The French National Research Agency Projects for science

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Modalités de soumission 2014

Who we are

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 ANR Annual Report 2013 is online

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.

A global outlook

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.