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ANR organises the funding of research projects on a competitive basis. It provides the scientific community with instruments and conditions that promote creativity and openness, and stimulate new ideas and partnerships, particularly between the academic and business 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.

ANR's Annual Report 2016

€595.9 M: 2016 funding budget, including €457.6 M allocated through calls for proposals

283 employees or 260 full-time equivalents

More than 15,000 projects funded since ANR was created in 2005, including 2,045 international projects co-funded with foreign counterparts

€6.5 billion devoted to the funding of research projects since 2005

74% of the projects funded are collaborative projects

19.5% are international projects funded jointly with agencies in other countries