The National Reseach Fund (FNR) is pleased to inform you that the eighth joined call for project proposals in the MATERIALS WORLD NETWORK (a Cooperative Activity in Materials Research between US Investigators and their Counterparts Abroad) with the US National Science Foundation (NSF) is opened and

NSF is working with European funding agencies to enhance opportunities for collaborative activities in materials research between the US investigators and their European colleagues.  Projects to be selected through this competition must have a clear relevance to materials phenomena, synthesis, characterization, and/or properties. Proposals from Luxembourg public research organizations must be submitted to the FNR in accordance with the terms of the call information dossier available on the FNR website. The proposals will be evaluated by NSF and the FNR. If both recommendations are favourable, the FNR will fund the national part of the project.

The deadline for submitting the proposal to FNR is 10 November 2011 (5 p.m. proposer’s local time) in accordance with the terms of the information provided in the launch flyer attached or the dossier

The FNR earmarked a total budget of 800.000 EUR in the framework of it’s INTER programme (International Collaboration) covering the period of three years for this activity.

The earliest start of the projects will be July 2012.

For any enquiries about your proposal please contact,

Christiane Kaell
Senior Programme Manager

Fonds National de la Recherche
6, rue Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
P.O. Box 1777 L-1017 Luxembourg
Tel: +352 261925-34 / Fax: +352 261925-35

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