"OH Risk" is one of the instruments of the "At the Frontiers of Research" component announced in July 2013 when the ANR Work Programme 2014 was published. The aim of the "OH Risk" 2014 call for proposals is to fund exploratory research projects involving a very high level of scientific risk but with strong potential for scientific, technological and possibly economic impacts.
Its aim is to foster the exploration of new highly-innovative research channels, as yet unexplored, characterised by both a very high level of scientific risk and the prospect of spin-offs with exceptionally high potential if they succeed.
By offering bold researchers the necessary funds to start exploring innovative concepts or new paradigms with very high potential, the "OH Risk" call for proposals extends ANR's range of funding instruments.
Launched as a contest, the 2014 edition of this call for proposals aims to fund 12 to 15 projects.
The laureate projects will be funded over an initial period of two years at the end of which they will be evaluated. If the initial objectives are achieved, the work will be able be continued for an additional period of two years at the most.
This call for proposals is launched in 2014 on an experimental basis. An assessment will be carried out at the end of this first edition to evaluate the appropriateness of the instrument and the acceptability of its format. ANR would like to draw the attention of the community to the disruptive nature of this programme, for which the number of proposals submitted should be limited.
Responsable de programme : M. Pascal ROYER
Contact : oh-risque(at)agencerecherche.fr