Global environmental change: France is in the consortium that will ensure the secretariat of "Future Earth"
ANR, along with the French Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research, and the alliance Allenvi, is part of the international consortium that has just been designated to ensure the secretariat of Future Earth, the newly created global programme dedicated to sustainable development. The consortium will bring together France, the USA, Japan, Quebec and Sweden. This type of shared structure will give global visibility to this initiative to address environmental changes. This flagship research programme, which is to span the next ten years, is presented below.
L’ANR et le Festival d’Avignon organisent les "Rencontres Recherche et Création" les 9 et 10 juillet
Les recherches scientifiques les plus récentes sur l’origine et la diversité des langues, sur la cognition et le fonctionnement du cerveau ou sur le rôle de la fiction et des arts dans la connaissance des émotions ou dans l’exercice de la pensée confirment le rôle majeur de la culture dans le développement de l’humanité.
The actions managed by ANR for the government as part of the Investments for the Future programme include the IDEFIs (Initiatives of excellence in innovative training), an instrument intended to lead to the emergence of true demonstrators prefiguring the university courses of the future. The Talent Campus project is one of 36 initiatives funded in this context. It has just obtained the AEF Universities-Enterprises 2014 Grand Prize in the category “professional training & integration”. Presentation of this new training concept.
During the French President's state visit to Mexico on April 10-11, 2014, ANR signed a new agreement with its Mexican counterpart, the National Council on Science and Technology (CONACYT). The aim of the agreement is to strengthen the Franco-Mexican scientific cooperation and promote the funding of joint research projects carried out by teams from both countries. The agreement should be implemented within ANR’s 2015 Work Programme.
On 30 May 2014, the French National Research Agency (ANR) and the National Research Foundation (NRF), Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore, signed a cooperation agreement whose aim is to strengthen the bilateral collaboration between both countries via the funding of joint research projects. The agreement should be implemented as of summer 2014 through the launching of a call for France-Singapore collaborative proposals.
Philippe Leroux présente son œuvre <i>Quid sit musicus ?</i>, composition pour luth, violoncelle et électronique le 18 juin 2014 dans le cadre de la série "Images d'une œuvre" de l’Ircam, Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique. Cette composition s’inscrit dans le cadre du projet Interactivité dans l’Ecriture De l’Interaction et du Temps (INEDIT) du programme "Contenus et Interactions" (2012) de l’ANR.
Thought up and funded by the company Total and organised by ANR, the ARGOS challenge aims at promoting the development of advanced robots working in oil and gas environments. Total has thus entrusted ANR with the organisation of the call for proposals and the management of the team evaluation and selection process. 31 proposals submitted by international teams are currently being evaluated.
Impact of diet on health: ANR announces the launch of a European call for proposals on biomarkers in nutrition and health
As part of its participation in the "Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life (HDL)" Joint Programming Initiative (JPI), the French National Research Agency (ANR) is launching a first European call for proposals in the field of biomarkers in nutrition and health. These biomarkers are crucial for investigating the impact of diet on health, in that they shed light on an individual’s diet and nutritional status, as well as on their present and past exposure to a particular chemical compound. The proposal submission deadline is 9 June 2014.
Improving the use of the existing cohorts in the field of research into neurodegenerative diseases, such is the aim of the call initiated by ANR along with its European partners to fund working groups. This call comes within the framework of the European Joint Programming Initiative on Neurodegenerative Diseases (JPND). The dossier submission deadline is 17th June 2014.
The Open Research Area - ORA initiative, the only one of its kind, brings together funding agencies which, like ANR, wish to work together to promote international research in social sciences. Germany, the United States of America, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom have adhered to the "ORA Plus" call for proposals which has led to the selection of 15 research projects in social sciences with total funding of €15M. A look back on this flagship initiative.