Home // FDEF // Partners // Jacqueline NOEL Scholarship

Jacqueline NOEL Scholarship

The Fondation Jacqueline NOEL, under the aegis of the Fondation de Luxembourg, grants merit-based scholarships for for recently graduated doctoral students of the University of Luxembourg having defended their thesis in the fields of Economics or International Development.

The Fondation Jacqueline NOEL was created in homage to Jacqueline NOEL, a world citizen and fervent European. 

Jacqueline NOEL shared the belief of Nelson Mandela, a figure whom she had the chance to meet during her career, that "education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." 

Born during the German occupation, Mrs. NOEL grew up to be a dedicated student, earning a Doctorate in Economic Sciences from the Université Libre in Brussels. She began her career as a researcher at the World Bank, then at the European Investment Bank.

The foundation was created in her memory by her dear friend in the hopes of perpetuating Mrs. NOEL's values and ideals, namely the belief that hard work and dedication can lead to fulfilment in one's life while creating positive change for the benefit of all.



The Fondation Jacqueline NOEL, under the aegis of the Fondation de Luxembourg, rewards an annual scholarship to a recent PhD graduate in the fields Economics or International Development at the University of Luxembourg

The Jacqueline NOEL scholarship amounts to 5.000 EUR. The award will be paid out in 1 instalment following the first following the announcement of the scholarship laureates.



The scholarship is granted to a recent PhD graduate (thesis defended during the academic year 2021-2022) in the fields of Economics or International Development.



Applications for the 2022-2023 period open on 10 October 2022 and close on 7 November 2022. 

Applicants must be a a recent PhD graduate from the Uni.lu, with a thesis defended during the academic year 2021-2022 in the fields of Economics or International Development.

Examples of sub-fields:

  • International Commercial Law
  • International Economic Law
  • European Union external relations
  • International economics
  • Environmental and development economics, Applied econometrics
  • Economic and financial integration
  • Regional and international economics
  • Development Economics
  • Policy coherence for development
  • Gender and development
  • Climate change
  • Sustainable regional development
  • Migration and development



Candidates may submit the following documents (in English or French) to jacquelinenoelaward@uni.lu

  • a duly completed application form
  • CV, including list of publications/presentations (if applicable)
  • two letters of recommendation (academic)
  • ECTS transcript of records (PhD)


Laureates of the Pierre Werner Scholarship are not eligible.

More information about the Fondation Jacqueline NOEL can be found on the Fondation de Luxembourg website