Spotlight on Young Researchers 2021: Early-career scientists, share your science!

The FNR is pleased to announce the 6th edition of Spotlight on Young Researchers, where we shine a spotlight on early-career researchers across the globe with a connection to Luxembourg. Calling PhDs and Postdocs: Through Spotlight on Young Researchers, you have the chance to draw attention to a field of research, a question or issue and share the work you are doing and why it is important. Deadline to participate is Monday, 22 February 2021.

Luxembourg has grown and developed as a research destination and is home to hundreds of early-career scientists, many supported by the FNR. An increasing number of young scientists are choosing internationally up and coming labs in Luxembourg. Many Luxembourgish scientists are also practicing their research across the world. We want to show the diverse range of important research going on in Luxembourg which young scientists are helping make happen. The research disciplines as diverse as the nationalities, we want to put faces and photos to the science. We want to tell stories, narrated by you!

We will use what you send us to write a story, which will be published on fnr.lu (and newsletter FNR Info) in a feature-format and promoted on the FNR’s social media channels (FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, Instagram) in varying formats. Part of the stories may also be featured on the Research Luxembourg website (researchluxembourg.lu).

Make it visual

Photos and imagery are essential to telling this story. Please include good quality photos in your submission, such as:

  • Photos of you/at work
  • Photos of your work environment
  • Photos related to your work
  • Photos of your work (microscopic images, things you are researching)
  • Videos / clips of your / you in your research environment are also highly welcome!

Consider how photos / images / clips can help illustrate the answers you provide in the submission form and help tell the story.

Finding the right language

With Spotlight on Young Researchers, we want to tell a story, narrated by you. This story must be understandable to readers who are not familiar with your field of research and therefore a lay tone is essential. Below the story, we have a dedicated section where you can go into more scientific detail.

Who is eligible?

Spotlight on Young Researchers is open to early-career researchers previously/currently funded through an FNR grant and/or researchers whose group leader is an ATTRACT or PEARL grantee, who at time of submission are at PhD candidate or Postdoc/Junior PI level (1st year PhD candidates not eligible). Both researchers in Luxembourg and abroad are eligible providing the criteria above are met.

Group submissions of up to 4 people are welcome – at least one person in the group must be FNR-funded.

How to participate

Please send the completed submission form and photos by email or (e.g.) wetransfer to Emily Iversen emily.iversen@fnr.lu by Monday, 22 February 2021. Submissions before the deadline are welcome.

Articles from Spotlight on Young Researchers

Below you can find the 70+ articles and interviews that have been published as part of the Spotlight on Young Researchers campaign since 2017.

  • All
  • Environmental & Earth Sciences
  • Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Information & Communication Technologies
  • Law, Economics & Finance
  • Life Sciences, Biology & Medicine
  • Materials, Physics & Engineering

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Cyrille Thinnes

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Dimitra Anastasiou

Spotlight on Young Researchers: László Sándor

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Jose-Luis Sanchez-Lopez

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Miguel Angel Olivares Mendez

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Anna Schleimer

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Remko Nijzink

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Nanotechnology – a future big player in health

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Xianqing Mao

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Anna Scaini

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Michel Summer

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Claudio Petucco

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Noémie Catherine Engel

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Alex Gansen

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Hameeda Jagalur Basheer

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Konstantinos Papadopoulos

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Lucas Oesch

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Understanding our immune system

Spotlight on Young Researchers: German Castignani

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Maria Pires Pacheco

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Michel Thill

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Bella Tsachidou

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Jo Hoeser

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Antoun Al Absi

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Yamila Mariel Omar

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Isabel Z. Martínez

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Maxime Brami

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Charles de Bourcy

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Amy Parrish

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Max Hilaire Wolter

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Nathasia Mudiwa Muwanigwa

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Lisa Hefele

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Dominique Santana

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Understanding brain mechanisms behind eating disorders

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Antonio Ancora

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Ramona Pelich

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Silvia Girardi

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Nina Hentzen

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Laurie Maldonado

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Léon-Charles Tranchevent

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Sumit Gautam

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Pit Ullmann

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Ernesto Gargiulo

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Pit Losch

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Guillaume Nataf

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Thomas Elliot

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Taking language barriers out of the equation

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Damien Brevers

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Understanding how language manifests in the brain

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Hussein Rappel

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Martin Řehoř

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Paul Hauseux

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Eva Lagunas

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Steve Dias Da Cruz

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Thomas Schaubroeck

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Zhe Liu

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Kacy Greenhalgh

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Svenja Bourone

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Gil Georges

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Maciej Piotr Chrzanowski

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Katharina Baum

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Anna Monzel

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Adham Ayman Al-Sayyad

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Mohammad Zare

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Pier Mario Lupinu

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Eric Finn Schaanning

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Gilles Tossing

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Chetan Arora

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Nature does it best

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Paulo Carvalho

Spotlight On Young Researchers: Henderika de Vries

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Paul Johanns

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Multiple nationalities, one goal

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Anjali Sharma

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Carole Lara Veiga de Sousa

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Foni Raphaël Lebrun-Ricalens

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