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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:

29/09/2011 Fundings

Partnership between ANR and the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) in view of joint funding of stem cell projects

The ANR and the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine ( have signed a Memorandum of Understanding aiming at strengthening cooperation between France and California in the field of stem cell research. This agreement has already led to the organisation of a French-California workshop held at the ANR in July 2011 with about ten researchers from each country.

16/09/2011 Research and Science, Highlights

Results of the second ANR FLASH call "Great Tohoku Earthquake"

Nine French-Japanese proposals have been selected within the framework of the ANR Flash (*) call "Great Tohoku Earthquake". This call had been open from June 17th to July 18th, 2011, following the major earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on 11th March 2011; it was coordinated with the JST (Japan Science and Technology Agency) in order to strengthen the French-Japanese cooperation on those fields. The French scientific community did react very positively, with 33 proposals submitted.

14/09/2011 Fundings

ANR-NSF French-American calls for proposals in the fields of chemistry and materials

In the framework of the ANR-NSF collaboration in the fields of chemistry and materials, two French-American calls for proposals will be launched in the Blanc International I programme which will open at the beginning of October and close at the end of January. ANR's and NSF's programme schedules are different. The MWN and ICC calls for proposals of the NSF are already open.