The ANR has mainly the role of financing the best fundamental research, but also the research finalized and applied in particular through partnerships associating the public companies and laboratories. Thus, its action aims at supporting the excellence of French research as well on the plans academic as technological by a rigorous selection process founded on the evaluation by the pars.

The action plan ANR 2018 consists of 4 connected components, equipped with a clean budget and a governance:

  • Sociétaux big challenges
  • At the borders of research
  • Construction of the European Space of the research and international attractivity of France
  • Economic impact of research and competitiveness

The component large sociétaux challenges takes again the nine challenges identified in the strategic diary “France-Europe 2020”:

  1. Sober management of the resources and adaptation to the climate change
  2. Clean energy, sure and effective
  3. To stimulate the industrial revival
  4. Life, health and wellness
  5. Food safety and demographic challenge
  6. Durable mobility and urban systems
  7. Information society and of the communication
  8. Innovating, integral and adaptive companies
  9. Freedom and security of Europe, its citizens and its residents

As for the action plan 2017, a generic call for projects is open until October 26th, 2017 to 13:00. The essence of the offer of financing is gathered in this call to project.

It is supplemented by specific calls corresponding to particular instruments of financing (OH Risk, LabCom, Industrial Pulpits, Carnot, Reception of researchers of high-level, MRSEI, Astrid, etc…).

The procedure of deposit and selection of the projects within the framework of the generic call proceeds in 2 stages:

  1. Deposit of a pre-proposal of 3 pages: fence on October 26th, 2017
  2. Deposit of a complete proposal (for the coordinators invited to submit a complete proposal): at the end of March 2018

Calendar 2017 - 2018

Support and Certification SCS Cluster

The support and the certification for projects ANR by the poles of competitiveness constitute a positive element of appreciation of the project. To ask the support of the SCS Cluster or to submit your project to certification SCS, it is advisable to contact us as soon as possible so that an opinion of the SCS Cluster can be integrated into the deposit of the pre-proposal. If the project is invited to deposit a complete proposal, the project will be subjected to the governance of the SCS Cluster for a possible certification of the project.

Contact the SCS Cluster upstream possible to formulate your request for support.

Key documents

Key dates

  • September 25th, 2017: opening of the site of tender of the prépropositions (
  • October 13th, 2017: deadline of request for support for the SCS Cluster
  • October 26th, 2017 13:00: deadline of deposit of the pre-proposals
  • mid-February 2018: notification of preselection
  • March 16th, 2018: deadline of request for certification SCS
  • at the end of March 2018: deadline of deposit of the complete proposals (call closure)
  • starting from July 2018: notification of selection
  • July-December 2018: contractualisation


Olivier Chavrier, 04 42 53 82 83, E-mail

Delphine Launay, 04 89 86 69 30, E-mail

update: 9/8/2017

January 2018