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APPOINTMENT of Fabrice Impériali as Director of Information and Communications of the French National Research Agency

Fabrice Impériali has been appointed ANR’s Director of Information and Communication as of 19 April 2022. He succeeds Corinne Le Ny-Gigon ,who has held this position since 2016.

Fabrice Impériali, who specialises in scientific and institutional communication, has been Deputy Director of the CNRS Communications Department since 2015. He holds a post-graduate degree in Information and Communication, with a specialisation in Science Journalism, from the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, now the Côte d’Azur University (1993).

He began his career in journalism as a freelancer for medias Sciences et Vie and Objectif Aquitaine, and as editor-in-chief of Acquis Science, a science and technology magazine based in Aquitaine (1995-2001). He also worked as a Project Manager for ADERA, an association supporting innovation in the Aquitaine Region, and then as Editorial Communication Officer for CAP SCIENCES, a French scientific, technical and industrial Centre in Bordeaux-Aquitaine. He simultaneously taught Science Journalism at the French Institute of Information and Communication Sciences (ISIC) of the University Bordeaux Montaigne (1999-2002).

In 2002, he joined the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) as editor, then editor-in-chief of CNRS Le Journal (2002-2008), Assistant Director of the Communications Department, Head of the Edition and Production Department (2008-2015) and, since 2015, Deputy Director of Communications. He also deputised the CNRS Director of Communications in the summer of 2020.

Fabrice Impérali has also been an auditor for the French Institute for Advanced Studies for Science and Technology (IHEST) since 2018.

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The French National Research Agency (ANR) is the funding agency for project-based research in France. The Agency, a public institution under the authority of the Ministry in charge of Research, aims to fund and promote the development of fundamental and targeted research, technical innovation and technology transfer, as well as partnerships between research teams from public and private sectors at national, European, and international levels. The ANR is also the main operator of the France 2030 Investment Programmes, in the field of higher education and research, for which it selects, funds and monitors projects covering, in particular, actions regarding excellence initiatives, research infrastructures and support for the progress and development of research. The ANR is ISO 9001 certified for all its processes related to “project selection”.


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