The 2015 Work Programme
ANR's Work Programme comes under the framework fixed by the "France Europe 2020" Strategic Agenda and the National research strategy, which are linked to the European research programme, Horizon 2020. The Work Programme 2015 is consistent with the National research strategy and takes into account the priorities set by the agenda and the contributions from the national thematic Alliances – Allenvi, Allistene, Ancre, Athena, Aviesan –, from the CNRS and from the relevant ministries (Research and Higher Education, Agriculture, Ecology, Health, Industry, Defence, Foreign affairs, Culture, National education).
The Work Programme comprises four interlinked components each with a specific budget and governance:
- Major societal challenges
- At the frontiers of research
- Building the European Research Area (ERA) and France's international attractiveness
- Economic impact of research and competitiveness
Various funding instruments available
ANR has designed and deployed a range of funding instruments to satisfy both the public policy for research and innovation in France and the project-based funding needs of the research communities.
Three types of instrument are available:
- funding instruments dedicated to individuals,
- funding instruments targeting collaborative research,
- funding instruments for project initiation.
All of the available funding instruments are described in the Work Programme 2015.
Each of these instruments meets a clearly identified end-purpose.
The Work Programme comprises four interlinked components: Major societal challenges, At the frontiers of research, Building the European Research Area (ERA) and France's international attractiveness, and Economic impact of research and competitiveness