The French Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG; German Research Foundation) are continuing their annual collaboration for French-German projects in the Natural, Life and Engineering Sciences. This is based on an agreement signed by both agencies in 2018, establishing joint French-German projects as a standard offer within the DFG’s research grants programme.
For the 2022 edition of this call, DFG will act as the lead agency, i.e., joint (full) proposals describing the bilateral projects as a whole have to be submitted firstly to DFG, which will be responsible for processing them and conducting the review process. The ANR will require a copy of the documents to be submitted on its dedicated web portal. There is no pre-proposal stage on either side.
Submission of (full) proposals for joint bilateral research projects – with exception of space technology, nuclear research and defense – is possible electronically via DFG’s elan portal starting 13 November 2021 and at latest on 11 January 2022 (until midnight).