Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) Projects
The Agence nationale de la recherche (ANR) provides funding for project-based research - both basic and applied. Employing a method based on competitive peer reviews compliant with international standards, ANR provides the scientific community with instruments and programmes promoting creativity and openness, and stimulate new ideas and partnerships, particularly between academia and industry. Its activity also contributes to enhancing the competitiveness and the influence of French research in Europe and across the world.
ANR funding comes in many ways, shapes and forms and despite the relatively small size of the Department, our faculty members are awarded ANR funding on a regular basis - and this right from the start !
- Emeric Henry and Nicolas Cœurdacier were each awarded in 2009 and 2010 respectively a "Junior Chair of Excellence". This type of grant is awarded to young researchers who have already forged a solid international reputation based on their publication records and seeks to attract researchers based outside of France.
- Étienne Wasmer who has been awarded a number of ANR grants over the years, received very important financial support in the framework of ANR's "Investissements d'Avenir" programme which allowed him to create the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP). The LIEPP aims to play a major role in evaluating various aspects of public policy through an innovative method based on multidisciplinarity and the combination of qualitative, comparative, and quantitative analysis.
Ghazala Azmat and Eduardo Perez-Richet were each awarded an ANR "Tremplin-ERC" grant which the ANR introduced as a new funding instrument in 2016 to help researchers draft and submit ERC proposals and which is designed to improve France’s success rate in ERC calls.
Julia Cagé was awarded funding through the ANR's "Young Researcher Programme" intended to promote young scientists and help them develop their own research themes, set up or consolidate research teams and give them the opportunity to rapidly express innovative initiatives by giving them strong support.
The Department's researchers may also find support from the ANR for special collaborative projects with other universities - Jean-Marc Robin, Etienne Wasmer, Emeric Henry and Zsofia Barany have all received funding for their coordination and/or participation in such projects.