The Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) is the main funder of research activities in Luxembourg. The FNR has put into place several research programmes and aid schemes.
In 2020, 299 projects were funded by the FNR for a total amount of 97.06 million euros.
Its vision is to establish Luxembourg as a leading knowledge-based society through science, research and innovation, thereby contributing to the country’s economic diversification, societal development and future prosperity.
It aims to set up a sustainable world-class research system in Luxembourg that will generate societal and economic impact in key strategic areas. To this end, the FNR invests public funds into research projects in various branches of science and humanities, with an emphasis on core strategic areas, and as part of a dedicated internationalisation strategy.
The FNR has committed 813 million euros to 4,170 projects between 2000 and 2020.
Furthermore, the FNR supports and coordinates activities to strengthen the link between science and society, and to raise public awareness for research. It also advises the Luxembourg Government on research policy and strategy.