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Luxembourg announces two excellent schemes for researchers from abroad

27 July 2017

Two new schemes have been created: FNR ATTRACT Grants for future research leaders and FNR PEARL Chairs for outstanding senior researchers

The Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) is pleased to announce its FNR ATTRACT programme open to future research leaders (levels R2-R3) who have an excellent track record and between two and eight years of experience after their doctorate. The FNR ATTRACT grant offers them the opportunity to set up their own research team within one of the country’s research institutions in domains of strategic relevance. Candidates are offered a 5-year grant of 1.5 – 2 million euros, depending on their level of seniority (FNR ATTRACT Starting or Consolidator Grants), plus a tenure track with in-built promotion.

Further information:

The FNR PEARL programme is Luxembourg’s research programme for internationally recognised senior researchers (level R4). Through the recruitment of outstanding scientists in strategically important areas, the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) aims to accelerate the development and strengthening of Luxembourg’s national research priorities. The FNR PEARL research programme gives researchers the opportunity to transfer their research programme to a Luxembourgish public-sector research institution.

FNR PEARL offers up to 4 million euros funding over a 5-year period and a tenured research position at one of the research institution in Luxembourg.

Further information:

The two schemes are exclusively targeting researchers from outside Luxembourg.

FNR ATTRACT Grants and FNR PEARL Chairs must be submitted jointly by the candidate and the host institution.

Applications by female scientists are particularly encouraged.

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