ANR provides funding for project-based research
Employing a method based on competitive peer reviews that complies with international standards, ANR attaches great importance to providing 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 principal operator of the Investments for the Future programme in the field of higher education and research.
Key facts and figures
€555 M of research project grants in 2012
More than 12,000 projects funded since ANR's creation
14,500 French and foreign peer reviewers
China is ANR’s leading non-European partner
Since 2007, the agency has regularly launched joint calls for proposals with its Chinese counterparts - the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), in order to facilitate the funding of projects jointly carried out by French and Chinese teams.
Thus, ANR has co-funded 55 Franco-Chinese collaborative projects in several fields for up to €15 M. In 2014, the collaboration continues in the field of information and communication sciences and technologies (opening of ANR's generic call) and in social sciences (specific call "ORA China-Europe").
The ANR is extending its work internationally to increase the excellence and competitiveness of French research, in a context of global societal issues and knowledge.
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)
Organised by the Festival d’Avignon and the French National Research Agency in the context of the year of the Creation of the national thematic Alliance "Athéna", the "Research and Creation" Meetings will bring together artists of the Festival, researchers in social sciences and humanities and cognitive sciences around the following theme: process of creation and reception of works.
July 9-10, 2014 in Avignon