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Fellowships for “Visiting PhD candidates”

The University offers doctoral candidates displaced by the war in Ukraine the opportunity to become a “visiting PhD candidate”, to allow them to continue their research in a chosen field, They will be hosted in one of the four doctoral schools of the University and will join a research team under the supervision of a professor.

Prerequisites:

What the University offers:

  • A six months’ fellowship as a visiting PhD candidate
  • A contribution to living and accommodation expenses
  • Registration to an insurance package (SIP) including civil liability and health insurance

Contact: ukraine@uni.lu

 

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Fellowships for Guest researchers / chercheurs libres

Scientists at risk (from technician to professor), displaced by the war in Ukraine and who are under the Temporary Protection status delivered by Luxembourg’s immigration directorate  are welcome to join scientific activities at the University of Luxembourg as guest researcher or “chercheur libre”. Under this status, individuals will be able to join a University of Luxembourg research team to work in on-going projects or to pursue, whenever possible, their own research activities under the supervision of a professor of the University of Luxembourg. The chercheur libre may also contribute to teaching at the University of Luxembourg in existing study programmes.

Prerequisites:

What the University offers:

  • A six months’ fellowship as a guest researcher and a contribution to living and accommodation expenses (two different models are in place for scientists with and without a doctorate)
  • Registration to an insurance package (SIP) including civil liability and health insurance

Contact: ukraine@uni.lu

 

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Fellowship programmes at the University

The University offers a number of fellowship programmes to allow researchers displaced by the conflict in Ukraine to continue research work in their chosen field.
Prerequisite conditions may vary depending on the field of research activity. Applicants must benefit from the temporary protection status delivered by the Luxembourg Immigration Directorate

The University offers a six months’ fellowship contract including a contribution to living and accommodation expenses.

  • Fellowship programme at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance:
    The faculty makes available research fellowships for Ukrainian researchers and researchers of other nationalities affected by the war and working in the fields of law, economics, management or finance and intending to pursue joint research projects in collaboration with FDEF researchers.
    More information | Contact
  • Fellowship programme at the Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences:
    The faculty makes 25 positions (fellowships) available for the duration of six months in the areas of Education, Humanities, Psychology /Cognitive and Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences, and Geography/Urban Planning/Architecture. Please note that these fellowships are for Doctoral students, PostDocs and professors only, NOT for Bachelor and Master students. (Update 11 May 2022: Applications to the Fellowship programme are now closed. For any further questions, please contact us by e-mail.)
    More information | Contact
  • Research Fellowship programme at the SnT:
    The Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) at the University of Luxembourg offers ten fellowships to doctoral candidates, post-doctoral candidates, or other researchers who have recently fled Ukraine due to the war. The fellowships are for the duration of six months, with the opportunity to extend. All scientific fields relevant for SnT’s research groups are considered.
    More information | Contact
  • Fellowship at the University’s Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB):
    The Centre has an opening for a research fellowship in Translational medicine -microbiome/metabolic inflammatory diseases. This is a half-time position (50% FTE) for the duration of six months.
    Contact
  • Fellowship programme at the University’s Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2 DH):
    The Centre has opened four fellowships in the areas of History, Digital Humanities, Design and Software Development for the duration of six months. (Update 5 April 2022: the fellowships have been allocated and currently no places are available).
    Contact

 

Note to applicants who are currently not beneficiaries of the Temporary Protection Status delivered by Luxembourg

If you wish to apply for one of the available Fellowship positions at the University of Luxembourg and you are currently not located in Luxembourg and/or not a beneficiary of the Temporary Protection Status delivered by Luxembourg, we recommend that you proceed as follows:

  • please do not travel to Luxembourg at this stage;
  • please apply online for the Temporary Protection Status in Luxembourg;
  • we encourage you to also apply online for the fellowship position that you are interested in at the University of Luxembourg;
  • please travel to Luxembourg only once you have received an invitation for an interview by the Immigration directorate (typically a couple of weeks after your online application).

It is important to follow these steps as the University of Luxembourg can only extend fellowships to applicants who are beneficiaries of the Temporary Protection Status delivered by Luxembourg.

 

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Temporary support by the National Research Fund FNR

Luxembourg’s National Research Fund (FNR) makes temporary support available for researchers (including technical personnel) displaced from Ukraine as a result of the war and who can be employed for up to 6 months at Luxembourg research institutions in ongoing projects funded by the FNR, based on requests for additional funding. This measure is an add-on to ongoing approved projects in the funding schemes COREINTEROPENATTRACTPEARLBRIDGESPRIDEIPBG.

Prerequisites and offer:

  • Displaced persons benefiting from the Temporary Protection status applied at EU level for people who have fled the war in Ukraine  delivered by Luxembourg
  • Maximum number of positions per FNR project: 1 full-time or 2 half-time positions
  • Maximum duration of employment: 6 months FTE at the University of Luxembourg (1 full-time or 2 half-time positions) with full social security coverage, pension scheme, …
  • Costs covered by FNR: Salary costs for up to 6 months, travel lump sum

More information is available on the website of FNR.