Selected – 2020

BiodivRestore transnational joint call on “Biodiversity and Climate Change” in the frame of BiodivERsA and Water JPI partnerships

ANR joins the BiodivERsA and Water JPI partnerships to launch BiodivRestore call for proposals, which is cofunded by the European Commission, to fund transnational research proposals on “Conservation and restoration of degraded ecosystems and their biodiversity, including a focus on aquatic systems”. 31 national/regional funding organisations from 27 countries are joining this call co-funded by the following members’ countries: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal (including Azores), Romania, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, and Tunisia.

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:

  • Studying the biological and biophysical processes at stake for conservation/restoration, and their interactions
  • Assessing trade-offs and synergies between targets, benefits and policies for conservation and restoration
  • Knowledge for improving the effectiveness and upscaling of conservation and restoration actions

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)

Opening : 2020-10-19 at 18:00 CEST
Pre-proposal deadline : 2020-12-07 at 16:00 CET

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.


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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