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30/05/2011 Research and Science, Fundings

CHIST-ERA ERA-NET: Call 2011 Topics

CHIST-ERA stands for European Coordinated Research on Long-term Challenges in ICST ERA-NET, and is looking for highly innovative and multidisciplinary projects in ICST, new ideas and original solutions, involving interdisciplinary skills in order to strengthen broader communities in the merging of their understanding and their questioning.

25/05/2011 Fundings

Transnational call for proposals on eco-innovation in the framework of the ERA-NET ECO-INNOVERA

The ANR joins the ERA-NET ECO-INNOVERA to launch a first transnational call for proposals in the field of eco-innovation. The call will open by the end of June 2011.
The call will focus on resource efficiency as a main driver of eco-innovation including new business models and systemic approaches, addressing the following topics: Paradigm change; Sustainable industrial processes and products; Recycling and waste re-use.
13 countries and regions are participating in the call: Germany, Austria, Spain, Finland, France, Luxembourg, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Basque Region (Spain), Flanders (Belgium), Wallonia (Belgium).

25/05/2011 Highlights, Fundings

Partnership between ANR and the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)

Jacqueline Lecourtier, Director General of the French National Research Agency and João Sentieiro, President of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, signed on Monday, 23rd May 2011 in Paris a Memorandum of Understanding aiming at strengthening the French-Portuguese cooperation in the field of scientific research, as well as the launch of joint projects led by researchers from both countries. Priority research areas for 2011-2012 are: Biology, Health, Ecosystems and Environment.

25/05/2011 Highlights, Fundings

Visit to the ANR of NSF Director

Jacqueline Lecourtier, Director General of the French National Research Agency welcomed the new director of the National Science Foundation, Prof. Subra Suresh, on May 16th, 2011.
The meeting was the opportunity to review the cooperation between the ANR and the NSF.

11/05/2011 Other sources of funding

Forthcoming ARIMNet call for proposals: Agricultural Research In the Mediterranean Network

ARIMNet is an ERA-NET action supported and funded under 7th Framework Programme (FP7) by the European Commission which aims at fostering collaborations between Mediterranean countries in the field of agricultural research. The countries of the Mediterranean basin face a number of similar problems in relation to agriculture. These issues need to be identified and addressed through a stronger scientific cooperation between the EU Members and other countries of the Mediterranean area. The project is expected to help coordinate national research activities and identify common research programmes among the countries of the Mediterranean area, fight fragmentation and exploit synergies.
Opening of the call for proposals: 20th June 2011; deadline for submission of letter of intent: 12th July 2011.

11/05/2011 Fundings

Indian-European call for proposals in Social sciences

The ANR is participating in the launch of an Indian-European call for proposals in social sciences in association with the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR, India), the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, Germany), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC, UK) and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO, The Netherlands). The call text and the submission modalities are available on the NWO website. Conditions for participation and eligibility of the French partners will be presented soon on the webpage dedicated to the call on the ANR website.

10/05/2011 Research and Science

ICT based solutions for Advancement of Older Persons’ Mobility

The information day for the call 4 of the AAL Joint Programme organised by ANR and CNSA was held on 5 May 2011. The AAL JP 4th call aims at ICT based solutions which help older persons to sustain their optimal level of mobility for as long as possible, enhancing their individual sense of confidence, autonomy, competence, security and safety. Here you will find the power point presentations.

29/04/2011 Research and Science

The V3S project (ANR ‘Software Technologies’ Programme 2006) wins a Laval Virtual 2011 trophy in the category ‘Industrial Design & Simulation’

V3S ‘Virtual Reality for Safe Seveso Subcontractors’ is an exploratory research project funded by the French National Research Agency. The objective of the V3S project is to develop a generic tool for virtual reality simulation of work situations involving dangerous activities carried out by subcontractors on high risk sites.

31/03/2011 Fundings, Research and Science

European consultation on a common strategic framework for future EU Research and Innovation funding

With the aim of making participation to European programmes easier, increasing scientific and economic impact, and providing better value for money, the European Commission launched a broad consultation on EU research and innovation funding after 2013. Give your opinion and participate in the design of proposals, to be presented by the Commission by the end of 2011. The deadline for contributions is Friday 20 May 2011 (click here).

07/03/2011 Research and Science, Fundings

The Ambient Assisted Living joint programme based on article 185

The AAL Association ( is announcing the 4th Call for proposals of the AAL Joint Programme: “ICT based solutions for Advancement of Older Persons’ Mobility”.