Selected – 2019

Intersectoral research call in the maritime sector between the French National Research Agency (ANR) and the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ)

The Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ) and the French National Research Agency (ANR) are launching an intersectoral research call between France and Quebec on the maritime sector in January 2019. The call will fund teams of researchers from France and Québec.

The overall goal is to improve the understanding of the combined impacts of natural ocean variability and human activities, such as those related to maritime transport, on the sustainability of the continuum ocean-coastal zones-estuaries and the related socio-economic services.

Projects have to be interdisciplinary, inter-sectorial and/or transdisciplinary. Researchers are strongly encouraged to develop public-private partnerships and/or to engage societal actors (e.g. local communities, conservation NGOs, fisheries) in their consortium.

Projects should address at least one of the following research areas:

  • Characterise and reduce the environmental, economic and social impacts of maritime transport and port infrastructures between Europe and Canada, in particular potential impacts of CETA, using systems and integrative approaches;
  • Decrease the ecological footprint of maritime activities, including impacts of contaminants (e.g. antifouling, heavy fuel oil), invasive species (e.g. ballast water), noise pollution, dredging, etc., including but not restricted to development of green technologies;
  • Development of socio-ecological-economic scenarios for adaptation towards sustainable management of the continuum ocean-coastal zones-estuaries, and using different temporal scales.

Applications must be jointly led by a French and a Quebec coordinator. Applications will be reviewed by both the ANR and FRQ.

More information is available below and in the call text.

Opening : 2019-01-14 at 15:44 CET
Application Deadline : 2019-05-15 at 13:00 CEST

Application will be submitted to both the ANR and FRQ following guidelines from each agency and detailed in the call text.


Information for Quebec researchers:

Laurence Martin Gosselin
Responsable de programmes aux partenariats internationaux
Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies
Téléphone : 418 643-8560, poste 3455

Information for French researchers:

Céline Billiere
Chargée de projets scientifiques
Agence Nationale de la Recherche
Département Environnement, Ecosystèmes, Ressources Biologiques (EERB)
Téléphone: 01 73 54 82 60


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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