The ATTRACT programme by the National Research Fund (FNR) aims to support the Luxembourgish research institutions to expand their competences in strategic research areas by attracting outstanding young researchers with high potential to Luxembourg.

Projects submitted should be innovative and of high scientific quality. Candidates must be able to show that they have gained a minimum of two and a maximum of eight years’ professional experience since successful completion of doctoral studies. Proposals selected under the ATTRACT programme have a lifespan of five years and the financial contribution by FNR can be up to EUR 1,750,000 or 2,500,000 € for ‘Starting Investigators’ or ‘Consolidating Investigators’ respectively. Following a successful final evaluation, the applicant can transition to the next career stage and obtain tenure (if not already the case) and promotion.

Summary of the Programme

Call Documents

Please click here for the ATTRACT 2014 Call Documents.

Call Deadlines

For the ATTRACT 2014 Call Deadlines, please click here.

Modifications in 2014 Call compared to the 2013 Call

Modification of eligibility criteria: Applicants who are employed by the Host Institution may apply provided that they have been employed for less than a year at the date of the full proposal submission (1 April 2014).

Modification of grant maxima:

Starting Investigator EUR 1.75 million

Consolidator EUR 2.5 million

The FNR applies a standard overhead rate of 25% of the direct costs (not including subcontracting)

Contact at the FNR: Frank Glod, PhD


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