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17/12/2012 News

Bilateral Franco-German Call on Human Epigenomics – Preliminary announcement

The French National Research Agency (ANR) and the German Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) expect to launch a bilateral call for proposals in the field of "Epigenomics of common and age-related diseases". This call is likely to open in January 2013, with an anticipated submission deadline in March 2013. The submission process is foreseen to include 2 steps: first a letter of interest, and second a full proposal.

29/11/2012 Research and Science

EuroNanoMed II joint transnational call for proposals – Preliminary announcement

Given the success of the EuroNanoMed ERA-NET initiative (2009-2011), support to the nanomedicine European research community is continuing. Through 3 successful joint transnational calls launched from 2009 to 2011, the EuroNanoMed initiative has allocated €25 M to transnational research projects in the field of nanomedicine. The ERA-NET EuroNanoMed II expects to launch a fourth joint call for proposals to support transnational innovative research projects in that domain. This call is likely to open in December 2012, with an anticipated submission deadline of March 2013.

17/10/2012 Fundings

Annual JPND Joint Transnational Calls for proposals - Preannouncement

The EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) expects to launch two JPND Joint Transnational Calls aimed at supporting transnational collaborations in the field of neurodegenerative disease research in early December 2012, with a likely submission deadline of March 2013. The indicative titles of each call are: “A call for European research projects for the identification of genetic, epigenetic and environmental risk and protective factors” and “A call for European research projects for the evaluation of health care policies, strategies and interventions".

09/10/2012 Research and Science

The ANR congratulates Serge Haroche, Professor at the College de France and ENS, on his 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics

French scientist Serge Haroche and his American counterpart David Wineland have been awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize in physics for their work on the interactions between light and matter. The Nobel Laureates have opened the door to a new era of experimentation with quantum physics by demonstrating the direct observation of individual quantum particles without destroying them.

27/09/2012 Conferences and events

ANR-NSFC Joint Workshop on the follow-up of French-Chinese projects

A French-Chinese workshop gathering 130 scientists from both countries was held in Paris on September 19-20, 2012. The two-day workshop was organised by the French National Research Agency (ANR) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and rallied 41 projects that have been funded by the two agencies since 2008.

18/09/2012 Fundings, Research and Science

Launching of a European research programme on Materials (M-ERA-NET)

The ANR participates, together with 36 other partners, in a European network of public funding organisations and funding programmes on materials science and engineering, for the benefit of the European industry and society. The first call for joint transnational proposals will be published on September 20, 2012. Only fundamental research projects focusing on the theme "Integrated Computational Materials Engineering" may be funded by ANR.

10/08/2012 Fundings

Call for French-US Projects in Computational Neuroscience

ANR, NSF (National Science Foundation) and NIH (National Institutes of Health) in the United States launch a call for French-US research projects in computational neuroscience. For this purpose, the program "Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience" of NSF and NIH, as described in NSF Solicitation 11-505, is open to French participants.

02/08/2012 Fundings

First Indo-European Research Networking Projects launched in the Social Sciences

The French National Research Agency, together with the German Research Foundation (DFG), the British Economics and Social Sciences Research Council (ESRC), the Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and the Indian Council for Social Sciences Research (ICSSR) have launched the first set of projects for networking and research cooperation between researchers in India and the four European countries in well-defined topics of mutual interest. This is the first time that an Indian research organisation has joined forces with the national social science research organisations from across Europe to address some of the major global challenges including economic growth and development, energy and climate change, and health and well-being.

20/07/2012 Research and Science, Highlights

Launching of the first joint transnational call for proposals in the framework of the ERA-NET RURAGRI

The ERA-NET RURAGRI "Transnational research linking agricultural, rural and sustainable development aspects" will open in September 2012 its first joint transnational call for proposals. RURAGRI aims to improve coordination between on-going and future European, national and regional research programmes dealing with the new relationships between rural areas and agriculture in Europe and the challenge of sustainability.

12/07/2012 News

Banana genome is sequenced: a major scientific breakthrough

Cirad and Genoscope have just achieved the complete sequencing of the banana genome, with the financial support of the ANR. This constitutes a major scientific progress in the understanding of the genetics and breeding of this species.