Research Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS)

Young International Academics

3-year programme

10 interdisciplinary postdoctoral fellowships at IAS

The University of Luxembourg will receive 1.5 million euros from the European Union’s flagship research programme, the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, to finance ten research projects at the Institute for Advanced Studies Luxembourg (IAS). These will be part of a new Young International Academics programme, starting in 2024 with a total budget of four million euros. The Young International Academics (YIA) postdoctoral programme will recruit and support top emerging international talents and their audacious interdisciplinary postdoctoral projects up to three years.

To be selected in this programme open to all disciplines, candidates will have to bridge at least two distinct fields in bold, original, and high impact research. Applicants will be selected by an independent scientific council in two waves and will be invited to submit their breakthrough ideas in November 2023.


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Total budget

  • €1.5M
    To attract world-class researchers at the University’s IAS

Projects by categories


Distinguised projects:
Attracting distinguished scientists and thinkers.

Young Academics

Young Academics Projects are replaced for three years by YIA programme.


Brainstorm projects:
Small brainstorms meetings on new horizons.


  • Illustration PIONEER project

    PIONEER: A Prototype Service for Forest Inventory and Health Monitoring using Endurance Drones and Citizen Science

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  • Figure of a smarphone with a padlock icon on it / Photo de Franck sur Unsplash

    AES anti-phishing: Do persuasive designs make smartphones more addictive?

    Psychology, Neurosciences & Behavioural Economics
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  • Blue fiber blurred / Photo de Compare Fibre sur Unsplash

    GENERIC: Iterative Structural Inference of Directed Graphs

    Computer Science & ICT, Life Sciences & Medicine
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  • TRANSCEND: Research team proposes unclonable, invisible machine vision markers using cholesteric spherical reflectors

    Physics & Materials Science
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