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05/02/2014 Europe & International, Funding opportunities

"ERA-NET Cofund" A new instrument to serve European project-based research funding

In its new research and development programme - Horizon 2020 - the European Commission is setting up a new instrument to serve European research, namely ERA-NET Cofund. It is designed to enhance the effectiveness of project-based research funding on the European scale. It combines the preceding ERA-NET and ERA-NET+ funding instruments.

31/01/2014 Funding opportunities

Soon to come on line, the "Hosting high-level researchers" call

This is a specific action aiming at promoting the international attractiveness of France by enabling both promising and established brilliant researchers from beyond France’s borders to come and work in reputed French research institutions. It is planned to open the call during February.

28/01/2014 Europe & International, ANR

ANR signs a protocol with TÜBITAK in Turkey

On 27 January 2014, in the context of the official visit of French President François Hollande in Turkey, Prof. Yücel Altunbaşak, President of TÜBITAK, the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey and Pascale Briand, Director General of the French National Research Agency, signed a protocol. This protocol consolidates the existing relations between both organisations, and provides for the funding of joint research projects between French and Turkish teams.

27/01/2014 Europe & International, ANR

China, ANR's leading non-European partner

27 January 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between France and the People’s Republic of China. For this occasion, the ANR presents its cooperation with China, the agency’s leading non-European partner in terms of collaborative research projects co-funded.

22/01/2014 Funding opportunities

Opening of the Franco-German call for proposals on Protection of Critical Infrastructures

The French National Research Agency (ANR) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) launch a Franco-German coordinated call on the protection of critical infrastructures. Deadline for submission of proposals: 5 May 2014.

20/12/2013 Europe & International, Conferences and events

A meeting to strengthen Franco-Swiss relationships in the fields of higher education and research

On 29 November 2013, a meeting related to university and scientific cooperation between Switzerland and France was organised by the French embassy in Switzerland and the Campus France Agency at the University of Bern. In the context of increasing internationalisation of research and higher education, a number of representatives from French and Swiss higher education organisations were gathered in order to strengthen the already existing relationships.

20/12/2013 Funding opportunities

Launching of the ARGOS Challenge: "Autonomous robots for gas & oil production sites"

The French National Research Agency (ANR), in partnership with TOTAL, launches today the ARGOS Challenge. Funded by TOTAL and implemented by ANR, this call aims at fostering the development of advanced robotic capabilities in oil & gas environments. As the outcome of the evaluation process managed by ANR, TOTAL will fund 3 to 5 teams and will make them compete against each other. Deadline for submission of applications: 18 March 2014.

20/12/2013 Highlights, ANR, Funding opportunities

Horizon 2020 European programming and ANR actions – how do they interconnect?

"Horizon 2020", the European Union's framework programme for research and innovation for the 2014-2020 period was launched in France on 16th December by Geneviève Fioraso, Minister for Higher Education and Research. Europe is a priority for ANR, whose remit includes increasing the visibility and influence of French research on the international stage. ANR has rendered a large part of its Work Programme 2014 consistent with the European Commission's funding programme, and more broadly with the European strategic agenda, while ensuring that its funding does not overlap or duplicate European funding.

17/12/2013 Funding opportunities

Pre-announcement: the Franco-German call in social sciences and humanities will be launched shortly

The French National Research Agency and the German Foundation for Science (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft - DFG) will issue on 15 January 2014 the 8th edition of the Franco-German call in social sciences and humanities. Launched every year since 2007, this call for proposals has become a reference for collaborative research between both countries.

28/11/2013 Funding opportunities

Pre-announcement of the France-Japan call for proposals in "Molecular Technology"

The French National Research Agency (ANR) and the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) have agreed to launch a bilateral call for proposals in the thematic area "Molecular Technology for Functional Materials" in January 2014.