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Work Programme 2017

Work Programme 2017 (WP 2017) is ANR's roadmap for the year to come. This document lays out the main actions and calls for proposals launched by ANR for the 2017 financial year and gives ANR's research funding offering all-around visibility. The Work Programme is directed toward all scientific communities as well as public and private stakeholders involved in French research, including small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and very small enterprises.

Four components

Work Programme 2017 (WP 2017) is divided into four cross-cutting components, each endowed with its own budget. Each component also has separate funding instruments, calls for proposals, and distinct programmes, shown in the graphic below. Each funding instrument has its own raison d’être, specific expected impacts, and distinct characteristics in terms of selection, follow-up and monitoring.

A generic call for proposals (dark grey striped rectangle on the graphic) allows for the mutualising of a large number of each component’s actions. Submission and selection procedures are set out in the various calls for proposals including the Generic Call for Proposals. At the time of project submission, researchers must choose which of these instruments will best serve their projects' needs and scientific objectives. 


Overview of Work Programme 2017 and its four components

(PRC: Collaborative Research Projects; JCJC: Young Researchers; PRCI: International Collaborative Research Projects; PRCE: Collaborative Research Projects involving Enterprises; MRSEI: Setting up European or International Scientific Networks;


A funding scheme that fits in the existing national and European research funding instruments

The Work Programme falls within the scope of the Strategic Agenda for Research and Transfer and Innovation “France Europe 2020”, elaborated in coordination with the European Framework Programme "Horizon 2020". WP 2017 was also drafted in accordance with the National Research Strategy (SNR), promulgated by the higher education and research law of 22 July 2013.

The SNR, in accordance with the Strategic Agenda, strives to take up scientific, technological, environmental and societal challenges through the promotion of high-quality basic research.

A document built in consultation

WP 2017's societal challenges section groups together French research priorities defined in the SNR text and takes into consideration contributions from the five national thematic Alliances of research organisations, those of the CNRS, and requests from the French Research Ministry, which coordinates interministerial initiatives between relevant ministries. The Work Programme was adopted on 29 June 2016 by the ANR Governing Board.