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19/05/2014 Research and Science

Opening of a call for European working groups on neurodegenerative diseases

Improving the use of the existing cohorts in the field of research into neurodegenerative diseases, such is the aim of the call initiated by ANR along with its European partners to fund working groups. This call comes within the framework of the European Joint Programming Initiative on Neurodegenerative Diseases (JPND). The dossier submission deadline is 17th June 2014.

19/05/2014 Funding opportunities

Details of the second evaluation stage

Since 6th May, 13h00 (1 pm), the closing date for the full proposal submission phase, the second evaluation stage is now underway. It will end in mid-July with the publication of the projects selected for the 2014 generic call for proposals. What exactly happens during these two months?

07/05/2014 Funding opportunities

ORA: Building a borderless research area in social sciences

The Open Research Area - ORA initiative, the only one of its kind, brings together funding agencies which, like ANR, wish to work together to promote international research in social sciences. Germany, the United States of America, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom have adhered to the "ORA Plus" call for proposals which has led to the selection of 15 research projects in social sciences with total funding of €15M. A look back on this flagship initiative.

22/04/2014 ANR

First Haitian sessions on higher education

On April 10th and 11th 2014, ANR took part in the first Haitian sessions on higher education organised by the Haitian Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training (MENFP) in order to share the experience of the Flash Haiti call for proposals launched in 2010. Below is a retrospective of the aims of the sessions and the contribution of ANR.

22/04/2014 Funding opportunities

The ARGOS robotics challenge – the evaluation phase is under way

Thought up and funded by the company Total and organised by ANR, the ARGOS challenge aims at promoting the development of advanced robots working in oil and gas environments. Total has thus entrusted ANR with the organisation of the call for proposals and the management of the team evaluation and selection process. 31 proposals submitted by international teams are currently being evaluated.

18/04/2014 Funding opportunities

Impact of diet on health: ANR announces the launch of a European call for proposals on biomarkers in nutrition and health

As part of its participation in the "Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life (HDL)" Joint Programming Initiative (JPI), the French National Research Agency (ANR) is launching a first European call for proposals in the field of biomarkers in nutrition and health. These biomarkers are crucial for investigating the impact of diet on health, in that they shed light on an individual’s diet and nutritional status, as well as on their present and past exposure to a particular chemical compound. The proposal submission deadline is 9 June 2014.

17/04/2014 Investments for the Future

Innovative training courses: the Talent Campus project wins a top award

The actions managed by ANR for the government as part of the Investments for the Future programme include the IDEFIs (Initiatives of excellence in innovative training), an instrument intended to lead to the emergence of true demonstrators prefiguring the university courses of the future. The Talent Campus project is one of 36 initiatives funded in this context. It has just obtained the AEF Universities-Enterprises 2014 Grand Prize in the category “professional training & integration”. Presentation of this new training concept.

14/04/2014 Europe & International, ANR, Funding opportunities

Project-based research - Boosting France-Mexico cooperation

During the French President's state visit to Mexico on April 10-11, 2014, ANR signed a new agreement with its Mexican counterpart, the National Council on Science and Technology (CONACYT). The aim of the agreement is to strengthen the Franco-Mexican scientific cooperation and promote the funding of joint research projects carried out by teams from both countries. The agreement should be implemented within ANR’s 2015 Work Programme.

02/04/2014 Funding opportunities

Hosting high-level researchers: A win-win initiative

In a global context of researcher mobility, ANR wishes to help reinforce the scientific positioning of France while at the same time offering a first-class welcome to foreign researchers. Consequently the agency is proposing a new funding instrument dedicated to individuals baptised "Hosting high-level researchers" (@RAction) to enable scientists of any nationality to carry out a research project in a reputed institution in France. The ANR funding is designed to help French laboratories fulfil their role as host. This instrument comes under the "international attractiveness of France" part of the ANR Work Programme 2014.

26/03/2014 ANR, Europe & International

Focus on ANR-China cooperation (copie 1)

China is ANR’s leading non-European partner. Since 2007, the agency has co-funded 55 Franco-Chinese collaborative projects in several fields for up to €15 M. The fruitful cooperation continues in 2014. Find out more information about the cooperation between ANR and China in a special newssheet.