Selected – 2022

Biodiversa+ 2021-2022 “Supporting the protection of biodiversity and ecosystems across land and sea”

ANR is associated with the new European Partnership Biodiversa+ to launch the first international call for proposals, Biodiversa+ 2021-2022, on the thematic: "Supporting the protection of biodiversity and ecosystems across land and sea".

45 funding organizations coming from 33 countries are joining this call cofunded by the European Commission*: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy (incl. Province of Bolzano/Bozen), Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Morocco, Norway, Poland, Portugal (incl. the Azores), Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, The Netherlands, Tunisia and Turkey.

* Please note that co-funding by the European Commission (and possibly other funders) is pending on the signature of a Grant Agreement with the European Commission

This call is an opportunity to advance knowledge and inform more effective and integrative biodiversity management by enhancing the scientific underpinnings of biodiversity and ecosystem protection.

  • It aims to support transnational research projects (3-years duration) focusing on measures regarding protected areas (including nationally designated protected areas), integrated area-based conservation measures reconciling conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystem services (including in landscapes and seascapes used to produce food and fiber), as well as measures contributing to effectively protecting species in the wild.
  • The call covers all environments, i.e. terrestrial, freshwater and marine. It also covers research on biodiversity conservation in the Outermost Regions (ORs) and Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) of the EU.
  • It is based on three non-exclusive themes :
    • THEME 1 – Knowledge for identifying priority conservation areas, establishing effective and resilient ecological networks, enhancing species-based protection and preserving genetic diversity
    • THEME 2 – Multiple benefits and costs of biodiversity and ecosystem protection: synergies and trade-offs
    • THEME 3 – Effective management and equitable governance to deliver bold conservation outcomes

Projects combining two or three different themes are encouraged.

This call focuses on the biodiversity protection in the wild. It does not imply, for instance, efforts made to restore habitats or species or ex-situ conservation.

Only the international projects will be funded: each consortium will have to include teams coming from at least three different countries participating to the call (including at least two member states or associated countries coming from the European Union).

The overall budget of the call is of more than €40 million. ANR will contribute to the call with a maximum budget of €2 million.

The evaluation and selection of projects will be conducted by integrating other countries in the frame of an evaluation process by peers, based on the scientific excellence criteria but also the political/societal pertinence of the project and stakeholders’ engagement.

Although the applications are submitted jointly by research partners coming from different countries, each partner will be funded by its own national or regional funding organism. French applicants are thus submitted to the ANR eligibility rules. We consequently invite you to read carefully the « Rules for participation for partners applying for ANR’s funding » and the agency’s financial rules document.

Pre-proposals and detailed proposals – written in english – must be electronically submitted on the submission platform, EPSS (« Electronical Proposal Submission System »). You will find instructions for the electronical submission on the Biodiversa+ website.

Opening : 2021-10-13 at 09:00 CEST
Pre-proposal deadline : 2021-11-30 at 15:00 CET
Application Deadline : 2022-04-14 at 15:00 CEST
  • A general and informative webinar dedicated to the international researchers community and presented in English was organized on the 12th october 2021 from 11 : 00 to 12 : 30 CEST to answer your questions regarding this call. You are invited to watch the replay and to get access to the presentation here.
  • Another informative webinar dedicated to the French scientific community and presented in French was held on the 14th October 2021 from 11 : 00 to 12 : 15 CEST. You are invited to watch the replay here.

Call Secretariat      

biodiversa.cs(at) (Sophie Germann, Juliette Bettus, Céline Billière)

Contact for a technical support (platform EPSS)      

epss.biodiversa(at) (Taavi Tiirik)

We invite you to consult the Biodiversa website where you will find all the updated information about the call.

Erratum of 18.03.2022: Modification in the document « Modalités de participation pour les partenaires sollicitant une aide de l’ANR » page 7 (budget criterion)


About the European Co-funded Partnership on Biodiversity

In a context of biodiversity loss, research funding organisations collaborate together on this major societal challenge under the European Biodiversity Partnership (officially starting in October 2021 as the successor of BiodivERsA). With the support of the European Commission, and in the framework of Horizon Europe, the main goal of this initiative is to initiate and promote a transnational network for biodiversity, by identifying the strategic main issues, and promoting the funding of a research of quality at the international scale.


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.


Sign up for the latest news:
Subscribe to our newsletter