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10/07/2014 Europe & International, 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 Europe & International, Funding opportunities

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.

11/06/2014 Europe & International, 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 Funding opportunities

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?

07/05/2014 Funding opportunities

ORA: Building a borderless research area in social sciences

The Open Research Area - ORA initiative, the only one of its kind, brings together funding agencies which, like ANR, wish to work together to promote international research in social sciences. Germany, the United States of America, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom have adhered to the "ORA Plus" call for proposals which has led to the selection of 15 research projects in social sciences with total funding of €15M. A look back on this flagship initiative.

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 Funding opportunities

The ARGOS robotics challenge – the evaluation phase is under way

Thought up and 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 Funding opportunities

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.

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