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Specific Support for Research Works and Innovation Defense (ASTRID)

This call for proposals is now closed. You can view all open calls for proposals by clicking here.

Download the list of selected projects below.

The French National Research Agency (ANR) launches in partnership with the French armament procurement agency (DGA), the 2013 programme ASTRID "specific support scheme for research works and innovation defense." This programme is entirely funded by the DGA and is implemented by the ANR.

ASTRID is a dedicated programme to support research projects with a highly exploratory and innovative nature. The maximum funding is €300 k and the project duration is between 18 and 36 months. Applications of the research funded are dual-use (both civilian and military).

This call for proposals aims to:

  • Stimulate the opening of new research areas and maintain the innovation effort on topics of defense interest in line with the guidelines posted on the POS, the DGA basic research policy and its updated document
  • Explore scientific and technical bottlenecks by promoting skills development and identification of technological breakthroughs, source of innovation beneficial to defense and civilian research and industry

It is expected that the follow-up of these projects can be undertaken within the framework of other ANR targeted calls for proposals or other funding mechanisms such as PEA (DGA upstream studies programmes).

The transverse nature of the ASTRID programme is demonstrated by the 9 thematic areas:

  • Information Engineering and Robotics
  • Fluids, Structures
  • Acoustic  and radioelectric waves
  • Nanotechnology
  • Photonics
  • Materials, chemistry and energy
  • Biology and Biotechnology
  • Men and Systems
  • Environment and Geosciences

An additional theme is devoted to “interdisciplinary priorities”.

General information

Attention: the contact details mentioned below may not be valid as of today. In order to find the adequate contact details, please consult the "departments" section.

Contact information and more details on the programme can be found on the webpage dedicated to the ASTRID programme.

Release date of the call: Thursday 13 December 2012

Deadline for submission of proposals: Tuesday 5 March 2013 13:00