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22/04/2014 ANR

First Haitian sessions on higher education

On April 10th and 11th 2014, ANR took part in the first Haitian sessions on higher education organised by the Haitian Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training (MENFP) in order to share the experience of the Flash Haiti call for proposals launched in 2010. Below is a retrospective of the aims of the sessions and the contribution of ANR.

22/04/2014 Fundings

The ARGOS robotics challenge – the evaluation phase is under way

Funded by the company Total and organised by ANR, the ARGOS challenge aims at promoting the development of advanced robots working in oil and gas environments. Total has thus entrusted ANR with the organisation of the call for proposals and the management of the team evaluation and selection process. 31 proposals submitted by international teams are currently being evaluated.

18/04/2014 Fundings

Impact of diet on health: ANR announces the launch of a European call for proposals on biomarkers in nutrition and health

As part of its participation in the "Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life (HDL)" Joint Programming Initiative (JPI), the French National Research Agency (ANR) is launching a first European call for proposals in the field of biomarkers in nutrition and health. These biomarkers are crucial for investigating the impact of diet on health, in that they shed light on an individual’s diet and nutritional status, as well as on their present and past exposure to a particular chemical compound. The proposal submission deadline is 9 June 2014.

17/04/2014 Investments for the Future

Innovative training courses: the Talent Campus project wins a top award

The actions managed by ANR for the government as part of the Investments for the Future programme include the IDEFIs (Initiatives of excellence in innovative training), an instrument intended to lead to the emergence of true demonstrators prefiguring the university courses of the future. The Talent Campus project is one of 36 initiatives funded in this context. It has just obtained the AEF Universities-Enterprises 2014 Grand Prize in the category “professional training & integration”. Presentation of this new training concept.

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).

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