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
The call for candidacies is open.
With this funding instrument, ANR offers leading scientists excellent working conditions within reputed French research organisations.
It enables "junior" or "senior" researchers from any country to carry out an ambitious research project in a research lab in France.
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.
To raise the general awareness on Water Challenges and to present its activities, the Joint Programming Initiative “Water challenges for a changing world” (Water JPI) is organizing an event in cooperation with DG Research and Innovation of the European Commission.
EXPO Milano 2015,
Wednesday 17th of June in the EU pavilion
The second edition of the "Research and Creation Meetings", organised by the French National Research Agency (ANR) and the Festival d’Avignon, will take place on 9, 10 and 11 July 2015 in Avignon, France. This event will provide an opportunity to explore the process of creation and reception of artistic works and performances by establishing a dialogue between artists and researchers.
9-11 July 2015 in Avignon
On the occasion of the International Year of Soils 2015, spotlight on our activities related to that issue.
ANR has notably funded around a hundred projects, representing a total sum of nearly €50 million.
These projects have mainly focused on the environmental services that the soil provides: climate regulation through carbon sequestration; water cycle regulation; availability and management of nutrients for agricultural and forestry production; and role in maintaining biodiversity, particularly microbial diversity.