Lead Agency applications with France: pre-registration required

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Researchers intending to apply for cross-border projects with French partners in spring 2015 must pre-register with the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) by no later than 18 November 2014. Applications that are not registered in advance cannot be submitted.

​The Lead Agency process simplifies the evaluation of cross-border applications. The agreement between the SNSF and the ANR allows researchers in Switzerland and their French partners to jointly submit an application to a single organisation, the "Lead Agency", for evaluation.

In 2015, all Lead Agency applications involving Switzerland and France will be evaluated by the ANR. The deadline for submission is 27 April 2015 at 1 p.m. Researchers intending to submit an application by this deadline must register on the ANR website by no later than 18 November 2014 at 1 p.m. When registering, the researchers must upload a brief description of the research project as well as the CVs of the applicants.