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24/11/2014 Research and Science

A project for a vaccine against hepatitis C and B rewarded by the French National Academy of Medicine

The Hepatibivax project funded by ANR under the 2011 edition of the Emergence programme has been awarded the Drieu-Cholet prize from the National Academy of Medicine for its progress in the development of a vaccine targeting the viruses of both hepatitis B and C. The prize will be handed over to Philippe Roingeard, the project coordinator, on 16th December.

24/11/2014 Research and Science

Aupalesens: Proposing new solutions to fight malnutrition in the elderly

Faced with the considerable problem that malnutrition of the elderly represents, the AUPALESENS project has demonstrated the effectiveness of sensory levers on dietary intake and the pleasure of eating, thereby helping our senior citizens to "age well". Details

23/11/2014 Research and Science

DEVHOM: First large-scale study of homoparental families in France

Launched in March 2014, the DEVHOM study aims at acquiring knowledge on the socialisation and identity development of children who are currently growing up in same-sex parent families, subjects as yet little explored in France. The scientists who initiated this study, which is funded jointly by ANR and the CNAF (French National Family Fund), are currently seeking volunteer families to participate in it.

03/10/2014 Fundings

Preannouncement: A France-Germany-Canada call for proposals on "epigenomics of complex diseases" will soon be online

The Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR), the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) together with the Fonds de Recherche du Québec - Santé (FRQS), decided to join forces in a multilateral joint transnational call for proposals to support epigenomics of common and complex diseases. This call is likely to open in Fall 2014, with an anticipated submission deadline in early 2015.

03/10/2014 Fundings

Generic call 2015: encouraging international projects

ANR promotes collaborative research in Europe and the world, thereby stimulating the emergence of high-level scientific partnerships between French and foreign teams. To meet this objective, it proposes a funding instrument baptised PRCI, the French acronym for "Collaborative Research Projects - International". This instrument, which can be used under the 2015 generic call for proposals, enables French teams to submit projects in collaboration with a number of other countries.

22/09/2014 Research and Science

Yves Robert rewarded for his work on high-performance computing

Yves Robert is one of the global specialists in algorithmic research. He is the first European to receive the IEEE TCSC (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - Technical Committee on Scalable Computing) Award for Excellence, which rewards the work of a researcher in the field of high-performance computing. In 2010, ANR supported his RESCUE project, which focused on the resilience of scientific applications on exascale machines. ANR is delighted to see this recognition of his work.

12/09/2014 Highlights, ANR

Michael Matlosz appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of ANR

Professor Michael Matlosz has been appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of the French National Research Agency (ANR). A member of the National Academy of Technologies of France and a PhD holder from the department of chemical engineering of the University of California, Berkeley, Prof. Matlosz was previously the Deputy Scientific Director General at the French agency. He succeeds Pascale Briand who has held the position of Director General since January 2012.

11/09/2014 Fundings

Generic call for proposals 2015: the starting signal for the submission of proposals is given

On July 10, 2014, the French National Research Agency (ANR) launched a generic call for proposals for the second consecutive year. This is the main funding opportunity for the financial year 2015. Four types of projects are expected in this framework: Collaborative research projects (PRC), Collaborative research projects involving enterprises (PRCE), Young researchers, and Collaborative international research projects (PRCI). The submission websites are now open.

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.