The FNR offers various types of training to support you:

Media training for researchers

Researchers learn how to communicate with the media and how to effectively place their messages in an understandable way.

Upcoming media training for Principal Investigators: Spring 2023

Upcoming media training for all Researchers: Spring 2023

Science journalism training

Researchers, journalists and science communicators learn how to use the web to write for a lay audience about science/their work.

Mr Science training

Teachers, educators, animators, science communicators and researchers learn how to communicate scientific content towards lay audiences and young people.

Training sessions are organised regularly and communicated via our FNR Info newsletter, our webpage and our social media channels Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Upcoming Mr Science training

Groupe A: 17. Mäerz an 28. Abrell vun 14-17 Auer cycle 3-4

Groupe B: 5. Mee an 2. Juni vun 14-17 Auer 7e-5e (sciences naturelles)

Titel: De Science Challenge : experimentéieren am Damp

La présente formation se focalise sur les “challenges” scientifiques: Une manière d’expérimenter avec les jeunes en ajoutant une compétition ludique. Cette technique fera objet d’un nouveau show télévisé qui sortira en 2023 sur RTL. Partie intégrante de ce show seront des activités pédagogiques qu’on peut répéter facilement dans la salle de classe. Cette formation donnera un Sneak Preview sur quelques activités et aura comme but de tester la faisabilité en classe.

L’accent est mis sur des activités qui ne nécessitent presque pas de matériel spécial, sans se limiter aux activités banales.


IFEN training for primary school teachers

For several years now, the FNR has been developing lesson plans in collaboration with Script to support primary school teachers in their “Éveil aux sciences’ lessons with simple but exciting experiment ideas and video material. The lesson plans also introduces pupils to the scientific method as they are always structure around the same four steps: question/hypothesis – experiment – observation – conclusion. Thematically, they are mostly oriented to the “plan d’études”, so that the experiments or videos can be treated in class as a supplement to the subject matter. FNR Science Communicators together with Script-teachers also offer interactive IFEN-certified training for primary school teachers to get to know these lesson plans and method. Below is a list of the training sessions offered in 2022. Registration is via the IFEN website and opens two months before the respective training.

Title: Loscht op Experimenter? Iddie fir Är Klass (Code D2-b-31)







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ESOF 2022: Call for individual travel grants

The FNR is offering 10 travel grants to excellent young researchers to participate at the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) 2022 which takes place from 13 – 16 July 2022 in Leiden, Netherlands. Application deadline is 19 April, 2022.

Kick-off-Event: Experiments in the classroom – with lesson plans from

Calling all primary school teachers: do you want to make your natural sciences lessons (éveil aux sciences) more interactive and experiment with your pupils? Then sign up for the national kick-off event of the lesson plans from! In this three-hour IFEN-certified event, you will get to know the section „Ideen für naturwissenschaftlichen Unterricht in der Grundschule“ and try out some of the experiments suggested there yourself.

FNR media training for researchers – FULLY BOOKED!

Have you ever wondered about how to involve the public with your research? Would you like to improve your communication skills to talk to the media and the public? What to say during an interview to get your message across? Would you like to feel safer in front of a TV camera or when communicating on social media? One last-minute spot has become available for the training for researchers, taking place on Thursday, 10 March 2022!

FNR media training for Principal Investigators – FULLY BOOKED!

Have you ever wondered about how to involve the public with your research? Would you like to improve your communication skills to talk to the media and the public? What to say during an interview to get your message across? Would you like to feel safer in front of a TV camera or when communicating on social media? The FNR media training for PI’s takes place on Wednesday, 9 March 2022.

Web video training for students, researchers and science communicators *postponed*

You want to communicate about your research or your passion of science through a YouTube video? If you are motivated to learn how to produce your own science web video, join us for a thrilling two-day training. Organised by the FNR, in cooperation with Wissenschaft im Dialog and the Fast Forward Science contest, this workshop will give you all insights and tools on how to produce your own science web video. Update: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this training has been postponed from April to Autumn 2020 (exact date to follow).

MSCA Individual Fellowships – Grant Writing Workshop

Luxinnovation is organising a grant writing workshop aimed at recent or prospective postdocs moving to Luxembourg from all scientific areas, both public and private, as well as principal investigators and research facilitators. The workshop takes place on Monday, 11 June 2018, with a registration deadline of Tuesday, 1 May.

FNR media training for researchers: Fully booked!

Do due high demand, the FNR media training for researchers, taking place on Thursday, 12 October 2017, is now fully booked!  Anyone wishing to be placed on a waiting list should send an email to Should any places become available, you will be contacted. Download flyer (PDF)

FNR Media Training for Principal Investigators: Fully booked!

Due to high demand, the FNR media training for PIs is now fully booked!

Training: How to design a hands-on science workshop for a lay audience – fully booked!

The FNR is organising an interactive training session for researchers and science communicators, with tips and tricks on how to present research through fun, hands-on science activities. The session will take place on Wednesday, 5 July 2017.  **UPDATE 20 June 2017: This training is now fully booked!  If you would like to be placed on a … Continued

Science Slam training: Learn how to present your research in a creative way!

In the lead up to the next edition of the Science Slam on 17 November, the FNR together with LuxDoc, are organising a training day to help researchers and scientists learn skills to help present their research in  a creative way in 10 minutes. The training takes place on 7 November in Esch / Belval.  During this workshop participants will … Continued

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