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.
Mobility
  • Come to France
  • Fund individual research
  • Fund collaborative research
Country
Europe France Paris Île-de-France
Institution type
French Institutions Agence nationale de la recherche