ANR provides funding for project-based research
Employing a method based on competitive peer reviews that complies with international standards, ANR provides the scientific community with instruments and conditions that promote creativity and openness, and stimulate new ideas and partnerships, particularly between the public and private sectors. Its activity also contributes to enhancing the competitiveness and the influence of French research in Europe and across the world. Since 2010, ANR has also been the lead manager of the Investments for the Future programme in the field of higher education and research.
Key facts and figures
€432.5 M of research project grants in 2013
More than 12,000 projects funded since ANR's creation
1,040 international projects co-funded with foreign counterparts
An ERA-NET launched in 2006, E-Rare aims at speeding up knowledge for the development of diagnostic and treatment tools for rare diseases, through multidisciplinary and transnational collaborations in Europe and beyond. Extended to a third phase under the ERA-NET Cofund scheme of the European Commission, E-Rare has recently launched a seventh call for proposals.
This is the fifth ERA-NET coordinated by ANR alongside CHIST-ERA, EuroNanoMed 2, FLAG-ERA and Infect-ERA.
One of ANR's major aims is to expand its activity globally, in a context of growing internationalisation of research and of its challenges.
We propose funding instruments to speed up and strengthen the collaborations between French researchers and the best teams from other countries.
The ANR also contributes to building the European Research Area through an active participation in JPIs and ERA-NETs.
The French National Research Agency is organising, in partnership with the Troyes University of Technology, the 9th edition of the Interdisciplinary Workshop on Global Security – WISG, which will be held on February 3-4 2015 in Troyes, France. A major annual meeting and a special moment for the actors in security research.
3- 4 February 2015 in Troyes, France
The French National Research Agency organises in partnership with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development a symposium on "The challenges of the development of the countries of the South - From research to politics".
13-14 January 2015 in Paris
ANR and Fondation de France are organising a closing symposium for ANR's post-earthquake programme "Flash Haiti" and Fondation de France's programme for valorising local innovations. Entitled "For sustainable reconstruction", it will be held from 3rd to 5th December in Port-au-Prince, Republic of Haiti.
3-5 December 2014 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti