French-US ANR-NSF PIRE 2016 Call for application

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The French National Research Agendcy (ANR) has joined up with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund French teams jointly selected by France and the US under the NSF’s Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) call for proposals. The multidisciplinary PIRE programme backs American researchers in their commitments to global collaborations whose scientific excellence enables the combined promotion of research and education.

The PIRE call for proposals, as set out in the NSF’s 16-571 solicitation, will be carried out across two phases:

- Pre-proposal submission phase deadline: September 14, 2016
- Full proposal submission phase deadline: April 24, 2017

Eligibility conditions for French partners:

- Only projects involving a Franco-American bi-national collaboration are eligible for the call for proposals "PIRE-ANR". Multinational proposals including French and American partners as well as partners from other countries will not be eligible for ANR funding.
- Only the French partners involved in "PIRE" projects selected during the NSF’s first phase will be eligible under this ANR-NSF joint call.

The following themes are eligible for ANR-NSF co-funding:

- Materials, physics, chemistry
- Engineering
- Energy
- The development of nanotechnologies information and communication technologies (including cyberphysical systems)

The maximum project length is five years for NSF and four for ANR. Each agency will cover expenditures for their respective country’s teams according to individual agencies’ rules and regulations. Please note that NSF reserves the right to fund projects regardless of the presence of ANR funding.

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