The aim of this new call for proposals is to support the development of transnational collaborative projects addressing the following theme on Conservation and restoration of degraded ecosystems and their biodiversity, including a focus on aquatic systems.
This call will cover the following three non-exclusive themes:
This joint call includes a focus on freshwater aquatic systems but ALL ENVIRONMENTS (I.E. TERRESTRIAL, FRESHWATER AND MARINE) ARE ELIGIBLE.
Scientific teams are invited to form transnational consortia comprising research groups from at least three countries participating in the call (including minimum two from EU Member States or EU Associated Countries).
For applicants from the overseas: provided the latter criterion is met (Partners from at least two different EU Member States or Associated Countries participating in the call), for proposals including Partners from outermost regions and overseas countries and territories participating in the call, the outermost regions and overseas countries and territories can be counted as a specific participating country (for the criteria: at least three different countries).
An overall budget of ca. €20M has been provisionally reserved. ANR confirmed its contribution to the call for a maximum amount of €2 M.
Proposals will be evaluated according to criteria of scientific excellence, (policy relevance and societal impact (which includes stakeholder engagement), and quality and efficiency of the project implementation.
Erratum of 13.04.2021: Modification in the document « Modalités de participation pour les partenaires sollicitant une aide de l’ANR » page 6 (budget criterion)
Funding organisation contact point for ANR:
Sophie GERMANN, Chargée de missions scientifiques,
We invite you to regularly consult the BiodivERsA and Water JPI websites, on which you will find all updated information on the call (see above).
Whilst applications will be submitted jointly by research Partners from several countries, individual partners will be funded by the funding organisation of their country/region. French applicants are therefore subject to the ANR eligibility criteria and funding of French applicants will be regulated according to the ANR rules. We also invite you to read carefully the “Appendix for French participants” (see above) and ANR financial rules.