The French National Research Agency (ANR) launches a call for proposals within the framework of the programme “Materials and Processes for High Performance Products”. The aim of this programme is to finance the best projects in partnership between universities, research centers and industrial companies. The duration of the projects must be between 3 and 4 years.
This call for proposals aims at encouraging scientific actors of different domains such as materials science, process engineering, chemistry, mechanics, physics, mathematics, to interact together around a common goal. The call also aims at the development of successful materials solutions in response to needs expressed by society, both in terms of major challenges (energy, CO2, sustainability, resources, etc.) but also in terms of competitiveness.
The scientific and technological stakes are such that they require a strong interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary approach to generate new or improved solutions. Multi-scale, multi-physics and multi-disciplinary approaches provide real potential to increase knowledge in the field of materials and improve understanding of the structure/in-service property relation. The 2012 call for proposals consists of four main areas:
The programme is open to bilateral projects cofounded with Norway within the frame of an agreement with the Research Council Norway (RCN). A specific annex on the web site will present the modalities of the cooperation.
Deadline for submission of proposals (electronic submission only): March 7th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (Paris local time).
Deadline for submission of scanned and signed submission document: April 13h, 2012 at 1:00 pm (Paris local time).
For further information, please contact:
Technical and scientific questions:
Mr. Rémi Grodzki
Tel: +33 (0)1 73 54 83 07
ANR Programme Director
Mr. Philippe Boisse