COVID-19 taskforce: launch of national platform, FNR Call in the making

Published on 01/04/2020

As researchers work on numerous new projects to contribute to the fight against COVID-19, Research Luxembourg has launched a national COVID-19 platform to coordinate research projects and collaborations. The FNR will soon open a special fast-track Call for proposals to support research efforts.

The Luxembourg research community has reacted rapidly to the COVID-19 pandemic, creating also a need for coordination and collaboration. Research Luxembourg (University, LIH, LISER, LIST, FNR, Ministry of Higher Education and Research) as therefore launched a national COVID-19 platform.

This website will support the research community, facilitate exchange and the identification of synergies. On top of giving a good overview of COVID-19 research in Luxembourg, this centralised platform aims at fostering collaboration and communication. The different parts of the platform allow researchers to:

FNR funding
The FNR will shortly announce a special fast-track Call to provide initial funding for research projects on COVID-19, with a deadline of 13 April. The aim is to (co-)support short-term projects or the starting phase of long-term projects. In order to be eligible for the FNR Call, short descriptions of project ideas must first be published on the COVID-19 platform before April 8th.

About Research Luxembourg
Research Luxembourg is a joint initiative of the main players in Luxembourg public research: Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH), Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER), Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Laboratoire National de sant√© (LNS), University of LuxembourgFonds National de la Recherche (FNR), supported by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research. The main aim of the initiative is to promote scientific cooperation in Luxembourg and to communicate the activities of the sector as a whole.

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