Acharya

Project title

Long noncoding RNAs in tissue repair

Host institution

Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH)

Supervisor

Yvan Devaux

Applicant

Dominika Klimek

Project title

Boosting industrial biomass degradation: exploration of hidden lignocellulolytic potential of Planctomycetes

Host institution

Luxembourg Institute of Science & Technology (LIST)

Supervisor

Magdalena Calusinska

Applicant

Delfine D’Huart

Project title

Stability of personality disorder diagnoses from adolescence to adulthood

Host institution

University of Basel, Medical Faculty

Supervisor

Klaus Schmeck

Applicant

Pauline Lascaux

Project title

The role of autophagy in reparing chemotherapy-induced DNA lesions in cancer

Host institution

University of Oxford

Supervisor

Kristijan Ramadan

Domain Material Sciences, Physics & Engineering – 5 projects

Applicant

Chrysovalantou Kalaitzidou

Project title

Data-integrated multiscale modelling of fibrous extracellular matrix materials

Host institution

University of Luxembourg

Supervisor

Andreas Zilian

Applicant

Gregory Cordeiro Fonseca

Project title

Machine learning global potential energy surfaces using local symmetries

Host institution

University of Luxembourg

Supervisor

Alexandre Tkatchenko

Applicant

Björn Pfund

Project title

Development of Organic Photosensitizers for Visible-Light Driven Birch Reductions

Host institution

Univiersity of Basel

Supervisor

Oliver Wenger

Applicant

Kevin Bertrang

Project title

Activation of small molecules on supported metal clusters

Host institution

Technische Universität München 

Supervisor

Ueli Heiz

Applicant

Benjamin De Bruyne  

Project title

Non-equilibrium transport properties of active particles

Host institution

Paris-Saclay University

Supervisor

Grégory Schehr

Applicant

Ranfei Wang

Project title

Characterization of Flashing Phenomenon an Adiabatic Riser pipe

Host institution

University of Luxembourg

Supervisor

Stephan Leyer

Domain ICT – 4 projects

Applicant

Salijona Dyrmishi

Project title

Search-Based Adversarial Testing under Domain-Specific Constraints

Host institution

University of Luxembourg (SnT)

Supervisor

Maxime Cordy

Applicant

Abdoul Kader Kaboré

Project title

Search-Based Adversarial Testing under Domain-Specific Constraints

Host institution

University of Luxembourg (SnT)

Supervisor

Tegawendé Bissyandé

Applicant

Reynaldo Gil Pons

Project title

Remote memory attestation and erasure through formal verification

Host institution

University of Luxembourg (SnT)

Supervisor

Sjouke Mauw

Applicant

Jordan Samhi

Project title

Dissecting Android Applications using Static Analysis

Host institution

University of Luxembourg (SnT)

Supervisor

Jacques Klein

Applicant

Tedros Salih Abdu

Project title

Power and Bandwidth Allocation for INterference-Limited SATellite Communication Systems

Host institution

University of Luxembourg (SnT)

Supervisor

Eva Lagunas Targarona

Domain Sustainable Resources: 2 projects

Applicant

Marthe Faber

Project title

Imaging Earth’s Interior with Seismic Gradiometry, Interferometry & Machine Learning

Host institution

University of Edinburgh

Supervisor

Andrew Curtis

Applicant

Enmanuel Rodriguez Paulino

Project title

Using multi-sensor remote sensing data and deep learning methods to disentangle causes of forest vitality loss

Host institution

Luxembourg Institute of Science & Technology (LIST)

Supervisor

Martin Schlerf

Domain Law & Economics – 1 project

Applicant

Tobi Oladiran

Project title

The Sustainability Challenge of Mutual Funds

Host institution

University of Luxembourg

Supervisor

Roman Kräussl

Projects on the reserve list are not included

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