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

Funding Type(s): Project Funding, Support for International Collaborations,

Deadline: 21-04-2022 14:00 CET

Call launch: 2023 Call launch: December 2022


CORE is the central programme of the FNR. A multi-annual thematic research programme, the prime objective of CORE is to strengthen the scientific quality of Luxembourg’s public research in the country’s research priorities adopted by the Government on 20 December 2019.

CORE projects should be innovative and of high scientific quality. All projects are peer reviewed by international reviewers.

New for 2022

  • Extension of international collaborations: CORE International.
  • Extension of the collaboration between FNR and the Fondation Cancer to CORE and now also to CORE International projects. Joint support for research projects that fall within the priorities defined in the National Cancer Plan (Plan Cancer) is provided.  
  • The FNR has streamlined the financial regulations for applicants and beneficiaries for all FNR funding schemes in one document. The details on the eligibility of costs are available in the Financial Regulations (relating to the methods of awarding grants from the National Research Fund FNR) applicable as of 1 January 2022. 


CORE projects have a lifespan of 2 – 3 years and funding is allocated on a competitive basis.


  • The FNR allocates a maximum financial contribution of 26 MEUR for the CORE 2022 Call.


  • Deadline for submissions is 21 April 2022, 14:00 CET.
  • Funding decisions will be communicated to applicants by end-October 2022.
  • First time CORE applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the FNR for additional guidance prior to submitting a research proposal.


Within the CORE programme, bilateral and trilateral projects with project partners requesting funding from e.g. DFG (Germany), SNF (Switzerland), FWF (Austria), FWO (Belgium),  FNRS (Belgium), GACR (Czech Republic), NCN (Poland), or Formas (Sweden) may be submitted under the lead agency principle.

Further bilateral collaborations are possible with researchers funded by NCBR (Poland; for ICT only), by EMBL or by the Autonomous Province of Bolzano – South Tyrol (Italy). Proposals have to be submitted as “CORE international” and must fulfil all requirements of the CORE call.

Further funding opportunities for joint projects in cross-border collaborations are supported within the FNR’s INTER programme.

Further funding opportunities for joint projects in cross-border collaborations are supported within the FNR’s INTER programme.

Find out more about International Cooperation opportunities

See also..

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