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The ANR joins the world’s major research funding bodies to support transnational projects on global change

During the international conference “Planet under Pressure”, the ANR signed on March 28th, 2012, in London, an agreement with 12 of the major research funding bodies in the framework of the Belmont Forum.

The agreement aims at funding international projects between the world’s major and emerging research funders, on the main scientific issues raised by large-scale environmental changes.

The first call for proposals will be launched in 2012 with a total budget of around 20 M€. It will be funded and implemented in collaboration between the Belmont Forum and the G8HORCS. This  "International Opportunities Fund call for proposals" will focus on two priority themes:

  • Conservation and security of freshwater
  • Vulnerability of coastal systems

The ANR has committed to fund French teams involved in the selected projects. This agreement is related to the ANR programme “Society and Environmental Changes

The funding agreement of the Belmont Forum gathers the major research funding organisations of the developed and develpoing countries: CSIRO (Australia), FAPESP (Brazil, Sao Paulo State), NSERC and SSHRC (Canada), ANR (France), DFG (Germany), the Ministry of Earth science in India, JST (Japan), NRF (South Africa), ESRC and NERC (UK) and NSF (USA).

 

ANR Contact:
Patrick Monfray, deputy head of the Environment and Biological Resources department at ANR, and co-president of the Belmont Forum:
patrick.monfray@nullagencerecherche.fr

igfagcr.org/index.php/belmont-forum

 

 

29.03.12