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
2013 was a pivotal year for ANR, witnessing numerous changes encouraged in particular by the French Ministry of Research. ANR has thus reviewed all its procedures, both internal and for the external scientific community. The development of its Work Programme 2014 was guided by the decision to favour the understanding of its funding possibilities and to facilitate project submission procedures for the researchers. 2013 was also a year in which ANR reinforced its international position and its involvement in the European Research Area.
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.
07/05/2014 Opening of the international call on synthetic biology (ERA-NET ERASynBio)
16/04/2014 Opening of the European call on the biomarkers in nutrition and health (JPI HDHL)
16/04/2014 Publication of the European call on sustainable supply of raw materials (ERA-NET ERA-MIN)
09/04/2014 Opening of the international Belmont Forum call on Arctic observing and research for sustainability
02/04/2014 Researcher mobility - Conducting a research project in France: opening of the "Hosting high-level researchers" call
24/02/2014 Opening of the European call on fisheries, aquaculture and seafood processing (ERA-NET COFASP)
The Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS), the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) and the French Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SFBBM) organize a joint international event that brings together leading researchers to discuss the latest scientific findings in the life sciences.
August 30-September 4, 2014 in Paris