This section is dedicated specifically to researchers. You will find here the information about the opportunities of rare diseases research funding at the national level in  "National RD funding initiatives" and "Next generation sequencing facilities database" that groups sequencing platforms from Europe and Associated countires.

Agence Nationale de la Recherche

The ANR (French National Research Agency) is a research funding organisation. The Agency was established by the French government in 2005 to fund research projects, based on competitive schemes giving researchers the best opportunities to realize their projects and paving the way for ground-breaking new knowledge. The role of the Agency is to bring more flexibility to the French research system, foster new dynamics and devise cutting edge-strategies for acquiring new knowledge. By identifying priority areas and fostering public-private collaborations, the ANR also aims at enhancing the general level of competitiveness of both the French research system and the French economy.
Since its creation, the Agency’s budget has been growing, stabilizing at around €820M in 2009. 6036 applications were received and evaluated in 2009, and 1334 of them were funded.
Project-based research funding is well established in many countries where it is known to stimulate research organisations and strengthen their synergies. The ANR’s approach to funding allows French research to reinforce its international position and better integrate the framework of European cooperation.
ANR funds are available in all scientific fields, for both fundamental and industrial research and for public research organisations as well as private companies (through public/private partnerships). With a peer review process matching the highest international standards, ANR’s general goal is to fund excellent research, while also facilitating innovation and interdisciplinary work and developing European and international collaborations.

Title of the programme: Programme Blanc

Type of the programme: Non-thematic. At the ANR there aren’t national call for proposals for rare diseases only, but there are other thematic calls where researchers working on rare diseases can apply

Recurrence of the programme: yearly

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