Funding – 2022

Specific support for research works and innovation for defence: thematic call on cognitive warfare

The National Research Agency is launching, with the Defence Innovation Agency (AID) as partner, the call for projects ASTRID Cognitive warfare. This program is fully funded by AID and is hosted by ANR, which ensures its implementation.

The ASTRID Cognitive warfare program seeks to identify potential disruptions related to the fields of Defence, civil research and industry in the cognitive domain. This call for projects is part of AID and DGA general framework of action aiming to anticipate and control the evolution of the technologies necessary and usable in future Defence and security systems. Proposals may fall under "basic research" or "industrial research" for a project duration of 18 to 36 months.

This thematic call on cognitive warfare is dedicated to research of a dual nature with a low level of technological maturity. The projects fall under one of the five axes detailed in the text of the call for projects:


  • New perspectives in cognitive warfare
  • Cognitive bias at various levels (individual and organizational)
  • Argumentation and counter-argumentation
  • Digital technology: a highly dynamic liberal environment
  • Cyber influence warfare
Opening : 2022-05-11 at 15:00 CEST
Application Deadline : 2022-07-13 at 13:00 CEST

Intellectual property (IP) clauses:

Global technological and industrial competition requires ensuring the dual applications of research results. Therefore, all the agreements for the projects selected in this call will include IP clauses aimed essentially at subjecting to prior authorization from DGA a sale of intellectual property resulting from the work (or an exclusive concession license) to preserve the feasibility of these applications. More generally, DGA wishes to promote the development of innovations and makes available to project leaders a network of technical experts with knowledge of the industrial environment.

Technical, scientific, administrative and financial questions:

Mme Jessica Rohrbach, email: jessica.rohrbach(at)

Mme Florence Lasek, email: florence.lasek(at)

M. Emmanuel Betranhandy, email: emmanuel.betranhandy(at)

Funded projects


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