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ANR-DFG French-German Collaboration for Joint Projects in Natural, Life and Engineering Sciences

Results of the preceding edition of this call

The results of the 2022 edition are published at

The French Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) and the Deutsche Forschungs-
gemeinschaft (DFG; German Research Foundation) have agreed to continue publishing annual calls for French-German projects in the natural, life and engineering sciences (excluding space technology, nuclear research and defence). Responsibility for the administrative processing and the review process for proposals submitted under these calls alternates annually between ANR and the DFG.

Proposals in social sciences and humanities must be submitted in the dedicated ANR-DFG call for social sciences and humanities (with separate deadlines). This includes transdisciplinary projects when the proposed approach is mainly centred on social sciences and humanities, and/or when the principal investigator is from the social sciences/humanities.

Call ANR-DFG NLE 2023

The 2023 edition of the ANR-DFG collaboration in the Natural, Life and Engineering sciences (NLE) will take place with the ANR having the role of the ‘lead agency’, i.e., the ANR will be responsible for processing the proposals and conducting the review process. However, the full proposals need to be submitted to both the ANR and the DFG using their respective web interfaces.

Therefore, the (2-step) submission calendar (published on the AAPG 2023 web page of ANR) and all other general ANR rules have to be respected. Please consult for details:

In particular, follow the rules of the “Annexe PRCI – franco - allemands – DFG”.

Note that the pre-proposal stage is unilateral, i. e., no action is requested by DFG at this point.

Further, be aware that from the viewpoint of the DFG, proposals within this call are a special case of the DFG’s Research Grants programme (Sachbeihilfe). The German applicants of a French-German project need to comply with the DFG’s eligibility rules.

In due course, this webpage will provide more detailed information concerning the DFG’s provisions for the submission of the full proposals (to be written according to the ANR template), and in certain cases, of further documents (e. g., ethics vote if applicable). This will have to be done using the usual elan portal of DFG.

Contact for general questions about ANR-DFG NLE:

Contacts for questions specific to your research discipline:

Contact for questions concerning the submission to the ANR:

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.