Selected – 2021

ANR – JST CREST joint call for two research areas:,“Nanomechanics”, “Mathematical Information Platform” and “Trusted Quality AI systems”

JST and the French National Research Agency (ANR, Agence Nationale de la Recherche) concluded a Framework Agreement in December 2017.

The purpose of this Agreement is to foster Japanese-French collaboration in scientific research and to fund joint research projects conducted by Japanese and French partners eligible for funding from each agency, within the framework of the JST-CREST program on two common priority research areas:

  • Nanomechanics: Elucidation of macroscale mechanical properties based on understanding nanoscale dynamics for innovative mechanical materials
  • Mathematical Information Platform: Creating information utilization platform by integrating mathematical and information sciences, and development to society
  • Trusted Quality AI Systems: Core technologies for trusted quality AI systems

The full description of the three areas is appended to the document on the national regulations for French applicants. The proposals should be led by a Japanese Principal Investigator and a French Principal Investigator and will be evaluated via a peer-review procedure by ANR and JST, successively. The call is open to public and private French partners.

The ANR funding will be around 500 k€ per project depending on the number of partners and the ambition of the project, for a 5 year duration.

The Japanese-French consortia must have submitted their proposals to ANR website before May 06 2021, 10AM CEST. The same proposals must be also submitted on JST-CREST before May 18th at 12pm (UTC+9).

Opening : 2021-02-12 at 09h00 CET
Application Deadline : 2021-05-06 at 10h00 CEST

ANR contacts:

Nanomechanics : Nela Roy nela.roy(at) +33 1 7354 8305

Mathematical Information Platform : Eugenio Echagüe  eugenio.echague(at) +33 1 7354 8221

Trusted Quality AI Systems : Fanny Lachat fanny.lachat(at) +33 1 73 54 81 59

Link to the CREST program:


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