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14/04/2014 ANR, Fundings

Project-based research - Boosting France-Mexico cooperation

During the French President's state visit to Mexico on April 10-11, 2014, ANR signed a new agreement with its Mexican counterpart, the National Council on Science and Technology (CONACYT). The aim of the agreement is to strengthen the Franco-Mexican scientific cooperation and promote the funding of joint research projects carried out by teams from both countries. The agreement should be implemented within ANR’s 2015 Work Programme.

02/04/2014 Fundings

Hosting high-level researchers: A win-win initiative

In a global context of researcher mobility, ANR wishes to help reinforce the scientific positioning of France while at the same time offering a first-class welcome to foreign researchers. Consequently the agency is proposing a new funding instrument dedicated to individuals baptised "Hosting high-level researchers" (@RAction) to enable scientists of any nationality to carry out a research project in a reputed institution in France. The ANR funding is designed to help French laboratories fulfil their role as host. This instrument comes under the "international attractiveness of France" part of the ANR Work Programme 2014.

26/03/2014 ANR

Focus on ANR-China cooperation

China is ANR’s leading non-European partner. Since 2007, the agency has co-funded 55 Franco-Chinese collaborative projects in several fields for up to €15 M. The fruitful cooperation continues in 2014. Find out more information about the cooperation between ANR and China in a special newssheet.

07/03/2014 Research and Science, Other sources of funding

Launch of a Europe-Americas partnership in social sciences and humanities

The T-AP initiative - Trans-Atlantic Platform in Social Sciences and Humanities Research – was officially launched on March 5th, 2014. The network brings together 15 research funding agencies from Europe and the Americas, including the French National Research Agency (ANR). The project is a three-year initiative funded by the European Commission, and is a global first among national humanities and social science research agencies. Its goal is to enhance the transatlantic collaboration in areas of mutual interest tackling the major societal challenges of the 21st century.

26/02/2014 ANR, Fundings

A new agreement to facilitate ANR-NSF cooperation

During the French President's state visit to the United States of America at the beginning of February, Geneviève Fioraso, Minister for Higher Education and Research (MESR), presided over the signing of four Franco-American cooperative agreements. These included an agreement to facilitate the cooperation and funding of joint research projects between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and ANR. Since 2009, more than 40 research projects involving French and American researchers have been co-funded by ANR and the NSF.

18/02/2014 Highlights

Organic products: what are the impacts on health and the environment? BioNutrinet is counting on Internet users to cast some light on the subject

Who consumes organic products? For what reasons? What are the impacts of these consumption habits on health and the environment? The BioNutrinet study, a specific part of the NutriNet-Santé study has just been launched to answer these questions. Of a scale unparalleled to date, BioNutrinet is funded through grants allocated by ANR within the framework of the Sustainable Food Systems programme (ALID 2011-2013).

05/02/2014 Fundings

"ERA-NET Cofund" A new instrument to serve European project-based research funding

In its new research and development programme - Horizon 2020 - the European Commission is setting up a new instrument to serve European research, namely ERA-NET Cofund. It is designed to enhance the effectiveness of project-based research funding on the European scale. It combines the preceding ERA-NET and ERA-NET+ funding instruments.

31/01/2014 Fundings

Soon to come on line, the "Hosting high-level researchers" call

This is a specific action aiming at promoting the international attractiveness of France by enabling both promising and established brilliant researchers from beyond France’s borders to come and work in reputed French research institutions. It is planned to open the call during February.

28/01/2014 ANR

ANR signs a protocol with TÜBITAK in Turkey

On 27 January 2014, in the context of the official visit of French President François Hollande in Turkey, Prof. Yücel Altunbaşak, President of TÜBITAK, the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey and Pascale Briand, Director General of the French National Research Agency, signed a protocol. This protocol consolidates the existing relations between both organisations, and provides for the funding of joint research projects between French and Turkish teams.

27/01/2014 ANR

China, ANR's leading non-European partner

27 January 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between France and the People’s Republic of China. For this occasion, the ANR presents its cooperation with China, the agency’s leading non-European partner in terms of collaborative research projects co-funded.

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