HomeAbout usPartnersinstitutions3. Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR)- France

The French National Research Agency (ANR), created on February 2005, is a public organization devoted to research projects funding. Its aim is to stimulate French research, to bring more flexibility, reactivity and, as a consequence, competitiveness while keeping a good balance between fundamental research and applied research.

With a total budget of 700 M€, in 2012, ANR complements the recurrent funding of Frenchresearch organizations with a funding system based on objectives and projects. The objective of ANR is toenhance the reactivity of the French system for research and innovation and for this it encourages theemergence of new concepts via the "non thematicprogramme", increases research activity on societal andeconomic priorities via «thematic»programmes and develops transfer of knowledge and partnershipsbetween public research and industry via collaborative research projects.

Every year the ANR publishesabout 50 calls for proposals. About 1500 projects are selected among 6000 proposals through competitionand peer review with an independent selection procedure (The selection procedure is certified ISO 9001since 2008). In average 30% of reviewing experts are coming from abroad.

The ANR programmes target thewhole scientific community, both public research institutions and private companies. The agency funds allscience and technology areas via two major families of programmes: The non-thematic "blue sky", "youngresearcher" and "excellence chair" programmes, which target bottom-up projects and for which the onlyselection criterion is scientific excellence, covers all disciplines as well as interdisciplinary projects andrepresent about 50% of the ANR budget. The thematic programmes correspond to strategic priorities inmajor areas: "Environment and Biological Resources Department", "Energy and sustainable development","Life sciences and health", "Information and communication technologies (including nanotechnologies)","Engineering and processes", "Social sciences and humanities". Projects are selected on the basis ofscientific quality as well as strategic and economic relevance.

ANR has a largeexperience in Era-NETs. Between 2006 and 2010, 181 funded projects in the era-nets with a total budget of51M€. ANR is active in coordination of several ERANETs.

Mediterranean

For the Mediterranean area the Agency isplaying a major role in the calls of BIODIVERSA, ARIMNET, SEASERA and the new proposal ERANETMED. International cooperation inANR represents an annual budget of 48M €.

  

 

 

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Acknowledgements: ARIMNet (2008-2013) and ARIMNet2 (2014-2017) are ERA-NETs coordinated by INRA (France).
They have received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreements no. 219262 (ARIMNet) and no. 618127 (ARIMNet2)
 

 
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