For the second year running, ANR has launched a general call for projects. It is open to all scientific disciplines and all types of research, from the most academic projects to applied research carried out in partnership with companies, and especially SMEs and VSMEs.
The scientific fields and topics targeted by this call for projects, the financial instruments that may be mobilised and the modes of assessment are described in detail in the ANR action plan 2015 .
The key dates for submission are as follows:
Closing date for submission of pre-proposals: 16 October 2014, 13.00 (Paris time)
Closing date for the pre-registration of international joint research projects (PRCI) : 18 November 2014, 13.00 (Paris time)
Closing date for submission of detailed proposals (for coordinators invited to submit a complete project): end of March 2015
Award of the OPTITEC label
After the closing date for the pre-proposal submission stage, the Competitiveness Clusters are invited to make known their assessment regarding the pre-proposals for which their support has been requested. These assessments focus mainly on the aspects directly related to the competencies of the Competitiveness Clusters: removal of stumbling blocks, potential outcomes, impact on companies, on sectors, on the territorial dynamic, consistency with the route map of the cluster or clusters and with the territory’s special fields of competence.
When the pre-proposals have received an initial favorable assessment from the cluster, confirming the interest of the pre-proposal with regard to the route map, the competitiveness clusters may offer advice in the preparation of the detailed proposal, confirm the award of their Label (download of the certification of the award of the label), at the latest by the closing date for the second stage as indicated on the submissions website.
If you wish to apply for the cluster’s support for your project, contact us as soon as possible.