National Center for Scientific Research (France) (CNRS-F)

The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (National Center for Scientific Research) is a public organization under the responsibility of the French Ministry of Education and Research.

Founded in 1939 by governmental decree, CNRS has the following missions:

  • To evaluate and carry out all research capable of advancing knowledge and bringing social, cultural, and economic benefits for society.
  • To contribute to the application and promotion of research results.
  • To develop scientific information.
  • To support research training.
  • To participate in the analysis of the national and international scientific climate and its potential for evolution in order to develop a national policy.

CNRS's annual budget represents a quarter of French public spending on civilian research. This funding comes from various sources:

  • Government and public funding;
  • CNRS funds, primarily from industrial and EU research contracts and royalties on patents, licenses, and services provided.
Mobility
  • Come to France
  • Go international
  • Fund collaborative research
Country
Europe France Paris Île-de-France