INTER Mobility Program for Senior Research Cooperation with Luxemburg

The aim of the INTER mobility programme is to promote the exchange between research groups from public research institutions in Luxembourg, and leading research groups abroad. The programme aims to foster innovative, internationally competitive research – and support the exchange of key knowledge and technological know-how.

INTER mobility allows for exchanges in both directions:

  • Researchers working in Luxembourg to go abroad, or
  • Researchers from abroad to come to Luxembourg.

The programme may also contribute to bridging the gap between the research communities in the public sector and in business and industry – exchanges with foreign companies are highly welcome.

Requirements for re-applying

Researchers must:

  • not have benefitted from support by a Mobility OUT within the last three years for applying to another OUT grant;
  • not have ongoing Mobility grants for applying to a next one.

The researcher can submit up to 1 Mobility IN application per 12 months (excluding resubmissions);

Duration of individual research stays

if justified, the research stay may be split in several intervals of at least 2 weeks each, although FNR may not cover each trip (see eligible costs).

Eligible costs

Travels should be cost-effective, with two reference amounts depending on the family situation of the researcher:

  • 1 round trip per cumulated stay of 3 months for the researcher;
  • 1 round trip per cumulated stay of 6 months per family member, if applicable.

Mobility allowance for a researcher with accompanying family: €1500/month only for research stays longer than 6 months.


The duration of the INTER Mobility exchange is between 6 weeks and 1 year.

Application information

  • All applications must be submitted via the FNR’s Online Grant Management System.
  • Funding decisions for applications submitted by 20/01 deadline will be communicated by end of April.
  • Funding decisions for applications submitted by 30/06 deadline  will be communicated by end of October.
  • Please note this programme does not support research stays of early stage researchers (e.g. PhD candidates).
Application date
20 Jan 2018
Up to 1 year
Europe Luxemburg
Humanities Anthropology, Ethnology and Folklore Archaeology Architecture Art & Art History Classical Studies Digital Humanities History History & Philosophy of Science Linguistics Literature Media Studies Music & Musicology Philosophy Religion & Theology Social sciences Business and Administrative Sciences Communication Sciences Demography Economics Environmental Sciences Gender Studies Geography International Relations Law Pedagogic & Education Research Political science Psychology & Cognitive Sciences Social Anthropology Sociology Other Agronomy Biology Chemistry Computer science Engineering Mathematics Medicine Physics
Required post-doc experience: 
between 10 and 99 years