The AFR is a new national research grant scheme to support PhD and postdoctoral research training in Luxembourg and abroad. It has arisen from a reform of the well-established BFR "Bourse Formation-Recherche" fellowship scheme, which is going to come to a close by the end of September 2008. From the 1st October 2008 onwards, the law on the AFR "Aides à la Formation-Recherche" (AFR) is going to come into force. The new AFR scheme is being managed by the Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR). .../.