Overview

Career Stage(s): Postdoc & Junior Researcher, Established Researcher,

Funding Type(s): Project Funding, Support to establish research groups in Luxembourg,

Deadline: 13-11-2020 14:00 CET (pre-proposals)

Deadline: 12-02-2021 14:00 CET (full proposals)

PROGRAMME SUMMARY

The ATTRACT programme is designed for researchers not yet established in Luxembourg, who demonstrate the potential to become leaders in their field of research. The scheme offers promising junior researchers the opportunity to set up their own research team within one of the country’s research institutions.

Researchers are eligible between 2 and 8 years after their PhD, they must have an outstanding track record in their field which has to fit strategically to the research agenda of the Luxembourg host institution.

Host institutions offer candidates the prospect of developing an own research line. ATTRACT fellows are offered individual coaching and a career track towards a tenured position.

Changes starting with 2021 Call

  • On 20 December 2019, the Luxembourg Government adopted the “National Research and Innovation Strategy for Luxembourg” with the National Research Priorities (NRP). Proposals submitted under the ATTRACT programme need to align with the National Research Priorities.
  • Applicants (and other researchers directly involved in the project) need to indicate their ORCID identifier.
  • Applicants are required to devise a leadership development plan. Applicants are also expected to give consideration to diversity and inclusion aspects in the development of their research group.

DURATION

ATTRACT fellowships have a lifespan of 5 years.

FUNDING SPECIFICS

The financial contribution by the FNR can be up to 1.5 MEUR for Starting Investigators (Postdoc & Junior Researcher level) or 2 MEUR for Consolidating Investigators (Established Researcher level). In the 2019 Call, the FNR expects to be able to fund 1 – 2 projects.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

  • Interested candidates must check well in advance whether the Luxembourg host institution for their ATTRACT grant has an internal deadline prior to the FNR deadline.
  • The ATTRACT programme has 1 Call per year
  • The candidate must have 2 – 8 years proven experience in the R&D context, following the successful completion of a doctoral degree.
  • Research proposals must be submitted jointly by the candidate and host institution (candidates should contact their intended host institution well ahead of the FNR deadline to align with the institutions internal deadlines).
  • All applications must be submitted via the FNR Online Grant Management System.

Call timeline

 

13 November 2020

14:00 CET

 

Pre-proposal Deadline: Joint submission by the candidate and the Luxembourg host institution

 

12 February 2021

14:00 CET

 

Full Proposal Deadline: Joint submission of the Full Proposal

 

 

June 2021

 

 

Expert Panel meeting and interviews

 

 

July 2021

 

Funding Decision by the FNR

 


Funded ATTRACT Fellows

FUNDED FNR ATTRACT FELLOWS

2018

Emma Schymanski (University of Luxembourg) for project ‘Environmental Cheminformatics to Identify Unknown Chemicals and their Effects’ (ECHIDNA) (ATTRACT Consolidator grant)

Johannes Meiser (Luxembourg Institute of Health) for project ‘Understanding and targeting the function of formate overflow in cancer’ (ATTRACT Starting grant)

2016

Pedro Cardoso-Leite (University of Luxembourg) for project ‘DIGILEARN

Alex Redinger (University of Luxembourg) for project ‘SUNSPOT

Stan Schymanski (Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology – LIST) for project ‘WAVE

2012

Samuel Greiff (University of Luxembourg) for project ‘Assessing Skills in the 21st Century


Ines Thiele (LCSB at University of Luxembourg) for project ‘An integrated multiorgan reconstruction of human metabolism: connecting diet to health

2010

Karsten Hiller (LCSB at University of Luxembourg) ‘Metabolomics Junior Research Group


Oliver Kohns (University of Luxembourg) for project ‘Aesthetical Figurations of the Political in the Postnational Age – ÄPO

2009

Andreas Michels (University of Luxembourg) for project ‘Earth Nanomagnetism – RARE


Paul Wilmes (LCSB at University of Luxembourg) for project ‘Systems Biology of Natural Microbial Assemblages – SysBioNaMa

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