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29/07/2015 Funding opportunities

Work Programme and Generic Call 2016 Published

On 18 June 2015, the ANR Governing Board adopted Work Programme 2016, a text outlining ANR's actions and calls for proposals for the 2016 budget exercise. Work Programme 2016 is the agency roadmap for the year to come; it presents the research priorities for 2016 as well as the funding instruments offered to researchers. The Work Programme is intended for the scientific communities, for academia and industry alike (especially SMEs and intermediate-sized companies).

27/07/2015 Funding opportunities, Europe & International

New European call for proposals on neurodegenerative diseases: Centres of Excellence and innovative approaches

ANR is teaming up with the Network of Centres of Excellence in Neurodegeneration (CoEN) to launch a transnational call supporting collaborations in the field of neurodegenerative diseases (only open to researchers belonging to centres of excellence). The call will involve five European countries and Canada. Application deadline: 5 October 2015.

27/07/2015 Funding opportunities

Generic Call 2015: Initial results published

Since 2014, the generic call for proposals groups together a large part of ANR's funding offering. The 2015 edition's initial results for the "Collaborative research projects", "Collaborative research projects involving enterprises" and "Young researchers" instruments were published today. These make up about 70% of the total budget dedicated by ANR dedicated to calls for proposals in 2015. Additional results will be regularly released until the year’s end from projects submitted under international agreements (International collaborative research projects funding instrument). These results will round out those released today.

16/07/2015 Europe & International

2nd Franco-Mexican Forum for Research and Innovation

The Franco-Mexican Forum for Research and Innovation was held 9 and 10 July in Paris, two years after the first forum in Mexico City, which revived cooperation between the two countries. The forum was opened by the French Secretary of State for Higher Education and Research, Thierry Mandon. ANR was present at the event, promoting its successful partnership with the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT), co-funder of 19 Franco-Mexican research projects since 2009.

08/07/2015 Research and Science

International science conference “Our Common Future under Climate Change”

The French National Research Agency is a partner of the major international science conference “Our Common Future under Climate Change” (CFCC15) which takes place on July 7-10, 2015 in Paris. The conference tables the latest thinking on managing climate change and avoiding its worst impacts.

01/07/2015 Research and Science

The Com'Toniq project transmits the world's first ultra-high speed wireless communications

In the field of wireless communications, system complexity is pushing the envelope and pushing physical limits. Wireless communications systems are required to transmit ever greater quantities of information to users who have massively gone mobile. A recent demonstration carried out by the Institute of Electronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnology's Com'Toniq project has set out the premises for upcoming terahertz communications and 5G networks.

29/05/2015 Europe & International

Insights into the Global Research Council's Annual Meeting

The 4th annual meeting of the Global Research Council took place in Tokyo on 26-28 May 2015. During the plenary assembly held on May 27th and co-hosted by Japan and South Africa, the Global Research Council adopted two declarations, one regarding Breakthrough Reasearch Funding while the other concerned Building Research and Education Capacity's reinforcement. Michael Matlosz, CEO of the French National Research Agency, participated in the meeting.

26/05/2015 Research and Science

Tara: transforming the way of studying the oceans

The first results of the “Tara Oceans” expedition (2009-2013) were the subject of a special issue of the periodical Science. In order to study and understand the impact of climate change and the ecological crisis on our oceans, the schooner has been sailing the seas since 2003, taking measurements in situ and collecting samples. Overview of the projects funded by ANR in connection with the Tara expeditions and the data that they made it possible to generate.