The French National Research Agency Projects for science

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Who we are

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. Since 2010, ANR has also been the principal operator of the Investments for the Future programme in the field of higher education and research.


Key facts and figures 

€555 M of research project grants in 2012

More than 12,000 projects funded since ANR's creation

14,500 French and foreign peer reviewers



Focus on ANR-China cooperation

China is ANR’s leading non-European partner

Since 2007, the agency has regularly launched joint calls for proposals with its Chinese counterparts - the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), in order to facilitate the funding of projects jointly carried out by French and Chinese teams.

Thus, ANR has co-funded 55 Franco-Chinese collaborative projects in several fields for up to €15 M. In 2014, the collaboration continues in the field of information and communication sciences and technologies (opening of ANR's generic call) and in social sciences (specific call "ORA China-Europe").

International cooperation

The ANR is extending its work internationally to increase the excellence and competitiveness of French research, in a context of global societal issues and knowledge.

  • We propose bilateral and multilateral funding instruments that help teams to speed up and strengthen the relationships between French researchers and the best teams from other countries.
  • The agency also contributes actively to the construction of the European Research Area through an active participation in JPIs and ERA-NETs.