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09/04/2015 Europe & International, Funding opportunities

Belmont Forum and JPI Climate: launching of an international call on climate services

ANR, in collaboration with partners from twelve countries, has just launched a transnational call for proposals on the role of inter-regional links in climate variability and predictability. This call comes within the framework of a partnership between the Belmont Forum – which brings together the world's main funding agencies around the theme of global environmental changes – and the Joint Programming Initiative on climate (JPI Climate). The deadline for pre-proposal submission is set at 1st June 2015.

01/04/2015 Research and Science

Organ transplants: a marine worm could help to save lives

ANR has been funding the HEMO2Perf project since the beginning of 2012. The key outcome of this work is the possible utilisation of haemoglobin from a marine worm to improve the conservation of organs intended for transplantation.

26/03/2015 Research and Science

SUBGLACIOR: revolutionising paleoclimatology with a new type of probe

Design, build and deploy a new type of in-situ ice-corer probe in the Antarctic in order to record, within a single season, the oldest available data on the earth’s climate sourced from natural ice that formed over a million years ago. These are the goals of the SUBGLACIOR project developed since 2011 and notably supported by the French National Research Agency under the "Blanc" funding programme.

23/03/2015 Funding opportunities, Europe & International

Water research in Europe: ANR coordinates the Water JPI

The European Joint Programming Initiative "Water Challenges for a Changing World" (Water JPI) aims at reinforcing Europe's leadership and competitiveness in the area of water research and innovation, while fostering preservation of the resource. In November 2014 ANR took the chair and coordination responsibility for the JPI. Let's focus on this flagship initiative, the day after the World Water Day 2015.

10/03/2015 Funding opportunities

"Hosting High-Level Researchers" 2015: the call for candidacies is open

ANR has just published the second edition of the "Hosting High-Level Researchers" call. This funding instrument dedicated to individuals and open to all scientific fields enables "junior" or "senior" researchers from any country to carry out an ambitious research project in a reputed institution in France. The ANR funding is designed to help French laboratories fulfil their role as host and researchers to conduct their research. The call closing date is scheduled for 29th May 2015.

09/03/2015 Funding opportunities

Carnot Institutes: a new labelling wave due shortly

The third wave of Carnot Institute labelling is to be launched in 2016. In 2013, Arnaud Montebourg – who was then French Minister for Productive Recovery – and Geneviève Fioraso, currently Secretary of State for Higher Education and Research, announced the setting up of a commission tasked with proposing developments to the system. The aim was to give new impetus to the institutes to enable them to make a "decisive" contribution to the "recovery of the country". This commission, baptised the "Carnot 3.0 Commission", submitted its recommendations to the Secretary of State on 21st January 2015.

05/03/2015 Research and Science, Investments for the Future

Rare diseases: Launching of the RaDiCo platform and sixteen initial rare disease cohorts

The RaDiCo project, which is funded by the French government under the first “Investments for the Future” programme, aims at providing France and Europe with cohorts that lead to a better understanding of rare diseases and thus improve their management and the development of treatments. The first call for proposals has now ended, and the platform yesterday officially launched sixteen studies.

04/03/2015 Funding opportunities, Europe & International

Preannouncement: two calls for transnational proposals on nutrition soon to come online

The French National Research Agency will launch two international calls for proposals in collaboration with its partners from the Joint Programming Initiative "A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life" (JPI HDHL). The call topics are the following: Nutrition and Cognitive Function; Intestinal Microbiomics. They are scheduled to open in March 2015.

18/02/2015 Europe & International, Funding opportunities

Preannouncement: a call for transnational research projects on Antimicrobial Resistance coming soon

The French National Research Agency will launch, in collaboration with European and Argentinian partners, a second call for proposals in the context of the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPI AMR). The call is scheduled to open on March 17, 2015.

13/02/2015 Europe & International

Paul Shrivastava is appointed Executive Director of the Future Earth Secretariat

The International Council for Science (ICSU) has just announced the appointment of Paul Shrivastava as Executive Director of Future Earth. He will therefore be leading the international secretariat of this global initiative to better coordinate research into sustainable development across the world. The secretariat comprises five hubs in five different countries, including France, and associating the ANR.