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Projects and ResultsWork Programme 2015Building the ERA and France's international attractivenessSpecific international calls for proposals

Specific European and international calls for proposals

Apart from the bilateral collaborations proposed within the framework of the generic call, ANR - jointly with its foreign counterparts - organises calls for proposals on targeted themes or covering particular disciplines. These can be bilateral calls or calls launched as part of European or global multilateral initiatives.

In relation with the major societal challenges of its Work Programme, ANR is developing multilateral partnerships with its European counterparts in the framework of the joint European actions such as ERA-NETs, ERA-NETs Cofund or Joint Programming Initiatives (JPI). These actions are materialised in particular by the fact that the network partners regularly launch international calls for proposals on targeted themes in which each country funds its own national researchers.

These actions are complementary to those carried out in the context of the European Commission's research funding programme, Horizon 2020.

Moreover, ANR establishes partnerships with funding agencies from the major research countries on specific themes or themes corresponding to major societal issues of global reach:

  • bilaterally (NSF in the United States, JST in Japan, DFG in Germany, etc.)
  • multilaterally on the global scale (Belmont Forum, etc.)

In practice

These initiatives generate specific calls for proposals. For each specific call, a call for proposals text common to the participating agencies and detailing the eligible themes, the file submission conditions and the evaluation and selection methods, is published on the ANR website.