Open calls and preannouncements
In the framework of its 2021 Work Programme, the French National Research Agency (ANR) proposes the MRSEI call with a continuous submission format throughout the year with two scheduled selection sessions (March and July 2021).
To close the “AI for Humanity” day of debates held in Paris on 29 March 2018, the President of the French Republic delivered a speech on Artificial Intelligence (AI). As a continuation, a national program for AI was initiated, with a major section dedicated to research. The Villani report identifies four priority sectors posing major public-interest goals, including the environment.
In the framework of ERA-NET Cofund ERA-MIN 3, the French National Research Agency (ANR) launches, in partnership with 24 funding agencies from 21 different countries, the first joint call of ERA-MIN3 which is co-funded by the European Commission. This call will count with an indicative budget of €19 Million.
The European Joint Programme SOIL started in February 2020 to create an integrated framework for agricultural soil research in Europe in order to enhance capacity, capability and knowledge in the area of soil research. The objective of this call is to foster holistic agricultural (forestry soils are not excluded) soil management practices which will assist in making a shift to diversify farming to include a variety of sustainable and environmental practices. To achieve this aim, knowledge about soil organic carbon (SOC) sequestration and biodiversity is essential. Thus, the call addresses three major topics: SOC sequestration, biodiversity and sustainable production and environment.
The European Biodiversity Partnership under Horizon Europe, (officially starting in October 2021 as the successor of BiodivERsA) is pleased to announce that it will soon launch its first transnational joint research call on the following topic: Supporting the protection of biodiversity and ecosystems across land and sea.
The ERA-NET Cofunds Susfood2 (Sustainable Food Production and Consumption) and FOSC (Food System and Climate) launch a joint call for transnational interdisciplinary research projects on Innovative solutions for resilient, climate-smart and sustainable food systems. It is a one-step application procedure.
The purpose of this program is to encourage research actors to create new structured partnerships through the creation of "Joint Laboratories" between a SME or an intermediate-sized enterprise and a research laboratory. A Joint Laboratory is defined by the signing of a contract defining its operation, including:
Co-funded call for proposals in the frame of the RIA « Long term Europe Africa Partnership on Renewable Energy» to fund research and innovation dealing with renewable energy in Africa.
In the framework of ERA-NET Cofund M-era.Net, the French National Research Agency (ANR), in partnership with 50 funding agencies from 36 different countries, launches a new call for projects on materials science and engineering: M-ERA.NET 2021 (2022 edition for the ANR).
The International Coordination of Research on Infectious Animal Diseases (ICRAD) is an ERANet under Horizon 2020 (Grant Agreement NR.862605).
Prior to 2010, Sargassum brown algae bloomed only in the tropical North Atlantic, in the Sargasso Sea. Currently, it has been observed off the Brazilian coast, as far as the Mexican coast and throughout the Caribbean Sea. At the same time, in the western Atlantic, it is flourishing on the African coasts, from Sierra Leone to Ghana, creating the Atlantic Sargassum Green Belt (ASGB) with some continuity between the eastern and western parts. Questions of the influence of climate change on changes in hydrodynamic conditions in the equatorial zone and possibly on changing wind and precipitation drift patterns are not elucidated in relation to the increase and geographic shift in ASGB.
The partners of the Open Research Area (ORA), including the French National Research Agency (ANR), are pleased to announce that their seventh joint call for proposals will open in July 2021, and close in November 2021. This pre-call announcement is being issued to allow interested researchers to begin discussions with potential research partners ahead of the formal call for proposals.
The French National Agency pre-announces the upcoming international joint research call « Solar-driven chemistry 2 ». The joint call brings together 6 funding organizations from 6 countries (Finland (AF), France (ANR), Germany (DFG), Poland (NCN), Switzerland (SNSF) and Turkey (TUBITAK). This two-steps call is expected to be launched at mid July 2021.
The QuantERA ERA-NET, coordinated by the National Science Centre (NCN), and with the ANR as one of its partners, is launching a new call for proposals to fund transnational research projects in Quantum Technologies, in support to the actions of the Quantum Technologies Flagship. The call gathers 35 funding organisations, including the ANR, in 28 countries.
The National Research Agency is launching, with the Defense Innovation Agency (AID) as partner, the call for projects ASTRID Artificial intelligence. This program is fully funded by AID and is hosted by the ANR, which ensures its implementation.
The National Research Agency is launching, with the Defense Innovation Agency (AID) as partner, the call for projects ASTRID Robotics. This program is fully funded by AID and is hosted by the ANR, which ensures its implementation.
The French National Research Agency (ANR), in partnership with the French Defense Innovation Agency (AID) (attached to the defense procurement agency - DGA), has launched the 2021 ASTRID programme "Specific support for defence research works and innovation : Maturation and Development”. The programme is entirely funded by the AID and is implemented by ANR.
In the framework of the ERA-NET “Urban transformation capacities”, ANR is launching, in collaboration with 15 other partners from 13 European countries, a call for proposals, co-financed by the European Commission, to invite researchers, urban government authorities, – including cities and municipalities, – businesses, civil society and other stakeholders to build transnational consortia to create innovation and research projects that enable and support capacity building for urban transformations.