Selected – 2023

AAPG Generic call - 2023

The Generic Call for Proposals 2023 (AAPG 2023) is the French National Research Agency’s (ANR) main call. It is directed towards all scientific communities and all public and private players involved in French research. It is designed to give researchers in various scientific fields access to co-funding in a large number of research themes, basic or applied, in addition to their allocated recurrent funding.

Opening : 2022-07-18 at 17:00 CEST
Deadline for pre-proposals submission : 2022-11-07 at 17:00 CET
Deadline for full proposals submission : 2023-03-21 at 17:00 CET

Funding instruments

The Generic Call for Proposals 2023 involves five funding instruments, each with its own specific submission and evaluation procedures. These instruments aim to fund:

  • individual research projects coordinated by young researchers (JCJC)
  • ambitious and innovative research projects led by a team or a laboratory, within the reintroduction of the "Single Team Research Project" (PRME) instrument
  • collaborative research projects between public entities in a national context (PRC)
  • collaborative research projects between public entities in a bilateral international context (PRCI)
  • collaborative research projects between public entities and private companies with a potential opening to the world of business (PRCE).

When submitting a project, researchers choose the most appropriate funding instrument for their project and partnership. The funding instrument cannot be modified during the selection process.

Research themes

AAPG 2023 is divided into 56 research themes, each with its own Scientific Evaluation Panel (CES). When researchers submit a proposal, they select the scientific theme – and therefore the Scientific Evaluation Panel – that most closely relates to the scientific purpose of their research. This choice cannot be changed through the selection process.

  • There are 37 research themes across seven main scientific fields: environmental sciences, energy and materials sciences, digital sciences, life sciences, social sciences and humanities, mathematics and its interactions, and physics of matter, high-energy, Earth and universe sciences.
  • There are 19 research themes covering cross-disciplinary challenges and integrating issues from various scientific fields.

Provisional schedule for AAPG 2023

Stage 1

  • July 2022: Publication of Work Programme 2023 and AAPG 2023
  • September 2022: Publication of the AAPG 2023 Guide
  • 29 of September 2022: Opening of website for stage 1 submissions (JCJC, PRME, PRC, PRCE) and registrations (PRCI)
  • November 07, 2022, 5PM (Paris time): Closure of stage 1 submission
  • 09 February 2023: Sending the results Stage 1 to the scientific coordinators of an eligible project (actuality available in French ) – The final reports written by the panels will be available on IRIS

Stage 2

  • 14 February 2023 : Opening of stage 2 submission website (JCJC, PRME, PRC, PRCE and PRCI)
  • 21 March 2023, 17h (Paris time): Closure of stage 2 submission website
  • 24 May 2023: Rebuttal stage on IRIS, see information available (in French)
  • July 2023: Publication of first results (JCJC, PRME, PRC and PRCE)
  • September 2023: Grant agreement phase
  • From September 2023: Publication of the PRCI results according to the calendar of negotiations with the foreign agencies

Registration of PRCI proposals

All “International Collaborative Research Projects” (PRCI) proposals for which ANR acts as the Lead Agency, or for which there is no Lead Agency, must be registered in phase 1 of AAPG 2023. All PRCI proposals registered with ANR in phase 1 qualify for phase 2 provided that the project in question is eligible. The aim of this measure is to ensure that the PRCI submission and selection process is managed efficiently within the AAPG 2023 process.

Note to researchers awaiting their results of the 2022 AAPG: it is necessary to proceed with the registration of a PRCI project or the submission of a PRC, PRCE, PRME or JCJC pre-proposal in response to the 2023 AAPG edition. If selected for funding under the 2022 edition, laureates will have to cancel their submission under the 2023 edition (PRCI, PRC, PRCE, PRME or JCJC) by e-mail to, otherwise the registered or submitted projects will be declared not eligible.

Who can submit a proposal?

AAPG 2023 is open to all grant-holding researchers belonging to an organisation, establishment or public or private research laboratory eligible for ANR funding. Applicants can be involved in a maximum of three proposals submitted to ANR under AAPG 2023 and the Franco-German bilateral call in HSS 2023: no more than one as coordinator and two as principal investigator for a project partner, or up to three as principal investigator for a project partner.

A coordinator of a PRC, PRCE, PRCI, PRME or JCJC proposal selected for funding under AAPG 2022 cannot submit a PRC, PRCE, PRCI, PRME or JCJC proposal as coordinator for AAPG 2023. However, the researcher may act as a partner’s principal investigator. In addition, a JCJC project coordinator cannot act as the coordinator for another PRC, PRCE, PRCI, PRME or JCJC project while the initial JCJC project is ongoing. When submitting a project, researchers read the criteria of eligibility given in the Guide AAPG 2023.

Evaluation criteria

Panel members and external experts use the same set of criteria to evaluate pre-proposals and full proposals submitted for the AAPG.

  • In phase 1, the evaluation process is guided by two key criteria: the quality and scientific aims of the proposal (determining criterion), and how it is organised and implemented, including several sub-criteria.
  • In phase 2, the evaluation process is guided by three key criteria: the quality and scientific aims of the proposal, how it is organised and implemented, and what the impact and benefits of the project will be. Again there are several sub-criteria, which differ according to the chosen funding instrument.

These criteria should therefore guide the drafting of the pre-proposal (4 pages) in step 1 and the full proposal (20 pages) in step 2.
View the evaluation criteria and procedures in the text of AAPG 2023.


au sujet du montage administratif et financier de votre projet : aapg.adfi(at)

au sujet du montage scientifique de votre dossier : 

en cas d’anomalie technique sur le site de soumission : en précisant dans le courriel :

  • le comité concerné et l’acronyme exact du projet
  • l'adresse email (login) exacte utilisée pour la connexion et le rôle utilisé (coordinateur, partenaire, …)
  • une description précise de ce qui est réalisé et de l’erreur qui apparait

Consult the upcoming and current calls of the portal

The portal centralises all information on calls for proposals and calls for applications from ADEME, ANR, Inserm including ANRS, Anses and INCa. It provides a simplified access to upcoming and ongoing calls, giving a greater visibility to funding opportunities. Following their closing date, the calls remain published for a few months.


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