The essential 2019
L'essentiel 2019

The essential 2019

France's project-based research funding agency, the ANR has been supporting research in all its dimensions, from basic to applied, since 2005. With nearly 19,000 projects funded with a total of €8.08 billion since it was established, the agency addresses all scientific communities working in research organisations, universities and businesses. Its mission is to support collaboration between research teams in order to promote the development of knowledge.


Covid-19: ANR supporting research "At the beginning of the pandemic, ANR put an action plan in place to support the scientific communities investigating Covid-19."

Thierry Damerval President and CEO

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5 missions de l'agence

Supporting the development of research in all its forms

> Discover ANR's commitments and values

ANR's profile

Selection process

> Discover the selection process in images and video...

2019 highlights

Faits marquant

> See a review of 2019 in images…


> Open science

A policy to encourage the dissemination and sharing of knowledge

Open science aims to develop access to research results, publications and data in order to encourage the dissemination and sharing of knowledge. ANR’s open science policy is a strong commitment that aligns fully with the French National Plan for Open Science launched in 2018. Review of ...
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anr en régions
> ANR in the regions

Unique cooperation for excellence in research in Normandy

On 14 June 2019, ANR signed a cooperation agreement with Normandy’s regional council. The partnership is designed to reinforce Normandy’s scientific excellence, support the development of the region’s research strategy and better coordinate research programmes at regional level.
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