Selected – 2021

Transnational Call for Projects on Nanomedicine in the context of ERA-NET EuroNanoMed III - 2021 Edition

The French National Research Agency (ANR), in partnership with 15 countries is set to launch a 12th joint transnational call for proposals through the ERA-NET EuroNanoMed (ENM) on Nanomedicine.

The goal of this call for proposals is to both support translational research projects that combine innovative approaches in the field of Nanomedicine and to encourage and enable transnational collaboration between public and private research groups from academia, clinical/public health research or research teams from industrial enterprises (all sizes). The participation of Medical Doctors and SMEs will be strongly encouraged. This call for proposals includes funding research organisations of participating countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, France, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Taiwan, and Turkey. Les projets pourront porter sur au moins l’un des trois axes thématiques suivants:

  • Regenerative medicine
  • Diagnostic
  • Targeted delivery systems

At the end, the projects should fall within, but are not limited to, Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) 3-6, although for being realistic and coherent with the characteristics of the call, projects should propose advancements for a maximum of two TRL levels during their lifetime.

The proposals should clearly demonstrate a potential impact in the health and / or economic field as well as the added value of transnational collaboration.

Consortia composition

A consortium applying to this call will be required to include research group(s) from at least 2 of the 3 following categories:

  • Academia
  • Clinical/public health sector
  • Enterprise (all sizes of private companies)

Only transnational projects will be funded. Each consortium submitting a proposal will need to involve a minimum of 3 eligible and a maximum of 5 eligible partners from at least 3 different countries participating to the call. The project coordinator must be eligible to be funded by EuroNanoMed III participating countries/regions. No more than 2 eligible partners from the same country participating in the call will be accepted in one consortium.

Please note: this year, the AAP ENM is composed of a second axis allowing the submission of proposals to verify the innovation potential of ideas born and validated technologically (ending at TRLs 7-9). The NRA does not participate in this new axis.

Research groups not eligible to be funded (e.g. from non-funding countries or not fundable according to national/regional regulations of the participating funding countries) may participate in transnational projects if they are able to secure their own funding. However, no more than one research group with own funding will be included in a consortium and the coordinator will need to be eligible to be funded by the participating funding organisations.

The maximum number of partners will possibly be increased from 5 to 7 (including eligible for funding and non-eligible for funding research groups) if partners from these participating countries, whose scientific community has been under-represented in past EuroNanoMed calls, are included: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Taiwan, and Turkey.

Funding will be allocated for a maximum of three years. ANR will only fund french selected projects.

Opening : 2020-11-26 at 13:00 CET
Pre-proposal deadline : 2021-01-21 at 17:00 CET
Application Deadline : 2021-06-10 at 17:00 CEST

General information

Specific annexes for French partners are available on this site. Call text, instructions and proposal template are available on this page or on the website

The completed scientific file must be submitted electronically on  

No proposal should be received at the ANR

Contact call secretariat :

Dr. Astrid Valencia Quiñónez                                        
+ 34 91 822 2227

Contact ANR :

Dr. Martine Batoux             
+33 (0)1 73 54 81 40


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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