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05/11/2013 Fundings

Bilateral collaborations 2014 with Germany, Austria and Switzerland

In order to simplify and streamline scientific collaborations, create research funding areas without borders and thus contribute to the construction of the European Research Area, the French National Research Agency (ANR) puts in place bilateral collaborations with European funding agencies. The most advanced type of partnership is the “lead agency” procedure, in which the lead agency handles the submission and evaluation of the project proposals on behalf of both countries.

31/10/2013 Research and Science

ANR and the Mediterranean region

The Mediterranean basin is a rich, complex and contrasting region. It has seen rapid changes in its history which show capital issues and lead to a series of problems linking demography, ecology, the economy and culture. Introduction to the research issues at stake in the region and to the related research work supported by ANR.

30/10/2013 Other sources of funding

Emerging water contaminants: a call for proposals launched on November 1st, 2013

The Joint Programming Initiative “Water challenges for a changing world” (WATER JPI) will launch a first call for transnational proposals on the theme “Emerging water contaminants – anthropogenic pollutants and pathogens”. The total budget of the call will amount to about €9 M.

31/07/2013 Highlights, ANR

ANR Annual Report 2012 is now online

2012 is the final year in a programme cycle in which the ANR endeavoured to develop research programmes based on the fruit of the reflections by academic and industrial communities, taking into account the national strategic priorities and the international context.
2012 was also the year in which we reached the treshold of 10,000 research projects funded since the Agency was created.

10/07/2013 Highlights, Research and Science

World’s research funders address the issues of open access and research integrity

The French National Research Agency participated in the second summit of the Global Research Council in Berlin on May 27-29, 2013. Heads of 70 research funding organisations from around the world endorsed statements concerning two major issues in scientific research: Open Access and Research Integrity.

10/07/2013 Highlights, Fundings

The G8 Research Councils Initiative

The Heads of the Research Councils of the G8 states (G8-HORCs) met in Berlin on May 30, 2013. Each institution represented, including the French National Research Agency (ANR), put forward the latest developments in the national research landscape of its own country. The group also mentioned the future of the G8 pilot initiative that launched 3 successful calls for transnational proposals to tackle global challenges.

28/06/2013 Fundings

A Franco-Mexican forum boosts the bilateral scientific cooperation

A Franco-Mexican Forum for Research and Innovation was held on June 10-11th, 2013 in Mexico City, in order to enhance the bilateral cooperation. The event gathered more than 400 participants, including 60 representatives from French centres and institutes of research and innovation. The French National Research Agency took part in the roundtable discussions on the funding opportunities for French and Mexican research teams, and on the synergies between the different schemes. The ANR also met its Mexican counterpart, the CONACYT. They intend to assess the on-going collaboration.

19/02/2013 Highlights

Cooperation Agreement between the National Research Fund (FNR) of Luxemburg and the French National Research Agency

A bilateral cooperation agreement was signed between the National Research Fund (FNR) and the French National Research Agency (ANR) in order to promote the implementation of joint transnational research projects. Aware of the prominent role played by the national research funding agencies in the construction of the European research area, ANR and FNR decided to lift the barriers that impede the planning and implementation of transnational projects through the signature of a bilateral agreement on the "Lead Agency" model.

25/01/2013 Highlights

Final workshop of the 2011 Flash Japan programme

An assessment workshop of the 2011 programme "Flash Japan – Great Tohoku Earthquake" will be held on March 6-7, 2013 in Sendai, Japan. The French National Research Agency (ANR) and the Japan Science and Technology agency (JST) had launched a joint call for collaborative proposals following the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami, in order to foster urgent research related to the catastrophe and to reinforce Franco-Japanese cooperation on those themes.

17/12/2012 News

Bilateral Franco-German Call on Human Epigenomics – Preliminary announcement

The French National Research Agency (ANR) and the German Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) expect to launch a bilateral call for proposals in the field of "Epigenomics of common and age-related diseases". This call is likely to open in January 2013, with an anticipated submission deadline in March 2013. The submission process is foreseen to include 2 steps: first a letter of interest, and second a full proposal.