Temporary FNR support for Researchers who have fled the war in Ukraine

Last update: 16 May 2022

This measure serves to provide support for researchers who have fled the war in Ukraine. These persons should be employed at Luxembourg public research institutions in ongoing FNR projects for a maximum of 6 months based on requests for additional funding. The FNR earmarks 1 MEUR for these grants. Additionally, 5 INTER Mobility grants in the 2022-2 call are earmarked for researchers from Ukraine.

This measure is an add-on to ongoing approved projects in the following funding schemes: CORE, INTER, OPEN, ATTRACT, PEARL, BRIDGES, PRIDE, IPBGnew: Now also applicable to active KITS projects.

Target group

Researchers, including technical personnel

  • Displaced persons benefiting from the Temporary protection status applied at EU level for people who have fled the war in Ukraine[1]
  • Maximum number of positions per FNR project: 1 full-time or 2 half-time positions
  • Maximum duration of employment: 6 months FTE (1 full-time or 2 half-time positions)
  • Costs covered by FNR: Salary costs for up to 6 months, travel lump sum

Eligible funding schemes

FNR funding schemes that include the option of funding project personnel (i.e. CORE, INTER, OPEN, ATTRACT, PEARL, BRIDGES, PRIDE, IPBG) with a remaining project duration of at least 6 months.

Non-eligible funding schemes: AFR, Industrial Fellowship, RESCOM, INTER Mobility, KITS

Application documents

  • Free-form explanation of research content, including a description of the tasks within the project of the FNR funded project and how the proposed scientist’s competences will match these (max. 1 page)
  • Requested costs as per FNR standards indicated in the FNR financial regulations
  • Free-form CV(s) of the person(s) to be employed
  • Letter of Intent; to be signed by the Host Institutions and the PI, possibly including a short description of additional measures that the Host institution has put in place to support the researcher
  • Temporary protection status must be confirmed at the time of employment contract start

Proposals must be submitted via email (Josiane.Staus@fnr.lu) by the PI of the ongoing FNR funded project.

Requests for additional funding are accepted continuously, but will be jointly assessed at monthly cut-off days (the first are indicated below):

  • 6 April 2022
  • 3 May 2022
  • 8 June 2022

The FNR will check all applications carefully with the aim of swiftly providing flexible and unbureaucratic support where needed.

INTER Mobility earmarked grants – deadline 30 June 2022, 14:00 CET

The FNR earmarks 5 grants for the call 2022-2. These applications should cover only incoming senior researchers from Ukraine. They will be grouped in a Fast Track procedure and will be evaluated by an external Panel. The results of the Fast Track will be expected during August 2022.

Find out more

FNR contacts

Helena Burg: helena.burg@fnr.lu +352 691 36 28 12

Josiane Staus (josiane.staus@fnr.lu); +352 691 36 28 32

Researchers who have fled the war in Ukraine are advised to contact the Luxembourg Public Research Institutions[2] directly to seek support.

[1] https://guichet.public.lu/en/citoyens/immigration/ukraine/protection-temporaire.html

[2] University of Luxembourg (UL) [www.uni.lu/ukraine], Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH), Luxembourg institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) => see Research Luxembourg

Browse funded FNR projects

Results 2022-1 BRIDGES Call

INTERnational cooperation: Results 2021 AUDACE Call & upcoming webinars

International cooperation: Round-up of 2021 retained INTER projects

Results fourth PRIDE Call

FNR statement on Ukraine – update

Results 2021-2 BRIDGES Call

Final results 2021 CORE Call

Results 2021-1 BRIDGES Call

Results 2021 OPEN Call


INTER Mobility: Launch of Call 2022-2

FNR statement on Ukraine – update

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