L’Agence nationale de la recherche, France

Contact: Mr Pierre-Olivier Pin
Email: pierre-olivier.pin@agencerecherche.fr

Network Board Member: Dr François Héran
Email: Francois.HERAN@agencerecherche.fr

Website: www.agence-nationale-recherche.fr

The ANR (French National Research Agency) is a research funding organisation. The Agency was established by the French government in 2005 to fund research projects, based on competitive schemes giving researchers the best opportunities to realise their projects and paving the way for groundbreaking new knowledge. The role of the Agency is to bring more flexibility to the French research system, foster new dynamics and devise cutting edge-strategies for acquiring new knowledge. By identifying priority areas and fostering public-private collaborations, the ANR also aims at enhancing the general level of competitiveness of both the French research system and the French economy.