Information for Researchers, No. 82 | October 28, 2022

New Edition of the French-German Call for Proposals in the Natural, Life and Engineering Sciences (ANR-DFG 2023 NLE)

The French Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) are continuing their annual joint calls for French-German projects in the Natural, Life and Engineering Sciences. This is based on an agreement signed by both agencies, which was confirmed by the DFG’s joint committee (“Hauptausschuss”), establishing joint French-German projects as a standard offering within the DFG’s research grants programme.

For the 2023 edition of this call, ANR will act as the lead agency, i. e., joint proposals describing the bilateral projects as a whole have to be submitted firstly to ANR, which will be responsible for processing proposals and conducting the review process. DFG will require a copy of the proposal documents to be submitted on its web portal for proposal submissions.

ANR requests pre-registration by the French project coordinator. This only includes formal data (title, acronym, participating scientists, financial estimates, etc.) and is required before 7 November 2022 at 5 p.m. on ANR’s submission website. Details can be found on ANR’s website. No equivalent is expected on the German side.

This pre-registration is a necessary condition for submitting a full proposal. ANR will notify the French coordinators when the submission site for full proposals opens. DFG will update its dedicated web page when this information becomes available.

For the preparation of the full proposals, please check carefully:

  • ANR’s generic call document
  • ANR’s annex for ANR-DFG NLE proposals
  • The dedicated webpage of DFG

Please note that proposals in the social sciences and humanities must be submitted in the dedicated ANR-DFG call in social sciences and humanities (with separate deadlines). This also applies to transdisciplinary projects when the proposed approach mainly centres on these fields, and/or when the principal investigator is from the social sciences/humanities.

In the course of the 2022 edition of this call, 401 eligible submissions were under review, of which 92 were selected for funding.

Please note that according to a resolution of the DFG General Assembly, since 1 August 2019, DFG funding may only be granted to institutions that have implemented the guidelines laid down in the Code of Conduct for Safeguarding Good Research Practice in their own regulations in a legally binding manner.

For international proposals, this means that funding from DFG can only be granted if the guidelines for ensuring good research practice (see link below) have been implemented. If you have any questions on this subject, please contact the Scientific Integrity team at the DFG Head Office (see contact below). Further information regarding implementation can be found at the webpage on Scientific Integrity (see link below).

Further Information

More information on ANR-DFG 2023 NLE is available under:

Please note the DFG’s data protection notice on research funding, which can be viewed and downloaded at:

If necessary, please also forward this information to those persons whose data the DFG processes because they are involved in your project.

Guidelines for Safeguarding Good Research Practice. Code of Conduct:

Information on the implementation of the Guidelines for Safeguarding Good Research Practice. Code of Conduct:

Contact of the DFG´s Scientific Integrity team (Good Research Practice):