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11/08/2014 Fundings

Preannouncement: two Euro-Mediterranean calls for proposals to be launched shortly

In order to develop research between Mediterranean countries, ANR is underpinning the French public and private research policy by supporting French teams wishing to develop partnerships with countries of the southern and eastern banks of the Mediterranean Sea. As of this Autumn, ANR will thus be publishing two international calls for proposals along with its European and Mediterranean partners. These calls will be launched under the ARIMNET 2 and ERANETMED initiatives.

08/08/2014 Fundings

Preannouncement: the ORA international call for proposals in social sciences will soon be online

In order to build a European research area in social sciences, the French National Research Agency (ANR), the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Netherlands Scientific Research Organisation (NWO) and the United Kingdom Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) joined forces a few years ago within the framework of the "Open Research Area for the social sciences" agreement. Their aim is to fund collaborative research projects in the field of social sciences. These agencies will publish a fourth call for proposals scheduled for opening in late September 2014.

05/08/2014 Fundings

The ARGOS robotics challenge: 5 international teams selected

The aim of the ARGOS challenge is to design the first autonomous surface robot for use on hydrocarbon production sites. Thought up and funded by Total, the call for proposals was organised by ANR. Five projects have been selected further to the evaluation phase which mobilised a large number of peer reviewers. The five international teams are now going to face one another in three successive competitions. They have less than three years in which to create a robot capable of performing inspection tasks, detecting anomalies and intervening in emergency situations.

24/07/2014 Fundings

Preannouncement: a joint German-French-Japanese call for projects on exascale computing, available soon online

The French National Research Agency (ANR) plans to issue a call for international collaborative projects, in conjunction with the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST). The initiative, known as Software for Exascale Computing, or SPPEXA-2, will support research in the interest of meeting the challenges entailed by the emergence of computing and data processing capacities on an unprecedented scale. The call is planned to open on 15 September 2014.

16/07/2014 Fundings, ANR

Publication of Work Programme 2015 and opening of the generic call

On 26 June 2014, ANR’s Governing Board adopted the Work Programme 2015. This document describes the essential elements of the initiatives and calls for proposals issued by the ANR for the financial year 2015, and sets out the research priorities for 2015 and the funding instruments available. It is addressed to all scientific communities and all public or private players involved in French research and in particular SMEs.

10/07/2014 Research and Science

Global environmental change: France is in the consortium that will ensure the secretariat of "Future Earth"

ANR, along with the French Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research, and the alliance Allenvi, is part of the international consortium that has just been designated to ensure the secretariat of Future Earth, the newly created global programme dedicated to sustainable development. The consortium will bring together France, the USA, Japan, Quebec and Sweden. This type of shared structure will give global visibility to this initiative to address environmental changes. This flagship research programme, which is to span the next ten years, is presented below.

26/06/2014 Fundings

France-Singapore: an ANR-NRF agreement to facilitate the co-funding of joint research projects

On 30 May 2014, the French National Research Agency (ANR) and the National Research Foundation (NRF), Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore, signed a cooperation agreement whose aim is to strengthen the bilateral collaboration between both countries via the funding of joint research projects. The agreement should be implemented as of summer 2014 through the launching of a call for France-Singapore collaborative proposals.

11/06/2014 Research and Science

Alexander von Humboldt professorship in Germany: ANR congratulates Elisabeth Décultot

Elisabeth Décultot, a Germanist specialising in German aesthetics of the 18th-20th centuries, has been awarded a prestigious Alexander von Humboldt professorship at Halle University in Germany. Research Director at the CNRS, she also coordinated the Franco-German project in humanities and social sciences entitled Aisthesis, co-funded by the ANR and the German Research Foundation DFG from 2009 to 2013. Let us provide some background on this major distinction following on from her ANR-funded work.

19/05/2014 Research and Science

Opening of a call for European working groups on neurodegenerative diseases

Improving the use of the existing cohorts in the field of research into neurodegenerative diseases, such is the aim of the call initiated by ANR along with its European partners to fund working groups. This call comes within the framework of the European Joint Programming Initiative on Neurodegenerative Diseases (JPND). The dossier submission deadline is 17th June 2014.

19/05/2014 Fundings

Details of the second evaluation stage

Since 6th May, 13h00 (1 pm), the closing date for the full proposal submission phase, the second evaluation stage is now underway. It will end in mid-July with the publication of the projects selected for the 2014 generic call for proposals. What exactly happens during these two months?

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