National Research Agency (France) (ANR)


The Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR, fr: National Agency for Research) is a French institution tasked with funding scientific research. It was founded on 7 February 2005 as a groupement d'intérêt public, and has acquired the status of établissement public à caractère administratif on 1 August 2006.

The ANR funds scientific teams, both public and private, in the form of short-term research contracts. Its funding budget was 553,7 million Euros in 2014.

NR's activities aim at:

  • Developing science and technology
  • Rallying teams around societal and S&T challenges
  • Speeding up knowledge creation and transfer, and fostering academic-industry partnerships
  • Promoting collaborative work and interdisciplinary dialogue
  • Preparing a new generation of talents
  • Facilitating European and international collaborations.
Europe : France (Paris Île-de-France)
Institution type
French Institutions : Public research coordinating or funding body

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