18/12/2017

AFR - PhD Grants

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  • ORGANISATION NAME
    Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR)
  • ORGANISATION COUNTRY
    Luxembourg
  • FUNDING TYPE
    Funding
  • DEADLINE DESCRIPTION
    15 March 2018, 14:00 CET
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Formal sciences
    Humanities
    Natural sciences
    Professions and applied sciences
    Social sciences
  • CAREER STAGE
    First Stage Researcher (R1) (Up to the point of PhD)

Outline

AFR is one of the FNR’s longest-running funding schemes and now provides funding for the training of doctoral candidates only. PhD grants are awarded in the form of an employment contract with the host institution, rather than in the form of a scholarship.

The AFR PhD grant scheme is divided into two sub-categories:

  • AFR PhD in Luxembourg (AFR Incoming): Candidates from any nationality may apply for a doctoral position in an eligible Luxembourg host institution. Candidates will have to spend >50% in Luxembourg under an employment contract with the host institution;
  • AFR PhD abroad (AFR Outgoing): Luxembourg nationals, or residents in Luxembourg for more than 5 consecutive years, may apply for a doctoral position in a public higher education institution abroad. The rule for this type of AFR grants is an employment contract with the institution abroad, but in exceptional cases, grants without a work contract can be awarded.