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.
5 November 2014 Generic call 2014: consult the latest lists of selected projects
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
ANR is organising the symposium entitled “2005-2013 Assessment - Agriculture and Ecosystems: From sustainable development to global changes - Thematic programmes to boost new research?” - which will be held on 9th and 10th December 2014 at the Maison de la Chimie in Paris.
9-10 December 2014 in Paris