The Generic Call for Proposals 2021 involves four funding instruments, each with its own specific submission and evaluation procedures. These instruments aim to fund either individual research projects coordinated by young researchers (JCJC) or collaborative research projects between public entities in a national (PRC) or bilateral international context (PRCI) or between public and private entities with a potential opening to the world of business (PRCE).
AAPG 2021 is divided into 50 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 mid-way through the selection process.
AAPG 2021 covers the same research themes as AAPG 2020. However, the titles and/or key words of some AAPG themes have been amended in order to define their scientific scope more clearly. For instance, the theme “Sustainable, clean, safe and efficient energy” has been divided in two separate themes for AAPG 2021: “Basic sciences for energy” and “Sustainable, clean, safe and efficient energy”.
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 2021. 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 2021 process.
A list of confirmed bilateral collaboration programmes for AAPG 2021 will be published soon.
AAPG 2021 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 2021 and the bilateral call Fr-All SHS 2021: 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 or JCJC proposal selected for funding under AAPG 2020 cannot submit a PRC, PRCE, PRCI or JCJC proposal as coordinator for AAPG 2021. 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 or JCJC project while the initial JCJC project is ongoing.
View the eligibility criteria in the text of the AAPG 2021.
Panel members and external experts use the same set of criteria to evaluate pre-proposals and full proposals submitted for the AAPG.
View the evaluation criteria and procedures in the text of AAPG 2021.
Note : (International Collaborative Research Projects - PRCI) funding instrument, ANR - RGC (Hong Kong) collaboration,
The results of the 2021 Generic call for proposals selection ( AAPG) will be known after the deadline for submission (PRC/PRCE/PRME/JCJC) and registration (PRCI) of the 2022 AAPG edition, i.e. after October 28, 2021, 5:00 PM (Paris time).
Pending these results, 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 2022 AAPG edition.
If selected for funding under the 2021 edition, laureates will have to cancel their submission under the 2022 edition (PRCI, PRC, PRCE, PRME or JCJC) by e-mail to aapg.science(at)agencerecherche.fr, otherwise the registered or submitted projects will be declared not eligible.
For questions about administrative and financial aspects of your proposal: aapg.adfi(at)anr.fr
For questions about scientific aspects of your proposal: aapg.science(at)anr.fr
Erratum of 27/07/2020: amendments to the AAPG text
Erratum of 29/10/2020: amendments to the AAPG text
The appelsprojetsrecherche.fr 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.