The French National Research Agency (ANR) opens an “Hosting high-level researchers” call

In a global context of researcher mobility, ANR wishes to help reinforce the scientific positioning of France while at the same time offering a first-class welcome to foreign researchers. Consequently the agency is proposing a new funding instrument dedicated to individuals baptised “Hosting high-level researchers” (@RAction) to enable scientists of any nationality to carry out a research project in a reputed institution in France. The ANR funding is designed to help French laboratories fulfil their role as host. This instrument comes under the “international attractiveness of France” part of the ANR Work Programme 2014.

The call for proposals is open to all scientific domains and targets two researcher profiles: leading world-class scientists whose career is widely recognised across the globe, and young researchers with high potential who can prove a record of excellence on the international scene.

The reply to this call is a collaborative effort between the researcher and the hosting institution.

The indicative range of ANR funding for this instrument is between €150 k and €900 k.

Find more information on the following webpage:


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 Deadline for submission of proposals: Tuesday 24 June 2014 13:00