ANR provides funding for project-based research. Employing a method based on competitive peer reviews that complies with international standards, ANR attaches great importance to providing the scientific community with instruments and conditions that promote creativity and openness, and stimulate new ideas and partnerships, particularly between the public and private sectors. Its activity also contributes to enhancing the competitiveness and the influence of French research in Europe and across the world.
As part of a government initiative to reinforce long-term French competitiveness, a major programme called “Investments for the Future” ("Investissements d'Avenir") was launched at the end of 2009. The ANR is the operator for the research and higher education component of this programme, which covers 21.9 billion euros. The programme is part of a long-term and dynamic drive to transform higher education, research and innovation. These large-scale initiatives promoting excellence will strengthen France’s capacities for innovation and be a driving force in the dynamics of growth in the coming years.
03/12/2013 Publication of the European call on nanomedicine (ERA-NET EuroNanoMed II)
25/11/2013 Publication of theEuropean call on food supply, biodiversity and ecosystem services (ERA-NET BiodivERsA and JPI FACCE)
30/10/2013 Publication of the French-US call with NSF and NIH on computational neuroscience (CRCNS)
28/10/2013 Publication of the European call on long-term challenges in ICT (ERA-NET CHIST-ERA)
16/10/2013 Publication of the international call on societal transformation and climate change (JPI Climate)
16/10/2013 Publication of the international call on climate smart agriculture (JPI FACCE)
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.
ANR develops transnational collaborations aiming at increasing the excellence, the competitiveness, the attractiveness, the impact and the influence of French research in the world.
The agency contributes actively to the construction of the European Research Area.