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29/03/2012 Highlights, Fundings

The ANR joins the world’s major research funding bodies to support transnational projects on global change

During the international conference “Planet under Pressure”, the ANR signed on March 28th, 2012, in London, an agreement with 12 of the major research funding bodies in the framework of the Belmont Forum.
The agreement aims at funding international projects between the world’s major and emerging research funders, on the main scientific issues raised by large-scale environmental changes.

11/03/2012 ANR, Fundings

Funding of French-Indian projects: signature of a cooperation agreement between the ANR and the Department of Science and Technology in India

The ANR signed on March 7th in Dehli, India, a cooperation agreement with the Department of Science and Technology (DST) aiming to finance French-Indian research projects. The agreement consists in the identification of research areas to be jointly finance on a yearly basis. The ANR and the DST commit to co-fund projects selected on the basis of a peer review process. The submission and selection of projects will follow ANR's regular process in the framework of the Blanc International programme. In India, the Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research (CEFIPRA) will be in charge of the implementation of the calls for proposals and the funding of the Indian teams.

15/02/2012 Research and Science

Workshop on Privacy by Design (PbD)

This workshop is commissioned by the French National Research Agency (ANR) and organized by « Maison des Sciences de l’Homme ». The aim of this workshop is to examine the principle of "privacy-by-Design" (PbD), which emphasizes the need to take into account the respect for individuals’ privacy and the protection of their data from the very inception of ICTs and security and surveillance technologies as well as social networks.

14/02/2012 Fundings

Pre-announcement of the 5th call for proposals of the Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) Joint Programme

The AAL association ( will announce the 5th Call for proposals of the AAL Joint Programme: ICT-based Solutions for (Self) Management of Daily Life Activities of Older Adults at Home.

08/02/2012 Research and Science, Fundings

European-wide research strategy to tackle Neurodegenerative Diseases

On the 7th February 2012, the EU Joint Programme in Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) launched a European-wide strategy to coordinate and prioritize research aimed at tackling the enormous challenge of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease.

26/01/2012 ANR, Highlights

Pacale Briand is ANR’s new Director General

Pascale Briand, currently Director General for Food at the French Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, previously Director General of the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES), research director at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM), delegate to the Interministerial Cancer Prevention Mission and deputy director of the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) at rue d’Ulm, is appointed Director General of the French National Research Agency (ANR). She succeeds Jacqueline Lecourtier, whose term of office will run out on 1 February 2012.

13/01/2012 Research and Science

ANR funded projects "VANISH" and "DOMEA" participate in the Antarctic Raid

This “scientific raid” which has just begun is a scientific and logistic premiere in the Antarctic region which remains unexplored by land transport. It should enable to reach in a single operation the scientific goals of two ANR and IPEV funded projects, coordinated by Michel Fily, lecturer researcher at the Joseph Fournier University (VANISH/Taste Idea project) and Jérôme Chappellaz, CNRS researcher at the LGGE (Glaciology and Environmental Geophysics Laboratory) (DOMEA/Explore project).

01/01/2012 ANR


The French National Research Agency wishes you a happy new year

07/11/2011 Fundings

The ERA-Net BiodivERsA 2012 call for proposals is now launched

The BiodivERsA “Pan-European call for international research proposals on biodiversity dynamics: developing scenarios, identifying tipping points and improving resilience” was launched on November 1st, 2011. 10 countries have confirmed their participation in this transnational programme: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Lithuania, Norway, Portugal, Sweden and Turkey. The total provisional amount of the call is over 6 M€. Scientific teams from these countries will be invited to form transnational research consortia with a total of at least 3 different countries participating in the call, and to submit proposals before the 16th of February 2012. Nevertheless, a mandatory pre-registration of the projects (title, summary, consortium and preliminary budget figures) will have to be done before the 15th of December 2011.

28/10/2011 Fundings

Transnational call for proposals in the framework of the ERA-Net CHIST-ERA

The Consortium of CHIST-ERA (European Coordinated Research on Long-term Challenges in Information and Communication Sciences & Technologies ERA-Net) brings together into partnership national research funding organisations in Europe: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom and Switzerland. Under the coordination of the ANR, CHIST-ERA is launching its second call for proposals: