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Funding opportunitiesWork Programme 2017“Building the European Research Area (ERA) and France's International Attractiveness” component

“Building the European Research Area (ERA) and France's International Attractiveness” component

This component provides French researchers and teams with funding instruments aimed at increasing the influence and attractiveness of French research and contributing to the construction of the European Research Area (ERA). These instruments have been designed for consistency with and complementary to the Horizon 2020 societal challenges. They foster the development of high-level international research partnerships, helping French teams assume leadership roles in European and international programmes.

The societal challenges making up Work Programme 2017 have strong European and international dimensions. Firstly, they have been designed on a sector-by-sector basis for consistency with and complementary to the Horizon 2020 societal challenges. Several of these challenges were designed with European programmes (e.g. ERA-NETs, JPIs, ERA-NET Cofund, etc.) and international programmes in mind (e.g. Belmont Forum, etc.).

The “Building the ERA and France’s international attractiveness” component comprises the following Work Programme 2017 funding instruments, some of which are subject to a specific call for proposals:

 

  • The "International Collaborative Research Projects " (PRCI) instrument aims to facilitate collaborative research with a second country through bilateral agreements. This instrument is part of the Generic Call for Proposals.
  • “Setting up European or International Scientific Networks " (MRSEI) aims to strengthen the position and influence of French research in European and international spheres. This instrument is subject to a specific call for proposals.
  • "Springboard-ERC" (T-ERC) aims to boost the success of French researchers applying for European Research Council (ERC) starting grants and consolidator grants. T-ERC works under a specific set of conditions, and is subject to a specific call for proposals.
  • In addition to these instruments, ANR is developing dedicated bilateral and multilateral calls in the framework of joint programming initiatives (JPIs), European instruments in the context of FP7 (ERA-NETs for instance) and Horizon 2020 (e.g. ERA-NETs Cofund) – as well as within the framework of other multinational initiatives dealing with global challenges (e.g. the Belmont Forum).