Calls for Proposals by the French National Research Agency (ANR)
The Chairs of Excellence Programme aims to attract to France the best researchers, professors, foreign or French, by offering, with the assistance of the host establishments and organizations, substantial resources to build up a team and to start an ambitious project with clear anticipated impact. The programme functions by means of a call for proposals open to all research disciplines. The 2012 programme proposes three types of chairs:
Long-term Junior and
Senior Chairs of Excellence
Short-term Senior Chairs of Excellence
The project proposals must be submitted on the ANR submission web site before the call for proposals closing deadline: March 16th, 2012 at 1h00 pm (Paris local time).
Each partner must confirm participation in the proposal by signing its administrative and financial document. This document is generated from the ANR submission site after closure of the call for proposals. Once scanned in PDF format, the coordinator must upload it to the submission web site no later than: April 4th, 2012 at 1h00 pm (Paris local time).
Technical and scientific questions:
Dr Celestin BAKALA
Tel.: +33 (0)1 73 54 83 01
Administrative and financial questions:
Mrs. Nathalie GALARD
Tel.: +33 (0)1 78 09 80 79
ANR PROGRAMME DIRECTOR
Prof. Joseph JEANFILS
Tel.: +33 (0)1 73 54 81 48
More details following this link: http://www.agence-nationale-recherche.fr/en/research-programmes/aap-en/chairs-of-excellence-2012/
AGROBIOSPHERE: Viability and Adaptation of Productive Ecosystems, Territories and Resources Face to Global Changes
During the next decades, biosphere will face numerous major changes. Agriculture, landscape and, more largely, the whole set of the world ecosystems used by societies will have to adapt. The changes to face are mainly environmental: climate change, desertification, water scarcity, biodiversity erosion, etc. But changes are also social and economic: raw material scarcity particularly for fertilizers, social opposition against pesticide molecules and against new developments of biotechnologies, possible instability and volatility of international markets, etc.
The “Agrobiosphere” programme aims to define transitions towards new production systems in a context of adaptation to the future global change. For this, it needs first a better understanding of the ecological functioning of the productive ecosystems. It also leads to enlarge the scope of technological, organizational, economic and social solutions to be mobilized for resolving viability and adaptation problems of productive ecosystems. In other words, it aims to design adaptive trajectories at the scales of production systems and landscapes.
Deadline for submission of proposals: 22/03/2012
More details following this website: http://www.agence-nationale-recherche.fr/en/research-programmes/aap-en/agrobiosphere-viability-and-adaptation-of-productive-ecosystems-territories-and-resources-face-to-global-changes-2012/