ANR provides French research teams with funding instruments designed to help increase the excellence, the impact and the outreach of French research. It also aims at promoting collaborative research in Europe and the world, thereby stimulating the emergence of high-level research partnerships. ANR moreover intends contributing to the construction of the European Research Area. Its actions are complementary to the instruments of the European Commission's funding programme – Horizon 2020.
To meet these objectives, ANR proposes four types of international instruments:
|Type of project||Instrument||Generic or specific call?|
|Collaborative bilateral projects including one or more teams from a particular country||Collaborative research projects - International, PRCI||Generic call for proposals|
|Collaborative bilateral projects including one or more teams from a particular country||Specific calls for bilateral project proposals||Specific call for proposals|
|Collaborative multilateral projects including one or more teams from several particular countries||Specific calls for multilateral project proposals||Specific call for proposals|
|Scientific networks including one or more European or international teams||Setting up European or International Scientific Networks (MRSEI)||Specific call for proposals|
|Individual project of a researcher of any nationality who wishes to come and work in a French research organisation||Hosting High-Level Researchers||Specific call for proposals|