ATTRACT 2016: Call for proposals. Deadline 15 January 2016

November 19th, 2015 | by mihai |
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The ATTRACT programme aims to support the national research institutions by expanding their competences in strategic research areas – by attracting outstanding young researchers with high potential to Luxembourg.

Bringing excellent researchers with a high level of expertise in science and technology to Luxembourg is a key mission of the FNR. The ATTRACT programme is designed for researchers not yet established in Luxembourg and offers them the opportunity to set up their own research team within one of the country’s research institutions.

Host institutions will offer candidates the prospect of building up their research programme and integrating it into one of the institution’s focus research areas, as well as the chance to develop their research career within the institution.

Proposals selected under the ATTRACT programme have a lifespan of five years. The financial contribution by the FNR can be up to EUR 1.5 million for ‘Starting Investigators’ or EUR 2 million for ‘Consolidating Investigators’.

The ATTRACT budget for 2014-2017 is EUR 10 million.

Who can apply?

The ATTRACT funding programme is directed at outstanding young research professionals not yet established in Luxembourg. The programme is open to ‘Starting Investigators’ (early-career postdoctoral researchers) and ‘Consolidating Investigators’ (experienced postdoctoral researchers) who fit the following criteria:

The candidate needs to have between two and eight years proven experience in the R&D context following the successful completion of a doctoral degree.
They should be internationally recognised and should present a proven track record of achievements (i.e. publications, conference contributions, competitive grants etc.)
They should not have been employed by the Host Institution for more than one year at the date of the full proposal submission.
The candidate must thus present a set of scientific achievements appropriate to their career stage that demonstrate their potential to become a leader in their specific field of research.

For more informations: http://www.fnr.lu/funding-instruments/attract

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